Double Trouble

CAAMA, 2008

16-year-old Yuma lives with her wealthy father and step family in Sydney. Kyanna, also 16, lives in a community in the central Australian desert, with her mother and extended family.

Separated at birth, these twin girls are completely unaware that the other exists, until a twist of fate sees them meet in Alice Springs.

When the pair discover their connection, and decide they want to meet the parent they don’t know, they agree to swap lives – just for a day. Little do they know what will go wrong.

When each twin becomes stranded in the other’s world, the fun really starts…

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Episode 1 The Twins

Yuma and Kyanna, twins separated at birth, accidentally meet up in Alice Springs, and decide to swap places.

Episode 2 The First Test

After swapping homes and families, twins Yuma and Kyanna realise it's going to be tricky to swap back, with Kyanna facing a history test and Yuma meeting a snake in the bush.

Episode 3 Best Laid Plans

Unable to swap places and return home, Yuma must learn to play bush football, while twin Kyanna adjusts to her volcano-building step-brother, Heath, and discovers Sydney surf can be rough.

Episode 4 Bush Tucker

While city twin, Yuma, discovers bush tucker can involve strange-looking honey ants and witchetty grubs, bush girl, Kyanna, tries hard to learn her city sister's dance moves.

Episode 5 The Water Hole

Out in the bush, Yuma gets into trouble swimming with Aaron at a picturesque waterhole, while twin Kyanna webcam links her computer to Yuma, so the pair can work out how to get back home.

Episode 6 Mean Girls

Kyanna fears she's ruined her sister's chance to get into dance school, while her twin, Yuma, finds out about her mother and the secret of the waterhole.

Episode 7 Lost in the Desert

Yuma manages to get lost in the desert, and reveals the truth to her cousin Iona about her twin sister, Kyanna, who's suddenly dumped by Sasha as her dance partner.

Episode 8 Alien Alert

Yuma gets involved in traditional dot painting, while in the city, Heath sets out to prove his step-sister, Kyanna, is in fact a memory-wiped alien.

Episode 9 Two Dollars

After Kyanna has a fight with Heath, the pair have to sort out a dispute between their mum and dad. Meanwhile, Aaron tries to lure twin Yuma away from a didgeridoo player, by showing off his skill as a rapper.

Episode 10 The Audition

The twins conspire to get Yuma home to Sydney to do her rapidly approaching dance audition, but when Yuma arrives late, Kyanna is forced to step in and dance in her place.

Episode 11 Double Dancing

After Yuma passes her solo dance audition, but before she can get into dance school, the twins have to dance together in a duet. In the process, they blow Heath's mind.

Episode 12 Going Home

After tearful farewells, Kyanna heads back to Alice Springs. But, the twins remain determined to sort out the mystery of why they were separated at birth.

Episode 13 Sand and Surf

Yuma's family heads to Alice Springs, so everybody is on-hand when the mystery of the twins' separation at birth is solved. Explanations are made, apologies are given, tears are shed, Yuma and Kyanna dance together, and Aaron screens one of his home movies.


AWGIE 2007 – Best Children’s C Classification Script

Running Time
13 x 24 mins

Production Company

English, Italian

Comedy Drama Live Action

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