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9 April 2001 (Australia) See more »
The dreams of youths are the strongest dreams of all...
A large banking corporation runs an ongoing competition to foster innovation, creativity and achievement for young Australians... See more »
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Well-written drama: Better than Heartbreak High! See more (1 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 40)

Garth Holcombe ... Seth Wallis (40 episodes, 2001)

Ryan Johnson ... Kyle Richter (40 episodes, 2001)

Freya Stafford ... Basia Lem (40 episodes, 2001)
Blair Venn ... Garrett Quinn (40 episodes, 2001)
Megan Cooper ... Katherine 'KT' Josephine Ingram (37 episodes, 2001)

David Hoflin ... Patrick Gormley (36 episodes, 2001)

Gareth Yuen ... Loc Minh Vu (22 episodes, 2001)

Nadia Townsend ... Clare Gormley (18 episodes, 2001)
Mereoni Vuki ... Jade Matu (18 episodes, 2001)

Series Directed by
Geoff Bennett (5 episodes, 2001)
Steve Mann (3 episodes, 2001)
Series Writing credits
Glen Dolman (4 episodes, 2001)
Chris Roache (3 episodes, 2001)
Lisa Hoppe (2 episodes, 2001)
Kevin Roberts (2 episodes, 2001)

Serge Lazareff (unknown episodes)
Meaghan Smith (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Michael Bourchier .... producer (unknown episodes)
Ben Gannon .... executive producer / producer (unknown episodes)
Chris Roache .... producer / supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Stella Savvas .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Nicole La Macchia (18 episodes, 2001)
Series Casting by
Christina No (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Jenny Miles (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Juliette Flanagan .... hair stylist supervisor / makeup supervisor (unknown episodes)
Angela Mork .... hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Mandy Perkins .... hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Danielle Snashall .... hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
David Allen .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Kerrie Mainwaring .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claire Blake .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Patrick Kelly .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Chris Manning .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Rod Oliver .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Richard Smead .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Diana Robertson .... props buyer (20 episodes, 2001)

Christopher Greene .... stand-by props (unknown episodes)
Carina Hicks .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Glenn Leahy .... art department runner (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
David Briceno .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Daniel Carlin .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Ian Donato .... foley recordist (unknown episodes)
Jack Friedman .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Peter Hall .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Oliver Junker .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Olivia Monteith .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Grant Shepherd .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Philip Partridge .... stunts (40 episodes, 2001)
Brett Sheerin .... stunts (40 episodes, 2001)
Leon Stripp .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2001)
Gordon Waddell .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2001)

Spike Cherrie .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Daniel Stevens .... stunt double: Ryan Johnson (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Illya Smith .... grip (20 episodes, 2001)
Keith Bryant .... focus puller (6 episodes, 2001)

Rick Belfield .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Gary Burdett .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Stuart Christie .... clapper loader: additional crew (unknown episodes)
Carolyn Constantine .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Nigel Joseph .... grip (unknown episodes)
Ian Mackie .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Sean McClory .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Timothy Murray-Jones .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Jimmy Pozarik .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Gene Revet .... generator operator (unknown episodes)
James Gormon Todd .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Bryn Whitie .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Irene Gaskell .... casting coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Haviland .... costume stand-by (unknown episodes)
Chrissie Wright .... costume stand-by (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Darmyn Calderon .... assistant editor (40 episodes, 2001)
Series Location Management
Tobin Hughes .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Christine Woodruff .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Brian Abel .... assistant to executive producer (unknown episodes)
Djuro Bandur .... unit assistant (unknown episodes)
Shuna Burdett .... accounting assistant (unknown episodes)
Glen Dolman .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Cynthia Kelly .... financial controller (unknown episodes)
Sue Kenchington .... continuity (unknown episodes)
Lisa Lane .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Lou Porter .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Jess Ractliffe .... script editor trainee (unknown episodes)
Joe Rix .... continuity (unknown episodes)
Kevin Roberts .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Kelly Vincent .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sue Walsh .... accounting assistant (unknown episodes)

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45 min (40 episodes)

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Well-written drama: Better than Heartbreak High!, 23 November 2001
Author: Matthew Burgess from Sydney, Austrlia

It was an excellant idea: Six teenages are given the chance to fufill their dreams, when they each recieve a large sum of money for a head start in their careers. Unfortunately, the first few episodes were boring and slow.

Then it finally clicked. It become quite clever and witty, and very original. They introduced new, exciting characters but still didn't get the number of viewers they wanted and it was cancelled. There are now two more episodes left before it ends. It's a pity that they didn't get another season.

It was so much more enjoyable and original than Heartbreak High, it's predessor, yet still it fails to get enough veiwers. Heartbreak High used the same 90210 storylines and then repeated then (how many times have we seem the student-teacher relationship storyline?!), yet when something good comes along, no-one wants to watch it.

The cast are very talented, especially Freya Stafford and Megan Dorman who play Basia Lem and Katherine Ingram. Both are very talented, and should get some more work soon. (I can't wait for Queen of the Damned, a movie coming out with Dorman) Charlie Clausen, Aaron, and Meroani Vuki, Jade, are very likable and quite good actors too, though not as talented as Freya or Megan. All the other actors, do not stand out as much as the other, but are enjoyable to watch. The onl bad actors I felt where the ones that left earlier on: Nadia Townsend (Claire) and Gareth Yuen (Loc).

Quick! There are only two episodes left of this drama, so tune in on Sunday 6.10 pm on ABC or Monday 7.30 pm Fox 8, which has repeats.

I'm sure you'll find it as enjoyable as I do.

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