Teen action series Nowhere Boys is headed for the big screen in a new feature-length movie, Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows, produced by Matchbox Pictures with assistance from Screen Australia, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Film Victoria.
The 80-minute film will have a limited theatrical release in Australia and on ABC3 early next year. With filming underway in Melbourne, the movie is produced by Matchbox Pictures, directed by David Caesar (Idiot Box, Mullet) and written by Tony Ayres, Rhys Graham and Craig Irvin.
The feature film picks up a year after the boys crossed dimensions and discovered magic. Back home in Bremin, the teens have grown apart but are suddenly drawn together when one of the crew discovers a magically locked Book of Shadows.
Based on an original concept by Ayres, produced by Beth Frey and executive produced by Ayres and Michael McMahon, Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows is being distributed internationally by NBCUniversal and in Australia/New Zealand by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.
Season two of the Nowhere Boys TV series debuted last November on ABC3 in Australia. The second season saw the boys find their way home, only to discover the adventure does not end because they’re back.