My Year 12 Life

At the start of 2016, Princess Pictures gave cameras to a diverse group of 14 teenagers across Australia to film the most dramatic twelve months of their lives – Year 12. The resulting self executed ‘vlogumentary’ series is emotional, often hilarious and full of suspense – what will their number be and what do they go through to get there?

There were no film crews, no producers on the ground; just 14 teenagers telling their own stories to their own cameras in their own way. They have documented the raw drama of their final year of school, and remind us how important Year 12 is to those living through it, what the future looks like at 18, and how that’s changed over the years. The series aims to create a national conversation about the pressures of life in Year 12.

ABC ME – Monday to Wednesday at 7.30pm from Monday, February 20
ABC – Sundays at 6.30pm from Sunday, February 26
ABC iview and ABC ME app – will house all full episodes as catch-up from February 20 as well as over 400 pieces of additional content. The additional content will be live from February 10 as an introduction to the 14 students
ABC ME YouTube – will also be used to distribute My Year 12 Life to the widest possible Australian audience

How To Life

In an exciting, first-time collaboration, Australian production companies Radio Karate (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year) and Princess Pictures (It’s a Date) have joined forces with UK company Objective Fiction (Peep Show, Toast of London) to produce a brand new comedy Blap for Channel 4.

Written and created by Ryan Shelton (Rove, The Wrong Girl, Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year), HOW TO LIFE is a 3-part short form web comedy series that follows Ryan as he turns his unusual, everyday life experiences into even unusualer life lessons (How to Lie, How to French Kiss and How to Escape Boring Conversations). It’s a series that explores what might happen if one egotistical know-it-all turned his bizarre, everyday life-experiences into a series of spontaneous and idiotic How To lessons.

Playing a heightened version of himself, comedian Ryan Shelton stars as the host and protagonist in How to Life; a fast-moving hybrid of narrative, sketch and surrealism, featuring regular appearances from a number of familiar faces (including Gina Riley, Hamish Blake, Pia Miranda) in fun, unfamiliar roles.

It is directed by Tim Bartley, produced by Laura Waters, Andrea Denholm, Tim Bartley and Ryan Shelton, and from Objective Fiction, executive produced by Ben Farrell and produced by Kelly McGolpin.