TVNZ OnDemand Acquires Local Young Adult Sci-Fi/Horror Series for 14 December 2015 Release.
After a world premiere at NZ WebFest in November, TVNZ OnDemand has acquired Seriously Entertainment’s apocalyptic web series End of Term. The second web series created by award-winning filmmaker Chaz Harris (101 Dates/Broken Glass), the series stars Thomasin McKenzie (Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story/Shortland Street), Jayden Daniels (Shortland Street) and an ensemble cast of talented young actors.
In End of Term, a disparate group of High School teens are caught up in a viral outbreak forcing them to confront their differences and band together to survive. Shot in Wellington in October, the series was independently funded and received support from Avalon Studios and Scots College.
Series Creator Chaz Harris says, “These are brief found-footage glimpses of a much bigger story universe that includes a six-part miniseries and feature film we’ve developed. We’re thrilled to have the support of TVNZ OnDemand in bringing this story to a wider New Zealand audience.”
The OnDemand release will follow a series finale premiere screening on Sunday 13th December at The Roxy Cinema in Wellington which is being supported by The Miramar Events Trust. All twelve episodes of End of Term will then be available on TVNZ OnDemand from 14th December 2015.
Kristy Grant of The Miramar Events Trust says, “We are delighted to be able to support Chaz and his team to help make this project a reality. Chaz has worked extremely hard to write, direct and produce this series and we are looking forward to celebrating”.
To be one of the first to see all episodes of End of Term on the big screen together with a filmmaker Q&A, tickets can be bought at: www.roxycinema.co.nz.