Westside Story

South Pacific Pictures

Being Eve

Something completely different and original, this comedy-drama is a fresh, up-beat look at early teen life seen through the eyes of 15-year-old Eve.

Eve is the voice of this series - literally. Her thoughts are heard loud and clear as she muses - either directly to camera or in voiceover - on what it means to be a teenager in the new millennium and where she fits into all this.

Eve is an anthropologist and a philosopher. She asks big questions, small questions, all questions.

Being Eve doesn't impose moral issues on its viewers. Nor does it patronize its target audience. It takes for granted that its audience want to be enlightened and they want to laugh. It poses philosophical questions that Eve attempts to make sense of...that's if there's any to be found.

For our target audience moving from childhood to adulthood, experiencing everything for the first time there's an awful lot of anxiety. Being Eve provides them with the opportunity to laugh with the characters they identify with.

Series 2 (Episodes 14-26) of Being Eve builds on the award-winning appeal of the first series.

Series 2 joins Eve on the cusp of her 16th birthday. The first love of her life has moved away, leaving her heartbroken; a new boy has started in her year at school, but the only thing his presence seems to promise for Eve is ridicule; a new girl at school proves to be a rival for the affections of Eve's best friend Sylvie; and Eve's divorced mum begins to date again.

Once again, Eve is the voice of this series ? literally. Her thoughts are heard loud and clear as she muses ? either directly to camera or in voiceover - on what it means to be a teenager in the new millennium and where she fits into all this.

AWARDS

Finalist: International Emmy Awards 2002 (Children & Young People)

Gold World Medal Winner (Teen Programmes), New York Festivals 2002

2002 TV Guide New Zealand Television Awards:
Best Drama Series
Best Contribution Soundtrack
Best Contribution Design

Series 2
New Zealand Screen Awards 2005:
Winner Best Childrens Programme
Winner Best Contribution to a Soundtrack

Prix Danube 2003, 17th International Television Festival of Programmes for Children and Youth Prix Danube 2003

Silver World Medal Winner (Teen Programmes), New York Festival 2003

Finalist (TV Programme - Children), 25th Telly Awards, USA 2004

Products

26 x 1/2 hour television series


International distributor: Content Media

Runtime:
30

Producer(s):
Vanessa Alexander

Director(s):
Peter Salmon, Armagan Ballantyne, Britta Johnstone, Andrew Merrifield, Vanessa Alexander

Executive Producer(s):
John Barnett, Gavin Strawhan, Jay Firestone, Adam Haight

Writer(s):
various

Production Year
2001

Type
TV Series

Genre
Family

Stage
Distribution

ASSEMBLE