Outstanding talent shines in new SBS drama
Vibrant, kinetic and compelling, Sunshine is a four-part SBS series and it's coming to television screens in October.
Set in the working class Melbourne suburb of Sunshine it stars Wally Elnour who plays the part of Jacob Garang - a star basketballer with dreams of climbing his Biblical namesake’s ladder to heaven: the NBA. Running parallel to his sporting aspirations and life within Sunshine’s South Sudanese community is a high-stakes criminal investigation. Police are hunting down the perpetrator of a violent assault, which has left a young teenage girl from a prestigious suburb fighting for her life.
Starring alongside Wally are Autiak Aweteek and Ror da Poet, a hip hop artist who makes his first professional acting appearance. They are joined by household names Anthony LaPaglia, Melanie Lynskey and Kym Gyngell.
Victoria also shines off the screen with Daina Reid at the helm as director and writers Matt Cameron and Elise McCredie adding their expertise to the superb script that explores a world of contrasts - truth and reconstruction, past and present, hope and heartbreak – felt by those forging a new life in a foreign land.
Created by Essential Media and Entertainment and Sarah Shaw and Anna McLeish of Carver Films, Film Victoria supported Sunshine through its Assigned Production Investment Program.
After its world premiere at Series Mania Melbourne earlier this year Sunshine will air on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 October at 8.30pm on SBS and will be available on SBS On Demand.