/News 29.07.16


Screen Queensland announced its support of the second season of Australian series The Family Law.

The Family Law is a six-part half-hour series created by critically acclaimed writer Benjamin Law and based on his memoir of the same name about his experience growing up in Queensland. It is has been developed and produced by Matchbox Pictures (The Slap,Deadline Gallipoli, Maximum Choppage) and supported by Screen Queensland in association with Screen Australia and SBS.

The Family Law will create 70 jobs for Queenslanders and spend approximately $1.9 million in the state including post-production.

The first season of The Family Law, adapted from Law’s hit memoir of the same name, enjoyed great success in 2016 reaching a total of 1.8 million unique viewers across SBS and repeats on SBS 2 with an average national audience of 417,000 across the series.

The Family Law is a coming-of-age story told through the eyes of teenager Benjamin as he navigates growing up amidst the chaos of his dysfunctional family. Set on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, it gives a vivid glimpse into the world of Benjamin’s hilarious and heart-warming Chinese-Australian family.

The Family Law season two is written by Benjamin Law, Kirsty Fisher and Lawrence Leung and directed by Ben Chessell alongside Sophie Miller.  The series is executive produced by SBS’s Sue Masters, and Matchbox Pictures’ Tony Ayres and Debbie Lee, produced by Julie Eckersley and Sophie Miller, and co-produced by Andy Walker.