Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Barracuda: Dive In

“Melbourne 1996. The Golden Age of Australian swimming is beginning and a scholarship to an exclusive boys school brings 16-year-old Danny Kelly one step closer to his ultimate goal – winning Olympic gold.  

Initially, Danny struggles to find his place in the prestigious social circles of the private boys school. However under the charge of highly regarded coach Frank Torma and a friendship/rivalry with teammate Martin Taylor, Danny is soon on track to become Australia’s youngest swimming champion, the unstoppable Barracuda.  

Soon, everyone has a stake in Danny’s success and as he swims closer towards gold, he finds himself being drawn into a world where the only thing that matters is winning. When he gets his shot at victory, with all of Australia watching – can the ‘Barracuda’ live up to everyone’s expectations and realise his dream?”

Press blurb for new Australian TV mini-series, Barracuda, via Instinct.

Gay swimmers... imagine!

PS The only viewer comment so far reads; 'I watched the 1st episode: Quite terrible script, directing and photography. Totally unoriginal and stereotyped - which is typical of Australian TV productions. They just copy what has been done elsewhere. But good they at least try to deal with the bullying, racism, homophobia that underpin Australian society at all levels.'

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