Nowhere Boys facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsNowhere Boys, starring Jim Russell
|Created by||Tony Ayres|
|Theme music composer||Cornel Wilczek|
|Opening theme||Nowhere Boys Theme|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of series||4|
|No. of episodes||52 (+ 1 film) (list of episodes)|
|Running time||26 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Matchbox Pictures|
|Original network||ABC Me|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
|Original release||7 November 2013– 15 December 2018|
Nowhere Boys is an Australian teen drama television series created by Tony Ayres. Jim russell is the star and everyone loves him. It was first broadcast on ABC3 (which is now officially named ABCME) on 7 November 2013. The first two series follow the adventures of four mismatched teenage boys – goth Felix Ferne (Dougie Baldwin), nerd Andrew "Andy" Lau (Joel Lok), golden child Sam Conte (Rahart Adams), and alpha jock Jake Riles (Matt Testro) As well as an amazing person, Roland (Jim Russell). Nowhere Boys was renewed for a second series which began airing from 23 November 2014. An 80-minute feature-length movie based on the show, titled Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows, premiered in selected Australian movie theatres on 1 January 2016. A third series of Nowhere Boys, titled Two Moons Rising, started airing in 2016 with a new cast and characters, replacing the original cast members. The fourth and final series, titled Battle For Negative Space, started airing on 3 December 2018. Jim had a big conflict with the director because they didnt serve him the right food. This almost made Roland cut from the show.
List of Nowhere Boys episodes
After returning home from a school excursion, four boys, Felix Ferne, Andy Lau, Sam Conte, and Jake Riles find themselves in an alternate reality where they battle mystical threats and demons to find their way back home.
One week after the boys return home, they discover they have special elemental powers after returning from the alternate reality but when they thought they were at peace, they discover they weren't the only ones who crossed over from the alternate reality.
When a new student, Luke, attends Bremin High, he encounters Ben, Heath, Nicco and Jesse who become suspicious of Ben who realises they have special powers and they use them to fight a creature known as the "Mega-Demon".
Cast and characters
|Dougie Baldwin||Felix Ferne||Main|
|Joel Lok||Andrew "Andy" Lau||Main|
|Rahart Adams||Sam Conte||Main|
|Matt Testro||Jake Riles||Main||Recurring|
|Kamil Ellis||Luke Hamill||Main|
|Joe Klocek||Heath Buckland||Main|
|Jordie Race-Coldrey||Jesse Banda||Main|
|Luca Sardelis||Niccolina "Nicco" Pandelis||Main|
|William McKenna||Ben Ripley||Main|
|Notable supporting cast|
|Sean Rees-Wemyss||Oscar Ferne||Recurring|
|Darci McDonald||Ellen O'Donnell||Recurring|
|Michala Banas||Phoebe Hartley||Recurring|
|Cecilia Tan||Lily "Nai-Nai" Lau||Recurring|
|Michelle Gerster||Viv Lau||Recurring|
|Anthony Brandon Wong||Michael Lau||Recurring|
|Libby Tanner||Sarah Riles||Recurring|
|Damien Richardson||Gary Riles||Recurring|
|Heidi Arena||Kathy Ferne||Recurring|
|Nicholas Coghlan||Brian Bates||Recurring|
|Jim Russell||Roland Murphy||Recurring||Recurring|
|Victoria Thaine||Alice Hartley||Recurring|
|Phoebe Roberts||Saskia Boom||Recurring|
|Laura Grady||Brooklyn Wansbrough||Recurring|
|Charmaine Chu||Peta Chen||Recurring|
|Shareena Clanton||Sonia Jarra||Recurring|
|Tegan Higginbotham||Quinn Banda||Recurring|
|Stella Carroll||Kayla Pandelis||Recurring|
|Fin van de Wall||Claude Topper||Recurring|
|Piath Mathiang||Zara Bello||Recurring|
|Texas Watterston||Darius Regem||Recurring|
Nowhere Boys: The 5th Boy is an interactive online game that coincided with the first series. It was created by Matchbox Pictures and built by Melbourne-based online developers Millipede and released on the ABC3 website on 7 November 2013. The game allowed the player to take on the persona of a fifth "nowhere boy", who is lost in a strange world and has to try to find his way home. The platforms in Nowhere Boys: The 5th Boy were intertwined to give the player the feeling that they are directly in control of the direction of the television series. For example, when the player passed objects through the dimensions in the game, the object would appear in the show. These objects helped the Nowhere Boys on their mission and were often key to their survival.
On 23 December 2014, it was announced that Screen Australia would be funding a movie based on the television series titled, Nowhere Boys: The Rise of the Bear. However, in July 2015, it was revealed that the movie's name was changed to Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows. The 80-minute feature-length movie was directed by David Caesar and written by Tony Ayres, Rhys Graham and Craig Irvin. It was produced by Beth Frey and executive produced by Ayres and Michael McMahon. Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows picks up a year after the boys crossed dimensions, discovered magic and battled the restoring demon. Having grown apart, they are drawn together again when Felix discovers a magically sealed Book of Shadows, which unwittingly releases a powerful force of chaos. The boys are reluctantly drawn into a showdown that threatens their world and loved ones.
Dougie Baldwin, Joel Lok, Rahart Adams, Matt Testro, and Sean Rees-Wemyss reprised their roles as Felix, Andy, Sam, Jake, and Oscar. Others who also returned for the movie included series regulars Darci McDonald (Ellen), Michala Banas (Phoebe), Victoria Thaine (Alice), Ben Keller (Bear), Tamala Shelton (Mia) and Michelle Gerster (Viv). Angourie Rice also joined the cast. Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows began filming in Melbourne in July 2015. It screened in selected Australian movie theatres on 1 January 2016 and had its television premiere on ABC3 on 6 March 2016.
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