Year 8 student Tjiirdm McGuire is well on his way to stardom, as one of the key characters in the new 13-part children's television series Grace Beside Me (working title). The series is currently being filmed in Queensland and will premiere on NITV in 2018.
Adapted from the award-winning novel by Sue McPherson, Grace Beside Me is the charming story of Indigenous teenager Fuzzy Mac, who just wants to be an ordinary teenager and have fun with her mates. But that’s not so easy when your Ancestors have other plans and you keep seeing ghosts!
With one foot in the Indigenous realm of culture, Country - and spirits! - and the other firmly planted in the world of a 21st century teenager, Fuzzy Mac’s journey is to realise she belongs to both in her own unique way.
Starring as Fuzzy Mac is Kyliric Masella. Her co-stars include Mairehau Grace and Tjiirdm McGuire as her best buddies Tui and Yar, and Tessa Rose and Charles Passi as her Nan and Pop.
Further information is available at https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/…/07-17-grace-beside-me-…