THE creators behind a TV drama pilot about LGBTI teenagers, which is currently streaming online, are hoping their show will reach a mainstream audience once picked up by a major distributor or network.
[showads ad=MREC] Subject To Change, which launched recently on YouTube, explores the challenges of being young and gay in Australian high schools and features an array of fresh faces and a desire to bring LGBTI stories to the young adult market.
The project was created after a successful Pozible crowdfunding campaign that exceeded its target of $15,500 by 75 per cent.
Nearly two weeks after it launched, the pilot has already been viewed over 44,000 times online.
Australian LGBTI TV has been on the rise recently, with the launch last week of Benjamin Law’s The Family Law on SBS and the international success of Josh Thomas’s Please Like Me.
Despite this, Subject To Change director Daniel Mercieca and producer Rory Delaney recently told BuzzFeed News they believed the under representation of gender and sexuality diverse stories on TV remained a concern.
For Mercieca and Delaney, the next step is to keep pitching the series to major TV networks, as well as to streaming services like Netflix, Presto, and Stan.
Fans of the pilot will have to wait for one of these come on board before they can see episode two.
Nonetheless, Mercieca is optimistic.
“There’s an audience out there for it,” he told BuzzFeed News.