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Preppers

Synopsis

This comedy follows young Aboriginal woman Charlie, who experiences her own personal cataclysmic event when her life crumbles around her.

Escaping the fallout, Charlie finds herself at the centre of a hilariously mismatched community of doomsday preppers planning for the apocalypse at Eden 2. Founded by a wizened old First Nations man called Monty, Eden 2 is a refuge for Aboriginal people, and a few others that Monty has conned into footing the bill.

Charlie reluctantly joins the preppers and is eventually won over by the rag-tag bunch of misfits as she tries to come to terms with the dissatisfaction, loneliness and alienation she’s always felt trying to find her place in a White Australia. By gaining a sense of purpose, becoming an unlikely leader and confronting the generational trauma of colonisation, Charlie ultimately realises that she isn’t as powerless or vulnerable as she thinks. That maybe the end of the world might be her best chance at a new beginning?

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Cast
Nakkiah Lui - Charlie
Jack Charles - Monty
Meyne Wyatt - Guy (macho Aboriginal survivalist)
Ursula Lavish - Kelly (born again couple)
Chum Ehelepola - Lionel (born again couple)
Aaron McGrath - Jayden (Gen Z decoloniser)
Eryn Jean Norvill - Kirby (conspiracy theorist podcaster)
Luke Arnold - leader of a group of white yuppie preppers
Luke Carroll - Aboriginal archaeologist
Christine Anu - Charlie’s mother
Miranda Tapsell - Charlie’s Nan
Grant Denyer - Charlie’s fiancé and producer boss
Brooke Satchwell - Charlie’s breakfast TV co-host
Release dates
10 November 2021 – ABC
Rating
PG - Parental guidance
Notes

Written by Nakkiah Lui and Gabriel Dowrick.

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Korff, J 2021, Preppers, <https://stage.creativespirits.info/resources/movies/preppers>, retrieved 4 July 2022

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