New Coming-of-age film for Sapphires Star


Miles Szanto (Mik Varga) and Shari Sebbens (Annuska) in Teenage Kicks

By Gary Maddox, Sydney Morning Herald, Short Cuts: Australian film industry news

After breaking through withThe Sapphires, Shari Sebbens' screen roles have included the television seriesRedfern Now,TheGods of Wheat Streetand Warwick Thornton’s filmThe Darkside. Now she's playing a pregnant teenager whose partner has died inTeenage Kicks, a teenage drama that director Craig Boreham has been filming in Sydney. ''When we meet her, she's just lost her whole world,'' Sebbens says. Described as a sexually charged coming-of-age film,Teenage Kickscentres on Mik (Miles Szanto fromLove My Way) as he struggles to deal with family obligations. ''It's about people trying to reach out and connect with each other in the circumstances of grief,'' Sebbens says.

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