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6 x 26'
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Jungle Entertainment for ABC Australia, in association with Screen Australia and Create NSW
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The hilarious freewheeling commuter comedy starring Jacki Weaver and Tim Minchin

It’s not other drivers you’ve got to watch out for, it’s your own passengers in this hilarious new comedy which celebrates the great ritual of the daily commute to and from work.

Following the trials and tribulations of five carloads of travellers in the peak hour morning commute, and again on their drive home, this colourful bunch of travel companions only have each other to chat, laugh, argue and fight with, in this upbeat and heartfelt new series.

A dispatch driver attempts to win the woman of his dreams by carpooling her to work.  A single mum finds herself stuck between her daughter’s love life and her own. A middle-aged man can’t decide what’s ruining his life more: his impending redundancy, his overbearing mother, or his overly familiar dog. Two old schoolyard enemies prove it takes more than a job and body hair to be a grown up. And a sisterly friendship is put to the test when one becomes the other’s unlikely boss.

Created for ABC Australia by Trent O’Donnell (The Moodys, No Activity) and Adam Zwar (Wilfred, The Lowdown), “Squinters” features an impressive ensemble cast including Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), multi award-winning performer/composer Tim Minchin, Logie Award-winner Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires), Logie Award-winner Damon Herriman (Justified) and Christiaan Van Vuuren (Top of the Lake: China Girl), alongside some of the UK and Australia’s hottest young TV and web comedy talent.

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Also available as a scripted format.

Press Acclaim

"Compelling, poignant and hilarious" - Sydney Morning Herald
"Tightly packed comedy, kept bouncy and fun by a thoroughly appealing cast" - The Guardian
“One of the funniest comedies of the year... properly hilarious” - Sydney Morning Herald

Cast & Crew

Trent O’Donnell, Amanda Brotchie, Van Vuuren Bros., Kate McCartney, Cate Stewart
Key talent(s)
Jacki Weaver, Tim Minchin, Damon Herriman, Sam Simmons, Christian Van Vuuren, Miranda Tapsel, Nyasha Hatendi, Wayne Blair, Justin Rosniak, Mandy McElhinney, Andrea Demetriades
Executive Producer(s)
Jason Burrows, Trent O’Donnell, Adam Zwar and Chloe Rickard
Jungle Entertainment for ABC Australia, in association with Screen Australia and Create NSW
Adam Zwar, Sarah Scheller, Adele Vuko, Lally Katz, Leon Ford, Ben Crisp