The Cul de Sac
All new drama screened on TV2, you can catch up on demand at TVNZ. The Cul de Sac – Rose wakes in her warm bed, in her lovely house, in her perfect cul-de-sac, on what she thinks is a normal day. Her annoying younger brother Tom, wants her to make him breakfast and her even more annoying sister Eliza, wants her to fix the internet.
Already late for her weekend job at the local Aquatic centre, Rose rushes out of the house only to discover the world has turned on its head… all the technology has stopped working and the adults have mysteriously vanished .
Rose doesn’t know it yet, but nothing will ever be the same again.
As her neighbour and schoolmate Jack talks wildly about the apocalypse having arrived, Rose takes the kids on a journey through the suburbs trying to find out what is going on. They reach their school only to find that Dani, one of the loners in her class, has appointed himself the saviour of the kids – however his methods ·lean more to ‘survival of the fittest ‘ than ‘we’re all in this together ‘.
Captured by Dani’s crew, Rose and her group try to escape but are caught in the path of a terrifying wave of dark energy that can wipe out all those caught in its path. Rose and the others are rescued by Lucas, a boy from school with a dodgy past but as she soon realizes, is nothing like he seems.
As the teenagers find themselves in charge of the world many become focused on survival , however others see this as an opportunity to create a new order in which they make the rules. Doni begins to have frightening apocalyptic visions. A voice orders him to prepare the way for the Walking Man, a dark spectral entity that has haunted his dreams since childhood. He creates the Walking Man Cult and promises salvation for all those who join him.
Meanwhile, Rose must draw on all her courage and intelligence in order to protect her family from a world that is rapidly tearing itself apart.
Series 2 is now in production.
The Cul De Sac
Year of screening 2016
Rose - GRETA GREGORY
Jack - KJ APA
Lucas - BEULAH KOALE
Eliza - MOLLY LEISHMAN
Tom - FLYNN STEWARD
Doni - SIMON MEAD
Sam - CHARLIE PRESTON
Eddie - TIM HAMILTON
Creeper - JESSE WIKIRIWHI
Michael - PETER FEENEY
Pilot - DARREN YOUNG
Ryder - COLIN MOY
Production personnel series
Thanks to Albany Senior High School, Drama Department at Albany Senior High School, Screen Auckland, Department of Conservation, Foodstuffs NZ, M.A.C Cosmetics, VOLT Coffee
Creator/Director Stephen J. Campbell
Executive Producer Paul Bennett
Producer Natasha Romaniuk
Network Executive Tina McLaren
Director Andrew Burfield
DOP Simon Riera
Story Development Kathryn Burnett, Chris Campbell
Picture Post Production Department of Post
Colourist James Gardner
Production Manager Anna Geddes
Production Coordinators Anna Oram, Lauren Owens
Production Designer Jane Bucknell
Art Director Lisa Dunn
Costume Designer Tracey Sharman
Location & Safety Manager Stephen Jennings
Stills Photographers Bertie Plaatsman, Sara Orme
Sound Post Production Envy Studios
Sound Mike Westgage
Music Composer Matt Caradus
Music Title “Kalimba” written and performed by Isaac Tollestrop, distributed by ‘Play it Strange’
Production Accountant Hina Dalwadi
Financial Controller Glenda Paterson
Funded by New Zealand on Air and TVNZ