Yuma (Cassandra Glenn) and Kyanna (Christine Glenn) are desperate to return to their own lives. Kyanna cooks for the family – father Henry (Myles Pollard), stepmother Roz (Jen Apostolou) and brother Heath (James Fraser) – in an attempt to get a return trip to Alice Springs. Meanwhile in Alice Springs, Aaron (Tyrone Wallace) and Iona (Letitia Bartlett) want to go bush with Yuma to film a documentary. Summary by Romaine Moreton.
Double Trouble has a great humorous thread running through the series, with likeable characters and good performances. Here we see a contrast between living in the city and the skills necessary to survive in the desert.
Double Trouble is about twin sisters previously unknown to each other – one lives in Alice Springs, the other in Sydney. The twins accidentally cross paths and decide to swap identities.
In this seventh episode of the series, changing places proves potentially harmful to Yuma (Cassandra Glenn) when she gets lost in the desert. Meanwhile in Sydney, Kyanna (Christine Glenn) gets the cold shoulder from Sasha (Basia A’hern), who dumps 'Yuma’ (Kyanna) as her dance partner.
Kyanna and Yuma’s attempts to fool their respective family members become increasingly difficult to maintain as the series continues. Double Trouble has entertaining and likeable characters and boasts an experienced cast. It wonderfully captures an Indigenous sensibility and humour, with some of the finest Indigenous filmmakers involved in the making of this series.
Notes by Romaine Moreton