Double Trouble: Sister - Episode 1

Title:
Double Trouble: Sister - Episode 1
NFSA ID:
737814
Year:
2007
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following clip may contain images and voices of deceased persons
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Yuma (Cassandra Glenn) and her father (Myles Pollard) have arrived in Alice Springs. Walking the streets, people treat Yuma with familiarity. Aaron (Tyrone Wallace) leads her to the local basketball court where the other young people hang out. There she meets her sister (Christine Glenn). Summary by Romaine Moreton.

Double Trouble is in the vein of Parent Trap (1961, starring Hayley Mills, and remade in 1998 with Lindsay Lohan), but with an Australian spin. It is an entertaining children’s program that offers insights into the lives of young people living in the Alice.

 

Double Trouble synopsis

Double Trouble is about twin Indigenous girls, both born in Alice Springs but separated at birth and unaware of each other’s existence. The twins accidentally cross paths and decide to swap places.

In this, the opening episode of Double Trouble, we are introduced to the family of Yuma (Cassandra Glenn), a young Indigenous woman who lives in the city. Yuma lives with her father Henry (Myles Pollard), brother Heath (James Fraser) and stepmother Roz (Jen Apostolou). Yuma asks her father, who is an art dealer, to take her with him on his trip to Alice Springs, where she was born. It is in Alice Springs that Yuma meets her twin sister Kyanna (Christine Glenn), and quickly the twins concoct a plan that sends them on an adventure.

Notes by Romaine Moreton

Production company:
CAAMA Productions
Producers:
Rachel Clements, Terry Jennings
Executive Producers :
Jo Horsburgh, Priscilla Collins (AKA Cilla Collins), Ron Saunders
Directors:
Wayne Blair, Richard J Frankland
Writer:
David Ogilvy
Acknowledgements:
Produced with the assistance of the Nine Network, the Disney Channel Australia, the Film Finance Corporation Australia, the New South Wales Film and Television Office and the Northern Territory Film Office