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Holden Sheppard stays on a roll with a new film and television option for his award-winning novel Invisible Boys

  • Claire Miller · 1 month ago
Holden Sheppard stays on a roll with a new film and television option for his award-winning novel Invisible Boys
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https://www.fremantlepress.com.au/c/news/11850-invisibleboysmoviedeal2020

Aussie director Nicholas Verso and producer Tania Chambers optioned the film and television rights to Holden Sheppard’s YA novel Invisible Boys this week. Invisible Boys has already won the 2018 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award, the 2019 Kathleen Mitchell Award and the 2019 Western Australian Premier’s Award for an Emerging Writer, and was shortlisted for a 2020 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and the Readings Prize.

Holden Sheppard described the experience as a dream come true: ‘We actually had a range of parties interested in taking on this story, which was a very fortunate position to be in. I’ve had these characters living in my head for years now, so seeing them come to life on the screen is going to be totally rad.’