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form y Is This the Real World single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'In the real world you can't just do what you want. In the real world you have to compromise. Mark Blazey does not want to live in the real world. Living in a semi-industrial coastal town, seventeen-year-old Mark is a smart kid from a chaotic family who has just thrown away a scholarship to a private school and found himself at the local high. At school Mark is zeroed in on by an overbearing principal who dominates everything around him. At home Mark is dealing with a jail-bound brother, his grandmother is fighting for her life, and a mum whose short fuse is kept doused with cask wine. His little sister is someone he wants to protect. When Mark finds his first real love he tries to escape all the forces in his life with her. But his love is with the daughter of his nemesis, the school principal. Simmering tensions boil over between the student and the teacher, between the son and his mother.'

Source: Author's blurb.

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Works about this Work

Hard Work’s a Pleasure for Young Australian Actor Craig Mathieson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 June 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of Is This the Real World Martin McKenna 2014 single work film/TV
This Is the Real World of Cinema 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 June 2016; (p. 29)
When Martin McKenna created a bad-boy character for his film, there was one person he had in mind for the role.Rapper 360 – real name Matt Colwell – plays Jimmy in McKenna’s stirring new Aussie film Is This The Real World and was always the writer and director’s first choice.“
Hard Work’s a Pleasure for Young Australian Actor Craig Mathieson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 June 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of Is This the Real World Martin McKenna 2014 single work film/TV
This Is the Real World of Cinema 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 June 2016; (p. 29)
When Martin McKenna created a bad-boy character for his film, there was one person he had in mind for the role.Rapper 360 – real name Matt Colwell – plays Jimmy in McKenna’s stirring new Aussie film Is This The Real World and was always the writer and director’s first choice.“

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