Nick is a Greek-Australian high-school student with ambitions to become a world-class soccer player. Christina Papadopoulos is the new Greek teacher, caught between traditional Greek expectations and her own feelings as a woman in the 1990s. Together, they take on the school's racist sportsmaster, who is determined that Australian Rules football be the school's only official sport. The Heartbreak Kid is a warm-hearted, sexy comedy about two people discovering each other, themselves, and the future.
'During the 90’s and Noughties Greeks were everywhere in Australia. The success of comedy productions ‘Wogs out of Work’ and ‘Acropolis Now’ not only broke audience records for both stage and screen but took the Greek Australian experience mainstream. The ‘Heartbreak Kid’, ‘Head On’ and TV show ‘The Slap’ further explored the second generation in adapting to an ever changing culture. But in recent times there has been a distinct lack of Greek Australian stories and characters on TV and film screens.' (Introduction)