Itch is a ten-part children’s television series that was shot in Albany in 2018-19. It is an action adventure about teenager Itchingham Lofte, who discovers a new chemical element with unusual powers. His discovery attracts the interest of a sinister organisation and adventures follow.
Itch is based on a teen novel written by British broadcaster and author Simon Mayo. Originally set in Cornwall, the story transferred well to the Great Southern location, according to the author and the film-makers.
The cast includes WA Academy of Performing Arts graduate Samuel Ireland in the lead role. Newcomers among the cast include many from Western Australia.
ABC ME commissioned the production and screened the series in 2020, and ABC Commercial holds worldwide distribution rights.
Itch was supported by Screen Australia, Screenwest, Lotterywest and the WA Regional Film Fund.
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