YCM clients write and direct on THE CLEARING

The Walt Disney Company in Australia & New Zealand has announced a slate of nine new Australian originals, including the psychological drama “The Clearing,” an eight-part series adapted from a J.P. Pomare novel “In the Clearing.” It is a fictionalised account of life in The Family, the LSD and yoga inspired cult founded by Melbourne woman Anne Hamilton-Byrne in the 1970s.

The series is created and co-written by Elise McCredie, co-directed by Gracie Otto, and the director of photography is Katie Milwright. It stars Australian actors Teresa Palmer, Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce.