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Employable Me Australia - Series 1

3 x 1 hr

Northern Pictures

Meet some of Australia’s most extraordinary job seekers

It’s hard enough finding a job nowadays, but when you have a disability it can be almost impossible. This uplifting, warm, and insightful series draws on science to uncover the hidden skills of people with neuro-diverse conditions such as autism, OCD and Tourette, helping them find jobs that can harness their strengths. 

Employable Me Australia follows nine participants as their job searches unfold. From the fun loving Marty, who just wants people to treat him the same as other people regardless of his Fragile X Syndrome, to the socially withdrawn Tim, who suffers extreme anxiety every time he leaves his home. As a result, he’s never had a job. All the job seekers are funny and generously open, with each story told from their own perspective.

Everyone deserves a role in society. That’s what this show is about: striving to belong and play your part, and looking beyond first impressions to reveal there’s always more than meets the eye.

Awards

Wins
2019 New York Festivals Film & TV Awards - Gold World Medal - Best Documentary: Social Issues
2019 Australian Directors' Guild Awards - Best Direction in a Documentary Series (Cian O'Clery) 2018 Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts Awards - Best Documentary or Factual Programme

Nominations
2019 Logie Awards - Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Programme

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