OVATION TV TO PREMIERE "MILLENNIALS: GROWING UP IN THE 21st CENTURY," A DOCUMENTARY SERIES 15 YEARS IN THE MAKING
Filmmaker Rick Stevenson Creates a Real-Life Boyhood in His Hometown of Seattle
SANTA MONICA, CA - March 23, 2016 Ovation TV will air the U.S. premiere of Millennials: Growing Up in the 21st Century, a six-part documentary series from filmmaker Rick Stevenson (Expiration Date), on Thursday, May 5 at 7 pm ET.
Millennials is an emotionally raw look into the lives of a diverse group of 22 children as they transition from the innocence of childhood through the turbulence of adolescence and emerge as young adults. Through yearly candid interviews over the course of 15 years, Millennials echoes in real life what the award-winning film Boyhood has done in fiction.
Over six weeks, viewers will meet the following young adults:
Ep. 1 - "Secrets" - Premiering Thursday, May 5 at 7pm ET
Danielle tries to recover from her abusive past. Jonathan tries to come to terms with his sexuality. Jade struggles with Body Dysmorphic Disorder and addiction.
Ep. 2 - "Popularity" - Premiering Thursday, May 12 at 7pm ET
Simon takes a shot at redemption. Gennette finds herself as the central target in a notorious national tabloid scandal. Kellan struggles to keep his family together.
Ep. 3 - "Immigrants" - Premiering Thursday, May 19 at 7pm ET
Cristian's faith in the American dream is tested. Gwenth struggles with her controlling father. Prottush attempts to embrace his Muslim heritage.
Ep. 4 - "Siblings" - Premiering Thursday, May 26 at 7pm ET
Sam and Luke find strength in family. Zeke and Eli suffer from addiction. Zoriah and Veda bond together.
Ep. 5 - "Achievers" - Premiering Thursday, June 2 at 7pm ET
Haley struggles with guilt and sadness. Liam tells his brother Jonny his secret. Kobra overcomes the fear of failing.
Ep. 6 - "Resilience" - Premiering Thursday, June 9 at 7pm ET
Luciano is faced with a devastating blow. Hans struggles with social anxiety. Darius finds the courage needed to be happy by identifying as transgender.
Millennials is a product of The School of Life Project, which is dedicated to helping children embrace their identities. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Rick Stevenson (D.Phil Oxon), the project enables self-discovery by asking age-appropriate key-life questions on an annual basis, creating a priceless visual time-capsule of kids growing up.
Rick Stevenson has produced, written or directed twelve feature films and nearly 100 hours of television. He has worked with Robert Redford, Hugh Grant, Christopher Plummer, Kiefer Sutherland, Meg Ryan, Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Connelly, Mark Harmon and many others. He is also the director of thefilmschool's PRODIGY CAMP for the 20 most-talented young filmmakers in the world.
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