Louise Lives Large
Format: Live-action series
Genre: Comedy / Family / Drama
Duration: 8 x 25’
Countries of Production: Ireland, Canada, Belgium
Target Audience: Children 9–13
Production Company: Tailored Films
Producers: Eithne Fitzsimons, Julianne Forde
Scriptwriter: Carol Walsh
Estimated Budget: 1,928,069 EUR
Confirmed Financing: 72.78%
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A thirteen-year-old cancer survivor Louise creates her Live Large List to experience everything she missed out on while sick. Louise makes an unlikely partner-in-crime, a school loner Jess. With Jess, Louise starts to tackle her special wishlist, one item at a time. Whether experiencing triumphs or hiccups, Louise truly starts to live large.
Louise is a cancer survivor desperate to start her life anew. She starts to hang out with lone wolf Jess and, emboldened by Jess’s support, creates her Live Large List, an anti-bucket list that pushes her to really live. Things change for Jess too. She finally engages with who she is, copes with changes at home, and faces down a school bully, Grace. The series explores friendship, heartbreak, identity, sexuality, body image, anxiety, and modern family dynamics. As life throws curveballs, we see each of our characters dig deep to Live Large.
Eithne Fitzsimons is a producer at a Dublin-based production company Tailored Films aimed at genre-skewed female story-driven projects. Eithne’s film projects span horror, sci-fi, and thriller, whereas her TV work is addressed to young audiences aged 7 to 12. Eithne’s most recent project was X Marks the Spot, a childrens fantasy drama funded by the European Broadcasting Union and RTE.
Ruth Treacy is one of the primary directors of kids’ content for the Irish national broadcaster RTE. Her work includes two TV movies, two series of family friendly ghost story Spooky Stakeout, one series of mystery dramas Mini Moguls and Miss Mogul, children’s bedroom makeover series Ace My Space a 36-part comedy series Tim’s Tactical Tips, and a reality series Life Lessons.