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Orange Entertainment Co. options Asphyxia novel ‘Future Girl’, hires Diya Eid and Aven Yap

Orange Entertainment Co. options Asphyxia novel ‘Future Girl’, hires Diya Eid and Aven Yap

Orange Entertainment Co. has optioned Asphyxia’s YA novel Future Girl, which explores what it means to come of age as a Deaf teenager against the backdrop of a near-future Melbourne facing an environmental catastrophe.

With Oec, Asphyxia will co-develop the project, currently being prepped as a series, serving as writer, creator, and EP.

Published last year via Allen & Unwin Australia, Future Girl has been described by writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay as “a life-changing book for young Deaf and disabled people…demonstrating the importance of the #OwnVoices movement.”

Asphyxia is excited to bring authentic Deaf characters to the screen, providing a positive representation for the 1 in 6 Australians who have hearing loss.

“I have never even seen a movie in my own language, Auslan, which is poetically beautiful and expressive and begging to shine on the big screen. At last, in Future Girl, it will,” she says.

The aim

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