Melbourne Sketch Comedy group Leftovers has launched a new Youtube web drama series, INTERNMENT.
INTERNMENT, starring Pippa Mills and Helena Ruse is a twisted observation into the sometimes weird and questionable world of internships that many young people experience. As young uni students, they find themselves stuck in the unpaid internship from hell.
That is, if hell was a trendy office where no one was doing anything, populated by gormless corporate-hipsters wearing denim jackets, tiny beanies, and that look of complete sincerity that comes with entitlement.
Keen to make a good impression, however, it becomes apparent that they’re never going to accomplish the absurdly impossible tasks they’re lumped with. Overbearing yet over enthusiastic bosses trying to oversell their very basic duties, learning the harsh reality of dealing with online trolls, corporate politics and how to perfect the office coffee orders, INTERNMENT covers it all.
Emerging industry talents Pippa Mills and Helena Ruse, both of whom wrote, performed and co-created Leftovers along with Andrew Mills, have previously written and performed sketches for Foxtel Comedy Channel’s ‘The Slot’ and for ABC iView as part of their Fresh Blood comedy initiative.
Leftovers has amassed over 15,000 dedicated fans across Facebook and YouTube, with their videos clocking up over a million views. They were nominated for Video Junkee’s “Breakthrough Award” in 2017 and awarded “Best New Talent” at the Online Video Awards in 2017.
Writer and Director Andrew Mills said:
“We hope INTERNMENT provides a refreshingly honest and hilarious portrayal of the all too familiar experience of internships. Our characters find themselves in frustrating and embarrassing situations that test their limits, question their personal moral ethics and find themselves doing whatever it takes to get ahead and hopefully secure employment.”
Writer and actress Pippa Mills said:
“There is a lack of representation of strong, young female characters on Australian television but it is a demographic craving for fun, light-hearted comedy that is based on newsworthy and real life topics they can relate to.”
Writer and actress Helena Ruse adds:
“INTERNMENT” is like looking in a mirror, so many of us started in unpaid internships, the storylines are definitely relatable and hopefully, a light-hearted fun poke at the current millennial working mindset.”
Internment is a Ruby Entertainment production. Principal production investment from Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria.