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Program
Director: Julie Kalceff
2020
Australia
60 minutes
PG

It gets better

Episode 1 – 23 min
On the eve of her high school debut, Hannah Bradford (model and activist Evie Macdonald) is anxious about the usual stuff: what does her uniform look like? Who will she sit with at lunch? Hannah is also trans, and with her identity comes a unique set of worries, skills and strengths, portrayed here with maturity and authenticity by 12-year-old Macdonald – the first transgender actor to lead an Australian TV series. While First Day always centres Hannah’s experience, the warm-hearted four-parter also paints a broader picture of gender, family and friendship. From sleepovers to periods, every kid in Hannah’s class is facing their own unknown first in this nuanced look at girlhood. Co-winner of the 2021 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming.

The Report Card
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Film Type TV Series
Program Strand The Report Card
Age Recommendation 12+, 13+, 15+
Language English
Director Julie Kalceff
Producer Kirsty Stark, Kate Croser
Screenwriters Julie Kalceff
Cast Evie Macdonald, Jo Hunt, Elena Liu, Isabel Burmester, Brenna Harding