East of Everything Series 01
Having spent most of his professional life wandering the globe in search of paradise, travel writer and prodigal son Art Watkins (Richard Roxburgh, Mission Impossible II) rushes home, too late, to be by his dying mother’s bedside. Here, he is reacquainted with the ‘Far Out East’, the once idyllic tropical resort owned and operated by his headstrong mother – which has become nothing more than a series of neglected beach shacks.
In this sad scene of decay and regret, Art is also confronted by his younger brother Vance (Tom Long), who has nursed their mother through her difficult final years.
To most, the ‘Far Out East’ would mean paradise. To Art, it means an ex-fiance (Susie Porter), a teenage son he hardly knows and a place to be escaped once he has paid his respects. To Vance, it’s a gilt-edged real estate opportunity that he and his scheming girlfriend (Gia Carides) can hardly wait to exploit.
But there’s a twist in the brother’s tales as their dead mother Nancy makes one last posthumous attempt to re-unite her fractured family. Nancy’s will dictates that the brothers must re-open the ‘Far Out East’ by the time of her grandson’s next birthday, or lose the property entirely.
While Vance and his shady financial backers are furious, Art has seen it all before. From beyond the grave, his controlling mother has struck again, reinforcing his conviction to leave home.
The seed planted by Nancy has begun to grow, however, and by default, circumstance and pure luck, a motley crew of drifters, locals and long lost lovers begin to breathe new life into the tired old mud bricks of the ‘Far Out East’.
And the longer Art stays, the closer he comes to the ironic realization that his best hope of finding that perfect destination is to resurrect the ‘paradise lost’ he left behind.
EAST OF EVERYTHING – an irresistible drama series with an edge of humour, a heightened sense of serendipity and a perfectly stellar cast.