The projects for the first Discovery Networks and Screenwest joint production initiative, SHARK BITES, have now been selected. The 6-8 minute factual shorts will focus on the next generation of innovative and untold Australian shark stories and will premiere during Shark Week 2017, exclusive to Discovery Channel. The round was...
After losing her father to violence, Shenika Bennell feared losing the legacy of his Aboriginal Ngadju culture, too. But it was the women left behind that proved the ultimate source of strength. Growing up, the first thing everyone would say was, "Wow, nine sisters… what's it like living in a... Read More
Meet the Rule family: single mum Daniella Borg and her nine daughters – stars of the new six-part series Family Rules (available on SBS Demand now) which is the best reality TV you’ve never seen. It is a fly-on-the-wall look at the fun, crazy, loving family of 10 Indigenous women,... Read More
The first episode of NITV’s Family Rules aired last night, and it has Australia talking for all the right reasons. Dubbed the “Aussie Kardashians” the show features Daniella Borg and her nine daughters facing the dilemmas of family life in contemporary Australia. Producer Renee Kennedy puts it best when she describes the Rule... Read More
‘Family Rules’ premiered Monday the 9th of January, 7.30pm AEDT on NITV (Ch 34 and Foxtel 144) As Daniella, matriarch of the Rule family, and her daughters face a world full of teenage angst and peer pressure, all whilst trying to find their own identities, this Indigenous family will evoke... Read More
These diamonds in the rough have more sheen and class than all the carats on The Real Housewives of Melbourne's ring fingers put together. Even though they have been dubbed Australia's "Indigenous Kardashians", NITV's reality show on the Rule family has more of the feel of MTV's Teen Mom than the fame-hungry Kardashian family.... Read More
SBS suffered a 2016 annus horribilis, with pundits muttering darkly about the new Viceland channel and its relationship to the hoary old SBS charter (in particular, that troublesome bit about reflecting Australia's multicultural society). So it was just in the nick of time that the six-part doco Family Rules came along to save... Read More
If you've ever want to know what it's like to raise nine children aged 13 to 30—by yourself—NITV can give you a taste. Its new documentary series, Family Rules, features the everyday ups and downs of the Rule family from Perth. The idea is to give viewers an insight into... Read More
A woman marries the love of her life, has nine daughters with him, then finds herself widowed. More than a decade later, this family of 10 women let a camera crew into their lives. On the face of it, Family Rules seems like yet another reality TV show with a... Read More
A NEW documentary series coming to the small screen in January will spotlight a fragment of Perth most locals have never seen before. Filmed mostly in Midland, Family Rules follows the lives of a suburban Noongar family, comprising matriarch Daniella Rule and her nine daughters, as they traverse the world of teenage... Read More
On the one hand, it's unfortunate we even have to say: "Look! Just like us!" On the other, the reality is that our Indigenous community tends to be invisible unless there's some catastrophe to report. So Family Rules does something important from the get-go simply by showcasing an ordinary suburban family who happen... Read More
When documentary makers approached Perth mother Daniella Borg and her nine daughters about starring in their own TV show, her initial reaction was shock. “We were surprised. We were approached after a documentary was done on my daughter Angela Rule, so from that first documentary based on her aspirations to... Read More
Let’s kick off the year with a show that ticks a few extra boxes, shall we? Family Rules on NITV turns the camera on contemporary Indigenous women living in Perth. Right there you have a bunch of words that are already left behind by the majority of what’s on Free to Air. Read... Read More
It's here! Our #FamilyRulesNITV billboard is up on William Street in Kings Cross, right across from the iconic Coca-Cola sign. It's a big moment for the Rule Family, but also for NITV who are proud to have significant Indigenous representation in one of Australia's most famous locations. See the video of the...
Once broadcasters realised that audiences love intimate true life stories, the small world of observational documentary came under tremendous pressure. The networks wanted cliffhangers, heroes and villains, always called ‘strong, compelling stories’. Producers were told to set the action up, to contrive, to turn people into parodies of themselves. Many... Read More
In 2004, a single punch rendered Daniella Borg a single mother. Her partner, Kevin Rule, the man with whom she shared a life and nine daughters, was killed by a coward punch. Their youngest daughter Hannah was only a few weeks old at the time. Twelve years on, a glimpse...
Australia’s indigenous channel NITV has announced the premiere of its upcoming ob doc Family Rules on Monday January 9. Family Rules follows the Rule family, led by matriarch Daniella – who is forced to raise nine daughters on her own after tragically losing her husband in a one-hit coward punch.... Read More
NITV’s new observational documentary series, Family Rules, will air from January 9. The Metamorflix-produced series follows the matriarch of the Rule family, Daniella, and her nine daughters, aged between 12 and 29. Daniella is raising them on her own after the tragic death of her husband following a one-hit "coward... Read More
Mum Daniella presides over a family of nine sisters in this six part series from Perth based production company, Metamorflix. NITV’s upcoming observational documentary series, Family Rules, looks at the challenges faced by the Rule family – 10 Indigenous women tackling life together. Matriarch Daniella Rule was forced to raise... Read More
Two topical new dramas exploring the refugee and asylum-seeker experience in Australia and new documentaries putting racism and poverty under the spotlight headline SBS’s TV offering for 2017. After facing some criticism for drifting away from its multicultural charter, the channel’s new schedule appears to put a renewed focus on... Read More
For six nights across two weeks in January, Australia is invited to look into the lives of nine sisters and their mum in a landmark new series on NITV. Family Rules is a half-hour observational documentary series, giving an intimate snapshot of modern Indigenous family life. Perth-based production company Metamorflix,... Read More
A six part observational documentary series coming up on NITV in January has taken Perth post-production house Sandbox into the world of series TV. Produced by Perth-based Metamorflix, Family Rules is described as an up close and personal observational documentary series giving an exclusive insight into modern Indigenous family life... Read More
They’ve been called the black Kardashians. But a family of nine beautiful daughters raised by their mother and about to feature in a new, fly-on-the-wall television series reject the comparison. The six-part series called Family Rules follows the lives of the Rule sisters who range in ages from 12 to... Read More