Session Announcement: Barracuda with Elias Anton, Tony Ayres and Christos Tsiolkas

Thursday 2 June 2016

ATOM and ACMI are excited to announce the following panel:

From Matchbox Pictures comes the screen adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ novel Barracuda in a four-part ABC series slated for broadcast later this year.

Barracuda follows young swimmer Danny Kelly and his pursuit to win Olympic gold above everything else. It is a moving story about obsession, desire, success and the terrifying risk of failure.

Join the panel as they discuss the process of making Barracuda and adapting the novel to screen, and how they hope the series will be received by its audience.


Elias Anton, Actor, Barracuda
Tony Ayres, showrunner, writer and director, founder of Matchbox Pictures
Christos Tsiolkas, Playwright, Essayist and Screenwriter