Set in and around Perth, Australia during the 40’s and 50’s, Cloudstreet tells the story of two rural families who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces of their lives and start again.
Brought together in the same house at No. 1 Cloud Street, the Lambs’ and the Pickles’ share numerous tragedies and triumphs that draw them closer together, until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.
During the years of World War II, bad luck robs Sam Pickles of the fingers on his right hand and the Lambs’ youngest son is left brain damaged through a near-drowning. But Sam Pickles inherits a huge house in Perth, and when a further run of bad luck leads him to rent one half of it out, the Lambs become tenants in No.1 Cloud Street.
The Lambs have established a successful local store in the front room of their half of the house, while the Pickles are still blown by the winds of fate in their half. Both families have ups and downs but then good times seem to be there for both.
Good times quickly end as tragedy strikes the Pickles. But slowly things come around. Both families unwittingly help the other as they each journey away from faith, away from family, away from home and away from love, all eventually returning to find their natural place in Cloudstreet.
Cloudstreet has already aired in:
- UK - Sky Atlantic HD
- US – Ovation
Stephen Curry (The Castle, Rogue),
Essie Davis (Girl With A Pearl Earring, Australia),
Geoff Morrell (Ned Kelly, Small Time Gangster),
Kerry Fox (Bright Star, Midsomer Murders),
Emma Booth (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Three Acts Of Murder),
Todd Lasance (Underbelly: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here),
Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Underbelly, Sea Patrol)