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Louise Lives Large produced by Irish company, Tailored Films, received Creative Europe MEDIA funding in 2023 under the TV and Online Content funding scheme.

Filmed on location in Kildare, this eight-part series is an international co-production with Canada’s Wild Brain and Belgium’s Ketnet with Irish funding partners Coimisiún na Meán and Screen Ireland.

Created and written by Carol Walsh, Louise Lives Large is produced by Julianne Forde and Mairtín de Barra (Tailored Films); Maarten Schmidt (Storyhouse); Virginia Thompson and Robert de Lint (Vérité Films), and co-produced by Xavier Rombaut (Polar Bear). The episodes are directed by Ruth Treacy (Tailored Films) and Laura Van Haecke.

The 8-part series tells the story of artistic 13-year-old, Louise Edgar, who gets the all-clear after a year of cancer treatment. Louise creates a 'Live Large List' to experience everything she missed out on while sick. She makes an unlikely partner-in-crime, school loner Jess. With Jess, Louise starts to tackle her list, one item at a time.

The first episode of 8 episodes of Louise Lives Large airs at 4pm on RTÉ 2 on Wednesday 3rd April, and will also be available on the RTÉ Player.

'Who hasn’t felt like they were on the outside at some stage? It’s part of the school experience. We wanted to create a show based around this concept of feeling left behind and counteracting that with a protagonist who wanted to take control of her life. Show creator Carol Walsh personally experienced being out of school for a prolonged period due to illness. From this starting point we developed this series, which has an empowering message about resilience.' Julianne Forde, Producer, Tailored Films
'RTÉ announce new Irish teen drama Louise Lives Large: Eight-part series filmed in Kildare,' 3rd April 2024.

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