Last year I was commissioned by my old secondary school (or “high school” to all you crazy “North American” “sophomore” “Prom” “students”) with a fairly vague brief about being something that delightful teenagers could star in.
And as anyone who knows me can testify, I tend to go a little batshit with things that describe themselves as having a vague brief. So there’s some crazy narration, and a Shakespeare-within-a-play moment (obvs.), and also the extensive presence of a hurley – which is a stick used in the Irish sport of hurling. Check out this video which makes it look even more awesome than it already is.
But apart from awesome sports, “The Ballad Of Ollie And Ellie” is also mainly about the stuff that teenagers get up to. Or at least I hope so. Perhaps teenagers these days are too busy with their Digi-Poke and their iShuffles and “planking” to have ill-advised sex and drink too much. I blame the parents.