The Anti-Socials

Steven Arriagada, Llewellyn Michael Bates, Bryan Chau


The real-life inspired stories of a mother, her disabled son, two immigrant brothers and a junkie whose lives interconnect when a young female sex worker moves in next door.


This series is a comedy-drama about a group of neighbours suffering under the strain of low socio-economic circumstances. When a young sex worker moves in, she inadvertently sets off a series of extraordinary events. The individual neighbours are set on the path to pursuing their own aspirations, but they confront …

About Steven Arriagada

Growing up in the outer South-Eastern suburbs of Doveton and Springvale in Victoria, Steven Arriagada spent most of his life on the poverty line, with a detour as a low-level drug dealer for his underworld figure, family member. Someone from Steven’s background, historically shouldn’t have had access to the film industry, however…. Steven Arriagada is an AACTA-nominated writer, producer, and director. Steven has won many national and international awards for the short films he wrote, directed, and produced and has been nominated for an AACTA and Dendy Award, won Script Pipeline (US) and Arclight Films/Chinalight Pitch competition. Steven has also trained to be a TV Showrunner under Louise Fox on ABC/Netflix/Matchbox’s Glitch Season 3 and has received development funding for his projects through Film Victoria and Screen Australia. Steven’s film and TV experiences also span over live television broadcasts such as the ESPN coverage of the Australian Open, directing high-end TVC’s, including the Hugh Jackman Broadway to Oz campaign and promotions for some of Australia’s largest brands and musical act (anything to make a buck). Steven’s life goal is to generate uniquely scripted drama, featuring characters that we don’t usually see on Australian screens.

About Llewellyn Michael Bates

Llewellyn Michael Bates is a Melbourne-based screenwriter and producer who received AACTA and AFI nominations for his short film Nathan Loves Ricky Martin. He received 2018 Film Victoria, Screen Australia, and AFTRS Diversity funding for his film Fun Times. Winner of the 2018 Screen NSW Screenability fund for his film Earthing. He is multi award winning in both International and Australian film festivals and was winner of the prestigious 2016 Script Pipeline First Look Project. He has scripts in competition in Scriptapalooza, the Los Angeles Screen Play competition as well as being apart of the AWG Pathways Program. Has worked on placement with Princess Pictures and has Feature co-production with China Arch-light. Llewellyn is currently developing scripts for a new feature drama co-production with China Arch Light, a TV pilot, and a few funded shorts.  His works transcend pain and beauty to create an apex point for the visceral

About Bryan Chau

Bryan is the son of a Chinese/Vietnamese asylum seeker, who has struggled with marginalisation, conservative Asian values towards art, as well as his sexuality. Bryan has mostly been working in the camera department but made his first step towards producing in 2016 with his AACTA-nominated short film Nathan Loves Ricky Martin. Bryan Chau also co-wrote and produced an upcoming short film starring Kuni Hashimoto called Watch Out For Australians!

Australian Screenwriter Steven Arriagada
Steven Arriagada
Llewellyn Michael Bates
Australian Screenwriter Bryan Chau
Bryan Chau