8x30m fictional podcast, 4x1hr small town drama.
One night, in the tiny coastal town of Durham, officer Kyle gets three strange phone calls describing a shining, orb-like object hovering above the water.
Five people see the hovering thing. They believe something unbelievable in a town where people turn on someone who stands out. Jobs are lost, marriages broken, a current affairs show comes to town and Durham becomes a national joke. One girl believes she saw God, and the Church turn on her.
Kyle, who has decided to forever keep his own sexuality secret, understands the weight of standing out and takes it upon himself to keep his little town from falling to pieces- by teaching these outsiders to keep the truth secret. But 10-year-old Toby, who saw the “UFO” through his custom-built telescope, embarks on his own investigation–and accidentally discovers Kyle’s secret.
And then the girl who saw God disappears. Toby decides it’s time to come clean.
But is it always right to tell the truth? How much does truth even matter?
‘Hovering’ was developed as part of the 2018 Plot Twist TV Development Lab, funded by Film Victoria. It’s a 8x30m fictional podcast, and also being developed as a four part miniseries.