Season 3 Trailer
Director: Jonathan Brough
Writers: Benjamin Law, Marieke Hardy
In 2015, Takaya was cast as Klaus Thomson in the Award winning 'The Family Law' a family comedy that unfolds in the dysfunctional world of one Chinese-Australian family - as seen through the eyes of 14 year-old Benjamin Law. As Benjamin dreams of soap opera stardom, his parents contemplate separation. Over the course of one long, hot Queensland summer, the self-absorbed clarinet-playing teenager increasingly finds himself embroiled in other people's dramas
Takaya's character is the unknowing arch-nemesis to Benjimen. He is the super nice, super successful, super good-looking half Japanese half-Scandinavian Australian next-door neighbour.
The shows first episode was premiered on Facebook and received 1.1 million views in 55 hours. The television premiere also garnered a further half a million viewers well exceeding the hopes of broadcaster SBS Australia.
The series has been well received by viewers and critics have been quick to praise the series.
"...the eccentric, clever and beautifully resonant The Family Law. It's sharply written, brilliantly observed and infused with an authenticity which makes it compelling." - Michael Idato (Sydney Morning Herald full story)
Best Direction of a TV Comedy
Jonathan Brough (director) Matchbox Pictures
Best Editing in a Television Comedy
Best Casting in a TV Comedy
Tom McSweeney (casting director), David Newman (casting director) McSweeney Newman Casting
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Best Performance in a Television Comedy
Nominated, AACTA Award
Best Television Comedy Series
Julie Eckersley, Debbie Lee, Sophie Miller, Tony Ayres
Best Comedy Series
Jonathan Brough (director), Julie Eckersley (producer), Benjamin Law (creator/writer), Sophie Miller (producer)Matchbox Pictures