ABC, RevLover Films, all3media international and Create NSW are pleased to announce that filming is underway in Sydney on the six-part drama series Diary of an Uber Driver. Season 1 will feature local Australian talent aplenty including Sydney band Body Type and Melbourne based RAT!Hammock.
Written by Thomas Ward (Please Like Me) and based on the popular blog and bestselling e-book by Ben Phillips, the show is a series of love letters to the hearts and minds of those who make a city pulse.
The half-hour narrative drama follows Uber driver Ben as he tries to figure out what he should be doing while helping others get where they’re going. Against the ticking clock of impending fatherhood Ben must decipher what being ‘relevant’ looks like in a relationship that seems to think he's surplus to requirements. Lucky for him, Ben has a revolving car door of human behaviour to trawl through for clues.
Directed by two-time Berlinale Crystal Bear winning director Matthew Moore (Offspring), the cast includes Sam Cotton (Rosehaven) as Ben and Zahra Newman (Wentworth, Sisters) as Beck, the mother of his unborn child. The series will see performances from an exciting array of guest stars including Bell Shakespeare’s John Bell, Caroline Brazier (Rake), Ed Oxenbould (Paper Planes, Puberty Blues), Julian Maroun (Romper Stomper) and Emily Barclay (Please Like Me, Sisters, Glitch).
The series will be shot by Fast and the Furious franchise DOP Stephen F. Windon and produced by Martha Coleman and Lauren Edwards for RevLover Films.
Production Credits: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation presents, in association with all3media international Limited and Create NSW, A RevLover Films production.
Produced by Martha Coleman and Lauren Edwards.
Executive Producers Michael Ritchie, Steve Rogers, Will Vicars, Nina Stevenson and Greg Sitch.
Directed by Matthew Moore.
Written by Thomas Ward.