After more than a decade as one of Australia’s musical theatre stars, WAAPA alumni Lucy Durack (Wicked, Legally Blonde, Sisters) is set to make her writing debut with LIFT, a 7-part rom-com web series set entirely in an elevator. The series, is currently being filmed at Johnny Ma Studios in Perth, will be an intimate look at the literal and metaphorical ups and downs of jack-of-all-tradesmaster-of-none, Olivia and strait-laced Simon as they travel the floors of their corporate office building, Urban Water Utilities.
What if soul mates met in a scenario where they could only connect for four minutes at a time? Olivia is on her way to a job interview and Simon, a total stranger, is about to propose to his girlfriend. But as soon as they meet, they sense a connection. They work in different offices, and come from different worlds – yet the more rides Olivia and Simon share, the more undeniable their camaraderie becomes.
Lift is created and written by Lucy Durack, Jess Murray and Leon Murray of writing collective Platinum Lining, directed by Western Australian director-on-the-rise, Zoe Pepper and produced by Lauren Elliott of Mad Kids.
There is an impressive ensemble cast consisting of Duncan Ragg (acclaimed theatre performer and NIDA-graduate) as Simon, Mark Coles Smith (Last Cab to Darwin, Pawno) as love rival Guy and Vivienne Garrett (The Norman Gunston Show) as Head of HR Lynne – the eyes and ears of Urban Water Utilities. Lucy will also star in the series as Olivia. “I am so excited to be making my writing debut in my hometown of Perth, alongside Lauren, Zoe and Chloe. I am thrilled to be working with such a brilliant team of female filmmakers” said Lucy.
AccessReel will let you know when LIFT hits the ‘net!