Nakkiah Lui. 

Shooting has kicked off in Sydney on Porchlight Films’ comedy series Kiki & Kitty.

The absurdist series is the brainchild of writer-actor Nakkiah Lui (Black Comedy), who is working with producers Liz Watts and Sylvia Warmer.

Produced for ABC iview, the 6 x 10 minute series will be directed by Catriona McKenzie (Shadow Hunters, Satellite Boy, Redfern Now).

The series follows “the trials and tribulations of Kiki, the good black girl in a bad white world, who stumbles across her vagina in the personification of Kitty and realises there is a lot more to life than she thought.”

Elaine Crombie (Black Comedy, Redfern Now) stars as Kitty, and comes to the series from Lui’s recent Malthouse Theatre Company show Blaque Showgirls. Kiki & Kitty also stars Christine Anu, Tessa Rose, Lisa Flanagan, Ryan Johnson and Rob Carlton.

Kiki & Kitty has been commissioned by ABC Indigenous and financed through Screen Australia’s Multiplatform Fund.

“The opportunity to support Nakkiah Lui in her first standalone screen creation was a no-brainer, with the talented creative having already proved her comedy chops as a co-writer of Black Comedy and of course her extensive theatre work,” said Screen Australia investment manager Mike Cowap.

“The script for Kiki & Kitty is completely irreverent, cheeky and distinctly Australian, and certainly is in safe hands with director Catriona McKenzie.”

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