Laid starts shooting in Sydney

12 July, 2010 by IF

Press release from ABC TV

The series was created and written by Marieke Hardy (First Tuesday Book Club,) and Kirsty Fisher (Last Man Standing, Stingers) and is produced by Liz Watts (Animal Kingdom).


Shooting in Sydney, LAID will be six half-hour episodes about a woman who faces an unenviable situation where men she has had sexual relationships
with mysteriously begin dying off, one by one.

Directed by Trent O’Donnell, (Review with Myles Barlow), LAID stars Alison Bell (IROCK, theatrical production Rabbit),Celia Pacquola (Winner,
The Age Critics Award Melb International Comedy Festival 2009 , Spicks & Specks, Rove), Toby Truslove (Thank God You're Here, Sleuth 101)
and Abe Forsythe (Marking Time, Always Greener.)

Guest stars include Graeme Blundell, Tracy Mann, Judi Farr, Deborah Kennedy and Shaun Micallef.

ABC Head of Comedy, Debbie Lee says; “LAID is an unlikely, but very funny love story. Marieke and Kirsty have created some truly great characters
and it is real testament that Liz and Trent are working on the series, not to mention the amazing cast.”

Liz Watts says "Series television is a whole new world after Animal Kingdom – but luckily, we have brilliantly funny scripts, a hugely talented director and a
shining cast and crew as we head down the road of a black comedy – something that we at Porchlight Films are delighted to be doing with ABC TV".

Marieke Hardy says – "After a happy few years spent ham-fistedly critiquing the creative efforts of others, I could think of no better way to ruin my life than to
lay my own work on the line for public scrutiny.”

Kirsty Fisher says – “This is happening? This is really really happening? I still can’t quite believe the thing we created and love is actually being brought to
life by such a wonderful, talented bunch of people. Marieke and I have worked together for years and we’re thrilled that of all our projects LAID is the one to make it out of the filing cabinet and onto the screen.

The series will screen on ABC TV in 2011.

LAID– A Porchlight Films production for ABC TV. Executive Producer: Debbie Lee Producer: Liz Watts Creator and Co-Producer: Marieke Hardy and Kirsty
Fisher Director: Trent O’Donnell