Ben Phillip’s blog and e-book ‘Diary of an Uber Driver’ has been turned into a six-part drama series for the ABC, with production currently underway in Sydney.
Produced by Martha Coleman and Lauren Edwards (pictured below) of RevLover Films, (the long form sister company to Revolver/Will O’Rourke), the show will be made with the support of All3Media and Create NSW. Written by Thomas Ward (Please Like
Me) Diary of An Uber Driver follows Uber driver, Ben as he tries to work out what he should be doing in his life while helping others to get where they are 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.
Sam Cotton (Rosehaven) plays Ben, while Zahra Newman (Wentworth,
Sisters) plays Beck, the mother of his unborn child. The series will
also star John Bell, Caroline Brazier, Ed Oxenbould, Julian Maroun and
Emily Barclay and the series will be directed by Matthew Moore
“RevLover Films was started by
Steve Rogers, Michael Ritchie and myself to make the kind of shows we
want to watch and we are thrilled that Diary of an Uber Driver is our
first production,” says Martha Coleman.
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. ABC Executive Producer Que Minh Luu, ABC Head of Drama,
Comedy and Indigenous Sally Riley.