Produced by ABC TV, Southern Star and Ruby Entertainment
Producers: Mark Ruse and Stephen Luby
Writers: Jutta Goetze and Elizabeth Coleman
Directors: Paul Moloney and Mandy Smith
Cast: Kerry Armstrong, Julia Blake, Caroline Gillmer, Kaarin Fairfax, HaiHai Le, Jay Laga’aia, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence
An all-star cast started filming season 1 in early October 2007 on the new ABC TV six-part drama series Bed of Roses. The show was an instant success and a further two seasons has also been filmed in regional Australia as well as on location in suburban Melbourne and at the studio.
Kerry Armstrong and Julia Blake team up as mother and daughter in this contemporary series that takes us on a dramatic, bumpy and often very amusing journey of a woman who has to start life anew.
Bed of Roses also features Jay Laga’aia (McLeod’s Daughters, Playschool, All Saints, Star Wars II and III), Caroline Gillmer (MDA, Neighbours, Halifax f.p), Kaarin Fairfax (Fergus McPhail, Kath & Kim, SeaChange) and relative newcomers HaiHai Le (Kick) and Hanna Mangan-Lawrence (Acolytes).
The series is a co-production between ABC TV, Southern Star and Ruby Entertainment and developed with the assistance of Film Victoria.
Martine Gow from the ABC casting crew, contacted me and I worked on set as an extra for their three seasons of filming in South Gippsland from 2007 to 2010.