LIFT Heading to the top

Congratulations to the Perth-based production company Mad Kids on securing $70,000 in funding for the new web series Lift, thanks to the Screenwest’s annual Elevate program.

Lift will be a 10 part comedy web series, set entirely in an elevator. It will look at the ups and downs of artist Olivia (Lucy Durrak) and uptight Simon (Charlie Garber) as they travel the floors of the corporate office buildings.

Lift was created by a new digital, TV and film writing collective of Platinum Lining, consisting of Lucy Durrack, Jess Murray, and Leon Murray. It’ll have a West Australian director in Zoe Pepper (who was responsible for the rather chilling The Irresistible at the Blue Room earlier this year), Western Australian producer in Lauren Elliott (of Mad Kids – responsible for The Legend of Gavin Tanner, DAFUQ) and Executive Producer Chloe Rickard (Jungle).

“After producing nine projects with boys, I’m thrilled to be working with my first female writer/director team. Having the opportunity to collaborate with Zoe, Lucy and Platinum Lining is a real coup for Mad Kids as it will allow us to support emerging Western Australian talent and grow the WA talent pool of writers and directors, as well as diversify the Mad Kids slate,” said Elliott.

Lift will go into production in March 2018, with a debut later in the year.

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