CAST & CREW
SHARI SEBBENS – SARAH
Shari is a Bardi, Jabirr Jabirr woman born and raised on Larrakia country. After completing a certificate 3 course in Aboriginal Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, she was accepted into NIDA’s prestigious three-year acting course. Shari has always had a passion for Indigenous theatre and film and creating new Australian works. Shari won the GRAHAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING NEW TALENT at the 2012 Logies for her role in REDFERN NOW. She has also starred in TV series such as THE HEIGHTS and THE GODS OF WHEAT STREET, and in films including TOP END WEDDING, AUSTRALIA DAY, THOR: RAGNAROK, THE SAPPHIRES and THE DARKSIDE. In 2019 she was named Sydney Theatre Company’s new Richard Wherrett Fellow, a prestigious career pathway opportunity for emerging and developing directors, and at the 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards took home the award for Best Female Actor in a Support Role in a Mainstage Production for her performance in CITY OF GOLD next to Meyne Wyatt.
MEYNE WYATT – FERGUS
After graduating from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2010, Meyne appeared in several theatre productions including the Griffin Theatre Company’s SILENT DISCO, for which he was named Best Newcomer at the 2011 Sydney Theatre Awards; the Sydney Theatre Company production of BLOODLAND and Belvoir’s BURIED CITY (2012). Meyne’s work in television includes the ABC series REDFERN NOW which saw him nominated for Most Outstanding Newcomer at the 2014 Logie Awards and Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama at the AACTA Awards in the same year. More recent television credits include the ABC comedy series BLACK COMEDY (2016), the HBO supernatural mystery drama series THE LEFTOVERS (2017), SBS’s AACTA award-winning series MYSTERY ROAD (2018), the ABC series LES NORTON and the Foxtel series WENTWORTH (2019). Meyne’s film roles include the musical comedy THE SAPPHIRES (2012) alongside Jessica Mauboy, Deborah Mailman and Miranda Tapsell; STRANGERLAND opposite Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and the film adaptation of Tim Winton’s THE TURNING (2013). 2019 saw Meyne perform in the critically acclaimed play CITY OF GOLD which he also wrote and for which he was awarded Best Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Mainstage production in the 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards. The play debuted at Brisbane’s Queensland Theatre to incredible reviews and was followed by a sell-out season at the Griffin Theatre in Sydney.
Indigenous Filmmaker Jon Bell created and wrote the drama series THE GODS OF WHEAT STREET and Every Cloud Productions produced the series for ABC. His other television credits include writing for REDFERN NOW, CLEVERMAN, READY FOR THIS and THE WARRIORS. He has also written and acted in the sketch comedy series BLACK COMEDY and AUSSIE RANGERS for ABC, as well as writing and directing previous short films THE CHUCK IN, AND JUSTICE FOR ONE, and TWO BIG BOYS.
Produced by Kristina Ceyton, Samantha Jennings,
Taylor Goddard and Mitchell Stanley
Director of Photography Sean Ryan
Editor Simon Njoo
Production Designer Bethany Ryan
Sound Designer Sam Petty
Costume Designer Caitlin Murray
Makeup & Hair Artist Carol Cameron
Prosthetics Designer Larry Van Duynhoven
VFX Supervisor Leo Baker
Developed & Financed with the assistance of Screen Australia
Australian Broadcaster SBS - NITV