Glenn (pictured left,) is best known for her work in Satisfaction and the film Oyster Farmer. Others in the cast will include Nicole da Silva, Sullivan Stapleton, Daniela Farinacci, Jude Beaumont and Robert Mammone.
SBS promises the series will be “sassy, sexy and determined, Carla Cametti has the looks and street smarts to get what she wants. But she also has a personal life that’s rife with danger – from a family riddled with gangsters to her volatile relationship with Detective Luciano Gandolfi, a dangerously hunky policeman seconded to curb Melbourne’s burgeoning gangland activity.”
It is created by Jo Martino and Sam Winston, both of whom worked on Satisfaction. It begins shooting in a week.
Get set for a bold new direction in local drama with CARLA CAMETTI PD, a sizzling six-part series for SBS Television, produced by Buon Giorno Productions and scheduled to commence shooting in early April.
Sassy, sexy and determined, Carla Cametti has the looks and street smarts to get what she wants. But she also has a personal life that’s rife with danger – from a family riddled with gangsters to her volatile relationship with Detective Luciano Gandolfi, a dangerously hunky policeman seconded to curb Melbourne’s burgeoning gangland activity. Oh, and there’s a price on her head…but at least life isn’t dull, and for a girl like Carla that means more than a 9 to 5 job and money in the bank…although money for the rent wouldn’t go astray…
The enchanting Diana Glenn (SATISFACTION, OYSTER FARMER) and Vince Colosimo (UNDERBELLY, THE SECRET LIFE OF US) lead a stellar ensemble cast as Carla and Gandolfi, two people who share a penchant for danger and an undeniable attraction for each other.
Nicole Da Silva (DANGEROUS) stars as Carla’s best friend, Lisa, a bride-to-be, intent on practising for her wedding night, whilst Sullivan Stapleton (DECEMBER BOYS, LITTLE OBERON) plays Carla’s ex-lover Matt Brodie, whose lifestyle may not bode well for an old-age pension. Other key cast include Dina Panozzo as Carla’s mother Angela, Alfredo Malabello as her restaurateur father, Leo, Toni Poli, Daniela Farinacci, Lauren Clair, Jude Beaumont and Robert Mammone as Ms. Cametti’s Uncle Tony, whose bonhomie belies a ruthless nature that will let nobody, not even his niece, get in his way.
Matt Campbell, Director of SBS TV and Online Content said, “We have developed this project over the last few years with the producers and it’s great to see it finally come to life with such a strong cast. Our strength at SBS is our difference and CARLA CAMETTI PD is no exception to the rule. It’s a fun, sexy and playful genre piece viewed from a completely different perspective and I can’t wait to see it on our screens.”
Working with SBS on this slick, moody production will be producers Elisa Argenzio and Cristina Pozzan, who between them have amassed three decades experience in feature, TV and documentary production. Ian Watson (LOVE MY WAY, WHITE COLLAR BLUE) will direct all six episodes, with Ewan Burnett (LAST MAN STANDING, KANGAROO PALACE) and Carole Sklan from SBS Drama serving as executive producers.
Series creator Jo Martino (SATISFACTION, STINGERS) and co-creator Sam Winston (BLUE HEELERS, SATISFACTION) will take writing credits, along with Liz Doran (THE ALICE, THE SECRET LIFE OF US) and Kris Mrksa (THE KING).
CARLA CAMETTI PD will be shot entirely on location in Melbourne, Australia, commencing its eight-week shoot on April 7, with funding provided by SBS TV, Film Finance Corporation Australia and Film Victoria. SBS Sales will handle local and international distribution.