Congratulations to Dominic Ona-Ariki, Ilaisaane Green, and Rodney Rounds, who have been cast in The Commons alongside Joanne Froggatt (Downtown Abbey) and Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) in the eight-part thriller set at the crossroads of climate change.
Our first full GCM-family cast together in an Australian series, and all from auditions taped in our studio downstairs!
Currently being shot across Sydney, the thriller is directed by Jeffrey Walker alongside Rowan Woods and Jennifer Leacey. Described as a near-futurist drama it explores motherhood, morality and humanity set at the crossroads of climate change and the cutting edge of biotechnology.
The Commons is a character driven thriller set at the crossroads of climate change and the cutting edge of biotechnology. Set in the not too distant future, it’s a story about motherhood as the ultimate act of faith in humanity. Part mystery, part relationship drama, it puts a human face on what’s coming down the road and the heroism that lies inside us all when our backs are against the wall.
The project has received major production investment from Screen Australia and Screen NSW with finance support from Stan.
It's the second big win for Dominic this year. Following shooting on The Commons, Dominic travels straight to Queenstown to begin as the pivotal lead in new local series One Lane Bridge.