Ashley Bannerman, Gia Ré, and Stephanie Levi-John have been cast as leads in an upcoming digital drama series ‘Third Act’, from Writer & Director/DP duo Leon Mayne & Olan Collardy.
Layered in hidden messages, the story begins with three friends as they embark on a new venture in podcasting. A humble setting for conversation quickly yields tension-filled exchanges between the friends, opening up a sequence of events that reveal secrets in their respective relationships.
Bannerman plays Sidney, an advanced speech and language therapist who strives for ideals rather than the balance of reality. Her moral compass reaches an impasse when her friendship and relationship is tested.
Ré will play Rose, a radio producer and DJ whose talent and presence lands her a contract with a boutique talent agency. Her witty, affable exterior is haunted by an inner vulnerability; one she is able to control until her personal and private life crossover.
Levi-John will play Adrienne, a self-employed entertainment columnist, and blogger. An unapologetic social media darling, she is a formidable yet dangerous force whose ever-growing status brings her closer to achievement but further away from morality.
Olan Collardy (Run), Leon Mayne (Brothers With No Game) and Charlotte Toon will serve as executive producer, director, and producer respectively. The three-part series will go into production later this month for a spring/summer premiere.
This is the third time Collardy and Mayne have worked together, following successful runs of Brothers With No Game and How Did We Get Here?