by Matthew Eeles
Perth actor Liam Graham has been cast in ABC’s Perth-shot drama, The Heights.
Graham, whose credits include the well-received comedy series The Legend of Gavin Tanner, award-winning short film Council and feature film OtherLife, will have an ongoing role in the series as Tyler.
“Being cast in The Heights has been an incredible experience,” Graham tells Cinema Australia.
“Having a production of this scale being filmed in Western Australia is a groundbreaking step forward for the Australian film industry. A series of this calibre is typically filmed in the Eastern States and has seldom been executed in Western Australia before, so to be part of history in the making is a truly indescribable feeling.”
Graham’s character is a 23 year old wealthy bisexual bohemian who on a night out meets Ash, a brooding Persian man who’s start in life was in the harsh conditions of Iran. There is an instant connection between the two who are from polar opposite worlds. Tyler also has quit a complex relationship with his ex-girlfriend.
The Heights, a 30 x 30” serial drama, centres on the inner‐city neighbourhood of Arcadia Heights, exploring the relationships between the residents of the Arcadia social housing tower and the people who live in the rapidly gentrifying community that surrounds it.
The Heights cast also includes Marcus Graham (Cleverman), Roz Hammond (Muriel’s Wedding) and Shari Sebbens (The Sapphires).
“To work alongside cast and crew of this distinction, many who have made both national and international world-class productions, is both humbling and surreal,” says Graham.
“Having the opportunity to work with some Aussie stage and screen legends like Shari Sebbens and Marcus Graham is an invaluable experience.”
Season one of The Heights was written by Hannah Carroll Chapman, Romina Accurso, Peter Mattessi, Megan Palinkas, Nick King, Clare Atkins, Niki Aken, Dot West, Magda Wozniak, Mithila Gupta, Tracey Defty‐Rashid, Larissa Behrendt, Miley Tunnecliffe, Katie Beckett and Melissa Lee Speyer. This first season is directed by James Bogle, Andrew Prowse, Renee Webster and Darlene Johnson.
Liam Graham is represented by Karli Doumanis Management and Nerida Moore from Moore Creative Artists.