Ben Phillip's blog and e-book 'Diary of an Uber
Driver' has been turned into a six-part drama series for the ABC, with
production currently underway in Sydney.
by Martha Coleman and Lauren Edwards (pictured below) of RevLover
Films, (the long form sister company to Revolver/Will O'Rourke), the
show will be made with the support of All3Media and Create NSW. Written
by Thomas Ward (Please Like Me) Diary of An Uber Driver follows Uber
driver, Ben as he tries to work out what he should be doing in his life
while helping others to get where they are going. Against the ticking
clock of impending fatherhood, Ben must decipher what being 'relevant'
looks like in a relationship that seems to think he's surplus to
Sam Cotton (Rosehaven) plays Ben, while Zahra Newman (Wentworth,
Sisters) plays Beck, the mother of his unborn child. The series will
also star John Bell, Caroline Brazier, Ed Oxenbould, Julian Maroun and
Emily Barclay and the series will be directed by Matthew Moore
"RevLover Films was started by
Steve Rogers, Michael Ritchie and myself to make the kind of shows we
want to watch and we are thrilled that Diary of an Uber Driver is our
first production," says Martha Coleman.