We’re delighted to announce that Rachel Lang, MNZM – one of Aotearoa’s leading television writers and showrunners – has joined the Bed Ridden team! After securing a second tranche of development funding from the NZ Film Commission, writer/director, Grant Lahood and producer, Alan Brash, elected to bring in a co-writer for a final pass on the Bed Ridden script before taking it to market. We approached Rachel, co-creator of iconic Kiwi series, Outrageous Fortune, Bad Mothers, Westside, and Go Girls (among many others), and we met for a brainstorm about where to take the script next.
Over the following months, a new draft was written by Rachel and Grant and we couldn’t be more pleased with the response it’s getting. Keep an eye out for more exciting announcements about this project coming soon.
Here’s an interview from 2010 where Rachel reflects on some of the many projects she’d been involved with up to that point in her illustrious career, including Shortland Street, Mercy Peak, Outrageous Fortune, Go Girls, and This is Not My Life.