Italian star Michela De Rossi (pictured) will play a main character in ‘While The Men Are Away’, currently filming in Sydney. She joins Matt Testro, Phoebe Grainer, and Jana Zvedeniuk as principal cast.
The show is scheduled to air on SBS later this year. It is described as a queer revisionist dramedy about Two Women’s Land Army recruits from Sydney who arrive in the country and undergo a heady course in race relations, rural politics, spirituality, sex, and personal growth – and farming! De Rossi plays Francesca(“Frankie”), an Italian immigrant struggling to run her husband’s apple farm after he seemingly enlists.
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has worked on this one so far. Submissions are still happening, so fingers crossed if you have been submitted.