ACTORS Ella Cannon and Brooke Satchwell say they are thrilled with their roles in the mock-reality show Footballer Wants a Wife.
Described as a parody of The Bachelor Australia 2015 it premiered at the Astor Theatre, East St Kilda, Monday last week, and was released online the same evening. It is accessible via the Bendid youtube channel and is claimed to be Australia’s biggest-ever web series.
The first three episodes are online and the final three will be released today (Tuesday).
The live premiere attracted 700 people to watch celebrity appearances on the red carpet.
Cannon, who attended Woodleigh School, has appeared in Neighbours, Winners and Losers, and is known as Kelly in the RACV’s “Call Jason” ad campaign. Satchwell, who attended Toorak College, has had regular roles on Neighbours, Wonderland, and Packed to the Rafters.
Footballer Wants a Wife’s plot follows three footballers on the journey to love: from unexpected pregnancies, to escaped criminals and unexpected family reunions.
Former Neighbours actor Ben Nicholas wrote the show which – alongside
Cannon and Satchwell – stars Cassandra Magrath, of Wolf Creek-fame, and football personality Warwick Capper.
“It’s been an exciting project to be part of,” Cannon said. “We are all confident it’s going to be a great hit.”
The show produced by Julian Costanzo of Crankyfish Productions received funding through Screen Australia.
“We have so far received a huge amount of support and I thought it would be wonderful for people living on the peninsula to see our contribution to the project,” Cannon said.
“This is a really important production for the Australian entertainment industry. It is a combined effort by an array of local talent, it is on an accessible platform and the humour relates to reality television and social media.”