Rachel Griffiths to make TV directorial debut on Nowhere Boys

2nwbyRachel Griffiths will make her TV directorial debut on the second season of ABC3’s teen drama, Nowhere Boys.

Griffiths tells TV Tonight she ‘shadowed’ directors while appearing on Nine’s House Husbands.

“These guys were great and they were very open. The actors were lovely about me being on set on the days when I wasn’t working and watching how it was done,” she says.

She will get to flex her directing skills on the small screen following on from two short films a decade ago, Tulip and Roundabout.

“I’m very excited to be working with Tony (Ayres, creator) and very grateful that he went into bat for me and gave me that chance,” she says.

“It’s a very normal transition in America. When you’ve done 200 hours of television you get to know what helps what doesn’t help and you know what’s required. That doesn’t mean I’m blasé about it all. I’m really nervous!

“I will be shadowing a block of that pretty soon and I had my first pre-production meeting yesterday.”

Season Two of the Matchbox Pictures series will begin filming in late June with Joel Lok, Dougie Baldwin, Rahart Adams and Matthew Testro.

Griffiths previously appeared on both Underground: The Julian Assange Story and Camp for Matchbox Pictures.

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