Swift Street cast in Cannes

Cast of SBS drama attended a World Premiere at Canneseries this week.

Cast and creatives from upcoming SBS drama Swift Street hit the pink carpet in Cannes this week for its world premiere at Canneseries.

Director Tig Terera was joined by cast members Cliff Curtis, Keiynan Lonsdale and Bernie Van Tiel.

The series was selected as one of 10 series from across the globe to compete in the festival’s coveted Short Form Competition.

Swift Street described as a fast, funny and big-hearted urban heist-escapade that reimagines the crime genre. It features the next generation of new Australian creative talent alongside established stars.

Tanzyn Crawford (Tiny Beautiful Things) and Cliff Curtis (Avatar: The Way of Water) lead the cast as dysfunctional father-daughter duo Robert and Elsie.

They are joined by Keiynan Lonsdale (Love, Simon), Eliza Matengu (Thor: Love and Thunder), Bernie Van Tiel (Erotic Stories) and Alfred Chuol in his first television role.

Swift Street was created and directed by Tig Terera (Tinashé, Chenge). Episodes 5-8 were directed by Nicholas Verso and the series was executive produced by Magpie Pictures’ Lois Randall. Filmed on location in Melbourne’s bustling inner-city cultural hub, Swift Street is desscribed as a love letter to the Melbourne where Tig grew up.

Premiering on SBS and SBS On Demand on Wednesday 24 April at 8.30pm.

Photo: Grégoire Lentini

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