Iggy and Ace: Our New Besties

September 9, 2021
WA made series Iggy and Ace (directed by Monica Zanetti, produced by Hannah Ngo and co-produced by Melissa Kelly) is destined to score laughs and touch hearts.

The story follows best friends Iggy (Sara West) and Ace (Josh Virgona) who live, work and party together. When Ace decides to get sober, Iggy cannot comprehend it. Hurt that their lives are separating, Iggy goes to great lengths in an attempt to sabotage Ace’s recovery.

Producer Hannah Ngo wants the audience to have fun as well as come to their own conclusions about the moral of the story.

“I’m hoping that they are entertained and that it’s able to get them to look inwards at themselves.”

She also believes that if it encourages people to evaluate their alcohol consumption and appreciate the diversity within the show, then that would be a bonus.

Ngo enjoyed the series’ premiere at CinefestOZ recently. “The buzz was great, I got some really nice messages and everyone laughed in all the right places.”

For the quirky Iggy & Ace, the producer teamed up again with writer and friend AB Morrison (Carnal Privilege, Tribunal).

AB Morrison and Hannah Ngo

The 6x 10 minute Digital Originals series was made for SBS, with principal production funding from Screen Australia in association with SBS, and development and production funding by Screenwest and Lotterywest.

So, what makes Iggy & Ace a stand out?

“You think you’ll come for comedy but also how much heart is in the project and how relatable people are finding it.”

Iggy & Ace is available to watch now on SBS On Demand.

 

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