The Secret Life of Us: 'A Friend Indeed'
Cate Shortland directed 10 episodes of the Australian drama series The Secret Life of Us from 2001–2003.
This excerpt of Series 1 Episode 19 A Friend Indeed features Claudia Karvan (Dr Alex Christensen), Sibylla Budd (Gabrielle Kovich), Deborah Mailman (Kelly Lewis) and Samuel Johnson (Evan Wylde).
Alex and Gabrielle discuss relationships in this warm and intimate scene.
Prior to working on Secret Life Cate had worked with a lot of non-actors on her shorts (for example Flowergirl (1999)) and she credits her collaborative experience on the series with getting her more comfortable working with actors.
Cate's other television directing credits include four episodes of the comedy series SMILF (Frankie Shaw, USA, 2019), the TV movie The Silence (Australia, 2006) and four episodes of Bad Cop, Bad Cop (David Caesar and Cate Shortland, Australia, 2002–2003).
Her television writing credits include The Kettering Incident (Rowan Woods and Tony Krawitz, Australia, 2016), Deadline Gallipoli (Michael Rymer, Australia, 2014), Devil's Playground (Rachel Ward and Tony Krawtiz, Australia, 2014) and The Slap (Jessica Hobbs, Matthew Saville, Tony Ayres and Robert Connolly, Australia, 2011).
This episode was first broadcast on Network Ten on 5 November 2001.