Uncertain Times by Serah Nathan and Hayley Beveridge

ARTIST STATEMENT

Uncertain Times is a comedy about Hayley and Serah, two housemates from the suburbs, desperately trying to navigate their lives during coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown restrictions. Hayley suspects she’s contracted the illness, so the friends have to keep themselves in quarantine whilst Serah tries to find her a cure. Out of work and out of things to keep them occupied, will their friendship survive the pandemic?

“This limited web series was written, produced and edited by Hayley Beveridge and me. In accordance with physical distancing requirements, we taught our real-life housemates to operate camera and sound!

I hope for a future where kindness and community aren’t monetised at a corporate level. The series is a kind of smart-arse ode to the mental turbulence caused by some of the confusing messaging coming from ‘the powers that be’ every single day.”

Uncertain Times
by Serah Nathan and Hayley Beveridge

A very special thanks to Creative Brimbank’s Bowery Online program.

Uncertain Times is certain that these videos contain some adult references so exercise discretion before viewing.

Episode 1

Credits:
Serah Nathan – Co-creator
Hayley Beveridge – Co-creator
Nick Harvey – Camera
Oliver Stenmark – Sound

Episode 2

Credits:
Serah Nathan – Co-creator
Hayley Beveridge – Co-creator
Nick Harvey – Camera
Oliver Stenmark – Sound

Episode 3

Credits:
Serah Nathan – Co-creator
Hayley Beveridge – Co-creator
Nick Harvey – Camera
Oliver Stenmark – Sound

Music Credit:
‘My Happiness’ by Powderfinger

Episode 4

Credits:
Serah Nathan – Co-creator
Hayley Beveridge – Co-creator
Nick Harvey – Camera
Oliver Stenmark – Sound

Music Credit:
‘Savage’ by Megan Thee Stallion

Episode 5

Credits:
Serah Nathan – Co-creator
Hayley Beveridge – Co-creator
Nick Harvey – Camera
Oliver Stenmark – Sound
Sunny S Walia – Actor
Mark Adams – Actor
Marianne McLoughlin – Actor
Clare Hayes – Actor

Music Credits:
‘Polyester Girl’ by Regurgitator
‘Lux Aeterna’ by Clint Mansell
‘Come With Me’ by Puff Daddy
‘Bad Girls’ by M.I.A

About Serah Nathan

Serah uses comedy to explore longing, loneliness and consumption in the work she creates for screen and stage.

She grew up in Melbourne’s north-west and spent countless hours pretending to like footy to fit in with her peers. Falling in love with storytelling when her Dad started running an independent cinema, Serah found solace in watching Australian cinema and winding up film spools during her formative years.

www.serahnathan.com

Uncertain Times by Serah Nathan and Hayley Beveridge is created for Shelter 2020.

Featured image credit: courtesy the artist.

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