/News 24.08.22


Filming has commenced on the Stan Original Series Totally Completely Fine – a co-production between Sundance Now and Stan and produced by Fremantle Australia. Inspired by true events, the six-part dark comedy series is led by Thomasin McKenzie (JoJo Rabbit, Last Night in Soho) and explores the complexities of grief, the power of friendship, and the ways our sadness can unite us. 

The previously announced Gretel Vella project, now titled Totally Completely Fine, follows 20-something Vivian Cunningham (Thomasin McKenzie), whose life is a mess. Last week she accidentally burnt down her brother’s vegan food truck with a bacon-flavoured vape and this week she’s inherited her grandfather’s coastal clifftop house and is tasked with helping people who come too close to the edge. Strangely enough, they’re responding to her chaotic, nihilistic brand of psychology. Maybe, just maybe, in saving these people, she’ll slowly start to save herself?

Head of Screen NSW Kyas Hepworth said Screen NSW is proud to support strong female-led television series

“With the exciting talent of Gretel Vella writing the series and director Lucy Gaffy as set up director, this female-led production is also delivering significant employment opportunities for our local creative talent. I cannot wait to see it on screens.”

Kyas Hepworth, Head of Screen NSW

Stan Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said Stan is delighted to again partner with Sundance Now on Totally Completely Fine: “This is our second Stan Original with the talented Gretel Vella, working alongside the creative team at Fremantle to secure an outstanding young cast. We look forward to sharing this series with our audiences across Stan soon,” said Scobie.

Shannon Cooper, Vice President, Programming, Sundance Now said the series was both timely and a great experience to create with Stan: “Totally Completely Fine brilliantly and compassionately tackles timely issues that surround our lives and the lives of those we cherish. We proudly support Gretel’s incredible vision and execution of the series, and it has been a true pleasure working alongside her, Stan and Fremantle since day one.”

The Stan Original Series Totally Completely Fine is created and Executive Produced by Gretel Vella, who writes alongside Keir Wilkins and Emme Hoy. The series is produced by Alice Willison, with Nat Lindwall as Executive Producer. Lucy Gaffy directs the series with Adrian directing episode four with support from VicScreen.

Financed with the assistance of Screen NSW under the Made in NSW Fund. Totally Completely Fine partners are AMC Networks’ Sundance Now and Fremantle. Fremantle will distribute the series internationally.

For information on filming in New South Wales, please contact the Screen NSW Production Attraction Team:
Email: [email protected] 

View the Screen NSW Showreel here
View NSW’s Locations Reel here.