Meet Leila and Ziad

We’re back! We collaborated again with SBS to create 6 x educational live-action dramas, with a bit of comedy thrown in. This series helps newly arrived people to improve their English skills and further their understanding of Australia.

Check out all episodes of Meet Leila and Ziad on SBS Learn English!


It was super fun to write and produce this series with our talented cast and crew. Take a squiz at some bloopers from our enjoyable time on set in this 60 sec video below.






James Hackett

Shiyan Zheng

Anthony Salame


James Hackett


Janine Googan (SBS) – Executive Producer

Chloe Marshall – Producer

Holly Fraser – 1st Assistant Director

Jessica Mulet – Production Assistant

Ben Powell – Director of Photography

Brendan Blacklock – 2nd Camera Operator

Christine Anderson – 1st Assistant Camera

Craig Sykes – Gaffer

Clay Elliot – Best Boy

Nick Peterson – Sound Recordist

Greg Northam – Sound Recordist

Angela Brookes – Hair and Makeup Artist

Erin Fairs – Wardrobe Stylist

Nathan Evans – Production Designer


Anthony Salame – Ziad

Madeline Marie Dona – Leila

Johnny Nasser – Rami

Nisrine Amine – Mariam

Jenny Tian – Naomi

James Hackett – Pharmacist

Cassandra Linehan – Hot Kebab Lady

Tanuj Kalra – Kebab Shop Customer

Pedj Bojic – Hiking Group Leader