“We filmed some of the show in Mornington, Brighton and Williamstown. There’s shots of the Mornington Pier in the promo trailer, although I didn’t have any scenes on the Peninsula myself. I really enjoyed it. We filmed for a couple of months after I came off the Australian-Chinese movie The Whistleblower. I’ve just finished shooting Postcards and now I’m rehearsing for Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge, which will be on at the MTC. It’s great to be working so much. The years between 40 and 50 were a bit lean and I had to reinvent myself. That’s when I started the Peninsula School of Acting and the Peninsula Film Festival. Three of the cast from Bad Mothers — Tess Haubrich (Sarah Pooley), Michala Banas (Jesse McKinnon) and Don Hany (Kyle Evans) — were at the Peninsula Film Festival in Rosebud this year.”
Steve loves living on the Peninsula. He has a real soft spot for Sorrento back beach, where he learnt to surf as a kid, and loves being surrounded by water. He lives here with his wife and three children. “The set of Bad Mothers was just like being at home,” he laughs. “Being surrounded by a strong female cast. My six-year-old daughter is the boss of everything, after my wife. One thing I learnt on set was how important it was to be well-prepared, arrive early and always be first in the queue at lunch time!”
Smart thinking, Steve. Keep your eyes peeled for those bad mothers.