Totally Completely Fine screening at NIDA

26 April 2023

Gretel Vella and cast

Alumna Gretel Vella (Writing for Performance, 2017) and cast. Image credit: NIDA

On Wednesday 19 April 2023, NIDA held a screening for the highly anticipated tv show Totally Completely Fine, created and written by NIDA alumna Gretel Vella.

The screening was viewed by a full house at NIDA Playhouse, which included show co-writer Emme Hoy, cast Devon Terrell (Acting, 2013), Contessa Trefone (Acting, 2012) and Brandon McLelland. The show also stars Rowan Witt.

 Devon Terrell (alumnus)

Devon Terrell (alumnus). Image credit: NIDA

 Director Lucy Gaffy

Director Lucy Gaffy. Image credit: NIDA

Mia Morrissey

Mia Morrissey. Image credit: NIDA

Cat Van Davies and Matt Okine

Cat Van Davies & Matt Okine. Image credit: NIDA

Totally Completely Fine is an insightful exploration of mental health, relationships, and the importance of seeking assistance when necessary. These themes are shared through Vella’s nuanced writing, which weaves together the experiences of different characters and explores their empathetic and deeply human needs.

Contessa Treffone and Devon Terell (alumni)

Contessa Treffone and Devon Terell (alumni) . Image credit: NIDA

Gretel Vella & Liz Hughes

NIDA CEO Liz Hughes & Gretel Vella. Image credit: NIDA

Totally Completely Fine is a joint production of Stan and Fremantle. It is available to watch now on Stan in Australia, as well as Sundance Now and AMC+ in the US.

We’re sending our congratulations to Gretel Vella, the cast, and crew of Totally Completely Fine for a truly exceptional production.

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The lands of the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.