The First Australian Prime Video Original Announces Cast

The full cast has been announced for Prime Video Australia’s new romantic comedy Five Blind Dates!

The first Australian Amazon Original movie tells the story of a tenacious tea shop owner who is told by a fortune teller that she will find her soulmate on one of the next five dates she goes on. 

Already announced to star is writer and producer of the film, Shuang Hu. Joining production in Sydney will be:

  • Yoson An (MULAN, New Gold Mountain, and The Plane) as Richard
  • Jon Prasida (Kung Fu, and Tomorrow When the War Began) as Ezra
  • Desmond Chiam (With Love, Reef Break, and The Falcon And The Winter Soldier) as Apollo
  • Ilai Swindells (SLiDE, Open Slather, and Redfern Now) as Mason
  • Renee Lim (Please Like Me S1-3, Palm Beach, and Clickbait) as Jing, Lia’s Mum
  • Tiffany Wong (Prey School) as Alice, Lia’s sister
  • Rob Collins (Total Control, and Firebite) as Curtis 
  • Tzi Ma (MULAN, Rush Hour, and Kung Fu) as Xien,  Lia’s father

Five Blind Dates is produced by Amazon Studios and Goalpost Pictures Australia, with Nathan Ramos Park alongside Shuang Hu as co-writer and producer and Shawn Seet directing. 

Whilst visiting her family in her hometown for her sister Alice’s (Wong) engagement festivities, Lia Ling (Hu) finds herself at a comedically tumultuous family luncheon with her best friend Mason (Swindells) and is gifted an unwelcome prophecy that she will soon meet her suitor. Her family, unsure of Lia’s ability to discern a partner for herself, decides to set her up on five blind dates. Even though her true passion and current focus lie in saving her traditional tea-shop back in Sydney -tea-making being a passion inherited from her grandmother- Lia reluctantly agrees to go on these dates.

Five Blind Dates will join thousands of TV shows and movies in the Prime Video catalogue, including hits like The Boys, The Wheel of Time, Reacher, Clarkson’s Farm, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Without Remorse, The Tomorrow War, Nine Perfect Strangers, and Upload, along with Golden Globe Award-winning films Being The Ricardos and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, plus Emmy Award-winners Fleabag and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and licensed content.