Vanessa Collins (Sarah Armanious)

Vanessa Collins (Sarah Armanious)

Speedo’s Wife. Vanessa is self-sufficient, stressed, a woman on the edge. Her attitude to Speedo returning from deployment has shifted over the years from expectation to dread. With every tour she’d notice he’d be a little worse, more silent, more aggressive, shouting in his sleep and more determined not to seek help and risk losing his career. Vanessa decides this return is the last one, and that she will leave him. But Ted’s death throws her plan out; she can’t leave now. But she can’t live with him either.

Played by Sarah Armanious

With numerous credits to her name, Sarah Armanious is an actress and producer. Prior to filming Fighting Season, earlier this year she appeared in the Nine Network’s Bite Club and the ABC’s Cleverman. Other television credits include a series regular in the long running Headland, Wonderland, Home and Away, and Me and My Monsters. Sarah also starred in Kacie Anning’s comedy web series, Fragments Of Fridays.

Sarah appeared in the horror feature The Marshes written and directed by Roger Scott. Her short film credits including Pure Vida, All Blacks Don’t Cry, Give Me A Moment and The Last Match. Sarah also produced and starred in the acclaimed short film The Speaker in 2014.