Friday On My Mind Sydney Sept. 16
Australian Film Television and Radio School
A night with an All Star and an all Aussie Rom-Com
“The cars are fast, the burnouts furious, the bums bare, the portaloos exploding and the beer flowing in our first look at Aussie movie Spin Out.” – Herald Sun
Pop on down to AFTRS this Friday night as Friday On My Mind host Giles Hardie chats with legendary Aussie comedian turned director Tim Ferguson about his new Aussie comedy feature Spin Out. Not only will we be chatting to Ferguson and hosting an audience Q&A, but straight after we will be putting on a special free advanced screening of the film itself in our fully equipped AFTRS theatre as well.
Cinema has truly proved the final frontier for Tim Ferguson who this week delivers a ute-filled romantic comedy, Spin Out, that puts the car into cardiac affairs.
Ferguson first made a name for himself as a charmingly foul mouthed yet ingeniously witty member of comedy trio The Doug Anthony All Stars. He has since written, performed and produced for television - from DAAS Kapital for the ABC to Don't Forget Your Toothbrush for Nine - penned a novel and a memoir tracking his life with multiple sclerosis, and has even taught comedy around the country. Now he has a film that he has co-written and co-directed. All produced while reviving the All Stars to tour around the world.
Did Ferguson's model breaking anarchic comedy background inform his film more than the comedy rules he identified and taught as a teacher?
Come and hear Ferguson in conversation discuss the journey to becoming a filmmaker and then see Spin Out for yourself right after.
SPIN OUT: was written by Tim Ferguson & Edwina Exton. Ferguson will also direct with legendary filmmaker Marc Gracie. It’s an irresistible ode to a distinctly Australian slice of life.
It follows a slow-burning attraction between two long-time friends, Billy (Xavier Samuel) and Lucy (Morgan Griffin) – both in denial over their inescapable desire for each other. But as change beckons, they must confront their feelings amidst the backdrop of their town’s Ute Muster and annual B&S Ball…or go their separate ways. SPIN OUT will make us laugh, cry and even cheer, with some of the most electrifying UTE ‘circle work’ action ever captured on-screen.
HOST: Giles Hardie
Check out the trailer here
The Entertainment Quarter, 130/116 Lang Rd
This Friday 6pm