Ben Elton’s THREE SUMMERS has brought joy and belly laughter to audiences on its whirlwind journey of Q&A screenings across Australia, before the film’s national cinematic release on Thursday, 2 November.
Described as ‘Australia in a tent’ THREE SUMMERS fuses romance, music and Ben Elton’s trademark wit and satirical edge in this engaging contemporary folk tale, inspired by the famous Fairbridge Festival held annually near Pinjarra in Western Australia.
THREE SUMMERS is the first feature film to be shot entirely in Pinjarra, located in Mandurah & the Peel Region, Perth’s nature hub just an hour south of Perth.
The production was made possible in partnership with The Peel Development Commission and is the first film to receive funding from the $16million Western Australian Regional Film Fund, supported by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
Janelle Marr, Screenwest Chair thanked the film’s partners for their support of Western Australian stories and talent.
“Your support has enabled our stories, landscapes and people to be showcased on screens nationally and internationally; and has provided significant cultural, social and economic outcomes for the Western Australian community.”
“There is so much Western Australian talent in THREE SUMMERS with 91 of the 101 crew proudly calling themselves West Australians.”
THREE SUMMERS had its world premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival and screened as a Film Prize Finalist at CinefestOZ, both in August 2017.
THREE SUMMERS stars an impressive ensemble cast of Robert Sheehan, Rebecca Breeds, Magda Szubanski, Michael Caton, Deborah Mailman, John Waters, Kelton Pell, Jacqueline McKenzie, Peter Rowsthorn.
THREE SUMMERS is an Invisible Republic / Taylor Media production, with principal funding support from Screenwest, Lotterywest and Screen Australia. It is the first recipient of the Western Australian Regional Film Fund supported by Royalties for Regions. THREE SUMMERS is distributed by Transmission Films.
Watch the trailer and check your local listings for screening times, including the below Q&A screenings.
- EVENT CINEMAS INNALOO – Wednesday, November 1, 7.00pm.
Q&A with Ben Elton following the movie.
- LUNA SX CINEMAS FREMANTLE – Thursday, November 2, 6.30pm
Pre-film entertainment with the Morris Men, with a Ben Elton Q&A following the movie hosted by Christian Horgan.