The red carpet is being rolled out for the charity gala local premier of Three Summers in Mandurah this month.
The October 30 event will see guests treated to a four-course dinner in the foyer of the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre along with entertainment, a Q&A with director Ben Elton and some of the actors, premiere screening at Reading Cinemas and an after party.
Elton and the Three Summers team are looking forward to supporting two great local charities and the region in which the film was shot, with proceeds from the event going to Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health (FISH) and the Lord’s Taverners Australia Peel Branch.
“We looking forward to premiering Three Summers in Mandurah for the local community so they can enjoy what we have been able to produce together,” Elton said.
“We have appreciated the support of the local community to shoot our film in their region.”
Koodah Cornwall, Aboriginal Elder and Senior Manager of FISH stated “We are proud to be the national charity partner with Ben’s film and he and his team showed nothing but respect and understanding for Aboriginal people throughout the production”.
“Three Summers is a great Australian yarn where you can have a good belly laugh while at the same time being encouraged to share each other’s stories, which in turn develops respect and appreciation.”
On the night there will be a charity auction of key props and costumes of the main characters in the film, door prizes, a raffle, Three Summers merchandise and the CD of the film soundtrack will be available for sale to assist in fundraising efforts.
“We have a great partnership with FISH and are proud to be running this event together to not only celebrate Ben’s wonderful film but to raise funds to give disadvantage young people a sporting chance”, Barrie Hudson, Lord’s Taverners Peel Branch president said.
There will only be a limited release of tickets with just 200 remaining for purchase.
Three Summers will be released in cinemas across Australia on November 2.
Fusing romance, music and Ben Elton’s trademark with and satirical edge, Three Summers delivers an engaging folk tale of contemporary Australia with the soundtrack and the belly laughs for the summer to come.
It has received rave reviews on the east coast where it premiered earlier this year.