WEST OF SUNSHINE had its premiere at the 2017 Venice Film Festival and is the feature debut of Australian writer-director Jason Raftopoulos.
WEST OF SUNSHINE tells the story of Jim (Damian Hill), trapped in a perpetual cycle of gambling and debt, as he desperately attempts to repay a violent loan shark (Tony Nikolakopoulos). Unfolding over the course of a day, Jim must pay back his debt by any means necessary, all while being forced to watch his son (Ty Perham, Hill’s real-life stepson).
Receiving a five-minute standing ovation at Venice Film Festival and described by Variety as a “sharp and rewarding feature debut,” WEST OF SUNSHINE will be released in Australian cinemas on August 23rd. You can view a trailer for the film on YouTube and at the official website and Facebook.
Sydney Arts Guide has ten WEST OF SUNSHINE in-season double passes to give away. To be in the running to win an in-season double pass to WEST OF SUNSHINE, email (email@example.com) with SUNSHINE as the subject, along with your full name AND mailing address. Competition closes COB Monday 20th August, 2018 when the winners will be drawn. Only winners will be notified and the prizes will be posted by Sydney Arts Guide when they are received from the promoter.