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Following its critically acclaimed screening as the opening night film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Screenworks and Dendy Byron Bay Cinemas are hosting the region’s premiere of the new Australian film Wish You Were Here on Monday April 23 at 7pm. The audience is in for a treat as the film’s writer/director, Kieran Darcy-Smith will be the special guest at the premiere to discuss the making of the film.

The film has received glowing reviews in the international press including Variety magazine ‘An incandescent feature debut and a rare showcase for leads Edgerton and Price’, and Hollywood Reporter ‘A taut, emotionally-charged drama with a first-rate cast led by Joel Edgerton’.

‘It is a real coup to have Kieran Darcy-Smith as guest speaker,’ explained Screenworks General Manager, Jill Moonie. ‘Kieran is an award-winning writer/director and with his film launching nationally that same week he was in high demand on the publicity circuit.’

Wish You Were Here is a psychological drama/mystery starring Joel Edgerton (Warrior, The Thing, Animal Kingdom, Star Wars), Teresa Palmer (I am Number Four, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bedtime Stories), Felicity Price (Unfolding Florence, Farscape) and Antony Starr (In My Father’s Den, World’s Fastest Indian).

Four friends lose themselves in the fun of a carefree South East Asian holiday. Only three return home. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia?

Wish You Were Here is the passion project of writer/director Kieran Darcy-Smith, celebrated actor/ playwright Felicity Price and acclaimed producer Angie Fielder. Between them the team has won numerous international awards for their work and their films have screened in prestigious film festivals all over the world including Sundance, Venice and Berlin. They are recognised as one of the most promising creative teams to emerge in the Australian film industry in recent years.

Tickets for the premiere screening of Wish You Were Here are now on sale at Dendy Byron Bay Cinemas box office, online at dendy.com.au, or by phone 6680 8555. Tickets are $20 or $15 for Screenworks and Club Dendy members. The film begins its season at Dendy Cinemas and nationally on April 25.

Screenworks is the region’s film, television and digital media office responsible for attracting production to the Northern Rivers, professional development and nurturing a vibrant screen culture. Screenworks and Dendy Cinemas would like to thank the supporters of this event including Hopscotch Films and The Byron at Byron Resort.


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