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Darius Devas is Unravelling

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Unravelling at The Byron Theatre

Acclaimed local director Darius Devas is screening the Byron premiere of his new feature film, Unravelling, straight from its world premiere at the prestigious Cinefest Oz in Western Australia. The film tells the story of El and Sim, a couple in their 30s, who have just moved to the Byron Shire and are gripping onto their relationship as their different visions for the future threaten to tear them apart. The film was almost entirely self-financed and was shot and edited in the Byron Shire. After developing the idea, Darius wrote the film in collaboration with the two lead actors Cazz Bainbridge and Duncan Ragg, and was mentored by acclaimed director Kim Farrant, through the Screenworks and ADG Director Pathway Program. With Kim’s support he created a bespoke process, combining writing and performance workshops to develop the script. Devas spoke about shooting it in the shire: ‘Making films on a micro-budget requires so much goodwill and support from the community. I was incredibly humbled to see the lengths people went to to help bring this film to life. They committed weeks of their lives, let us into their homes, their cafes, restaurants and market stalls; they were extras, they helped cook, it was incredible.’ 

Unravelling has its Byron premiere Wednesday September 21 at 6pm at the Byron Theatre, tickets $25. The screening will include a Q&A with the director and cast. 

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