Created by the filmmaking team of writer and director, Craig Boreham and producer, Annmaree J Bell, Teenage Kicks. The film is a journey through the minefield of adolescence as Miklos Varga, played by young up and comer Miles Szanto, searches for a way to navigate through his guilt over his brother’s death and his explosive sexuality to find the man he can be.
The films boasts an impressive young ensemble cast with Miles Szanto (Love My Way, The Elephant Princess) in the lead role alongside Daniel Webber (most recently seen as Lee Harvey Oswald with James Franco in JJ Abrams’ 11.22.63), Shari Sebbens (The Sapphires, Redfern Now) and Charlotte Best (Puberty Blues, Home and Away) as well as veterans, AFI winner, Anni Finsterer, Lech Mackiewicz and ex-football legend Ian Roberts (Superman Returns, Underbelly)
Teenage Kicks is a timely exploration of youth and sexuality and has its roots in the team’s award winning short film, Drowning, that did impressive business on the international festival circuit and closer to home nabbing ‘Best Short Film’ at both Mardi Gras Film Festival and Melbourne Queer Film Festival after it’s premiere at the Academy Accredited Flickerfest Short Film Festival in Sydney.
About the team – Annmaree J Bell & Craig Boreham are an award-winning filmmaking team. Their work has screened in many festivals nationally and internationally including the Berlin International Film Festival, Palm Springs, Montreal and the Cinefiles in Cannes. Teenage Kicks will be the team’s debut feature film.