Principal photography has commenced on Steven Vidler’s (Blackrock) romantic comedy Standing up for Sunny with support from Headgear Films, Spectrum Films, Create NSW and VA Digital Hire.
The four-week shoot will take place in Sydney, starring an exciting young cast lead by RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Philippa Northeast (Home & Away) and Sam Reid (Prime Suspect 1973).
Standing up for Sunny follows Travis (Mitte), an isolated guy with cerebral palsy who is railroaded into helping a shy comedienne Sunny (Northeast) and finds love and acceptance through stand-up comedy.
“I’m incredibly excited to start shooting this film. It’s been a wonderful experience developing the script with some amazing people. Now seeing it brought to life by our fantastic cast lead by RJ Mitte is a huge buzz,” says Vidler.
“I’m really excited to be a part of this well-rounded movie with a great team of individuals,” says Mitte. “I can’t wait for the audience to be able to be a part of this story and go on this journey with us.”
Standing Up for Sunny will be produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin, Drew Bailey. Executive producers include Phil Hunt, Compton Ross and Josh Pomeranz.