Asher Keddie and Stephan Elliott to bring Swinging Safari to Perth

Atticus Robb and Asher Keddie in Swinging Safari.

Asher Keddie and Stephan Elliott will swing into Perth for a couple of Q&A sessions of their new laugh-out-loud comedy and ode to a 70’s Australian summer – Swinging Safari.

Keddie and Elliott will present two events in Perth on Wednesday January 17 at Cinema Paradiso and Event Cinemas Innaloo.

Swinging Safari is a celebration of Australian summer combined with a healthy dose of nostalgia. Set in a typical Australian beachside neighbourhood at the height of a 1970s summer, Swinging Safari is a love letter to a world of careless parenting, constant sunburn and unsupervised activities.

A 200-ton blue whale washes up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in their lives. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of this quiet suburban cul-de-sac celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution. It’s a time of boxed wine, bad hair, bad styles, bad choices, but good times. And like the rotting whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.

Written and directed by Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla. Queen of the Desert), Asher Keddie stars alongside Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon and Jeremy Sims. The film also stars Jack Thompson, Darcey Wilson and newcomer Atticus Robb.

Swinging Safari reunites several key members of the team behind Australian classic The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of The Desert, with Stephan Elliott and Guy Pearce joined by producer Al Clark, production designer Colin Gibson (who recently won an Oscar, BAFTA and AACTA for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road) and Oscar, BAFTA and Tony award-winning costume designer, Lizzy Gardiner, as well as editor Sue Blainey and composer Guy Gross. Other key creatives on SWINGING SAFARI are cinematographer Brad Shield (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Avengers and The Wolverine) and Oscar-nominated make-up artist, Rick Findlater who worked on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hobbit trilogy, Unbroken and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Swinging Safari is produced by Al Clark for Wildheart Films and Jamie Hilton and co-producer Ester Harding for See Pictures, and has been jointly financed by Screen Australia, Piccadilly Pictures, Screen Queensland, Screen NSW and Cutting Edge.

Swinging Safari will be released in cinemas across Australia on 18 January 2018. You can keep up to date with the film here.

Q&A SCREENINGS – tickets on sale now!

Wednesday 17 January, 2018
6.30pm  Q&A start, 7.00pm film
Asher Keddie and Stephan Elliott Q&A hosted by Cinema Australia’s Matt Eeles before the film.
Tickets on sale now at
Special price tickets at $12.50 for Cinebuzz members / normal ticket prices apply otherwise.
Venue: Event Cinemas Innaloo, 57 Liege Street

CINEMA PARADISO, NORTHBRIDGE – 70s’s celebration Q&A screening!
Wednesday 17 January, 2018
6.30pm start
Asher Keddie and Stephan Elliott Q&A hosted by Christian Horgan following the film screening.
Go retro and step out in your best 70s gear for your chance to win some Swinging Safari merch!”
Tickets on sale now at
Normal cinema prices apply.
Venue: Cinema Paradiso, 164 James Street Northbridge

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