Actors Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires), Gwilym Lee and director Wayne Blair will embark on a Q&A tour of their new film Top End Wedding at four cinemas in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin ahead of the film’s Gala Screening at the Gold Coast Film Festival.
There is no news yet on a Queensland, Western Australia or Tasmania Q&A screenings.
Top End Wedding was filmed across famous Australian locations including the Top End’s rarely seen Tiwi Islands, as well as Kakadu, Katherine and Darwin.
Top End Wedding is directed by Blair (The Sapphires) and features a stellar ensemble cast including AACTA Award nominee Kerry Fox (Cloudstreet), Ursula Yovich (The Code), Shari Sebbens (The Sapphires), Huw Higginson (Janet King) and Elaine Crombie (Top of The Lake).
Engaged and in love, Lauren (Tapsell) and Ned (Lee) have just ten days to find Lauren’s mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the Northern Territory, reunite her parents and pull off their dream Top End wedding. As the couple travel through the wild beauty of Australia’s Northern Territory landscapes they meet unforgettable characters, find fulfilment and Lauren learns why her mother had to leave to find home.
“I’m so proud to be from the Northern Territory and I’m thrilled that Top End Wedding really shows off its innate beauty,” said Tapsell, who also co-wrote the film. “The film really celebrates what it means to belong to an Aboriginal community and how much strength you can draw from being home.”
Top End Wedding opens nationally May 2.
Promotional Tour Dates and Locations:
The Australian Premiere – Adelaide Film Festival – GU Film House – Saturday April 6
Melbourne Red Carpet Screening – Village Cinemas Rivoli – Sunday April 7
Sydney Exclusive Q&A with Cast and Premiere Screening – The Ritz Randwick – Tuesday April 9
Darwin Red Carpet Screening – Event Cinemas Palmerston – Thursday April 11