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New Australian YA comedy Sweethurt will have its world premiere in Sydney next month.
Written and directed by Tom Danger (Lead Me Astray), Sweethurt explores two interwoven stories of love, friendship, and the paralysing fear of dying alone.
Jacob (Rav Ratnayake) embarks on a road-trip to a small, beach-side town with his two best friends and sociopath sister, for what promises to be a fun weekend of going through their newly-deceased grandfather’s stuff – but upon arrival, Jacob’s true motivations are revealed; his ex-girlfriend, Olivia (Alannah Robertson), lives in the town, and Jacob wants one last shot at probably disappointing her again.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the same town, Skye (Tyra Cartledge) has just had her heart broken, and the only one who can pick up the pieces is her best friend Carly (Rhiaan Marquez) – together, they go on a voyage through the night, having to deal with perverts, pirates, and worst of all – her parents. There is also a baby goat, of course.
Danger describes the film as being very much in the same vein as 90’s classics like American Pie, Chasing Amy and Can’t Hardly Wait.
The premiere of the film will be held on Friday, November 27 at 7pm at the Ritz Cinema in Randwick. Tickets and details here.