London Premiere + Q&A + drinks reception
The London Australian Film Festival is proud to present the London premiere of Reaching Distance, the feature debut of writer/director David Fairhurst and our opening gala screening.
Struggling in the aftermath of a car accident that killed his twin sister, Logan (Wade Briggs, Please Like Me) – a cynic with a photographic memory – wakes to find himself on the same night bus as Martin (Matt Day, Muriel’s Wedding), the banker he holds responsible for his sister’s death.
His vengeance is repeatedly thwarted by increasingly strange interactions with the other passengers, including an inquisitive nurse, her jealous boyfriend, two bickering teenagers and an unhinged homeless man. As things take a turn for the bizarre, the line between past and present fractures.
Taut and whip-smart, Groundhog Day & Memento have nothing on this mind-bending thriller, which pitches an unstable man against his own faulty memory and a graffiti-strewn bus full of (not quite) strangers. Low budget but high concept, this is Australian genre filmmaking at its finest.
Ticket price includes a free drink reception.
The student short film 2004: A Suburban Odyssey (VCA – d. Asher Karahasan) will precede the main feature.
Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) on sale – cash only
“Punchy and compelling, Reaching Distance is a smart, inventive slice of local genre filmmaking.” – FilmInk
FROM THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING TEAM
Keep a close eye on the director and lead actor – these guys are sensational & this is bound to be the springboard for two very exciting & successful careers.
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 90 mins
- DAVID FAIRHURST
- WADE BRIGGS, MORGAN GRIFFIN, MATT DAY, EDDIE BAROO