The stars and director of Boys in the Trees hit the red carpet at the Jam Factory in Melbourne on Monday night for the film’s Australian premiere.
Stars Toby Wallace, Mitzi Ruhlmann, Justin Holborow and director Nicholas Verso attended the Australian premiere event for the film, after doing the rounds at several international film festivals that included the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival.
Other celebrity guests at the event included Kerry Armstrong (The Wrong Girl), Pez (musician), Joe Klocek (Barracuda), Harrison Gilbertson (Hounds of Love), William McKenna (Nowhere Boys), The Mavis (band), Jordy Race Coldrey (Nowhere Boys), Abbey Stone (musician), Klara Belle (blogger) and Michael & Sue Gudinski.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
It’s Halloween 1997 – the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and their skater gang, The Gromits. Childhood is over and adult life beckons. But for Corey, his past has some unfinished business. When he encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend but now victimised by Jango’s cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home for old time’s sake.
What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical as they tell each other ghost stories, drawing upon their fears of the world around them. But on the night of the grave’s delight, even the most buried truths will find a way of coming to life.
Check out the gallery below and you can also check out our review of the film here, before it releases Australia-wide on 20 October 2016.
Photos: Jim Lee