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Fairbridge Festival-inspired film by Ben Elton

12 Sep

Production recently began in WA on the feature film Three Summers, the new ensemble romantic comedy written and directed by Ben Elton, and that’s been inspired by the acclaimed Fairbridge Festival, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017. Three Summers is the first feature film to be entirely shot in the scenic Peel Region of Western Australia.
The first Australian feature film from the internationally-renowned writer, director and comedian, with screenwriting credits including The Young Ones, Blackadder and Mr Bean. Three Summers is a spirited take on the annual festival goers at a regional music festival over three consecutive years. Embracing the diversity of this typically Australian community as it gathers together in a music tent, the film fuses romance and music with Elton’s trademark wit and satirical edge.

A multi-award winning creative talent, Ben Elton is a writer, director, comedian and actor whose work has been enjoyed by millions of people around the globe for more than thirty years. Elton said of the film: “Festivals are the great levellers. We’re all equal in the queue for the Portaloos and no one looks cool dancing in a swamp. Stories collide, cultures clash and romance blossoms beneath the glorious Australian sun. Then it rains. Whoever said music was the food of love didn’t play the theremin.
Fairbridge Festival is back in 2017, from 21-24 April, with performer expressions of interest closing 16 September. This is open to musicians as well as artists who can deliver interesting workshops/presentations. Apply here.

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