In coming weeks Young will become the back drop to a movie being filmed by award winning film maker and home grown talent Joshua Longhurst. The film is a naturalistic drama about the contemporary rural youth culture which borrows from the road trip genre.
Joshua has always wanted to make a film where he grew up. “I don’t think we see enough of rural NSW on screen at the moment. It’s such a gorgeous landscape and having travelled around the Riverina a lot for swimming when I was younger, I always dreamt of making films in these places. I look forward to making bigger projects in this area in the future and hopefully ‘Cherry Season’ will evolve into something bigger that we can come back and make, maybe a mini series or a feature film”.
Growing up he was always the person pointing the family video camera at his younger sibling and cousins and asking them to do ridiculous skits he had written up. Joshua has said his cousins may even end up in this film too.
In this film Joshua is collaborating once again with Tim Spencer who has written ‘Cherry Season’. They first collaborated together on ‘Oasis’ which won awards at both the Mardi Gras and Melbourne Queer Film Festivals. ‘Cherry Season’ will screen on SBS and SBS On Demand next year.
“It’s so exciting and encouraging to know that we already have a broadcast deal in place so our friends, family, supporters – and strangers! – can see it when it’s done. It’s one of six short films that will screen as part of the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. It’s our hope the film will go on to screen at film festivals in Australia and internationally as well, as my first film did”.
If you would like to be an extra in the film or generally help out please contact Wintergarden Pictures on their email address: firstname.lastname@example.org