Red carpet rolls out for Colac film premiere

COLAC’S arts centre will receive the Hollywood treatment for a film premiere tomorrow.

Colac filmmakers Lachlan Ryan and Jarrod Theodore’s debut feature film Reverse Runner will premiere at Colac Cinemas tomorrow night.

Screenings for the general public will start on October 11.

Reverse Runner directors Jarrod Theodore and Lachlan Ryan get excited about tomorrow’s red carpet premiere of their debut feature film, complete with promotional shirts, caps and water bottles.

The filmmakers said they were excited about releasing the film in their home town.

“After almost five years in the making, we’re finally ready to reveal all our hard work,” Theodore said.

Ryan said the premiere was a “dream come true”.

“There will be a red carpet, bands, dancing girls, the whole shebang,” he said.

“We want to give it the full Hollywood treatment.”

Reverse Runner is about Kid Campbell, played by Colac’s Daniel Cannon, who aspires to be the fastest backwards runner at the Alternate Olympics.

The movie also features comedians Dave Callan and Rhys Mitchell, marathon runner Steve Moneghetti and sports commentator Bruce McAvaney, as well as 101 Dalmatians director Stephen Herek as executive producer.

Ryan said Colac businesses had supported the film by hanging up Reverse Runner posters in shop windows.

“There’s a huge buzz around town from people of all ages excited to see Reverse Runner, which is rewarding for everyone involved in the film,” he said.

Theodore said Colac Cinemas would show the movie for four to five weeks and he encouraged audiences to get behind the Colac project.

“Many tickets have already been sold and it would be a shame if people missed out on seeing the film on the big screen on Colac Cinemas’ brand new digital projectors,” he said.

“We are currently in discussion with the Regent Cinema in Ballarat who are very excited to screen the film, which is fantastic.”

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