Back to Back Theatre and Matchbox Start Production on ‘Bunghole’

Back to Back Theatre and Matchbox Start Production on ‘Bunghole’

The acclaimed Back to Back Theatre, which features a company of actors with disabilities, begins shooting their debut short feature BUNGHOLE with Matchbox Pictures (Barracuda, Glitch, Wanted, The Slap) next week in and around Geelong.
Written and directed by Bruce Gladwin, BUNGHOLE is a collaboration with Matchbox Pictures with Warren Clarke as Script Editor.
The darkly humorous 30-minute film will premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2017 and will then broadcast on ABC TV.
Lead actors from the Back to Back ensemble Simon Laherty and Sonia Teuben will take on the roles of Des and Tam – members of a clean-up crew in a strange toxic wasteland. It’s a lousy job, but it’s the best they can get, and it may just get them what they want. But when they randomly come across what may be the wasteland’s last human survivor, these determined but lowly cleaners will have to decide between getting what they were working for, and doing what is right. BUNGHOLE is a story about two unlikely heroes who manage to find a little humanity in the strangest of places. The question is, what will they do when they find it?
Other supporting cast include Jacek Koman (Jack Irish, The Warriors) with seasoned theatre actors Brian Tilley and Robin Ramsay.
Alice Nash, Executive Producer of Back to Back Theatre said: “With support from the Adelaide Film Festival’s Hive program we have been able to venture into new territory. By bringing our work to screen, we are part of sweeping changes to national and international screen landscapes, presenting actors of difference in high profile contexts with broad audience appeal.”
Stephen Corvini, Producer Matchbox Pictures said: “It’s been wonderful bringing together the talents of Back to Back Theatre to produce what is bound to be a stunning and powerful piece of television drama.”
In April 2016, Back to Back Theatre received seed funding from the HIVE Fund, an Adelaide Film Festival initiative supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Screen Australia and ABC Arts. To date, the project has also received endorsement from Film Victoria via Assigned Production Investment Fund for Film & Television and its Regional Location Assistance Fund, as well as the Thyne Reid Foundation, A & M Costa Foundation and the City of Greater Geelong.

For set visits and interviews, please contact Asha Holmes Publicity:
0403 274 299 | asha@ashaholmespublicity.com.au