Backyard Ashes is a new Independent Australian Film, created, based and filmed in rural Wagga Wagga, NSW. It is an entertaining family film that uses the famous Australian past time of backyard cricket as an analogy for the bitter sporting rivalry between England and Australia.
Dougie Waters loves nothing more than a weekend barbie and cricket match witj his mates. But his paradise on earth is destroyed when his best mate and neighbour, Norm is forced to leave town and their new boss, a pompous English administrator called Edward Lords, moves in.
The animosity between the two peaks during one fateful backyard cricket match, when Dougie hits a ball that accidentally stuns Edward’s prize winning cat, Dexter. The cat falls into the roaring BBQ and is instantly incinerated, leaving only ashes.
Dougie’s son captures footage of the unfortunate event on camera and it is uploaded onto YouTube where the video instantly goes viral! The idea of a backyard cricketing challenge is hatched, with the winner keeping the ashes of Edward’s deceased cat, Dexter. The two teams battle it out in the greatest game of backyard cricket ever for the Backyard Ashes.
Genre: Family Comedy
Running time: 1hr 40
Director: Mark Grentell
Cast: Andrew Gilbert, Felix Williamson, Rebecca Massey, John Wood, Damian Callian
Backyard Ashes (M)
Nambour Arthouse Cinema
Friday 10th January 6.30pm
Saturday 11th January 7.30pm
Sunday 12th January 4.30pm
Monday 13th January 2.30pm
Tuesday 14th January 2.30pm
Wednesday 15th January 6.30pm
Prices: Book Here
Adults $14 / Concession $11 / Film club member $9 / Student (full time) $11 / Child (13yrs & under) $9
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