IF ONLY REAL LIFE HAD AN UNDO BUTTON?
World premiere of short film 'Cyber Sin' to screen at Sunshine Coast
Thursday 25 November, 2010 7pm, The J Theatre, Noosa Heads
Noosa Heads, Queensland will host the world premiere of Sunshine Coast produced short film 'Cyber Sin' on Thursday 25 November at The J Theatre. The eight and a half minute film written and produced by Peregian Beach filmmaker, Evette Henderson boasts 'Wolf Creek' actor John Jarratt and his wife Cody Jarratt amongst its cast. The film explores the tragic consequences of cyber bullying -- unwanted contact via social network sites, email, mobile phone messages and the like -- by a young teenage schoolgirl played by 16 year old Crimson Dunstan from Tinbeerwah.
The screening, presented by Evette Henderson and the CorriLee Foundation is free to attend.
Confirmed audience members include Ita Buttrose, Laura and Mikey Robins, David Field and Ian Roberts who will be in town for the David Williamson play reading of 'One Night in Emerald City' the next evening. Evette is also assistant director of the One Night in Emerald City performance. Local radio star Sammy Power will emcee both events.
After the Cyber Sin screening experts on cyber bullying will speak on the topic and an audience Q&A session will follow.
A performance of the Cyber Sin title song also called Cyber Sin will be performed at the event by 13 year old singersongwriter Ava Dunstan. Ava is the sister of lead actress, Crimson Dunstan and daughter of Dennis Dunstan, manager of Sunshine Coast singing sensation Stephanie Brownlee (and previously Fleetwood Mac).
Evette explains that the motivation behind the film is to raise awareness of the issue of cyber bullying and the often devastating results of the behaviour.
"This is a really big, modern day issue and worryingly, one that is on the increase," Evette said.
"Parents need to understand that cyber bullying is deadly serious and has a domino effect.
"Young people are losing their lives over it because they feel they don't have anyone to reach out to.
"Equally, young people need to understand that cyber bullying is not innocent fun. It can and often does result in tragedy.
"Raising awareness of cyber bullying through the film is my way of attempting to shape a more positive future for youth."
All cast and crew donated their time and energy to make the film and local businesses assisted with over $20,000 worth of in kind support.
Evette is hoping the Cyber Sin premiere will attract national interest from schools interested in screening the production to educate students about cyber bullying.
"This film will be presented to the Sunshine Coast first before it's presented to the world.
"I can't wait for the talents and efforts of this Sunshine Coast production to be celebrated but more importantly, I know this short film can really make a positive impact on the issue of cyber bullying."
A fundraising raffle will be held on the night with the major prize being two VIP tickets to One Night in Emerald City on Friday 26 November, including an exclusive after party with the stars of the show. The prize is valued at $300.
the world premiere of Cyber Sin
Entry is free.
Film will screen at 7pm at The J Theatre, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction (theatre is directly opposite the Noosa Junction Post Office).
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