SWIFF 2018 Preview Gala + Film +Q&A
Join us in celebrating the launch of the SWIFF 2018 program! Enjoy a drink and canapes on arrival as you peruse the program full of new events, films, guests and plenty more.
To help celebrate the program launch we will be screening the charming new Australian comedy, ‘That's Not Me', starring rising local talent Alice Foulcher in a dual role that has wowed festival audiences across the world.
‘A stunning exploration of identity, the industry and the thirst for fame…the perfect blend of comedy and tragedy.'– Huffington Post
Polly's dreams of making it as an actor are shattered when her identical twin sister Amy catapults to international stardom. Mistaken for her famous sister at every turn, Polly scrambles to catch up – juggling woeful auditions, painfully awkward dates and her underwhelming job at the local cinema. Running out of options, Polly takes an ill-advised trip to the coalface of celebrity dreams: Los Angeles, California. There Polly begins to realise that maybe there's no such thing as ‘making it' after all.
With a breakout performance from Alice Foulcher in dual roles as Polly and Amy, and backed by a sparkling ensemble cast of established and emerging actors, ‘That's Not Me' is a feel-good comedy about the difference between failure and disappointment. Writer/director Gregory Erdstein and actor/writer Foulcher burst onto screens as a fresh new voice in Australian cinema, with their smart, hilarious and touching debut feature.
Director Gregory Erdstein and Writer and Lead Actor Alice Foulcher will be in attendance to introduce the film and take part in a post-screening Q&A.
‘…one of the best twin performances I've ever seen…the film industry is sent up with as much absurdist zeal as the recording industry is in ‘Flight of the Conchords' – Ain't It Cool News
Please note, Festival Passes may not be redeemed for this event