Hidden Light: award-winning Perth actor Jovcic makes full length lead debut in WA film

Director Aaron Kamp with actor Jack Jovcic. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d474403
Director Aaron Kamp with actor Jack Jovcic. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d474403

AFTER 10 years of appearing in short films, award-winning Perth actor Jack Jovcic has scored his first lead role in a feature film.

The Welshpool business owner and Hamilton Hill resident plays Jovan, an eastern European gangster turned orthodox priest in WA-made Hidden Light, about three men whose lives converge after a tragic event.

The film will have a red carpet premiere at Luna Leederville on October 15.

Jovcic said he and writer/director Aaron Kamp, from Ashby, had been collaborating on the film since 2013.

“It is a wholly WA-made film with a European and American flavour,” he said.

“I had some nerves because it was my first lead role but I have worked with Aaron before so on the set there was a sense of ease.”

Now with his first lead role under his belt, Jovcic is ready to work with Hollywood heavyweights.

“I would love to work with Martin Scorsese or Quentin Tarantino,” he said.

“You can’t go wrong with those guys; even if it is a two minute role, I’d love to work with them.”

Kamp, who has graduated from short films with Hidden Light, said there was a new set of challenges involved with the expanded scope.

“I was producing as well; it was a challenge to make sure it all ran smoothly in regards to the look and style,” he said.

“It was a five week shoot and sometimes we would film a scene from the end of the movie in the middle of the shoot and I had the help the actors get back to how they felt.”

Kamp said just weeks after the film premieres, he will take it to the USA in November to potentially find distribution in the overseas market.

What: Hidden Light premiere
When: 6.30pm, Sunday, October 15
Where: Luna Leederville, 155 Oxford Street, Leederville
Tickets: http://www.ticketebo.com.au/small-voice-films/hidden-light.html

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