World of Dark Comedy film festival heading to West Perth

Greg Coffey (Director) and Nick Wolters (Coordinator) at the Backlot ahead of their World of Dark Comedy festival. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d487806
Greg Coffey (Director) and Nick Wolters (Coordinator) at the Backlot ahead of their World of Dark Comedy festival. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d487806

“WRONG, bad and shouldn’t be screened anywhere – except here.”

A World of Dark Comedy is set to descend on the Backlot in West Perth, and director Greg Coffey was upfront about what punters can expect.

The event is being run by Voces Arts Networking Group, the not-for-profit community organisation behind the Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival.

“We’ve been doing the Over the Fence for 21 years, and we’ve had an extraordinary selection of films we couldn’t place,” Mr Coffey said.

“These ones were pushing the boundaries a bit – and we thought damn it, let’s create a dark comedy festival.”

A World of Dark Comedy has travelled to Nimbin, Busselton, Gosnells and Mount Lawley, but Mr Coffey said the Backlot event is the largest so far.

Coordinator Nick Wolters said the films were a “good balance of dark and disturbing, but in a funny way” and “something out of the ordinary”.

“I think it’s great to do something you’re not used to – you go through daily life then come to something like this with all this crazy stuff going on,” he said.

A World of Dark Comedy features 10 short films from filmmakers around the world including Sweden, Hungary, the United Kingdom and Poland.

The adults-only festival is running from October 26 to 27.

For more information, visit darkcomedy.com.au.