Three Summers: production on new Ben Elton film begins at Fairbridge

Three Summers: production on new Ben Elton film begins at Fairbridge
Three Summers: production on new Ben Elton film begins at Fairbridge
Three Summers: production on new Ben Elton film begins at Fairbridge
Three Summers: production on new Ben Elton film begins at Fairbridge
Three Summers: production on new Ben Elton film begins at Fairbridge
Three Summers: production on new Ben Elton film begins at Fairbridge
Three Summers: production on new Ben Elton film begins at Fairbridge
Three Summers: production on new Ben Elton film begins at Fairbridge

IT is time to do some star spotting with big names in show business descending on the Peel region for production of the feature film Three Summers.

Production on the romantic comedy, written and directed by Ben Elton, started at Fairbridge today.

The first Australian feature film from the internationally renowned writer, director and comedian, Three Summers is a spirited take on the annual festival goers at a regional music festival over three years.

Actor Robert Sheehan (Misfits, Red Riding Trilogy) is confirmed to star alongside Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars, Home and Away).

They join a diverse Australian cast including John Waters (Offspring), Magda Szubanski (Happy Feet, Babe) and Michael Caton (Last Cab to Darwin, The Castle).

Also confirmed are Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), Caroline Brazier (Rogue, Rake), Kelton Pell (Last Ride, Red Dog: True Blue), Peter Rowsthorn (Paper Planes, Kath &Kimderella), Adrianne Daff, Sam Longley (Where the Wild Things Are), and Christiaan van Vuuren and Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters, Soulmates).

Elton’s screenwriting credits include the iconic television comedies The Young Ones, Blackadder and Mr Bean and his 15 best-selling novels include Stark, Popcorn and DeadFamous.

Three Summers is his second feature film after Maybe Baby (2000).

Elton said festivals were great levellers.

“We’re all equal in the queue for the Portaloos and no one looks cool dancing in a swamp,’’ he said.

“Stories collide, cultures clash and romance blossoms beneath the glorious Australian sun.

“Then it rains. “

“I’ve always wanted to make a film in an Australian landscape that speaks to audiences around the world.”

“To see Three Summers come to life and go into production and to have such an extremely talented ensemble cast attached really is a dream come true.”

Producer Michael Wrenn said the support from Pinjarra, Fairbridge Village and the Noongar people had been amazing and humbling.