Simon Portus.
Simon Portus. The Coffs Coast Advocate

Local film takes Berlin

TOMORROW, a short film written and directed by local filmmaker Simon Portus, has its international premiere at a prestigious international film festival in Germany.

It is screening at the Babylon Berlin Mitte today and Saturday in the Generation 14 Plus section of the prestigious 59th Berlinale.

Tomorrow was filmed in Coffs Harbour and Dorrigo and was funded by Screen Australia.

It features talented newcomer Laura Davies, award-winning actor Leah Purcell and local actors Tonia Rodionov and Belinda Lemair.

The film tells the story of 14-year-old Kirsten (Laura Davies) trying to get to Tweed Heads. When she is picked up hitchhiking by Laura (Leah Purcell) a connection is made that runs deeper than their differences.

“Tomorrow is a story about compassion and trust,” director Simon Portus said. “It's about the connections we make in life and the choices that determine who we are. Kirsten is caught between two worlds - she wants to be an adult but is still very much a child”.



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