For this week’s blog, I thought I’d share some photos from the Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) which opened last Sunday at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast.
It’s a week-long convention where the major movie studios showcase their products for the upcoming year. It’s a chance to network and it’s a chance to find out what’s happening in the industry. Most importantly, the studios use the opportunity to get their films in front of cinema owners… with the ultimate goal being that they’ll soon be seen by the public.
The convention traditionally opens with a screening of an Australian premiere and this year’s choice was Mental. It was the second time I’ve seen the film and whilst the plot is a little rough around the edges, it has some great dark comedy. I’ll review it in full when it’s released in early October.
It seems that no expense was spared for the film’s Queensland premiere and on that note, here’s what you missed out on…
|The red carpet is ready for the stars to arrive.|
|Having a quick peek down the red carpet.|
|Free drinks and choc-tops for everyone!|
|The crowd in place for the screening.|
|Anthony LaPaglia speaks while Rebecca Gibney and director PJ Hogan look on.|
|Some fun promotional stuff as we walked to the after party.|
|A look at the "election-style" after party at the Jupiters Casino. |
|Free dumplings? Yes please!|
|It seems appropriate for Mental As Anything to be appearing at the after-party.|
|I met the amazing Lily Sullivan who appears in the film. Can't believe it's her first role!|
|A sing-a-long which you'll understand once you've seen the movie.|
|Chocolate? Whipped cream? Churros? How can I say no? |
|A poster in the lobby for Wreck-It Ralph which I can't wait to see.|
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