Broken Hill released soon
Wednesday, 30th June, 2010
A film shot in the city two years ago is set to be launched in September.
"Broken Hill" was shot in and around the city and interstate will open in 300 theatres around Australia in the first week of the month.
After extensive negotiations, the movie has been selected as the inaugural film for a major new national educational initiative in Australia aimed at schools, families and communities. The details of this will be announced next month.
"Broken Hill" follows the story of teenage composer Tommy, who lives on a sheep station with his father and dreams of getting into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Producer Chris Wyatt said the film has similarities to "Billy Elliot" and has a "School of Rock" component to it.
A range of Australian talent is also seen in "Broken Hill". Tommy is played by actor Luke Arnold (McLeod's Daughters) and Rhys Wakefield has been cast as Tommy's best friend, Scott. Rhys is recognisable from his role in Home and Away.
Tommy's love interest, the role of American teenager Kat, was given to American star Alexa Vega who stars in the Spy Kids films.