Drown casts Matt Levett, launches crowdfunding campaign

31 August, 2012 by Brendan Swift

Local feature film Drown has cast Matt Levett in the lead role and has launched an online crowd-funding campaign.

The low-budget film, which will tackle themes of bullying and homophobia, aims to raise $100,000 in 65 days via Indiegogo.


Levett is currently working on upcoming Seven Network drama, A Place To Call Home, and has previously appeared in Winners & Losers, All Saints, Home and Away, Rescue Special Ops, Two Twisted and as a series regular on ABC’s third season of Bed of Roses.

He will play lead character Len in Drown, which follows three lifesavers on a big night out when jealousy, homophobic fears and unrequited lust culminate in a tragic booze-fueled episode of bullying.

Other roles will be cast shortly through Maura Fay Casting.

Drown is being directed by local filmmaker Dean Francis and is based on a play by Stephen Davis. Francis made his feature film debut with Road Train (retitled Road Kill for the US release) in 2010 and he has also directed over a dozen short films.