Drown casts Matt Levett, launches crowdfunding campaign
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.