Australian production company Triptych Pictures and film distributor ScreenLaunch today announced  their profits from the upcoming Q&A charity screenings of new Australian thriller Touch will be donated to the charity beyondblue.

The film is set to open in select cinemas in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney next month, with the Regal Theatre in Adelaide hosting the Australian premiere on Sunday 17 May.

A series of Q&A sessions will be held following some of the screenings with cast including Leeanna Walsman and Matt Day, and writer/director Christopher Houghton, in attendance.

The filmmakers are pleased to be able to give support to this organisation alongside the many other groups and individuals in Australia who believe in its message.

Producer Julie Byrne said: “Many people who worked on this film gave up their time and energy above and beyond for no extra reward, for which I am still most grateful. In some way, donating net profit to charity is an extension of that ethos.”

In the lead up to the Q&A charity screenings, Triptych Pictures and ScreenLaunch have engaged with crowdspeaking platform, Thunderclap, to further promote the film and its filmmaker’s fundraising efforts for beyondblue.

The plot follows the compelling journey of a mother, Dawn, (Carl Barron’s Manny Lewis star Leeanna Walsman) and her daughter Steph (South Australian newcomer Onor Nottle), who are on the run from a mysterious man, John (Matt Day, recently known for his role in Rake). The film was produced by Julie Byrne from Triptych Pictures, co-producers of the AACTA Award-winning  best film The Babadook.

To view the trailer head to: https://youtu.be/6kYaW2NibNY

To secure your tickets to the Q&A charity sessions ahead of the theatrical release, visit:

The Regal Theatre, Australian “Red Carpet” Premiere: http://www.trybooking.com/HOMH

Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction: http://trybooking.com/HPPI

The Classic Cinema, Melbourne: http://www.classiccinemas.com.au/Movie/Touch

The Cameo Cinema, Melbourne: http://www.cameocinemas.com.au/Movie/Touch

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