West of Sunshine Q&A Screening at Classic


Join us for a screening of poignant new Australian drama West of Sunshine, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Watch the trailer here.

Tickets available via the session time below.

West of Sunshine

  • Cast
  • Damian Hill, Ty Perham, Arthur Angel, Kat Stewart
  • Director
  • Jason Raftopoulos
  • Synopsis
  • Pawno’s Damian Hill stars in this Venice-premiering exploration of fatherhood, trauma and second chances, shot in Melbourne’s inner southeast by first-time local filmmaker Jason Raftopoulos.

    Friday is no ordinary day for courier Jim. His loan shark wants $15,000 by close of business; his boss wants him to stick to his normal deliveries; and, being school holidays, he’s supposed to be looking after his adolescent son (Hill’s real-life stepson Tyler Perham). From dawn until dusk, Jim endeavours to juggle all three – come up with cash he doesn’t have, keep his job and entertain the boy he doesn’t spend enough time with – all while trying to avoid further trouble.

    Adapting Raftopoulos’ short film Father’s Day to feature length, West of Sunshine wears its Italian neo-realist inspirations on its sleeves as it follows a desperate dad doing his best in difficult circumstances. Shot with clear-eyed affection, it’s a warm-hearted look at life’s ups and downs that benefits from the intimate rapport between its two stars, with Kat Stewart also among the cast.
  • Classification
  • M, 78 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mature themes and coarse language
  • Genre
  • Crime, Drama
  • Running Time
  • 78 minutes