Wasted On The Young Filmed Entirely In Perth

Wasted On The Young Filmed Entirely In Perth

Western Australia Minister for Culture & Arts John Day

‘Wasted on the Young’ Premieres In Perth And Hits Cinemas Next Week

Victor P Taffa

Following its Perth Premiere last night, Western Australian-produced feature film ‘Wasted on the Young’ will hit cinemas next week, with Paramount Pictures releasing the film in Australia and New Zealand on Thursday, March 3.

‘Wasted on the Young’ received $750,000 in ScreenWest funding through its West Coast Visions initiative; a program designed to inspire and develop local projects and promising West Australian filmmakers.

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the anticipation and buzz around the film had been building for some time.

“Even before its Australian cinema release, ‘Wasted on the Young’ has had several remarkable achievements.” Mr. Day said.

“It secured Fortissimo Films as the international sales agent early in the piece, and has gone on to be sold in the US and UK, which is a testament to the film’s capacity to appeal to international audiences.”

“The film has screened at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, Pusan International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival and just recently was selected for the South by South West festival, where it will have its US premiere.” Mr. Day said.

‘Wasted on the Young’ tells the story of an incident at a high school party that sets off a dramatic chain of events and has two brothers finding their lives at the mercy of popular opinion.

Filmed entirely in Perth, it marks the feature debut of Writer and Director Ben C. Lucas and is produced by Janelle Landers and Aidan O’Bryan from WBMC.

The Cast Includes:

  • Oliver Ackland (The Proposition),
  • Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine),
  • TJ Power (Eat, Pray, Love),
  • Newcomer Alex Russell and Georgina Haig (Road Train, Underbelly).