HIGH school students all across Australia are likely to be the next audiences for the Portland-made film Llewellyn Unlikely, following a highly-successful launch here on Saturday evening.
A standing room-only crowd of 600 turned out to watch the film’s premiere, joined by the stars of the anti-bullying drama. Portland viewers saw the full two hour, 19 minute production, but audiences elsewhere will see a two hour version.
“We wanted to show as much of Portland and district as we could for local fans,” writer/director Steve Gollasch said. “We have enough footage for three hours.”
In what could be a warm-up for a future Golden Globes or even Academy Awards red carpet arrival, lead actor Jackson Tozer hopped out of a bright red sports car to a rousing cheer from the 200 or so fans who crammed onto the footpath in front of Portland’s Civic Hall to see the stars pull up.
His co-stars, along with major production figures, had all arrived earlier in vintage automobiles that won almost as much crowd admiration as the actors themselves.
Read the full story in Wednesday’s Portland Observer.