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500 Miles screening to benefit Young Life

COOL MOVIE: The film 500 Miles will screen in Ipswich at a charity day in September.
COOL MOVIE: The film 500 Miles will screen in Ipswich at a charity day in September. Contributed

THE Rosewood-shot film 500 Miles goes from strength to strength around the world and now a special charity screening is coming to Ipswich.

The film, shot in the Rosewood Hotel and other locations in the Ipswich region, will be shown at 4pm on Sunday, September 21, at Limelight Cinemas with proceeds going to the charity Young Life, which helps youths reach their potential in life.

The drama, described by producer Matt Young as "a gritty and real love story", screened at the Palm Beach International Film Festival earlier in the year and has been a huge success for a low-budget independent film.

It will be released on DVD and iTunes in the US and will be in stores in Australia by November.

"We had a premiere in January and then we took it to the US to the Palm Beach International Festival," Young said.

"We met a sales agent there and he hooked us up with a US distributor and we have done a deal with them to release it all on video on demand - so Google Play, iTunes and Amazon.

"I then got a distributor in Australia, one of the bigger ones called Eagle Entertainment, and they will release it on DVD and video on demand. It will be in stores by the end of November."

CLASSY ACTING: Lead actress Ebony Nave has wowed filmgoers with her strong performance in 500 Miles.
CLASSY ACTING: Lead actress Ebony Nave has wowed filmgoers with her strong performance in 500 Miles.

Strong acting performances by leads Ebony Nave and Pete Valley and outstanding production values have seen the film impress many in the industry.

"We really worked hard but, being an independent film, you think there are so many out there it is going to be hard to be a success ... especially being a drama without known actors," Young said.

"The feedback we have received is that the acting and performing in the film is so solid, and the editing and production values are of a high quality.

"Some people have said it is the best indie film they have seen. That is quite a compliment."

The charity screening in Ipswich is one of several across the nation.

"The proceeds from the film will go to Young Life and we will have people from the charity at the film to explain what they are all about," Young said.

Cr David Pahlke has been a big supporter of the Ashley Jensen-directed film and urged Ipswich residents to see it.

"I want everyone to go on and watch it on the big screen," he said.

Advance bookings are being taken now.

RURAL IPSWICH: A scene from 500 Miles shot just outside of Rosewood.
RURAL IPSWICH: A scene from 500 Miles shot just outside of Rosewood.

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