Ac­tor spun out by Cine­festOZ

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch - By LISA THOMAS

FAST cars, beers and muddy nights cre­ate an un­likely ro­man­tic com­edy in one of this year’s Cine­festOZ Fes­ti­val film prize fi­nal­ists, Spin Out.

Spin Out ac­tor Ed­die Ba­roo said the film would leave au­di­ences laugh­ing.

Ba­roo is no stranger to film and TV, hav­ing ap­peared in tele­vi­sion series Blue Heel­ers, Un­der­belly and Bea­cons­field, films such as Ghost Rider with Ni­cholas Cage, Baz Luhrmann’s Aus­tralia and more re­cently the 2015 fea­ture Son of a Gun along­side Ewan McGre­gor.

In Spin Out, Ba­roo plays the el­dest brother in a fam­ily no­body wants to talk to, in a small, close-knit coun­try town.

He said the film cen­tred on the town’s an­nual B&S ball and ute muster, with plenty of drunken shenani­gans.

Ba­roo will walk the red car­pet at the Cine­festOZ Film Fes­ti­val open­ing night this week, along with cast mem­ber Lin­coln Lewis.

He said he took on the role be­cause he thought it would be a lot of fun.

It is not the ac­tor’s first trip down the Cine­festOZ red car­pet, after vis­it­ing the South-West for the film fes­ti­val in 2014. He said he was look­ing for­ward to re­turn­ing. “I fell in love with Cine­fest after vis­it­ing for the pre­miere of Son of a Gun. I missed out last year, but I think it’s Aus­tralia’s best film fes­ti­val,” he said.

Ba­roo said the fes­ti­val also gave peo­ple a chance to learn from ac­tors, writ­ers and di­rec­tors.

“I love that the fes­ti­val is not just about Aus­tralian films, but there are also a range of French films and they do Q&As and meet and greets, and give peo­ple a chance to learn about the film­ing ex­pe­ri­ence,” he said.

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