Gallery: Romper Stomper premiere

Stars of Romper Stomper last night attended the World Premiere at Jam Factory in South Yarra.

Director Geoffrey Wright, who created the original 1992, was joined by Jacqueline McKenzie, Sophie Lowe, Lily Sullivan, Lachy Hulme, Dan Wyllie, Nicole Chamoun, Markella Kavenagh, Jamie Abdallah and producers John & Dan Edwards.

A Q&A followed the double episode screening.

All six episodes will premiere on Stan on January 1st.

A high stakes crime drama, Romper Stomper picks up on the themes and story of Geoffrey Wright’s ground-breaking and controversial 1992 film. Twenty five years on, the six-part drama follows a new generation of the activist Right, their Anti-Fascist counterparts and three young Lebanese Muslims caught between the conflict. 

The six-part thriller brings the battle of opposing views into the modern-day context where hard right agitators have traded swastikas for the southern cross. Told from multiple points of view, Romper Stomper eerily echoes recent events and groups currently active in Melbourne and Australia. Set in the present day, it deals with political and social issues and highlights the shift of extremism from the fringe to the suburbs.

 

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