Paramount+ commissions first local film, 6 Festivals.
3 best friends bucket-list 6 music festivals, whilst coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis.
Paramount+ has commissioned its first feature film, a coming-of-age drama 6 Festivals.
Written and directed by Macario de Souza (Bra Boys, Fighting Fear), 6 Festivals tells the story of three best friends Maxie, Summer and James as they bucket-list six music festivals over six months, whilst coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis.
The cast features Yasmin Honeychurch (The Life of Jess, Back of the Net) as Summer, Rory Potter (The Secret River, The Dressmaker), Rasmus King (Bosch & Rockit) and newcomer Guyala Bayles, who plays Marley, an up-and-coming musician.
With filming having commenced earlier this year at musical festivals across Wollongong and the Sunshine Coast, 6 Festivals will also feature an Aussie music soundtrack – with some cameo appearances- by G Flip, Dune Rats, Alison Wonderland, Bliss n Eso, Peking Duk, PNAU, Example, Hooligan Hefs, The Amity Affliction, JessB, B Wise and Running Touch.
Daniel Monaghan, SVP Content & Programming said, “Music festivals are a rite of passage for many young Australians. And we are thrilled that Paramount+ will be showcasing a uniquely Australian story set within this captivating world and told through the eyes of our next generation of storytellers.”
Writer and director Macario de Souza said, “Music festivals have had a profound impact on my life. Having myself performed on festival stages in Australia and around the world as artist Kid Mac, I feel I am in a very unique position to make a film that is authentically representative of our youth and music culture.”
6 Festivals has received major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Paramount+. Financed with support from Sony Music, with Boom Smash, Screen Canberra and Screen Queensland.
6 Festivals joins a host of Australian originals coming to Paramount+ including Five Bedrooms, Spreadsheet, and Last King Of The Cross.