Principal photography started in Sydney today on the romantic comedy Standing Up For Sunny, directed by Steven Vidler. RJ Mitte, who played Walter White’s son in the acclaimed drama series Breaking Bad, stars in the film as Travis, “…an isolated guy with cerebral palsy who is railroaded into helping a shy comedienne Sunny (Philippa Northeast) and finds love and acceptance through stand-up comedy.” Sam Reid co-stars.
Filming is scheduled for the next four weeks. This marks Vidler’s second film as writer and director following 1997’s Blackrock, which won Best Picture at the AACTA Awards that year.
“I’m incredibly excited to start shooting this film,” Vidler said. “It’s been a wonderful experience developing the script with some amazing people. Now seeing it brought to life by our fantastic cast lead by RJ Mitte is a huge buzz.”
“I’m really excited to be a part of this well-rounded movie with a great team of individuals,” Mitte noted. “I can’t wait for the audience to be able to be a part of this story and go on this journey with us.”
Ticket to Ride are producing with support from Headgear Films, Spectrum Films, Create NSW and VA Digital Hire, and hold the global distribution rights for the film.