Father and son stars Jamie and Ed Oxenbould will appear on screen together for the first time in new Australian film Being Gavin, a black comedy about, well, being Gavin. Gavin, married to his wife and ignored by his son, runs a café that doesn’t run itself. Then along comes Samantha, looking for a job.  Samantha, a frustrated singer, has big ideas for Gavin — but not all of them to do with coffee…

Mark Kilmurry’s (Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre) debut feature film will also be the first time film audiences will see father and son acting combination of Jamie Oxenbould and Ed Oxenbould (Julian, Paper Planes, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day).

Jamie: “Wow! I didn’t think I’d ever get to work with a seasoned pro like Ed Oxenbould. I’m looking forward to picking up some acting tips. O.M.G, I might even get a selfie with him on set.”

Ed: “I’m really looking forward to working with my dad for the first time. Its something I’ve always thought I’d do one day. I just hope his character is a little bit cooler than he is …and doesn’t crack any bad dad jokes.”

The creative team behind Being Gavin are taking a very collaborative approach, with first time feature writing duties shared between Sara Bovolenta (UK) and Mark Kilmurry.

“I went into acting to make films,” says Kilmurry. “It has only taken me 30 years to finally do that – but I am so glad it is this one and making it a reality with Owen and 76 Pictures. I love film. I grew up watching films.  I love a romantic comedy if it hits the right side of reality – Annie Hall, When Harry Met Sally, Being There, The Apartment.  I can’t wait to make Being Gavin with these wonderful actors.”

In the same spirit Mark will be co-directing with second time feature film director Owen Elliott (Bathing Franky). “Mark and Sara’s script is smart, and funny, and astutely observed, it cries out for a great cast. Jamie and Ed have that authentic father-son thing plus wonderful comic and dramatic chops.”

Mark and Owen will shoot the film in and around Sydney’s lower north shore.

Being Gavin is slated to begin production later this year


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