The Pretend One

March 7, 2019
A wonderful new Australian film screening around Australia.

Directed by Tony Prescott

A coming of age drama about Charlie (Geraldine Hakewill, Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries) and Hugo (Michael Whalley, Wanted) who have been best friends their whole lives.  There’s just one thing – Hugo is Charlie’s imaginary friend.

Though their relationship has always been platonic, when Charlie begins to fall for Guy (Benedict Wall, Home & Away), a producer from the city scouting for a TV documentary series – Hugo realises he’s in love with Charlie.

Talking to someone others can’t see has always caused Charlie to be outcast in her town. In a heartfelt moment with her father (Aussie acting legend David Field), who has been distant since her mother’s tragic death in her childhood, Hugo realises that she can’t grow while he is around. He realises he was meant to help her through that difficult period, not be with her forever.

Screening dates & locations:

SYDNEY: Mon March 18 at 7pm – Event Cinemas George St and Weds March 20 at 7pm – Event Cinemas Bondi Junction
CANBERRA: Monday March 25 at 7pm – Event Cinemas Manuka
PERTH: Monday March 25 at 6.30pm – Backlot Perth
MELBOURNE: Tuesday March 26 at 6.45pm – Cinema Nova
ROSEBUD, VIC: Friday March 15 – Peninsula Cinemas
DALBY, QLD: Tuesday March 19 at 7pm – Dalby Cinema (fundraiser for RACQ LifeFlight)
CHINCHILLA, QLD: Tuesday March 26 at 7pm – Chinchilla Cinema (fundraiser for RACQ LifeFlight)
AVOCA BEACH, NSW: Sunday April 7 – Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
BRISBANE: Weds May 15 at 7pm – New Farm Cinemas (fundraiser for MND and Me Foundation)

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