Thursday, September 30, 2010
Cinema Nova Q+A
Join Cinema Nova for a preview screening of the new romantic drama Summer Coda, followed by a Q&A with director Richard Gray and star Alex Dimitriades.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
SUMMER CODA Cinema Locations - October 21
Palace Brighton Bay
Sun Theatre Yarraville
Deakin Cinema Mildura
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Family Cinemas Roseville
Regent Cinema Centre Albury
Lilac Cinema Goulburn
Bay City Cinema Batemans Bay
Gala Cinema Warrawong
BCC Cairns City
Palace Nova Eastend
State Cinema Hobart
Thursday, September 16, 2010
RACHAEL Taylor is to return home for the premiere of her new movie Summer Coda next month as she tries to put the trauma of her troubled relationship with ex-boyfriend Matthew Newton behind her.
News of her homecoming comes as it was confirmed the actress has landed a guest role in hit TV drama Grey's Anatomy, in which she will play, not surprisingly, a doctor.
In an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into life on the Summer Coda set, Taylor revealed the role reinspired her passion for acting.
"This has been the most important movie I think I have ever made," the 26-year-old actress said on the set of the romantic drama-road movie.
"It's made me excited about acting again."
Such is Taylor's enthusiasm for writer-director Richard Gray's feature film debut she has indicated she will walk the red carpet with co-star Alex Dimitriades, braving the media glare sure to surround her first public appearance since she was allegedly assaulted by Newton in Rome in August.
Gray says the actress finally gets to show what she is capable of in his low-budget film, which was shot in Mildura and California.
"She's in virtually every scene. Powerful female roles are few and far between in Australian cinema, particularly at her age," he said.
In Gray's screenplay, Taylor's character Heidi plays the violin. To master the fiendishly difficult instrument in just three months, she first studied at UCLA, and then took instruction from a private tutor.
"She carried the violin wherever she went. She would practise constantly - in her lunch breaks and after hours," Gray said.
The role also required Taylor to play pool like a pro.
"I read Baz Luhrmann sent Nicole Kidman roses when he wanted her to do Moulin Rouge. I sent [Rachael] a pool cue."