Brave Ball sees funds raised for foundation & film
A fundraising event for the Community Brave Foundation and new film Drown held earlier this week has been hailed a success after plenty of money was raised from ticket sales, an auction and a raffle.
The night at Slide, Darlinghurst on November 13 was hosted by Charlotte Dawson and featured performances by Baby Grand, Sarah McLeod and Altiyan Childs as well as a specially recorded video message from Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
The film’s director, Dean Francis, said he couldn’t be more thrilled with the support received at the fundraising ball and paid tribute to the Community Brave Foundation established earlier this year as a collaborative community project to eradicate bullying, homophobia and youth suicide.
“The crowd was incredibly supportive and generous, everyone seemed to really get behind the cause and the film, and it was just an amazing experience – given that these sort of accolades are reserved for the end of a film – not before it is made!” he said.
Based on the 2001 acclaimed play by Glasgow-born writer Stephen Davis, Drown follows three young Bondi Beach lifesavers on a big night out during which jealousy, homophobic fears and unrequited lust form to combine a tragic cocktail.
The film will begin production in mid-December and will star Matt Levett (Winners & Losers), Sam Anderson (Underbelly), Jack Matthews (Neighbours) and Harry Cook (Accidents Happen).
Image: Cast of Drown (L-R) Sam Anderson, Jack Matthews, Harry Cook, Matt Levett (Supplied)