Acclaimed independent Australian feature film Birthday is set for release on June 21st through Gryphon Entertainment. The film won lead actress, Melbourne-based Natalie Eleftheriadis a Best Actor Award at the Cannes Independent Film Festival, as well as a best screenplay award for writer/director and second time feature filmmaker J.Harkness. To celebrate the release of the film on DVD, I have three copies of the DVD to give away. Check out more details about the film and find out how to win after the jump!
M is the highest paid professional of the many girls at Scarlet’s, but, even on her 25th birthday, it’s business as usual. M’s trade is sex, but sex doesn’t sell the way it used to; what client’s are searching for, paying for… is love. Instead of celebrating, her day is spent answering the silent prayers of Father Phillip, who has lost his faith and providing counsel to her colleagues, the vivacious Lily and troubled Cindy. Amidst the many dramas that unfold and the demands of the no-nonsense Scarlet, M’s secret birthday wish goes unanswered, that is, until Joey knocks on her door; a young man, forgotten by the world, who has never learned to love, or even how to kiss. But Joey also has a secret, it’s his birthday too, and today M might just discover that even the smallest, most unexpected wish, can come true. Birthday encompasses lost love, first times, humanity and the discovery of intimacy in surprising and unexpected places.
Courtesy of Flip It Red Entertainment and Gryphon Entertainment, I have three DVD copies of Birthday to give away.
The DVD also includes an audio commentary with writer/director J.Harkness, and cast members Natalie Eleftheriadis and Travis McMahon, interviewed by esteemed film critic, Ripitup Magazine’s Dave Bradley.
To enter, simply send your name, address and the name of the actress who plays “M” to firstname.lastname@example.org , with the subject line ‘Birthday’.
Entries close 7pm Wednesday 27 June. Winners will be notified by email, and DVDs sent via Australia post. This competition is open to residents of Australia only.