- WA feature film premiering in cinemas across Australia today
- McGowan Government funding of $750,000 through Screenwest
- Feature film debut of WA director Renée Webster
Western Australian writer/director Renée Webster and producers Tania Chambers and Judi Levine have premiered their locally produced feature film 'How to Please a Woman' in cinemas across Australia. The film has also been picked up overseas and will hit cinemas in the United States of America in July 2022.
English actress, television presenter and comedian Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones's Diary, Veep) leads a stellar cast including Erik Thomson (The Furnace, upcoming feature Blueback), Alexander England (Danger Close, Alien: Covenant), Ryan Johnson (Doctor Doctor, Operation Buffalo) Caroline Brazier (Three Summers, Rake), Josh Thomson (Young Rock, Wellington Paranormal), Hayley McElhinney (Rams, The Babadook), Tasma Walton (Mystery Road, Cleverman) and Cameron Daddo (The Mentalist, Home and Away).
'How to Please a Woman' was mainly filmed in Fremantle with Leighton Beach featuring in beach sequences. The film premiered to a sold-out season at Perth Festival as part of Lotterywest Films at The University of Western Australia's Somerville Auditorium.
The McGowan Government, through Screenwest, provided $750,000 towards production via its coveted West Coast Visions funding program. The film delivered more than $3.7 million to the WA economy and created 272 jobs for Western Australians.
Ahead of its cinema release, the film has screened at Perth Festival, WA Made Film Festival in Perth, Gold Coast Film Festival and CinefestOZ Albany.
The screen and creative industries are one of the focus areas of development, as part of the State's economic diversification strategy Diversify WA.
Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
"It's wonderful to see talented Western Australian screen professionals premiere a locally produced feature film at cinemas across Australia and eventually overseas.
"The McGowan Government is committed to building a diversified economy to deliver secure, quality jobs by investing in a broad range of sectors, including cultural industries.
"Productions such as this will entertain audiences world-wide, while creating local jobs for WA."
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