PAC Script Lab
SCRIPT READING: "Love Handles" written by Sarah Smith &
from an original idea by Andrew Lewis
A risk-averse teacher's world is turned upside down when on the night
of his wife's surprise fortieth birthday party she tells him she wants a divorce.
PAC Script Lab’s next free film script reading at Subiaco Arts Centre on Wednesday 25 July at 6pm will be “LOVE HANDLES” by Sarah Smith and Paul Bennett from an original idea by WA Screen Academy director Andrew Lewis who will direct this reading. Accompanied by wine and nibbles, here is your opportunity to get involved in the development of another West Aussie film at the script stage.
What starts as a fun idea by school teacher Cliff to throw a surprise fortieth birthday party for his wife Helena turns into a disaster when, just before arriving at the weekend guest house in the country, she tells him she doesn’t want to be married to him anymore. With guests inside waiting to scream “surprise” Helena has to keep up the charade until Cliff can’t take it any longer and tells the assembled friends and family that the marriage is over and that Helena is sleeping with somebody else. The question is who?
Written by award winning Perth expat writer/ producers Sarah Smith and Paul Bennett.
SARAH SMITH is the co-creator, producer and writer of WILD BOYS and RESCUE Special Ops, one hour dramas for the Seven and Nine Networks, respectively. Most recently she has co-written and produced the telemovie, Dripping In Chocolate, for BBC Worldwide. In the industry for more than 20 years, Sarah was awarded an AWGIE in 2002 for her AFC funded short Calling Gerry Molloy. She has worked as a writer, script producer, and producer on some of Australia’s best loved dramas including The Alice, All Saints, McLeod’s Daughters, Canal Road, and Sea Patrol, as well as popular children’s series, Ship to Shore, Sweat, Fast Tracks, Foreign Exchange, Minty and Blue Water High.
PAUL BENNETT is a UWA Psychology graduate who relocated to Sydney where from 2003-2006 he was the Network Drama Executive at TEN developing and working in an executive capacity over all of TEN’s drama productions. Since then he has been a Development Executive at Screen NSW and is currently Head of Drama, of Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder where he recently co-wrote and produced the telemovie The Great Mint Swindle which aired on Channel Nine on March 11, 2012.
Talented Perth actors will deliver a free rehearsed reading of this script from 6pm on 25 July at the Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco. The public will have the opportunity to support and play an active part in the script development process by giving written feedback at the end of the reading. Drinks and canapés are provided at this great opportunity to mingle with members of our film industry.
PAC Script Lab on behalf of Association of Screen Professionals Inc.
Proudly supported by ScreenWest, LotteryWest, the Western Australian Government and Subiaco Arts Centre. Media Contact: Elise Carr. 0401 026 015
- Subiaco Arts Centre
- 180 Hamersley Road Subiaco