Producer-exhibitor Blake Northfield and filmmaker-actor Saara Lamberg had never met until they joined Cinegar Bar, the new independent filmmakers co-operative founded by Heath Davis.
It was a fortuitous meeting for both as Northfield agreed to screen Innuendo, the Finnish-Australian’s debut feature as a director, at his Byron Bay cinema Pighouse Flicks.
In the psychological thriller she plays Tuuli, a nude art class model who moves to Melbourne from Finland and endures a string of broken relationships. Andy Jans-Brown plays Lucky, whose friendship with Tuuli goes sour, with Andy Hazel as Thomas, a sensitive uni student and Brendan Bacon as charismatic chainsaw sculptor Ben.
It will premiere at Pighouse Flicks on March 15 with a Q&A session attended by Lamberg and Jans-Brown, and will play for at least a week.
Distributed by Umbrella Entertainment, the film screened last year at Melbourne’s Cinema Nova, has been released on VOD and played on 9Gem.