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Paper Champions (2020)

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Paper Champions is an uplifting comedy about Rey, a young man who wants to find love despite having lost his 'Mana'.


Jo-Anne Brechin


Luke Saliba, Michael McCallum (co-writer) | 1 more credit »





Credited cast:
Gary Sweet ... Terry
John Tui ... Wade
Jessica Redmayne ... Vanessa
Tessa de Josselin ... Holly
Don Bridges ... Joe
Kaarin Fairfax ... Morine
David Fane ... Kenife
Genevieve Morris ... Linda
Cecilia Low ... Ana
Alex Pinder ... Dr. Leachman
Adam Fiorentino Adam Fiorentino ... Rico
Tama Tauali'i Tama Tauali'i ... Matiu
Luke Saliba ... Rey
Lewis Mitchell Lewis Mitchell ... Hand Grip Hunk
Francesca Waters Francesca Waters ... Prue


Rey is a regular guy, working a regular job, living a regular life. After spending 10 years in a job he doesn't like, he realises all of his skills can be summed up in a pamphlet. A surge of inspiration causes Rey to quit, forcing him further outside his comfort zone than he's ever ventured before. Slowly, Rey's life begins to take shape, but not without the help of his old work colleague and best mate Wade; A big man, with an even bigger heart. After a backyard rugby incident involving Wade's cousins, Rey is rushed to the local clinic where he meets Holly. After an awkward conversation with Holly, the boys tell Rey he needs to find his Mana. (To have Mana implies influence, authority, and efficacy-the ability to perform in a given situation.) Rey sets out in search of his Mana with some help from his mum's new lover Terry. Being an ex-wrestler himself, Terry thinks he has the key to bringing Rey out of his shell. In the ropes of Terry's wrestling ring, Rey begins to find his Mana. ...

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The film was shot entirely in Geelong, Victoria. The home town of Luke Saliba and Erin Scott. See more »

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Had a good laugh!
9 August 2020 | by spicerterrySee all my reviews

I don't normally like Australian movies but I liked that, I really liked that! Very fun!

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Release Date:

6 August 2020 (Australia) See more »

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia See more »


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AUD1,450,000 (estimated)
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