Synopsis: Steve Thompson (Josh Lawson) is the youngest son in the gloriously flawed Thompson family. In a bid to save himself from financial ruin so he can marry the love of his life, Jacqui, Steve agrees to marry Ana (Isabel Lucas), a Russian woman seeking a Green card in exchange for a huge sum of cash.
Behind closed doors, the deal is done. A secret wedding is arranged and in no time life will be back to normal, or so Steve thinks…until a nosy family friend gets wind of the wedding plans and before sundown the whole Thompson family is gripped by wedding fever.
What was once a private affair is now a fully-fledged spectacle as Steve’s lie takes on a life of its own racing towrad the world’s most farcical wedding!
Isabel Lucas (Anna Petrov)
Steve Bisley (Roger)
Rhonda Burchmore (Cheryl)
Adam Zwar (Tommy)
Nadine Garner (Lisa)
Essie Davis (Jane)
Geoff Paine (Colin)
Kestie Morassi (Jacqui)
Heather Mitchell (Rose)
A self-confessed movie-addict from a very young age, Amanda Jane’s short films BLACK SUN and PEPPER have screened at over 30 international film festivals and have won various awards including BEST SHORT FILM at the Sydney International Film Festival. Amanda is an equally decorated TVC director, winning awards such as the Australian Television Awards YOUNG DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR and directing iconic campaigns like Australia’s Centenary of Federation, Jackie Li and Department of Human Services problem gambling campaign.
Amanda’s style is highly visual with an eye for detail and design. She is equally known for her ability to evoke powerful, realistic and very humorous performances. Her work is a celebration of the scale and grandeur of cinema, whilst telling personal and charming stories.
THE WEDDING PARTY is Amanda’s debut feature film.
Mexico International Film Festival - Mexico - 2010
Silver Palm Award (The Wedding Party)
Melbourne International Film Festival - Australia - 2010
Audience Award for Most Popular Australian Film (The Wedding Party)
Byron Bay International Film Festival - Australia - 2010
Best Film and Best Dramatic Feature
Los Angeles Comedy Film Festival - USA - 2011
Waterfront Film Festival - USA - 2011
Vail Film Festival - USA - 2011