The Trouble with E rolls
Lex Marinos has joined the cast of The Trouble with E, a female-driven road movie/romance that started shooting in Sydney today.
It’s the first feature from Girls’ Own Pictures, a company formed by writer-director Louise Wadley and her producing partner Jay Rutovitz.
Adelaide actress Mandahla Rose plays E, a sexy DJ who stumbles on a stash of cash and is forced on the run into the Outback.
In her film debut, NIDA graduate and stage actress Julia Billington plays Trish, E’s lover, with whom she has a messy break-up.
Marinos and Kim Antonia-Hayes play E’s parents. “I'm delighted to have an actor of Lex's calibre. He brings a depth and gravitas to all his performances,” Wadley tells IF.
Wadley says Brett Rodgers has gained 12 kgs to play Matt, a flame-haired, tubby Irishman who is E's gay best friend and marries her to get a visa.
Wadley and Rutovitz set up the company in 2009 to develop and produce original stories with exciting female lead characters. Their crowdfunding campaign via Pozible for The Trouble with E raised nearly $94,000, the platform’s most successful result for an Australian feature film.