ICAA’s My Cinema initiative to spotlight Sony’s country rom-com Spin Out

Morgan Griffin and Xavier Samuel in Spin Out.

The Independent Cinema Association of Australia's latest My Cinema promotion will tout Sony's Spin Out, starring Xavier Samuel and Morgan Griffin, with audiences at participating cinemas in the running to win $5,000.

Co-written and co-directed by Tim Ferguson, Spin Out follows the story of Billy (Samuel) and Lucy (San Andreas' Morgan Griffin), who grew up together in a country town. Travis Jeffery, Melissa Bergland and Lincoln Lewis are also in the cast.

Ferguson directed the film, releasing in cinemas September 15, with Marc Gracie (Full Frontal), who also produced alongside David Redman (Charlie and Boots, Strange Bedfellows) and shares writing credit with Edwina Exton.

“I would love for people to leave the cinema with a desire to move to or visit the bush for a holiday – to see the Australian countryside for themselves," said Ferguson. 

"There’s so much there and not just in terms of the beautiful landscape, but also the wonderful people who live in those places and the warm Australian culture which everyone deserves to experience. For me that would make the whole enterprise worthwhile."

Screen Australia Enterprise Funding assists the inclusion of Australian films in the My Cinema program, which most recently pushed Finding Dory.

The Dory promotion saw Gai Appel win a trip to the Great Barrier Reef trip, where she stayed with her son at The Regent Murwillumbah. 

“Winning the Barrier Reef prize at our local cinema is fantastic," said Appel. "I really wanted to win as the Reef was one of the best things I ever experienced as a kid and I wanted to do this with my son. Especially before any more changes happen to the reef." 

The Spin Out competition opens Thursday 25 August and closes 27 October 2016.