WATCH: Aussie film royalty help kick off Gold Coast Film Festival

Movie buffs are in for an exciting two weeks, with the 2018 Gold Coast Film Festival officially underway.

This year’s event features more than 100 film related events, including screenings of more than 40 feature films, a virtual reality experience, movie locations tour and more!

The festival’s opening night took place at HOTA on Tuesday night, and was held in conjunction with the Australian premiere of The Second.


The stars of the thriller, Rachael Blake and Vince Colosimo, were in attendance at the star-studded event, and told myGC locals can catch another screening of the movie on Sunday at BCC Coolangatta.

Chatting to myGC about the film, Vince Colosimo said it is a must-see.

“I like to call it a masterpiece. If you want to see a masterpiece, you need to see The Second,” he said.

Rachael Blake agreed, telling myGC the story will draw audiences in.

“It’s a great story…. a really good yarn. It’s about a publisher and a writer who is writing her second book when an old friend turns up…. and throws a spanner in the works,” she said.

“Where we shot at Dalby, at Jimbour house looks amazing [on screen] too – we were blessed to work there.”

See the full interview + hear from Gold Coast Film Festival director Lucy Fisher in the video below:

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