Maxie, Summer and James have a deep bond and a love for music. James is the entrepreneur of the trio, already setting his sights on a career as a promoter, while Summer has an incredible singing voice. Together with the mischievous Maxie they sneak into their first music festival and have a blast - only to be apprehended by security for being underage where James receives a devastating diagnosis. The three friends – each with their own burdens to bear – throw themselves into a whirlwind of festivals to see as many of their favourite bands as possible in an attempt to escape reality.
And here they meet Marley, a childhood friend of Summer and aspiring musician getting her first festival gig. Marley, a few years older but from the same South Sydney beach culture, sees herself in these lost grommets and pulls them under her wing, particularly bonding with Summer who she can see is struggling to know how to deal with her own musical ambitions and the medical diagnosis of her best friend James.
Maxie meanwhile is contending with his own family issues and a loving but overly domineering elder brother making up for the absence of a father and role model who wants Maxie to help him with his pill-selling festival and surfing side venture but through the companionship of best friends is finding the tools to say no.
And at the heart of our trio is James, a middle class kid in love with music whose own health could put all they have and have held so precious in jeopardy. Through his love of his friends and with the support of his parents all will find themselves made whole again, set against six key music festivals and the best and most memorable times of their lives.
6 Festivals is a moving love letter to young friendship and the life-altering power of live music.
In selected cinemas 11 Aug 2022
Coming soon to Paramount+
Rasmus King, Rory Potter, Yasmin Honeychurch, Guyala Bayles, Kyuss King, Briony Williams
Macario De Souza
Michael Wrenn, Shannon Wilson-McClinton, Macario De Souza, Jade Van Der Lei
Macario De Souza, Sean Nash
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
HAIR & MAKEUP DESIGNER
Hype Republic, Superlative Pictures, Invisible Republic, Helium Pictures
Screen Australia, Screen Canberra, Screen Queensland, Screen NSW, Sony Music Australia, Gold Coast City Council