Australian film writer/director Heath Davis will be in the Illawarra on Tuesday December 4 to accompany a screening of his latest comedy Book Week.
The semi auto-biographical movie follows the story of a jaded high school English teacher is forced to re-evaluate his life when his novel is passed over for one of his students.
“I am not a novelist but I am a film-maker and I have been teaching English,” Davis told Seven West Media.
“I had a film that almost got made in Los Angeles with movie-stars and it looked like that was happening, and it fell over the day before filming.”
The genesis came from Davis’s time as a substitute teacher at Katoomba High and other western Sydney schools.
Book Week debuted at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August and has been traveling to different festivals around the country since.
It stars Alan Dukes, Rose Riley, Rhys Muldoon, Susan Prior and Airlie Dodd in the cast.
Davis will be taking part in a Q&A event alongside a screening of Book Week at the Gala Cinema in Warrawong on Tuesday from 6:45pm. Tickets available www.galacinema.com
The event has been organised by the University of Wollongong film society.