During 2020, I successfully auditioned for an acting role in a Co-Curious/Emerald Productions” feature film called “Here Out West”.
The film is a touching drama, showcasing the voices of eight emerging writers, and celebrating their communities in Western Sydney. The film debuted and was selected as a Film Prize Finalist at the CinefestOz Festival in Western Australia in Aug-2021 and was selected as the Sydney Film Festival ‘opening night’ film. It official launched in cinemas Australia-wide in Feb-2022 and broadcast on ABC TV. In Nov-2022 it received an AACTA nomination for ‘Best Film’ alongside the eventual winner ‘Elvis’.
I received an AACTA nomination for ‘Best Actor’ (Audience Choice Award) for his role as ‘Jorge’, a divorced Chilean father who finds solace writing poetry in his native tongue of spanish.
“A deeply moving multicultural mosaic of connected lives in Western Sydney” (Film Critic, Margaret Pomeranz)
“…an admirable tenderness in the way in which the directors and scriptwriters gave humanity to the characters…”
“It was great to watch local Australian actors such as Christian Ravello play ‘Jorge’ in such a compelling drama. Interwoven stories with rounded believable characters with such incredible acting and depth that really had you emotionally connected as a viewer”