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TOUCH opens in Australian cinemas 17 May

Australia, 30 April 2015: Australian production company Triptych Pictures and film distributor ScreenLaunch have today announced that their profits from the upcoming Q&A charity screenings of new Australian thriller, TOUCH, will be donated to the charity beyondblue.   


TOUCH is set to open in select cinemas in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney next month, with the Regal Theatre in Adelaide hosting the Australian Premiere on Sunday 17 May. A series of Q&A sessions will be held following some of the screenings with cast including Leeanna Walsman and Matt Day, and writer/director Christopher Houghton, in attendance.


The filmmakers are pleased to be able to give support to this organisation alongside the many other groups and individuals in Australia who believe in its message.


Julie Byrne, Producer of TOUCH, said: “Many people who worked on this film gave up their time and energy above and beyond for no extra reward, for which I am still most grateful. In some way, donating net profit to charity is an extension of that ethos.”


In the lead up to the Q&A charity screenings, Triptych Pictures and ScreenLaunch have engaged with crowdspeaking platform, Thunderclap, to further promote the film and its filmmaker’s fundraising efforts for beyondblue.

 

TOUCH follows the compelling journey of a mother, Dawn, (Carl Barron’s Manny Lewis star Leeanna Walsman) and her daughter Steph (South Australian newcomer Onor Nottle), who are on the run from a mysterious man, John (Matt Day, recently known for his role in Rake).  The film was produced by Julie Byrne from Triptych Pictures, the co-producers of the AACTA winning ‘Best Film’, The Babadook.

 

To view the TOUCH trailer head to: https://youtu.be/6kYaW2NibNY

 

To secure your tickets to the Q&A charity sessions ahead of the TOUCH theatrical release, visit:

 

The Regal Theatre, Australian “Red Carpet” Premiere: http://www.trybooking.com/HOMH

Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction: http://trybooking.com/HPPI

The Classic Cinema, Melbourne: http://www.classiccinemas.com.au/Movie/Touch

The Cameo Cinema, Melbourne: http://www.cameocinemas.com.au/Movie/Touch

 

-ENDS-

About Triptych Pictures

Triptych Pictures is an independent production company based in South Australia making quality, compelling screen content for cinema, television and online for both domestic and international audiences.

About beyondblue

beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma. beyondblue is a bipartisan initiative of the Federal, State and Territory Governments supported by the generosity of individuals, corporate Australia and Movember.

Media Contact: Laura Blue laurab@launchgroup.com.au (02) 9492 1000 / 0416 699 925 

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