Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Aussie Movie Tackles the Issue of Gambling Addiction

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Aussie Movie Tackles the Issue of Gambling Addiction

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Shakira Sellen

shakira.sellen@dailymercury.com.au

CENTRAL Queensland sets the scene for what is a dark time in a former football player's life.

Broke homes in on a man's gambling addiction and how it affects the people around him.

Well-known Australian actors Steve Bastoni and Claire van der Boom are among the film's cast.

Writer and director Heath Davis has been crowd funded and has surpassed his target with more than $41,000 raised.

"The film is loosely set around a rugby league star post career who has a problem adjusting to reality and struggles with gambling addiction," Mr Davis said.

"We'll be shooting in Central Queensland.

"Lots of Queenslanders have got behind it and have been pledging money. Some will have cameos in the movie too."

He said the profits from the film would go towards the charity Men of League Foundation.

"We're trying to spread the message that the gambling issue isn't going away," Mr Davis said.

"It's about being active about it. …

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