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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 West of Sunshine
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'Separated from his family and caught in a cycle of gambling and debt, Jim has less than a day to repay a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside down when he must look after his young. Jim's relationship with his son is tested as his plans to pay back the loan fail. When his last desperate effort to repay the debt puts his son's life at risk, he must make a choice between his past and a second chance at life.'

Source: Production blurb.

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Works about this Work

A Character Study on the Dark Side of the Lucky Country Nikos Fotakis , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Neos Kosmos , August 2018;

'Last time Jason Raftopoulos spoke to Neos Kosmos, he was ready to bring his film West of Sunshine to the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, after already having it screened in Venice. Almost one year later, the film has made the round of some of the most significant film festivals in the world, coming back home for the Melbourne International Film Festival a few weeks ago. Now, it’s time for its official theatrical release and Raftopoulos is savouring the moment.' (Introduction)

BTS: 2018 AACTA Awards Scott Baker , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 9 December 2018;
MIFF 2018: A Melbourne Movement Anthony Frajman , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 18 September 2018;
West of Sunshine’s Father-and-Son Story Is Endearing, but Too Short Alicia Byrnes , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 20 August 2018;

'In the second act of Jason Raftopolous’s endearing but slight drama West of Sunshine, estranged dad and hopeless gambler, Jim (Damian Hill), gives his tween son, Alex (Ty Perham, Hill’s real-life stepson), a lesson in blackjack.'  (Introduction)

‘West of Sunshine’ : A Place Where Love Is Eugenia Pavlopoulou , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Neos Kosmos , October 2017;

'Next month director Jason Raftopoulos's debut feature film, 'armed' with raving reviews, is heading to Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Raftopoulos and producer Alexandros Ouzas talk to Neos Kosmos about their new film, which is a very Greek Australian affair.' (Introduction) 

West of Sunshine’s Father-and-Son Story Is Endearing, but Too Short Alicia Byrnes , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 20 August 2018;

'In the second act of Jason Raftopolous’s endearing but slight drama West of Sunshine, estranged dad and hopeless gambler, Jim (Damian Hill), gives his tween son, Alex (Ty Perham, Hill’s real-life stepson), a lesson in blackjack.'  (Introduction)

MIFF 2018: A Melbourne Movement Anthony Frajman , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 18 September 2018;
BTS: 2018 AACTA Awards Scott Baker , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 9 December 2018;
A Character Study on the Dark Side of the Lucky Country Nikos Fotakis , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Neos Kosmos , August 2018;

'Last time Jason Raftopoulos spoke to Neos Kosmos, he was ready to bring his film West of Sunshine to the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, after already having it screened in Venice. Almost one year later, the film has made the round of some of the most significant film festivals in the world, coming back home for the Melbourne International Film Festival a few weeks ago. Now, it’s time for its official theatrical release and Raftopoulos is savouring the moment.' (Introduction)

‘West of Sunshine’ : A Place Where Love Is Eugenia Pavlopoulou , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Neos Kosmos , October 2017;

'Next month director Jason Raftopoulos's debut feature film, 'armed' with raving reviews, is heading to Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Raftopoulos and producer Alexandros Ouzas talk to Neos Kosmos about their new film, which is a very Greek Australian affair.' (Introduction) 

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