Local actor shines in Ruben Guthrie

21st November 2015 12:00 PM
Lismore actor Aaron Bertram (left) features in the movie Ruben Guthrie which opens this week. He is pictured here with the film’s writer and director Brendan Cowell (mid) and co-star Jack Thompson (right). Lismore actor Aaron Bertram (left) features in the movie Ruben Guthrie which opens this week. He is pictured here with the film’s writer and director Brendan Cowell (mid) and co-star Jack Thompson (right). Contributed

LIFE is good for ad man Ruben Guthrie - he leads a party boy lifestyle, has a model fiancée and lives in a house on the water.

He's at the top of his game, until some drunken skylarking lands Ruben at the bottom of his infinity pool, lucky to be alive.

His mum hits the panic button, and then his fiancée leaves him, but not before issuing him one final challenge: If Ruben can do one year without a drink, she'll give him another chance…

Ruben Guthrie is the story of one man not only battling the bottle, but the city that won't let him put it down.

The film features Lismore actor Aaron Bertram.

Mr Bertram lived with director Brendan Cowell during their time at Charles Sturt University.

Adapted from Mr Cowell's stage play, Mr Bertram said he remembers Mr Cowell writing the initial versions of Ruben Guthrie's script.

Mr Bertram, a former Northern Star journalist, said it was exciting to stride the red carpet alongside stars including Jack Thompson, Patrick Brammall and Alex Dimitriades at the Sydney Film Festival launch of the film last June.

At the Star Court Theatre, 126 Molesworth St, Lismore, this Sunday at 2.30pm and 5.30pm. $15.

Ruben Guthrie

Stars: Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Abbey Lee, Aaron Bertram

Director: Brendan Cowell

Rating: MA15+