8 Aug - Tomorrow When The War Began Premiere (Sydney!)

August 8th, 2010.

A premiere! In Sydney! UNBELIEVABLE. I haven't done one of these in over four months... and given Sydney is many things (including "Not London") it'll likely be some time before I get another one.

Time to make some hay while the photographic sun shines... and I was so 'desperate' to do this premiere, that even though I was committed to the 14km fun run "City to Surf" I brought my camera and lenses into town and headed back in from Bondi, still hot and sweaty (but suitably attired) from my athletic exertions, and did it anyway.

Here's how it (surprisingly) went down.

A Film Premiere! In Australia! (of course it helps if the story, author and cast are all Australian...)

A Film Premiere! In Australia! (of course it helps if the story, author and cast are all Australian...)

Right about here is where I'd be expecting a dude with a Yellow Cap to be standing. However, that was another time and another place.

Right about here is where I'd be expecting a dude with a Yellow Cap to be standing. However, that was another time and another place.

Damnit, and I'd only just left the Pulsar there for a couple of minutes..

Damnit, and I'd only just left the Pulsar there for a couple of minutes..

They've got a list! It was quite sizeable, and the corps of media photographers were slightly more than half a dozen. Not too shabby?

They've got a list! It was quite sizeable, and the corps of media photographers were slightly more than half a dozen. Not too shabby?

Maybe this is R-Patz working undercover to earn some extra dollars and get away from the screaming girls.

Maybe this is R-Patz working undercover to earn some extra dollars and get away from the screaming girls.

"Tom, I'm standing here with less than an hour to go til the cast arrives, and all I can report are that these really are some odd shoulderpads. Back to you in the studio..."

"Tom, I'm standing here with less than an hour to go til the cast arrives, and all I can report are that these really are some odd shoulderpads. Back to you in the studio..."

The haircut on the guy is surely a glorious thing. I have no idea who he is, but I'll be able to recall his hair later if it's in a lineup it's so awesome. Problem is, over time in London I at least got a passing knowledge of who some of the more famous socialites, wives-of-footballers and low-level royalty and TV stars were. Here in Australia, I simply have no idea AT ALL..

The haircut on the guy is surely a glorious thing. I have no idea who he is, but I'll be able to recall his hair later if it's in a lineup it's so awesome. Problem is, over time in London I at least got a passing knowledge of who some of the more famous socialites, wives-of-footballers and low-level royalty and TV stars were. Here in Australia, I simply have no idea AT ALL..

Take this trio. They could be anyone. They could be the Australian equivalent of the Jonas Brothers for all I know.

Take this trio. They could be anyone. They could be the Australian equivalent of the Jonas Brothers for all I know.

OMG : It's KAMAHL. KAMAHL!!!! (Also - OMG - I know who Kamahl is)

OMG : It's KAMAHL. KAMAHL!!!! (Also - OMG - I know who Kamahl is)

Of course, it would be highly unlikely that I wouldn't recognise Australia's reigning Miss Universe Australia... Miss Rachael Finch!

Of course, it would be highly unlikely that I wouldn't recognise Australia's reigning Miss Universe Australia... Miss Rachael Finch!

"I'm just going to fiddle prettily with my hair for a little bit and loo all cute doing so, if that's okay". It's working.

"I'm just going to fiddle prettily with my hair for a little bit and loo all cute doing so, if that's okay". It's working.

I don't know who this is, but I'm going to hazard a guess and say he won't be fiddling prettily with his hair any more than I will.

I don't know who this is, but I'm going to hazard a guess and say he won't be fiddling prettily with his hair any more than I will.

Whereas this may or may not be Susan Sarandon, who is not in this film and likely has no reason to be in the country.

Whereas this may or may not be Susan Sarandon, who is not in this film and likely has no reason to be in the country.

The lady on the right might be (or have been) from Home and Away. But then again that could be true of almost everyone in this country at one time or another...

The lady on the right might be (or have been) from Home and Away. But then again that could be true of almost everyone in this country at one time or another...

I'd like to think people from the actual CAST might eventually show up to this thing... but then again my last premiere before this one was back in London for "The Shouting Men" and that assumption proved unfulfilled.

I'd like to think people from the actual CAST might eventually show up to this thing... but then again my last premiere before this one was back in London for "The Shouting Men" and that assumption proved unfulfilled.

This? Is a lady in a hat. Being photographed. That's all I know.

This? Is a lady in a hat. Being photographed. That's all I know.

This is the director, Stuart Beattie. His little son was also on the red carpet, signing autographs because his dad is famous. HOLY FARQ : he was the writer of 2009's "GI Joe : The Rise of Cobra"!!! *HEY, BEATTIE : ICE FLOATS - DID YOU KNOW????* ...Oh. He knows. He just doesn't care.

This is the director, Stuart Beattie. His little son was also on the red carpet, signing autographs because his dad is famous.
HOLY FARQ : he was the writer of 2009's "GI Joe : The Rise of Cobra"!!!
*HEY, BEATTIE : ICE FLOATS - DID YOU KNOW????*
...Oh. He knows. He just doesn't care.

This is actress Caitlin Stasey. She's in the film, and has previously been in five episodes of 'Neighbours' and played 'herself' in the 49th annual Logie Awards. (Is that even a legitimate screen credit??)

This is actress Caitlin Stasey. She's in the film, and has previously been in five episodes of 'Neighbours' and played 'herself' in the 49th annual Logie Awards. (Is that even a legitimate screen credit??)

Caitlin Stasey plays the lead character in this film. She looks great holding a machine gun (though admittedly not wearing this particular dress)

Caitlin Stasey plays the lead character in this film. She looks great holding a machine gun (though admittedly not wearing this particular dress)

This is/may be Chris Pang, whose bow tie clearly implies he knows that ice, being less dense than water, would float if you blew up an arctic base. Oh, dear lord, the director also wrote the screenplay for the third Pirates of the Caribbean film. That one made no sense either...

This is/may be Chris Pang, whose bow tie clearly implies he knows that ice, being less dense than water, would float if you blew up an arctic base. Oh, dear lord, the director also wrote the screenplay for the third Pirates of the Caribbean film. That one made no sense either...

Actress Phoebe Tonkin has been on two episodes of something called 'Packed to the Rafters' and 78 episodes of something else called 'H2O' which I've never heard of. Still, she's pretty enough that I'm not excessively fussed that I know nothing about the guy she's with who is also in the film.

Actress Phoebe Tonkin has been on two episodes of something called 'Packed to the Rafters' and 78 episodes of something else called 'H2O' which I've never heard of. Still, she's pretty enough that I'm not excessively fussed that I know nothing about the guy she's with who is also in the film.

Actor Lincoln Lewis, who appears to be wearing _no top_ in his imdb entry, and who has been in 483 episodes of "Home and Away". That's a lot of Flamin' Galahs...

Actor Lincoln Lewis, who appears to be wearing _no top_ in his imdb entry, and who has been in 483 episodes of "Home and Away". That's a lot of Flamin' Galahs...

Quite possibly Rachel Hurd-Wood. If so, she's been in the recent 'Dorian Gray' move and something called 'Perfume : the story of a murderer'. I, meanwhile, have been in a boat. Several times. Moving along...

Quite possibly Rachel Hurd-Wood. If so, she's been in the recent 'Dorian Gray' move and something called 'Perfume : the story of a murderer'. I, meanwhile, have been in a boat. Several times. Moving along...

A sizeable portion of the young-ish cast arranged around the director. The premiere was an indoor one, and I kind of feel I should give props to the organisers - Leicester Square in London is made for these things..  while George Street in Sydney is like a main road, so this one had cars stopping on a busy road, and then entering a cinema that was shared with regular cinema patrons, media, fans, attendees _and_ diners at Subway, Burger King and Easy Way. And nobody rioted or anything!

A sizeable portion of the young-ish cast arranged around the director. The premiere was an indoor one, and I kind of feel I should give props to the organisers - Leicester Square in London is made for these things..  while George Street in Sydney is like a main road, so this one had cars stopping on a busy road, and then entering a cinema that was shared with regular cinema patrons, media, fans, attendees _and_ diners at Subway, Burger King and Easy Way. And nobody rioted or anything!

One more group shot couldn't hurt. (Unless you're, like, in a WAR or something, that BEGAN like TOMORROW... because you probably don't want to provide one large target to your enemy like this....)

One more group shot couldn't hurt. (Unless you're, like, in a WAR or something, that BEGAN like TOMORROW... because you probably don't want to provide one large target to your enemy like this....)

And another one, just because I haven't photographed the whole cast, and there's every chance they'll zip past me to catch the movie when it starts. (Is that Colin Friels second from the right??)

And another one, just because I haven't photographed the whole cast, and there's every chance they'll zip past me to catch the movie when it starts. (Is that Colin Friels second from the right??)

My photo of The List from earlier sadly obscures who this is, but deductively speaking it's a toss up between 'Deniz Akdeniz', 'Colin Friels', 'Masa Yamaguchi' and 'Ashleigh Cummings'. Which is the only female name on the lit, but I'm still going with Deniz Akdeniz...

My photo of The List from earlier sadly obscures who this is, but deductively speaking it's a toss up between 'Deniz Akdeniz', 'Colin Friels', 'Masa Yamaguchi' and 'Ashleigh Cummings'. Which is the only female name on the lit, but I'm still going with Deniz Akdeniz...

Author John Marsden (who wrote the books) is wondering how many liberties with the laws of physics Stuart Beattie might have taken in this film.

Author John Marsden (who wrote the books) is wondering how many liberties with the laws of physics Stuart Beattie might have taken in this film.

Either Deniz Akdeniz or Masa Yamaguchi, I presume?

Either Deniz Akdeniz or Masa Yamaguchi, I presume?

Lincoln Lewis signs a few more autographs. The crowd were well-behaved, but then again, Australia has a much smaller population than England

Lincoln Lewis signs a few more autographs. The crowd were well-behaved, but then again, Australia has a much smaller population than England

"I forgot to buy a choc-top. Can I go back?"

"I forgot to buy a choc-top. Can I go back?"

So... that was that! Excitingly, my "Archive of Movie Premieres" will get its first Australian Entry. Sorry for the excess length, but I'm sure you appreciate it'll probably be months til I get to do this again (cross fingers)

Until next (sniff) time!

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