Alana – Michelle Pastor

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Intelligent and strong willed Alana has caught herself between the man she wants and the ones she uses. Transforming herself she may have finally found someone she doesn’t have to lie to. If only she knew what he was capable of.

We were thrilled to have Michelle on board for the part of Alana. A professional actor and writer, including recently writing and performing in her own cabaret, Michelle also has several years experience as a dancer and a singer. With an extensive acting career in film, television and theatre, Michelle is perfect for this role.

Phil – Tom McCathie

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Having worked his way from the bottom Phil is a powerful man who does not take lightly to being played a fool. He takes Bryan’s inability to pay back a debt as a personal insult and with this puts plans in motion to make sure he get’s what he’s owed.

Tom McCathie has years of experience in TV, advertisements and film both locally and internationally. He brought a wealth of experience and wisdom to the set and a power of strength the the character.

Mark – Martin Williams

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Mark comes from wealth but is forever running away from the shadow of his father. Having tried multiple schemes to make his own way this last one he takes Bryan on may push them both over the edge

Martin graduated from WAAPA in 2005 through the acting strain and has recently studied in New York at the Atlantic Theatre Acting School and is the only man that could play Mark just right.

Not only does he star in this film but the wrote the story the script that this all began with. His scripts that have placed in competitions such as Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope screenplay contest and Creative Screenwriting Magazines screenplay contest.

Bryan – Benjamin Ross

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Bryan is in a world of debt and tries to get through it by legitimate means until his friend Mark convinces him otherwise. Taking a risk may be the very thing that ends it all.

Benjamin Ross is a recent graduate from the acclaimed full time course at Actors Centre Australia. He has made quiet an impact already with his Luminous and enthralling portrayal of Mickey in critically acclaimed Pants Guys Production of The Knowledge at the New Theatre.

Festival Update – Montevideo!

Hi all,

An update about choosing festivals and the process that we are going through to select the most suitable ones for our film.  Did you know that there are an estimated 50,000 new films each year submitted to the festival circuit hoping for a distribution deal?

There are hundreds of film festivals too and the choice can be mind boggling.  Also it costs to enter each film festival so blindly entering your film into as many film festivals as you can without doing any research is not a good idea.

For The Margin Of Things, our writer and actor Marty Williams has been doing the research for us and narrowing down the suitable festivals for The Margin Of Things.  Here’s an update from Marty about the process he’s going through and his methods for selecting the festivals.

He recorded this smack in the middle of a film shoot in Montevideo.  Top work on getting this out Marty!

As ever, music by our composer Bobby Gwin.


Montevideo Festival update – Marty Williams from The Margin of Things on Vimeo.


Places to Meet: Production Team Picks

The production team has been busy meeting up at every possible opportunity while we’re up to our necks in post production. For these meetings we need venues (with food and lots of coffee) and so we have plunged into the heart of Sydney and discovered some of the best the city has to offer.

These are some of our very top picks.

Whole Bean Cafe – MarrickvilleWhole Bean Cafe

Our pick: The coffee, all the coffee.

Big supporters of the film, with the Whole Bean Cafe even used for some of the scenes of the film.  They famously quote themselves as the 2nd best coffee in Marrickville, we consider them the best in Sydney. You’ll come for the retro music, stay for the coffee, and come again and again for the staff that will make you feel like family.


Goblin Cafe – Summer HillGoblin Cafe

Our pick: The Pancakes

Once again great supporters of the film with the venue used for one of the scenes in the film.  A new addition to Summer Hill they fit right in with a great decor and food that is impossible to say no to. It’s hard to have a meeting when everyone is scoffing down food and then ordering seconds but some how we always seem to come back.


Coffee1st – Dulwich Hill

Coffee1st Dulwich hill

Our pick: Eggs Benny mmm…

A big supporter in our Pozible campaign and a friendly venue for some pre and post production meetings.  A must for any coffee lover in the inner west area, great coffee and friendly service.



Micky’s Cafe – Paddingtonmickys

Our pick: Schnitzel Burger

This is an old haunt of some of our production team members while they were studying at Metro Screen. Each week of the day there is a different $10 special and when you’re a lowly student or independent film maker, great food on the cheap is a must.