Quite often in my life I have a habit of crossing paths with actors and musicians. One such person was Jerome Meyer. I first met him after he had performed Holding the Man at La Boite Theatre. A charming and very talented fellow. It was his performance alongside Alec Snow that sparked my fascination into all-thing related to the classic piece of queer literature, the heart-breaking memoir written by Timothy Conigrave.
From a distance I’ve had the pleasure of seeing both go on to great successes. Snow predominantly pursued his passion of music with his band Interim; while Meyer pursued acting and now we’re about to see him grace the big screen in the new Australian feature film.
Joe Cinque’s Consolation sees Jerome Meyer stars alongside Maggie Naouri (Wentworth, Offspring) in the telling of the true story and death of Joe Cinque. Earlier this week a brand new trailer for film was released, and it looks pretty damn good!
Check out the trailer below.
“In late 1997, Anu Singh, an attractive law student in Canberra, made plans to kill her boyfriend Joe Cinque after throwing a series of macabre farewell dinner parties. The dinner guests, most of them university students, had heard various rumours about her plan, but nobody warned Joe. Joe’s death and the subsequent trial drew the attention of the whole country, as the broader community struggled to come terms with how a life could fall through so many hands.
Joe Cinque’s Consolation is the dramatised screen adaptation of Helen Garner’s celebrated account of those events – a psychological crime drama that examines Joe and Anu’s relationship, the circumstances that led to tragedy, and the price of doing and saying nothing.
Sotiris Dounoukos and writer Matt Rubinstein draw on their own experience in the law, and Sotiris’ personal knowledge of his alma-mater and home town of Canberra during the late 90s, to piece together a vivid and disturbing study of a love that unravels, and a community of students that is tested.”
Jerome Meyer looks brilliant in the role and I simply can’t wait to see what he brings to the big screen, while the story in itself is all kinds of captivating and seems to have potential to be worthy addition to Australian cinema. I’ve always felt Jerome Meyer had a lot of potential and this might be the very role he needs to get his name out there. Not to mention things are also already looking promising for the film having its recent world premiere to sell out crowds at the Melbourne International Film Festival and its international premiere set for the 41st Toronto International Film Festival. Exciting times.
Joe Cinque’s Consolation is released across Australian Cinemas October 13, 2016.