Carl Barron’s film debut shoot finishes

7th July 2014

Australian feature film, Manny Lewis, starring and written by comedian Carl Barron , has finished shooting in Sydney.

The movie marks Carl's debut as an actor in film, where he stars as fictional stand-up comedian Manny Lewis who finds it easier to connect to his fans than to one person.

"People ask me and I say: it’s a movie about my life as a comic on the road for the last 20 years. I got a bit worn out from touring, so I decided to take a rest and make a movie!" said Carl Barron.

The movie also features Australian cast Leeanna Walsman, Roy Billing and Damien Garvey.

Manny Lewis is being directed and co-written by Anthony Mir and produced by Martin Fabinyi for Beyond Screen Production. The film is also produced by Beyond Screen Production and financed by Beyond Films, Seven Productions and A-List Entertainment.

Mikael Borglund, CEO of Beyond International, said "Beyond is excited about expanding our existing home entertainment relationship with A-List and Carl Barron to co-producing Manny Lewis."

Brad Lyons, Director of Network Production, Seven Network, said "We’re pleased to be a part of this project. […] We’re pleased to be working with A-List and Carl. We’re also delighted to be a partner with Mikael and his team at Beyond."

Manny Lewis will be released in Australian and New Zealand theatres by StudioCanal in 2015.