Movie premiere tickets still available

ON THE SET: Actor and comedian Bret McKenzie in character as Nige, centre, during filming of Two Little Boys, with extras, from left Kerrie Waterworth, Fiona Forrest, Neil Cullen and Larissa Marie Colvin.
ON THE SET: Actor and comedian Bret McKenzie in character as Nige, centre, during filming of Two Little Boys, with extras, from left Kerrie Waterworth, Fiona Forrest, Neil Cullen and Larissa Marie Colvin.

Tickets are still available for Invercargill's movie premiere of Two Little Boys but event organiser Anna Dean says people should book soon to avoid disappointment.

"Don't kick yourself later, it's a pretty rare opportunity," she said.

The ticket gave access to the red-carpet premiere, a cocktail event before the screening and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

Festivities to celebrate the big screen showcase of Invercargill and the Catlins will begin outside the Civic Theatre from 5pm. Musical acts the Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra and Invercargill band Rhythmonyx will play. There will also be a display of muscle cars on show and the much-anticipated mullet competition - the winning mullet and a special guest will be invited to attend the premiere event.

Among those attending the premiere will be SBS employee Rhoy McMillan, from the lending support department.

SBS Bank marketing manager Mandy Oosterbroek said when producers of the film contacted the company to see if it was interested in being involved, SBS was more than happy to help out.

Mr McMillan, who has worked at SBS for the past 39 years, spent a great deal of time talking with the cast and producers, about what it was like to work for the company, and when SBS was offered tickets to the movie premiere it felt it was only fitting he attend "so he could see all his hard work pay off".

McKenzie's character, Nige, works at a bank.

Tickets to the event are available from the Invercargill City Council booking office.

The Southland Times