A trailer has been released for Alex & Eve, an upcoming Australian rom-com set for domestic release on October 22.
Based on the stage play by Alex Lykos, who also adapted it for the screen, Alex & Eve tells the story of Alex (Richard Brancatisano), a handsome Greek-born school teacher, and Eve (Andrea Demetriades), a beautiful Lebanese Muslim lawyer, and their growing relationship – while their respective families look on in horror.
Kudos to Alex & Eve for tackling issues of race in multicultural Australia and attempting to bring elements to the screen in light, mainstream fashion. Fingers crossed it comes together nicely. The leads certainly appear likeable enough, even if the supporting cast seem as though they’ve been nudged a tad too far towards exaggerated stereotypes. We’ll see.
Directed by Peter Andrikidis, best known for his work on memorable Aussie television projects such as A Country Practice, Water Rats, Underbelly, and East West 101.
Rundown for Alex & Eve:
ALEX AND EVE is based on the hit stage play by Alex Lykos, who also wrote the screenplay and Produced by Murray Fahey. The original stage play was first performed in Sydney in 2006 and since then over 35,000 people have seen productions of the play in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
The film is directed by Peter Andrikidis and stars Richard Brancatisano and Andrea Demetriades as star crossed lovers whose parents forbid them to marry. Alex is a handsome school teacher in his mid thirties and his parents want him to marry a good Greek girl. Alex falls hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Eve, a lawyer, whose parents are Lebanese Muslim. Like oil and water, the two should never mix, only how can they stop themselves from falling in love?
Executive Producers Martin Cooper, Bill Kritharias and Producer Murray Fahey secured finance for the production in 2014. Filming commenced June 2014 and took place over five weeks in Canterbury, Lakemba, Glebe, Haberfield, Homebush, the Rocks, Croydon, Belmore, Auburn, and Leichhardt.
ALEX AND EVE is a family comedy about dating in modern day multicultural Australia.