The Man Who Could Not Dream
10 Aug 2012
There are a number of great reasons to catch the darkly whimsical short The Man Who Could Not Dream at the Melbourne International Film Festival. The Melbourne-made film not only features Alan Brough and is narrated by Geoffrey Rush, but it also stars Year 7 Carey student, Walter Smithers, who plays the ‘boy version’ of Brough’s ‘Samuel’.
This is Walter’s second screen credit, having also been cast in a Swinburne University student film, Tiny Earthquakes. But rather than finding the green screens and professional sets of The Man Who Could Not Dream daunting, he loved the experience, ‘I wasn’t too nervous at all. I was mainly just excited.’
Having really enjoyed the experience, this is hopefully just one in a long line of film appearances for Walter, who really enjoys both stage and screen acting. ‘I’d like to do something related to theatre or film in the future. It’s something I’ve been interested in for a while.’
The Man Who Could Not Dream, written and directed by Kasimir Burgess and James Armstrong, will be showing Sunday 12 August at the Greater Union Cinema at 4.00pm – tickets are selling fast. Please note that the film is rated MA15+ and under 15s will only be admitted if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.