Hosted by filmmaker Laurence Malkin (Death at a Funeral, Kill Me Three Times) along with Screen NSW, Spectrum Films and Collective Hubâ€™s Editor-in-Chief, Lisa Messenger, 2016â€™s annual Night Before The AACTA Awards party celebrated a year of excellence in Australian storytelling through film.
On a balmy summer night in early December, Sydneyâ€™s iconic Icebergs Bar in Bondi provided the perfect setting for the exclusive bash. Guests included Spectrum Films managing director Josh Pomeranz, director Jennifer Peedom, producer Daniel Findlay, directorÂ Mark Lamprell, Sydney Swans stars Harry Marsh and Aliir Aliir, actress Matilda Brown, actorÂ Shane Jacobson and AACTA nominee Kerry Armstrong. Also in attendance were entertainerÂ Natalie Bassingthwaighte, actor Alycia Debnam-Carey, director Greg McLean, director Wayne Blair, actorÂ Melina Vidler, legendary stuntman Grant Page, director and AACTA nomineeÂ Rosemary Myers, director Greg Mclean, director and AACTA nominee Jeremy SimsÂ and 2016 ARIA winners Josh Pyke andÂ Montaigne.
The evening was the perfect celebration before hitting the red carpet for the official AACTA Awards ceremony in Sydney the following evening.
A special thanks to Icebergs and our co-hosts Laurence Malkin, Screen NSW and Spectrum Films.