Backyard Ashes is a new Australian film by Coogee film director Mark Grentell and shot in Wagga Wagga. Barbeques and cricket galore, this movie has Australian culture down to an art form.
The story follows Dougie Waters (Andrew S. Gilbert) who’s simple pleasures of cricket and barbeques are stumped by the exit of his best friend and neighbour Norm (Stephen Holt) plus the arrival of his new boss, corporate Englishman Edward Lords (Felix Williamson).
Pretentious Edward moves in next door to Dougie and an incident involving an incinerated cat, sparks a big backyard cricket match to settle the score!
Perfect viewing for Australia Day, this offers many laughs and references the fond Aussie/Pom rivalry. (LK)
BY LYNDSAY KENWRIGHT