Friday the 4th of December saw Tumut’s historic Montreal Theatre alive with activity as a large crowd attended the Gala Premier screening of the latest “Impossible Spectacular” film production by clients of Valmar Support Services. The movie, title Tracks Winding Back – Goldfields, is a sequel to the first successful Tracks Winding Back movie and continues to follow the escapades of the three would-be bushrangers… Moonlight Mitch, Dynamite Damo and Sawtooth Terry ( All pictured above ) as they attempt to strike it rich on the Adelong Goldfields, by fair means or foul.
The film was based on original ideas and concepts of the performers and developed in conjunction with the Producer/Director, Lisa Packard. John Stanfield was the man behind the camera and many, many people from Valmar and from the general community helped out in a wide range of ways.
The Deputy Mayor of Tumut, Trina Thomson was the official guest and spoke prior to the screening, praising the abilities of the talented cast and crew responsible for the movie, and highlighting the abilities of people with disabilities in many walks of life.
Mitch Goodsall, Damien Booby and Lisa Packard also spoke and welcomed the many people in the audience, including Mick Donohue ( ‘The One Eyed Crow” ) who wrote the bush poetry and narrated the movie.
The original Tracks Winding Back was screened, and then quickly followed by the new movie and both were enjoyed by one and all. The screening also helped celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Tumut and was held in memory of Ray Portors, one of the original actors and creative minds behind the project.