Watty Thompson hits the big screen today with Live At Estonian House- The Film playing at Lorne Theatre

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Watty Thompson hits the big screen today with Live At Estonian House- The Film playing at Lorne Theatre

Words by Staff Writer

Dropping his debut album just last year, Lockington/Echuca neo-bush balladeer, Watty Thompson takes his songs to the big screen.

Watty Thompson announces the premiere screenings of Watty Thompson Live at Estonian House – The Film. Captured in Naarm, Melbourne on the release of his acclaimed debut self-titled album in 2023, the film brings his music to life.

Watty Thompson Live At Estonian House – The Film Sessions

  • Monday 6 May | 7PM – Lorne Theatre, Gadubanud, Lorne VIC
  • Thursday 9 May | 6.30PM – Dendy Cinemas, Gadigal, Newtown NSW
  • Friday 10 May | 6PM + 8.45PM – Thornbury Picturehouse, Wurunjeri, Thornbury, VIC
  • Thursday 16 May | 7PM – Peninsula Cinemas, Bunurong/Boonwurrung Rosebud, VIC

During the making of the record, Thompson had a simple dream: to bring country heart to the city and he did just that across both the album and its launch. Along with his talented friends and band the Total Fire Band, the historic Estonian House (formally Western Theatre) in West Brunswick Victoria was transformed into the Australian bush utopia that resounds throughout Thompson’s musical works. With a gathering of close friends, family and supporters, both old and new, under the gum tree branches, this evening captured the spirit of the Australian musician.

Thankfully the moment was visually capture and can be relived thanks to producers Wild Rose Pictures through Watty Thompson Live at Estonian House – The Film. Be transported into the room as Thompson performs his stirring songs. Feel the palpable energy from the crowd as they sink into the mood. Witness the launch of a treasured Australian musician.

With Graham (played by alt Country star Andy Golledge) along for the ride, watch an edifying moment in Australian music that will both warm the heart and affirm the soul.

The film will be screenings this evening Monday 6 May at Lorne Theatre from 7PM, followed by a live performance from Watty Thompson next door at The Clam. The film will also be shown at Dendy Cinema on Thursday 9 May, Thornbury Picture House on Friday 10 May (which includes a post-screening live Q&A with Thompson and friends), and at Peninsula Cinemas, Rosebud on Thursday 16 May as a double feature with the premiere of See Me- A Film About Redro Redriguez screened prior.

Tickets to attend the screenings and events can be secured here.