Published on May 12th, 2017 | by Damien Straker

Trailer Released For New Australian Film Ali’s Wedding

Madman Entertainment has today released the official trailer for Matchbox Picture’s new feature ALI’S WEDDING. The film will screen at festivals including the 2017 Sydney Film Festival ahead of a national cinema release.

The award-winning screenplay, co-written by actor, writer and comedian Osamah Sami (Saved, TV’s Jack Irish) and Andrew Knight (Hacksaw Ridge, The Water Diviner), is based on a true story from Sami’s life.

ALI’S WEDDING is directed by Australian Jeffrey Walker (Dance Academy, TV’s Modern Family, Rake), shot by esteemed cinematographer Donald McAlpine (The Dressmaker, Moulin Rouge!) and produced by Sheila Jayadev and Helen Panckhurst for Matchbox Pictures.

After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart. The film features a diverse and vibrant Australian cast including Don Hany (TV’s Offspring), Robert Rabiah (TV’s Tomorrow, When the War Began), Ryan Corr (Holding the Man) and newcomer Helana Sawires.

ALI’S WEDDING is an affectionate and entertaining story about family, duty and love in multi-cultural Australia and will be released nationally in cinemas mid-year.

ALI’S WEDDING upcoming Sydney Film Festival sessions – on sale now at

Thursday 8 June 6:25PM – State Theatre
Friday 9 June 8:15PM – Randwick Ritz
Saturday 10 June 7:30PM – Casula Powerhouse

About the Author'

is a freelance writer and film critic. He studied at the University of Sydney and graduated with an Arts Honours degree in Film Studies. He is a pop culture aficionado and enjoys talking about all films, 90s TV shows, ninjas and watching Rugby League. His favourite film directors are Alfonso Cuarón, Clint Eastwood and Alexander Payne.

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