Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Arts & Entertainment

Defying Empire commemorates the 50th anniversary of 1967 Referendum

Barr makes feature film debut in Blue World Order

By Charlotte Harper - 8 September 2016 5

Andrew Barr in Blue World Order

See ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr as you’ve never seen him before, appearing in a cameo role involving mind control and frightening looking eyes in the Canberra-produced feature film Blue World Order, which will appear in a special preview as part of the Canberra International Film Festival on Saturday, November 5.

Festival organisers played a trailer for Blue World Order as an introduction to the Chief Minister, who spoke briefly about making his acting debut.

“I have to particularly thank Che [Baker, the co-director of Blue World Order] for the opportunity to begin my acting career,” Mr Barr said.

“I will say that before this festival, we have a festival of democracy, and I’ll apologise in advance that you will see me on your screens in the next five weeks, but I promise I’ll have a speaking role in addition to the mind control.

The festival will showcase twelve Canberra short films and four Canberra feature films this year in addition to its focus on contemporary and critically acclaimed historic cinema from around the world.

“The creative arts are taking a much stronger role in our city life, and that makes Canberra a better place.

“This year, we are lucky to have an incredibly strong program supported by passionate people with a view to a long term for the industry in Canberra, and I think that is the most exciting thing.”

Blue World Order is a sci-fi film set in a post-apocalyptic world where a deadly electromagnetic pulse has wreaked havoc and released a virus into the population. Only one man is immune to the virus and as the only child to have survived, his daughter is the key to the survival of mankind.

Canberra writers Mr Baker and Dallas Bland are the directors of the action adventure film, which was shot in and around the ACT and financed privately in the Territory.

The Canberra International Film Festival runs from October 27 to November 6 at the National Film and Sound Archives. Book tickets and see the full program at ciff.com.au.

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
4 Responses to
Barr makes feature film debut in Blue World Order
dungfungus 10:21 pm 09 Sep 16

Masquara said :

Mordd / Chris Richards said :

Countdown to how long before that pic of him shows up in an anti-light rail meme online….? Politicians should know better than to allow photo’s of them looking so evil like that to get out….

Until I read the article I thought “Blue World Order” might have something to do with the porn film industry …

I think you are confusing the “Blue Oyster Cult” (another sci-fi concept) or the “Blue Oyster Bar” which was gay bar in one of the Police Academy series.

I think Barr would be better suited to fantasy movies.

Acton 6:41 pm 09 Sep 16

After the election Mr Barr could be looking for a new career.
Either head of the Property Council, or post-apocalyptic zombie.
At least there are ways and means to limit the damage caused by a post-apocalyptic zombie.

Masquara 5:48 pm 09 Sep 16

Mordd / Chris Richards said :

Countdown to how long before that pic of him shows up in an anti-light rail meme online….? Politicians should know better than to allow photo’s of them looking so evil like that to get out….

Until I read the article I thought “Blue World Order” might have something to do with the porn film industry …

rommeldog56 2:41 pm 09 Sep 16

That’s how he looks when he decides to up to triple Annual Rates, introduce new levies, sign contracts for the loss making tram, etc.

But yes. Ultra bad look. Or total arrogance. Or maybe preparing for a new “onscreen” career after the October election ??

Mordd / Chris Richar 1:21 pm 09 Sep 16

Countdown to how long before that pic of him shows up in an anti-light rail meme online….? Politicians should know better than to allow photo’s of them looking so evil like that to get out….

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site