Screenings of Nowhere Boys to Raise Money for WA Fire Disaster Relief

Screenings of Nowhere Boys to Raise Money for WA Fire Disaster Relief

Community Cinemas, The Backlot Films, and Matchbox Pictures have joined together to run two screenings of the new film Nowhere Boys – The Book of Shadows with all proceeds to be donated to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund for recently announced Waroona and Distruct Fires Appeal. You can read all the details on the full page. 


Community Cinemas, The Backlot Films and Matchbox Pictures have agreed that all the proceeds from the ticket sales for two screenings of the film Nowhere Boys – The Book of Shadows will be donated to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund for recently announced Waroona and District Fires Appeal.   

The two screenings will be held on:

  • Friday 15 January at the McDonald’s Community Cinemas Murdoch at 7.45pm; and
  • Thursday 21 January at the McDonald’s Community Cinemas Bassendean at 7.45pm. 

Nowhere Boys – The Book of Shadows producer Beth Frey said, “Both myself and the series creator Tony Ayres are from the West. We are deeply moved by the images of the devastation left by the fires and the grief and loss of the people affected.  We hope that people support the appeal by attending the screenings of the film”.

Ken Gibbons from Community Cinemas said, “One can only guess at the personal devastation that these fires have caused and in times such as these the wider community must find the means to be of assistance and this is our small way to be a part of that assistance.”

Tickets can be purchased through the McDonald’s Community Cinemas’ website

Based on the family friendly ABC3 TV show Nowhere Boys, the film launches the same cast on to the big screen with one massive story and even more action, adventure and special effects than ever before.

Having crossed dimensions, discovered magic, and battled demons in their own backyards, the Nowhere Boys – Felix (Dougie Baldwin), Andy (Joel Lok), Sam (Rahart Adams) and Jake (Matt Testro) – are back home in Bremin. On the verge of separating forever, they are drawn back together for one final spell when Felix discovers a magically sealed Book of Shadows. Unknowingly the spell releases a powerful teenage force of chaos and revenge that threatens their world and all they love. 

The exceptional television series  began when the four mismatched teens get lost during a school excursion, and re-emerge in a parallel world where they have never been born. Ultimately the Nowhere Boys found their way home, with new and unpredictable powers…

The talented cast are Rahart Adams star of Nickelodeon’s Every Witch Way and the feature film Liar, Liar Vampire; Dougie Baldwin from ABC series Upper Middle Bogan; Joel Lok who received the IF Award for Best Actor for his role as young Tom in The Home Song Stories; and Matt Testro who’s first feature is Eden.

Rising star Angourie Rice joins our four lead boys. Rice first came to the big screen in These Final Hours and will next be seen in US feature The Nice Guys alongside Ryan Gosling. Returning for the movie are series regulars Darci McDonald (Ellen), Sean Rees-Wemyss (Oscar), Michala Banas (Phoebe), Victoria Thaine (Alice), Ben Keller (Bear), Tamala Shelton (Mia) and Michelle Gerster (Viv).

Produced by Beth Frey with Matchbox Pictures, the film is directed by David Caesar (Dirty DeedsIdiot Box, Mullet) and written by Tony Ayres (Cut Snake, The Slap, Glitch), Rhys Graham and Craig Irvin.

The feature film is being released theatrically by The Backlot Films in association with Matchbox Pictures.

Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows is produced by Matchbox Pictures with the assistance of Screen Australia, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Film Victoria, and will be distributed internationally by NBCUniversal and in Australian and New Zealand (Non-theatrical) by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.

Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows is in cinemas now, visit for all cinema locations.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.