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Friday, September 27th, 2019


Ride Like A Girl – World Premiere in Melbourne

The World Premiere screening of Australian film “Ride Like A Girl” took place at South Yarra’s Jam Factory Village cinemas in September 2019. Amongst the special guests were a large contingent of the Payne family – including jockey Michelle Payne who rode the 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Prince of Penzance, and her father Paddy. Director Rachel Griffiths attended along with several supporting cast membes. Here are some quotes from the key participants. Paddy Payne – When talking about raising nine children solely (his wife passed away in the very earlyRead More

Film Review: Ride Like A Girl

Director:    Rachel Griffiths Cast:    Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Stevie Payne, Sullivan Stapleton, Brooke Satchwell, Anneliese Apps, Magda Szubanski, Sophia Forrest, Summer North Rating:    PG Running Time:    98 Australian Distributor:      Transmission Films   The glowing Teresa Palmer stars as Michelle Payne, first victorious female Melbourne Cup jockey. Sam Neil plays her stubborn dad Paddy, patriarch of Victoria’s Payne racing family. Michelle’s loyal brother is played by real-life “best strapper in Australia” Stevie Payne (he has Down syndrome), who outshines the large professional cast playing himself. Read More