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 early stagesof having children), he said” They’ve been the best years of my life. I’m very proud of all my kids. I hope people like the film and that we didn’t let them down.” He is also very pleased to see Paddy jnr and Michelle take up training and doing well so far.
Michelle Payne – “I’m lucky to have such a great family behind me. I’m hoping that my Melbourne Cup win is just a stepping stone for young women to take on a more prominent role and have great success in horse racing.”
“I’m enjoying training and hope to have something racing later this year.”
Rachel Griffiths – “I’ve been involved in films for over twenty years so I had a fair idea on what was required in taking on the director’s role. ”
“I always wanted to have Teresa (Palmer) for the role of Michelle Payne. She had the right look and personality to take it on, and she did it so professionally.”
Pictures from the Red Carpet by Matt Deller.
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