Redefining Ability: Unstoppable Premieres at Sydney Film Festival

UNSTOPPABLE, a proof-of-concept short action film featuring Australian Paralympic skier Sam Tait as the lead, made its debut on Sunday at the Sydney Film Festival’s Screenability program. The film, produced by first-time Melbourne filmmakers Jack Byrnes and Marcus Porcaro, showcases the first-ever action film with a paraplegic lead.

The idea for UNSTOPPABLE was born out of a desire to see more diverse representation in action films. Jack and Marcus, with their background in Creative Development and Film and Television, respectively, embarked on a journey to bring this groundbreaking concept to life. Despite facing challenges and setbacks along the way, the duo remained committed to their vision.

After teaming up with Paralympic skier Sam Tait, the project gained momentum. Sam’s lack of acting experience was overshadowed by his undeniable charisma and determination. With Sam on board as the lead actor and Consulting Producer, the team worked tirelessly to refine the script and tailor the role to fit Sam’s strengths.

The production of UNSTOPPABLE was a labor of love, with a tight budget and limited resources. However, with the support of a talented crew and generous sponsors, the team was able to overcome obstacles and bring their vision to life. Sam’s dedication to performing his own stunts added an extra layer of authenticity to the film.

The premiere of UNSTOPPABLE at the Sydney Film Festival was a testament to the team’s hard work and dedication. The film received praise for its groundbreaking action sequences and universal themes. Sam’s performance as the lead character, James Marks, was a highlight of the film, showcasing his range and talent as an actor.

As UNSTOPPABLE continues to make waves in the film industry, it serves as a reminder of the power of storytelling and representation. The film’s success is a testament to the importance of diversity and inclusion in media and entertainment.

Don’t miss the second screening of UNSTOPPABLE at Dendy Cinema Newtown on Thursday 13 June. Tickets are available on the Sydney Film Festival website.