When 18-year-old Lawrence is caught cheating on his final year math exam, he fails to get into medical school and is banished to stay at his goofy Uncle’s house for the summer. By chance he meets ‘The Professor’- a colourful aging conman who invites Lawrence to join him and his sharp-tonged daughter Sarah on a road trip. As they make their way across the country (leaving suckers in their wake), Lawrence learns the ancient art of the swindle from the Professor and from Sarah he learns the truth about love.
SCREEN AUSTRALIA FILM VICTORIA WITH JAKE FILM FINANCE
A ROBYN KERSHAW PRODUCTIONS AND JASON BYRNE PRODUCTIONS “SUCKER“ JOHN LUC LILY SULLIVAN WITH TIMOTHY SPALL
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER EVA DI BLASIO LINE PRODUCER LOUISA KORS COSTUME DESIGNER ANNA BORGHESI PRODUCTION DESIGNER OTELLO STOLFO SOUND DESIGNER PAUL SHANAHAN MUSIC BY PAUL MAC
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY KATIE MILWRIGHT EDITOR RODRIGO BALART EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JOAN PETERS BASED ON THE STAGE PRODUCTION “SUCKER“ WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY LAWRENCE LEUNG
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY WRITTEN BY LAWRENCE LEUNG AND BEN CHESSELL PRODUCED BY ROBYN KERSHAW AND JASON BYRNE DIRECTED BY BEN CHESSELL