Stan launches Transfusion with movie world’s biggest star in latest Aussie Original


Sam Worthington, Matt Nable and stars join other cast and Nine CEO Mike Sneesby at premiere

In the world of cinema, stars are judged on the size of the box office and they don’t get any bigger than Transfusion lead Sam Worthington. Stan secured him to star in its latest Australian Original.

The Australian actor was of course a key ingredient in the success of the biggest movie of all time, James Cameron’s Avatar, and the filmmaker is repeating that magic as Avatar: The Way of Water splashes its way past $2b in global box office to secure its place in history as another movie milestone where it looks likely to be the third biggest-grossing movie of all time.


Sam Worthington

As part of Stan’s promise to offer subscribers a bulging slate of Australian Originals, the movie Transfusion is the latest offering in a busy schedule.

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Stan made this week’s premiere of Transfusion (available to Stan subscribers now) a special event and why not given the streaming platform was able to secure star Worthington to walk its blue special event carpet. Joining the star who plays the character of Ryan Logan were his co-stars Phoebe Tonkin and the always excellent Jeremy Lindsay Taylor.

Matt Nable

The film’s director and writer, who also has a starring role, Matt Nable, was also on hand.

Helping Stan host the premiere event was 2GB’s Ben Fordham who hosted Worthington, Tonkin and Nable before the Transfusion screening began. Fordham talked to Nable about his latest career change which sees the footballer-turned-actor adding skills behind the camera to his CV. Nable spoke about writing the screenplay with Worthington in mind after the two first met working together on Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge.

Phoebe Tonkin

In the week before he will be required in Melbourne for duties hosting guests at the Australian Open, Nine Entertainment CEO Mike Sneesby attended the opening. He was accompanied by former South Australian premier and member for Dunstan Steven Marshall. Leading the Stan executive team was chief executive Martin Kugeler.

Helping organise the packed premiere and busy red carpet was Stan head of publicity and originals marketing Adrian Foo while the busy head of Stan Originals Amanda Duthie looked on as another Australian Original hit the runway.

Fayssal Bazzi, Lincoln Younes and Ben O’Toole

Other cast members attending the premiere included Jessica Napier, Andrew Mann, Trystan Go, Max Duffield, Ethan Puse, George Houvardas, Julian Maroun, Aaron Glenane and Gilbert Bradman.

Being a Stan Ambassador would be a great job and Roxy Jacenko, Renee Bargh and Beau Ryan continued their work last night at the opening.

Other guests included Damon Herriman (The Stan Original Series, The Tourist), Ioane Sa’ula (The Stan Original Series Bump), Fayssal Bazzi, Ben O’Toole and Lincoln Younes (the upcoming Stan Original Series C*A*U*G*H*T), Tim Robards, Cass Wood, Brent Vitiello, Chloe Bayliss, Sam Fricker, Jack Millar, Courtney Stubbs, Elouise Eftos, Jessica Ferguson, Jack Hemmings and Isaac Heeney.

Transfusion producers John and Mike Schwarz

Transfusion sits in the Stan schedule between the classy crime mystery Black Snow and the forthcoming Bad Behaviour.

See also: “A Trojan Horse”: Behind the scenes of Stan’s Black Snow

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Stan chose the Hoytx complex ay Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter to host the screening, just a few kilometres from Sydney’s Maroubra Beach which was the location used to tell Nable’s story about the former Special Forces soldier and his son.

Stan ambassadors: Beau Ryan with Renee Bargh and Roxy Jacenko

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