In the News

Recently, we met with Cameron McCullough from the Southern Peninsula News at  Dromana 3 Drive-In.   Cameron was writing an article to help promote the film ‘Penny’ which was published in the Southern Peninsula News on the cover and continuing on page fourteen of the 25th of July to 7th of August edition.

The film ‘Penny’  is currently being created as a ‘proof of concept’ for a feature film.  The feature film has been written and investors have been attached, however in order to secure funding from the investors, a proof of concept film is required to act kind of like a prototype to demonstrate the feasibility of making the full length feature film.  Both the feature film and ‘Penny’ will be set in the fabulous era of the 1950s!

What better place to film a 1950s era movie than in a Drive-In cinema, and Dromana 3 Drive-In, on the Mornington Peninsula provides the perfect location, especially with its spacious fifties style ‘Shell’s Diner’ with the most gorgeous retro style decor and booths. The lovely owners, Shelly and Paul Whitaker are offering immense support toward the project and are kindly donating their drive-in for the course of the five days it is expected to shoot the film ‘Penny’.

Penny’ will be a short film about a young cleaner called ‘Timmy’ (played by Jason Agius) who wants nothing more than to dance with the girl of his dreams… The only problem is that he cannot dance.  Determined to make an impression on his dream girl, Penny, a local dancer, Timmy gets help from friend Donna, a carhop girl at the diner, in order to win Penny’s heart.

The film ‘Penny’ will be produced completely from script to screen by Adam Haywood and Stuart Stanton of Final Focus Australia, which is a company that specialises in cinema advertising and video marketing content.  Peter Cordeaux and Karen Elgar will also be producing the film.  Each of these hard-working producers will be filming and editing the movie for FREE! Now that’s dedication! (See below). 

The Producers of Penny the film at Dromana 3 Drive-In

Vivien of Holloway Australia, a 1940s and 50s reproduction clothing company, will be supplying the clothing for the film so that the actors and actresses will be dressed in authentic 50s style clothing.  You can see Steph Dunbar who plays the lead character Penny, models Siobhan Houlihan, Denise Moretti & myself on the front page of the Southern Peninsula news, wearing some pretty polka dot frocks from Vivien of Holloway Australia. (See below).

Screen shot 2013-08-05 at 1.27.30 PM

If you would like to support the making of the film ‘Penny’, there are many ways that you can help.  One being that you can pledge as little as $10 to help turn this fabulous fifties dream into a reality! This will help go towards paying for costumes, catering, props, music production, specialised filming equiptment and a film rating for the premiere.  For more information on how you can assist the film check out the Pozible Pledge Page at or email

The premiere of ‘Penny’ will be held at the Dromana 3 Drive-In at a yet to be determined date. 

♥ Mallory xoxox

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