Brave Ball a huge success

Added by on November 14, 2012

Charlotte Dawson with Stephen Davis – writer of Drown

The Community Brave Foundation and J.J Splice this week held their red carpet Brave Ball to a full house. Brave Ball was a joint fundraising event in support of The Community Brave Foundation and for the production of Drown the movie by J.J Splice.

“We couldn’t have been more thrilled with the support we received from last nights events,” comments Dean Francis, Director of Drown

“The crowd was incredibly supportive and generous, everyone seemed to really get behind the cause and the film, and it was just an amazing experience – given that these sort of accolades are reserved for the end of a film – not before it is made!”

Charlotte Dawson hosted the night and was joined with performances from Sydney’s own Baby Grand, Sarah McLeod and also a debut performance by Altiyan Childs of his new single ‘Headlines’.

“All the performers and guests donated their time for the evening,” states Michelle Dennis from J.J Splice

“Our main aim for the night was to raise awareness of the issue, and the film; and also to fundraise for both the charity and the production of the movie. The reaction from the guests to the film was overwhelming, and we got massive support raising lots of money from our ticket sales, auction and also raffle”.

Julia Gillard also made a special appearance through a recorded message of support filmed only that day.

Last night saw the official lead cast line up announced and instantly tagged ‘The New Aussie Brat Pack’ and includes Matt Levett (Winners & Losers, Rescue Special Ops, Home and Away), Sam Anderson (Underbelly), Jack Matthews (Neighbours) and Harry Cook (Accidents Happen, Panic at Rock Island) who has flown in from the UK especially for this feature.

Drown, a film about homophobia and bullying among our youth at its most terrifying and unforgiving level, will begin production from the 12th December 2012 and there is an open to the public cast reading being held on 30th November at Qantm College, Surry Hills from 6.30pm.

The Community Brave Foundation is a collaborative community project to eradicate bullying, homophobia and youth suicide.

Find out more about Drown at