Director: Mark Grentell

Producer: Anne Robinson

Screenwriter: Damian Callinan 

Starring: Damian Callinan, John Howard, Kate Mulvany, Fayssal Bazzi, Rafferty Grierson, Josh Mcconville, Nick Cody, Angus McLaren, Stephen Hunger, Penny Cook, Ben Knight, Harry Tseng, Sahil Saluja, Francis Kamara, Aaron Gocs, Zenia Starr, Michelle Brasier

The Merger is the hilarious & heart felt story of a struggling town: the drought won’t let up, jobs are scarce & the footy team looks like it will have to fold. Living a hermit like existence on the town’s fringe, former football star Troy Carrington is coaxed into coaching after striking up an unlikely friendship with young Neil who is struggling with the recent loss of his father. Teaming up with Neil’s mum Angie who is running a nearby refugee support centre, they conspire to recruit refugees to ensure the team survives and take the community on a journey of change.

CinefestOZ Film Festival Tickets

Premiere Event : The Merger | Friday 24 August | 5:30pm | Orana Cinemas Busselton

In Conversation: The Merger | Saturday 25 August | 12:00pm | Lot 80