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Coasting : Issue 2 2009
FAMILY MAN: Chris and Kelley with daughters Cassidy and Shakirra at their Umina home. H A TEEN IDOL: As Summer Bay local, Brad Armstrong. CTOR Chris Sadrinna is a busy man. The father of two has been promoting his latest fi lm, Bad Bush, renovating his house at Umina Beach with Kelley, his partner of 10 years, and trying to fi nd time for a surf at Umina Beach. Sadrinna grew up on the Sydney beaches of Avalon but moved to Umina Beach two years ago after his role on Home and Away came to an end. And if those of you who aren’t into the Channel 7 soapie think Sadrinna looks familiar, you’re right. The chances are you’ve seen him in television shows such as All Saints and the recent Underbelly: A Tale Of Two Cities, or in the movies Garage Days, X-Men Origins: Wolverine with Hugh Jackman, and the newly released Bad Bush. But it was Sadrinna’s character Brad Armstrong, who played Sally Fletcher’s (Kate Ritchie’s) love interest in Home and Away, that he is perhaps still best known for. Sadrinna enjoyed the experience of acting in a long-running and popular TV show, but said it had its pitfalls, too. “Home and Away is perfect for someone who is single, but it was hard for me because I had a family,” Sadrinna said. “It was a constant catch-22. I was working fi ve days a week then coming home on the weekend to learn lines. “If I learned lines I didn’t spend much time with my family, but if I spent time with my family my work suffered.” Picture by Phillip Hearne Thriller’s real-life tale Sadrinna is enjoying the buzz generated by the release of Bad Bush, a psychological thriller made with a local cast and crew in Somersby and Mangrove Mountain. It’s the real-life story of a young woman and her newborn baby who fi nd themselves alone on a property with a drug-addicted madman. Sadrinna plays the lead role of Weaver, a man pushed to breaking point. Sadrinna also worked as producer on Bad Bush. “The making of Bad Bush was crazy,” he said. “We fi lmed it in two weeks in the bushland at Somersby. We had a very tight budget so we didn’t have any time to muck around. ” The actor is a family man at heart and when he is not spending time with his two daughters, Shakirra, 10, and Cassidy, 7, he enjoys time at the local beach. Despite having been an actor for 10 years, Sadrinna said he was still fl attered when asked for an autograph. “I’m not all caught up in the fame of being an actor,” he said. “My family and friends keep me grounded; they let me know when I’ve gone too far.” Bad Bush had its national premiere at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre on May 7, and opened at selected cinemas on June 1. Cosy Log Fire and heated conservatory Enquire about our holiday accommodation Open Monday to Saturday evenings Bookings taken for lunch for 20 or more Fully licenced 4Ash Street,Terrigal Phone: 4385 4222 4 Ash Street,Terrigal Phone: 4385 4222 www.letterboxrest.com.au www.letterboxrest.com.au Sheer indulgence MUST PRESENT THIS COUPON TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT, SEE INSTORE FOR DETAILS c8537976-4Jun
Issue 3 2009