There’s so much more to Mick Fanning than a world champion surfer and shark survivor. He’s a top human being who, between his busy schedule, makes time to hang out with his best mate, Barney Miller.
Like Mick, Barney was an aspiring professional surfer when he was younger, until a severe road accident left him a quadriplegic when he was 20. Despite his positivity, the reality of not being able to walk or surf resulted in tough times for Barney. But ten years ago Barney and Mick met, and ever since they’ve helped and inspired each other to overcome personal challenges. These days Mick takes Barney surfing and is also literally helping him get back on his feet, and Barney is also helping Mick recover from the personal and professional traumas he has endured in the past 12 months.
If you want to see more of Barney’s story, the feature documentary, “You and Me The Movie” premiers in Sydney on 26 April and opens in cinemas nationally (across Event & Village cinemas) on 28 April.
Website / trailer: www.youandmethemovie.com
Barney & Kate are ambassadors of Wings for Life World Run, a global running event whose goal is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. It’s a run with a difference – there’s no finish line and everyone around the world in 34 cities starts at exactly the same time on 8 May 2016. Australia’s local event is in Melbourne (Hawthorn East) at 9pm. Last year, more than 100,000 people registered for the run.
Info and booking (scroll down for VIC/TAS info)
Q&A Sessions – Mick Fanning, Barney Miller, Kate Miller
Special Event Screening of YOU and ME followed by a Q&A session with David ‘Barney’ Miller, Kate Southwell and their close personal friend World Surfing Champion Mick Fanning. This event is a once in a lifetime opportunity and is not to be missed.
Thu 28 April – Q&A Screening – Bondi ONLY
Fri 29 April – Q&A Screening – Pacific Fair ONLY
All participating sites sessions:
Sat 30 April – 3:00pm
Sun 1 May – 3:00pm
NSW: Event Cinemas – Miranda, Bondi, Kotara, Shellharbour, Coffs Harbour
QLD: Event Cinemas – Pacific Fair, Noosa, Maroochydore
Special Event Screening of You and ME followed by a Q&A session with David’ Barney Miller and Kate Southwell.
Tuesday 3rd May – Village Cinemas Geelong
Thursday 5th May – Village Cinemas Jam Factory
VIC: Village Cinemas – Geelong, Jam Factory
TAS: Village Cinemas – Hobart