Jason Stevens to visit Port Macquarie before release of rugby league film Chasing Comets

In town: Jason Stevens (pictured in his playing days for Cronulla) will be in Port Macquarie on August 10. Photo: Cameron Spencer
In town: Jason Stevens (pictured in his playing days for Cronulla) will be in Port Macquarie on August 10. Photo: Cameron Spencer

Move over Cecil B DeMille, former NRL rugby league player Jason Stevens is preparing to take over your mantle.

Mr Stevens will be in Port Macquarie on August 10 and 11 for the premiere screening of his first feature film, Chasing Comets. He will also attend a breakfast.

The former first grader enjoyed stints with Cronulla and St George, and also represented NSW and Australia.

Since his retirement in 2005 Mr Stevens has turned to a career as a writer. He has made numerous appearance on television. He has featured on The Footy Show, The Matty Johns Show and currently Sydney Weekender with wife Beck.

Chasing Comets is a film loosely based around how Stevens’ grew up and incorporates his love of the game and his Christian faith journey.

On Friday August 10, Mr Stevens will host a Q and A about the film at Majestic Cinemas from 7pm. The premiere of the film will follow.

The following morning he will attend a breakfast hosted by the Big Red Bus at its headquarters off Ocean Drive. The venue is behind the Port Macquarie Adventist School.

Majestic Cinemas chief executive Kieren Dell has a small extras role in the film and said it was a good opportunity to present the movie to a new market.

“It’s PG rated so it’s suitable for teenagers and families,” he said.

“It’s the story of Jason’s footy life.

“I knew Jason personally when I was down in Cronulla for a few years before I moved back to Port Macquarie.”

Mr Stevens will attend with wife Beck and former Packed to the Rafters star George Houvardas.

“Jason has been learning the craft of film-making in the last couple of years and we have a small extras role in the film,” Bell said.

Former Home and Away star Isabelle Lucas also appears in the film along with Footy Show identity Beau Ryan.

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