Film marks debut feature for Australian comedian Carl Barron [pictured].

Shooting has commenced on Manny Lewis.

Anthony Mir’s film marks the debut feature for Australian comedian Carl Barron, who co-wrote with Mir and stars in the film which follows a fictional stand-up comedian who finds it hard to connect to one person.

The film also stars Leanna Walsman, Roy Billing and Damien Garvey, and will feature new stand-up material from Barron whose last tour was seen by over 300,000 people in Australia and New Zealand.

Financed by Seven Productions, A-List Entertainment and Beyond Films, Manny Lewis is produced by Martin Fabinyi for Beyond Screen Production and will be released theatrically in Australia and New Zealand by StudioCanal in 2015.

Barron commented: “People ask me and I say: it’s a movie about my life as a comic on the road for the last 20 years. I got a bit worn out from touring, so I decided to take a rest and make a movie.”