Gary is Ray’s best friend. They’ve known each other for many years, and worked together a great deal in the past, but less so now. Gary is married to Tatiana, and is trying to live a more respectable life. Justin Rosniak, who portrays the character, says of him: “Gary is influenced by Tatiana in terms of becoming more responsible; he dresses differently to how he would have in the past; there’s a pressure he feels from his wife to look a certain way. I feel that he’s teetering on the edge, that he’s at risk of falling off some type of wagon. He’s under a lot of pressure to keep Tatiana, because he feels like he’s landed something that he doesn’t feel worthy of.”
Ray is the only person Gary is close to, besides Tatiana, and Gary is the only person connected to Ray’s work life who he can really trust. As such, they feel a great responsibility to look out for each other, and Ray wanting to protect Gary is the catalyst for the outbreak of snowballing violence in Mr Inbetween.
Played by Justin Rosniak
Well known to Australian audiences, Justin Rosniak has worked alongside some of the most iconic names in Australian film and television. His most notable credits are David Michôd’s feature film War Machine, starring Brad Pitt and the Academy Award®-nominated Animal Kingdom starring Ben Mendelsohn and Joel Edgerton.
He also played a leading role in the feature film Sweet Talker with Karen Allen, and co-lead in the Australian cult classic Sample People, again alongside Mendelsohn, Edgerton and Kylie Minogue.
Rosniak’s film credits also include Abe Forsythe’s Down Under, Heath Davis’s Broke and the lead role in the Flynn brothers’ debut feature comedy No Appointment Necessary. He also starred in Jungle’s ABC comedy series Squinters with Tim Minchin.
Rosniak was the recipient of the 2015 Best Actor Award at the Canberra Short Film Festival for his role of “Elvis Santa” opposite Jackie Weaver in Florence Has Left the Building (2015 AACTA Best Short Film).
His projects include Heath Davis’s third feature film, Locusts. He is a co-founder of Full Mumsies Films established in 2013, whose projects include his second short film, Jarrod.