Matt Saville’s Felony being spruiked at Cannes

Producer Rosemary Bligh is using the attention she’s getting at Cannes via The Sapphires to spruik Felony, which has Matthew Saville attached.

“We’ve all been waiting for Matt Saville’s follow up film, since Noise,” Bligh told IF Magazine. “He is one of Australia’s exceptional directing talents and has, over recent years, delivered to audiences some of the best television that Australia has seen.”

Joel Edgerton is also involved in Felony in more ways than one: “It’s an exciting project with a great creative team, including my fellow producer, writer and star Joel Edgerton.”

Felony is about a police officer who knocks a young cyclist off his bike and lies about the incident.

Solution Entertainment Group is handling international sales to the thriller, although CAA has US rights and Roadshow will distribute locally.

The executive producers on the Goalpost Pictures Australia project are Solution principals Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson, who describes the story told in the film as “heart-pounding”.

Goalpost produced the 2007 film Clubland, is one of the companies that has received support under Screen Australia’s enterprise program, and is associated with Tristan Whalley and Nicki Parfitt’s UK outfit Goalpost Film.