The virtual Cannes Film Market is underway with a raft of titles driven by Australian talent being pitched to buyers either as pre-sales or completed films.
Robert Connolly believes he's found the sweet spot at Arenamedia: a slate that balances large-scale, commercial feature films like 'The Dry' and 'Blueback' with features from exciting emerging voices.
Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' and Frances O'Connor's 'Emily', produced by Arenamedia, have received a BAFTA boost, with both biopics well represented in the longlist for the annual film awards.
"I felt there was a story in there I wanted to locate, about what it is to feel a bit different, and to feel that who you are isn't really valued."
'M3GAN' and 'Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre' each enjoyed healthy debuts over the weekend, though 'Avatar: The Way of Water' remains far and away the main attraction at the box office.