The Samuel Goldwyn Co. has nabbed US rights to Stephen Johnson's Western 'High Ground' which received rave reviews after the world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.
'Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears' - the feature film spin-off Every Cloud Productions' series 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries' - will make its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in early January.
Wednesday's AACTA Awards saw a trifecta for Jennifer Kent, who took home Best Film, Best Direction and Best Screenplay for 'The Nightingale', with star Aisling Franciosi also winning Best Lead Actress.
Lingo Pictures' 'Lambs of God' was the big winner at yesterday's AACTA Industry Luncheon, taking home seven of a potential nine awards, while Rodd Rathjen's debut feature 'Buoyancy' was named Best Indie Film.
In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering, but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge. In a visceral and dynamic live-action reinterpretation of the famous 17th century puppet show, writer director Mirrah Foulkes turns the traditional story of Punch and Judy on its head and brings to life a fierce, darkly comic and epic female-driven revenge story, starring Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman.
Some 34 feature films will compete for nominations for this year's AACTA Awards, and the longlist covers diverse range of titles, from box office earners like 'Top End Wedding' and 'Storm Boy', through to the critically lauded 'The Nightingale' and micro budget indies like 'Suburban Wildlife'.
The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has unveiled the first 29 films on its line-up this year, including the world premiere of Good Thing Productions and Passion Pictures’ 'The Australian Dream' which will open the festival August 1.