Celluloid Dreams is handling international sales to 1% and Icon and Ticket to Ride will co-release in Australia.
“A24 is without question one of the strongest independent film distributors working in America. It’s a great result for the film and for Stephen as a director; we could not have anticipated a better result,” producer Jamie Hilton tells IF.
Corr plays the vice president of an outlaw motorcycle gang who is forced to betray his president (Nable) to save his younger brother (McConville), resulting in civil war.
There was uniform praise for Nable’s performance but some critics questioned the predictable plot and the under-developed female characters.
Screen Daily’s Tim Grierson predicted the film will appeal to “fans of crime dramas like Animal Kingdom and Gomorrah — not to mention the twisty television adaptations they inspired” – but its wider theatrical prospects look modest.
Grierson opined: “Filled with grubby urgency and sleazy sexiness, this tale of an honourable lieutenant who must choose between his simpleton brother and the ruthless kingpin of his biker gang adeptly establishes its milieu before bowing to nearly every genre convention.
“Nable has just the right look for a bare-knuckle thug desperate to hold onto his kingdom — too bad that his own screenplay hasn’t given the character any particularly clever ways to go about that.”