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Principal Photography Starts on Michelle

Principal photography has started on MICHELLE, a half hour documentary for ABC marking the film directorial debut of renowned dancer and choreographer Meryl Tankard. Filming will take place in Adelaide and Townsville over Nov 2014 – April 2015.

Synopsis:

At the peak of her career, Michelle Ryan was one of Australia’s leading artists, dancing under famous choreographer Meryl Tankard at the Australian Dance Theatre. From there she toured the world until her dancing came to an abrupt end after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Betrayed by her body she loses her career, mobility and marriage. Despite her damaged confidence and disability, in a chance moment, she is drawn back to dance, becoming an inspirational artistic director at the Restless Dance Theatre, an Adelaide-based company working with young disabled people. Michelle is an uplifting story that offers insight into the world of dance and disability and the liberating power of art.

26 November 2014

 

 

THE INFINITE MAN IN AUSTRALIAN CINEMAS FROM SEPTEMBER 18

Following the sellout Australian Premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the inventive time travel comedy The Infinite Man is confirmed for a theatrical release in cinemas across Australia September 18 through Infinite Releasing. The international and local accolades keep coming for the film and its writer/director Hugh Sullivan, who just this weekend won the Best First Feature award at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.

 

Hedone Productions also today announced that The Infinite Man has sold to Invincible Pictures for distribution, including a theatrical release, in the US. Since the acclaimed world premiere at SXSW in March 2014, The Infinite Man has had selected US screenings, including on a Brooklyn rooftop for the New York Premiere, at California’s Newport Beach Film Festival and at the Las Vegas Film Festival. Also in North America it has screened at Canada’s Niagara Integrated Film Festival, where Hannah Marshall took out the Best Actress Award.

 

Another two prestigious local premiere screenings have been confirmed ahead of the release. The Infinite Man has been selected to screen at WA’s Cinefest Oz as the Margaret River Premiere Film Event on Thursday 21 August and as the Opening Night Green Carpet Gala presentation of NSW’s Dungog Festival on Friday August 29.

 

Starring Josh McConville (The Turning), Hannah Marshall and Alex Dimitriades, THE INFINITE MAN was a smash hit at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival, where it made the time.com list of ‘ten films that made SXSW spectacular this year’, alongside Grand Budapest Hotel and Chef and won the Indiewire Critic’s Pick for Best Screenplay and Best First Feature.

 

Australian media have also praised the debut feature from writer/director Hugh Sullivan, with The Music heralding it as ‘One of this century’s great local debuts’, The Age’s Craig Mathieson calling it ‘wonderfully inventive…a kind of deadpan scientific screwball that is delightful’, Luke Buckmaster for The Guardian billing it as one of the ten unmissable films at MIFF, ‘joyfully inventive…a rare find’ and Russell Edwards for SBS crowning it ‘one of the smartest Australian films ever made’.

 

Infinite Releasing is an initiative of Jonathan Page (Executive Producer of The Babadook, Mary and Max, 100 Bloody Acres) and The Infinite Man producers Kate Croser (My Tehran for Sale, TV’s Danger 5) and Sandy Cameron. Jonathan Page said of the release announcement ‘We are delighted with the audience response to the film both at home and abroad and we are very excited to have the film confirmed for a release in cinemas nationally. The film generated a fantastic response at the MIFF Australian Premiere, and we are very pleased it has been selected for premiere and gala screenings at both Cinefest Oz and the Dungog Festival ahead of the release.’

 

SYNOPSIS

Dean is an inventive yet unorthodox scientist who uses his technical expertise to create grand romantic gestures for his girlfriend Lana. After an anniversary weekend goes terribly wrong, Dean is spurred to his greatest scientific achievement yet: the invention of time travel.

 

However, what begins as a simple desire to change the past and create the perfect weekend soon leads to a tightening spiral of multiple “Deans”, each one in competition with the next. Romantic reconciliation is further complicated when Dean loses Lana in a recurring temporal loop, but can he overcome his many selves in order to save her?

 

Written and directed by Hugh Sullivan.

 

*****Official selection 2014*****

SXSW South by Southwest (World Premiere)

Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK Premiere)

Melbourne International Film Festival (Australian Premiere)

Fantastia International Film Festival (Canadian Premiere)

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (Korean Premiere)

Infinitely brilliant.” – Indiewire | The Playlist

Hilarious … and passionately inventive” – TIME

Smart, funny and oddly romantic … Beautifully written“– Screen Daily

An exemplary time travel comedy.” – Indiewire

An uncanny comedy that mixes the metaphysics of “Groundhog Day” with the emotionality of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and a splash of the tech-y nerdiness of “Primer…a wildly creative, thrilling, unforgettable, heartbreaking work of a singular, visionary filmmaker.” – Indiewire | The Playlist

 

Indie time travel mayhem at its best…Hugh Sullivan has given us the kind of movie you are going to want to watch time and time again. And time again… And time again...” – Twitch

 

______________IN CINEMAS SEPTEMBER 18_______________

 

CONFIRMED LOCATIONS:

VIC – Cinema Nova [Q&A event 4pm Sunday 14 September]

NSW – Dendy Newtown

WA – Cinema Paradiso

SA – Palace Nova Eastend

  

MEDIA CONTACT: Alicia Brescianini at CG Publicity

ph: 0400 225 603 e: alicia@cg-publicity.com

ASSISTANT PRODUCER APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Role: Assistant Producer

The role is partly funded by the South Australian Film Corporation’s Seed New Talent Grant and will involve career and project mentorship and training of the selected applicant by Hedone producers Kate Croser and Sandy Cameron.

Duties: Varied, including administrative office duties, assisting with project development, budgeting, financing, grant / award applications, production, post production & delivery, distribution via our theatrical distribution arm Infinite Releasing, & marketing – across feature film and TV projects.

Employment Basis: Part time – 20 hours per week – hours are flexible, with a minimum attendance of 3 days per week.

Essential skills/abilities: Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to furthering a career as a producer in South Australia. In addition the applicant will be skilled in Microsoft office suite, demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, have a current drivers license and own car, and their own laptop.

Location: Adelaide Studios – 226 Fullarton Rd Glenside.

Remuneration: $20 per hour plus superannuation.

Initial Contract: 1 year with a 3-week trial period

Start date: week commencing Monday 4 August 2014

How to apply: Send a 2-page (max) CV and a 1-page (max) cover letter addressing the criteria and outlining your credentials for the role to info@hedone.com.au

Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 4 July 2014

Please note the final selection is subject to approval by the South Australian Film Corporation.

THE INFINITE MAN: MORE FESTIVAL NEWS, AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE AND RELEASE

Hedone are delighted to announce that THE INFINITE MAN will have its Australian premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival as part of its Australian Panorama section. MIFF runs from July 31st to August 17th, tickets will be on sale from July 11th.

In other festival news, THE INFINITE MAN will have its European premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival screening on June 26th and 27th.

The film will be released nationally in Australia late August, full details to be announced soon.

3rd June 2014