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‘The Australian Dream,’ Produced By John Battsek, to Be Sold By Noah Media Group



Noah Media Group, a specialist in feature-length sports activities documentaries, has acquired worldwide gross sales rights to characteristic documentary “The Australian Dream,” in regards to the Australian Soccer League star Adam Goodes. The deal excludes rights to Australia, Canada, the U.Ok. and airways.

Noah will promote the movie by means of its worldwide gross sales and distribution arm Noah X. This marks the primary time {that a} third-party venture shall be bought by the corporate, and reinforces its dedication to showcasing acclaimed sports activities documentaries.

Directed by BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Daniel Gordon (“Hillsborough”), written by Walkley award-winning journalist Stan Grant, and produced by Oscar- and BAFTA-winner John Battsek (“Trying to find Sugar Man”), “The Australian Dream” tells Goodes’ story by means of his journey in the course of the 2013-15 AFL season, whereas additionally exploring race, identification and belonging in Australian society immediately.

The critically acclaimed movie acquired a theatrical launch in Australia final 12 months and gained the AACTA for greatest documentary. It additionally screened at a variety of worldwide movie festivals together with Telluride, Toronto and the London Movie Pageant, and went on to win the viewers award on the Melbourne, Palm Springs and Hawaii movie festivals. Dogwoof will launch the movie theatrically within the U.Ok., whereas the BBC has acquired unique U.Ok. tv rights to the documentary.

Tommy Gordon and Joel Kennedy of Lorton Leisure and Noah’s head of worldwide gross sales Catherine Quantschnigg negotiated the deal.

Quantschnigg mentioned: “’The Australian Dream’ is a thought-provoking story on how we will turn out to be extra united as a folks, one thing which has by no means been extra essential than now.”

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Gordon and Kennedy added: “’The Australian Dream’ is an extremely highly effective story a few shared historical past and our failures to reconcile and the way we will turn out to be higher, as people and as a society.”

Noah’s gross sales slate continues to develop following final 12 months’s launch of its worldwide gross sales arm. Its slate contains the 2019 SJA TV/movie documentary winner “Take His Legs,” which aired on Channel four within the U.Ok. in December and charts Australian comic Adam Hill’s formation of the world’s first bodily incapacity rugby league workforce; Cannes Official Choice characteristic “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans”; critically-acclaimed cricket documentary “The Edge”; and ITV’s “Out of Their Pores and skin,” the historical past of black British soccer.

Following the success of “Bobby Robson: Extra Than a Supervisor,” winner of 2018’s SJA greatest TV/movie documentary award, Noah Media Group is in manufacturing on the feature-length documentary in regards to the England World Cup winner and Eire supervisor Jack Charlton.

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