More sales for Australian WW2 drama
Writer-director Aaron Wilson’s debut feature Canopy, a thriller set during the Japanese invasion of Singapore in WW2, keeps racking up sales to key international territories,.
Kaleidoscope Entertainment has bought the UK rights and Kinosmith secured the Canadian rights, and a theatrical release is guaranteed in both markets.
That follows last week’s deal with US distributor Monterey Media. The deals were negotiated in Berlin by Odin’s Eye Entertainment, which plans to release the film in Australian cinemas in Q2 2014.
Canopy had its world premiere in official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and has played at festival in Busan; Abu Dhabi, Stockholm and Rotterdam.
Kaleidoscope founder Spencer Pollard said, "Canopy is a film that we have been tracking since its excellent reviews in Toronto. We believe it is a smart film that we can build a strong audience with in the UK later this year. “
The plot follows an Australian fighter pilot (Khan Chittenden) who is shot down in combat and is forced to navigate through enemy territory in search of sanctuary. Taiwanese actor Mo Tzu-Yi plays a Singapore-Chinese resistance fighter who joins him in the struggle to survive.
The Australia/Singaporean co-production was produced by Katrina Fleming’s Finer Films and Chuan Pictures