Titan View nabs Three Blind Mice
By Simon de Bruyn
After months in the distribution wilderness, Matthew Newton’s acclaimed feature Three Blind Mice has finally been picked up for local distribution, with Titan View scoring Australian and New Zealand rights.
Newton’s second film as writer/director premiered in competition at the 2008 Sydney Film Festival, where it received a special mention by the Gillian Armstrong led jury.
Last year the film screened at a range of international festivals and picked up several awards, including the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the London Film Festival. The film also screened in the discovery section at the Toronto International Film Festival.
This month the film will screen at the South By Southwest film festival as well as have its cable TV premiere on the Independent Film Channel, in a deal stiched up its sales agent, Michael Favelle of Odin’s Eye Entertainment.
Titan View is part of a new wave of boutique distributors, including Jump Street Films and Australian Film Syndicate, quickly making inroads into the local distribution spac. Previous films distributed by Titan View include The Jammed in 2007 and Men’s Group in 2008.
Titan View aims to release Three Blind Mice in Australian cinemas in the first half of this year.