[press release from TM Publicity]

Goalpost Pictures Australia is delighted with the news that its film opera The Eternity Man, directed by Julien Temple, has been nominated in the Rose d’Or Awards, held annually in Lucerne, Switzerland, to honour originality, quality and creativity in entertainment programming, and to encourage excellence in television and new media.

The Eternity Man, which screened on ABC in January, is the only Australian nominee.

Goalpost Pictures Australia Producer Rosemary Blight said: “The Eternity Man was always a film that defied convention so it’s remarkable success in Australia and overseas is very gratifying.

“I’m grateful to the incredible team of people who came together to make this film, including my British Co-Producer John Wyver from Illuminations Media, the extraordinary Julien Temple, composer Jonathan Mills and librettist Dorothy Porter, who tragically passed way recently, as well as our amazing cast. This nomination is a tribute to them all for their willingness to take incredible creative risks.”

The Eternity Man was produced in association with the Australian Film Finance Corporation, the NSW Film & TV Office, Channel 4 UK and ABC TV Australia.

In 2006, Australian Chris Lilley won a Rose d’Or for Best Male Comedy Performance and Girl in a Mirror won the Arts and Specials Awards. Another ABC TV program Chaser War on Everything was nominated in 2008.

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