LevelK acquires world rights to Connolly’s Spear

03 March, 2015 by Emily Blatchford

LevelK has reteamed with Arenamedia on producer Robert Connolly's upcoming feature Spear.

Spear, from chorographer and director Stephen Page, charts the journey of a young Indigenous man as he grapples with what it is to be a man in the modern day world.


Currently in production, the film is an adaptation of Page’s original work of the same name and will be combined with Indigenous dance from the prestigious Australian dance company Bangarra Dance Theatre.

It is not the first time Page and Connolly have teamed up together, with Page having directed the chapter ‘Sand’ from Connolly’s critically acclaimed Tim Winton’s The Turning. John Harvey, who produced Sand, will also be on board.

“"We are all extremely excited to be working with LevelK again on the first feature to come out of the creative ensemble brought together for THE TURNING, which was successfully launched by LevelK at the Berlinale last year," said Connolly.

“Robert Connolly is an extraordinary creative force, and we are over the moon to continue our collaboration with him and his team,” said LevelK’s Tine Klint. “Stephen Page is a promising director – his chapter Sand from ‘The Turning’, was a stand out amongst a high-calibre roll.”

The film has investment through The Hive initiative from Adelaide Film Festival, Screen Australia, The ABC and the Australia Council along with partners Bangarra Dance Theatre, Definition Films, Soundfirm and Carriageworks.

It is set to premiere in October 2015 at the Adelaide Film Festival.