Transmission Films and See/Saw Films are delighted to announce that TRACKS has been invited to have its world premiere as part of the official competition at the 70th Venice Film Festival and will also screen as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival.
TRACKS, stars Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre, Stoker) and Adam Driver (HBO’s Girls) and is directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don’t Live Here Anymore).
It tells the inspirational true story of Robyn Davidson's 2700km solo trek from the harsh centre of Australia to the Indian Ocean, aided only by her faithful canine companion Diggity, four camels and the National Geographic photographer who chronicled this epic modern adventure.
It was produced by Emile Sherman and Iain Canning, the Academy Award® winning team behind The King’s Speech and the TV series Top of the Lake, which was recently nominated for eight Emmy Awards.
‘We are so thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Robyn Davidson’s iconic Australian story to the big screen,’ Sherman and Canning said. ‘Being selected for Official Competition at Venice followed by a Special Presentation screening at Toronto is the absolute ideal way to launch this film internationally. Robyn's journey was such an extraordinary one, and we're looking forward to taking audiences from around the world on this journey.’
The film is being distributed locally by Transmission Films. Transmission’s co-managing directors Richard Payten and Andrew Mackie are also executive producers of TRACKS.
‘To be selected for both Venice and Toronto is quite an achievement / it's rare that an Australian film is given such a prestigious international launch platform,’ Payten said. ‘We're proud of what the TRACKS team have achieved and can't wait to bring it to Australian audiences.’
TRACKS will have its Australian premiere on the opening night of the Adelaide Film Festival on 10 October 2013 ahead of its 6 March 2014 release.