Not Quite Hollywood burns up Toronto Film Festival
[Press release by Miranda Brown Publicity]
Madman Cinema is delighted to announce that the rights for Mark Hartley’s debut feature, Not Quite Hollywood have been sold to several countries following the films screening at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.
Rights for Not Quite Hollywood have been sold to France and Russia (Surreal), the UK (Optimum), Benelux (Brunbo), Iceland (Greenlight), Germany (Legend), and Canada (Mongrel). The deals were closed by Laird Adamson of Magnolia Pictures International. Magnolia will release Not Quite Hollywood in the US later this year.
Not Quite Hollywood has also been announced for the London Film Festival on 25th and 28th October and will play at Austin, Sitges and Stockholm Festivals after Toronto.
Not Quite Hollywood screened in the Toronto Midnight Madness section.
Mark Hartley says "Midnight Madness at TIFF was just the most incredible launching pad for NQH internationally. It was an absolute blast seeing the audience react the way they did – laughin’, gaspin’, hootin’, hollerin’, stampin’ their feet and cheering wildly at the non-stop procession of Aussie-made money shots! It’s an experience I’ll never forget."
Not Quite Hollywood is the wild, wonderful, untold story of “Ozploitation” films. It irreverently documents an era when Australian cinema got its gear off and showed the world a full-frontal explosion of sex, violence, horror and foot-to-the-floor, full bore action!
Full of outrageous anecdotes, a large cast of local and international names and a genuine, infectious love of Australian movies, it’s the first feature by Mark Hartley who has officially been researching Not Quite Hollywood for the past ten years, but has basically spent a lifetime watching, studying, researching and enjoying Aussie genre films.