The Lost Aviator finds home in Denmark
Escapade Media has announced a deal with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation for feature length documentary, The Lost Aviator.
Directed by Andrew Lancaster and in association with Porchlight Films and Photoplay Films, the sale will see the film broadcast on the Danish DR K channel.
Featuring vocal performances from Aussie stars Ewan Leslie and Yael Stone; The Lost Aviator follows Lancaster’s plight to open up a cold case from 1932, in which British aviator Bill Lancaster (also Andrew Lancaster’s uncle) was on trial for murder in Miami.
The alleged murder was of Haden Clarke, a young writer who became engaged to Lancaster’s Australian mistress “Chubbie” Miller while Lancaster was abroad looking for work.
The film features interviews with remaining family members and their opinions on what happened that night Lancaster returned home (the same night Clarke ‘committed suicide’) as well as details of a love triangle gone awry, the shocking discovery of a mummified body in the Sahara desert, and a love letter found 29 years too late.
Escapade Media is a newly formed international Film & TV sales agent specialising in premium drama, children’s and factual programming.
In a statement released to the press, Escapade Media’s Hamish Lewis comments: “The Lost Aviator is an incredible story from an amazing time in history and we are really excited that Danish audiences will get to see it!”
The film had its world premiere at the 58th BFI London Festival in October last year, with the US premiere taking place at the 32nd Miami International Film Festival in March 2015.
Transmission Films will handle the Australian distribution.
View the trailer below.