‘Top End Wedding.’
Americans will have the chance to see Wayne Blair’s Top End Wedding early next year, but only on VOD and other digital platforms.
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the US rights to the romantic comedy which raked in $5.26 million in Australian cinemas, the year’s second highest grosser behind Ride Like a Girl’s $11.5 million.
The specialty distributor plans a multi-platform release on February 21, its third recent Oz acquisition following Mirrah Foulkes’ Judy & Punch and Koko: A Red Dog Story, the third edition of the franchise written and directed by Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce, which opens here on 80 screens tomorrow.
“Top End Wedding is a delightfully fun romantic comedy that also showcases the breathtaking beauty of Australia,” says Meg Longo of Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Goalpost Pictures’ Rosemary Blight, who produced with Kylie du Fresne and Kate Croser, added: “The team at Samuel Goldwyn are passionate about independent cinema and we know they will nurture our film and help it find the audience in deserves.”
The international sales agent Films Boutique has also sold the film starring Miranda Tapsell (who co-wrote the screenplay with Joshua Tyler), Gwilym Lee, Huw Higginson, Kerry Fox and Ursula Yovich, to German broadcaster ZDF, Hungary and Israel, with other deals pending.
Goldwyn’s upcoming release slate includes English comedy-musical Fisherman’s Friends, Drake Doremus’ romantic drama Endings, Beginnings, Goran Dukic’s thriller Obsession, Peter Kenneth Jones’ documentary Henri Dauman: Looking Up and Martha Stephens’ To the Stars.