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SYDNEY – Australian time travelling comedy, The Infinite Man, will get a US theatrical release after being picked up by distributor Invincible Pictures, producers Hedone Pictures said Wednesday.
The debut feature from writer-director Hugh Sullivan, which tells the story of scientist Dean wooing his girlfriend via paradox-laden time travel, was well received at its world premiere at SXSW in March. Since then it has screened at California’s Newport Beach Film Festival, the Las Vegas Film Festival and Canada’s Niagara Integrated Film Festival, where Hannah Marshall took out the Best Actress Award. Its had its Australian premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival this week.
The Infinite Man is one of a handful of Australian features that will get US theatrical releases this year. According to Screen Australia, eight Australian films were released in the US in 2013, up from five the previous year.
The film will also be released in cinemas across Australia on September 18 through Infinite Releasing, an initiative of Jonathan Page (executive producer of The Babadook, Mary and Max and100 Bloody Acres) and The Infinite Man producers Kate Croser and Sandy Cameron.
Page said of Infinite Man’s Australian release: ‘We are delighted with the audience response to the film both at home and abroad and we are very excited to have the film confirmed for a release in cinemas nationally. The film generated a fantastic response at the MIFF Australian Premiere, and we are very pleased it has been selected for premiere and gala screenings at other festivals ahead of the release”.
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