The recent Melbourne International Film Festival featured seven films on which marshalls+dent+wilmoth lawyers provided production legals.
H is for Happiness, a “delightful adaptation” of the acclaimed novel My Life as an Alphabet, endearingly explores adolescence and family heartbreak. Executively produced by MDW principal Bryce Menzies, H is for Happiness is set for an early 2020 release.
In Ride Like a Girl, director Rachel Griffiths beautifully captures the inspiring true story of Michelle Payne, who overcame all odds to become the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. This heartwarming film will open on September 26.
Little Monsters is a gory and chaotic comedy from Australian director Abe Forsyth. Lupita Nyong’o shines in her role as a brave kindergarten teacher, fighting to protect her students from a zombie apocalypse. It hits cinemas later this year and is not to be missed.
The Nightingale has taken out two 2018 Venice Film Festival awards for its unflinching depiction of colonial Tasmania. In cinemas from August 29, this film follows Irish convict Clare as she forges an alliance with an Aboriginal tracker named Billy and seeks revenge on a British lieutenant.
Buoyancy, directed by Rodd Rathjen and executively produced by Bryce Menzies, has been awarded the Panorama Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. It immerses viewers in a confronting story about human trafficking in the South-East Asian fishing industry. Buoyancy will open on September 26.
Measure for Measure is the Shakespearean play contemporarily reimagined against the backdrop of Melbourne’s commission flats. MDW’s Clement Dunn and Bryce Menzies executively produced this modern masterpiece that is set for an early 2020 release.
Finally, Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks gloriously documents the history of martial arts films — it’s sure to have everybody kung fu fighting!
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