M-Appeal secures raft of sales for buzzy Australian drama ‘Lonesome’ - Screen International

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The UK’s Peccadillo Pictures and France’s Optimale have acquired distribution rights to Craig Boreham’s Australian dramaLonesomefrom Berlin-based sales outfit M-Appeal.

Additionally, Cinemien has taken rights for Germany, Benelux and Israel, while Tongariro Releasing has bought Polish rights.

LonesomeseesJosh Lavery stars as a young man running from a small-town scandal to Sydney where he meets a man struggling with his own problems, played by Daniel Gabriel.

The film has just had its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival and has been selected for InsideOut Toronto, Guadalajara and the Sydney International Film Festival next month.

The producers are Ulysses Oliver, Dean Francis, Ben Ferris and, Boreham.

“This is a compelling film that will affect audiences in different ways,” says Tom Abell, managing director of Peccadillo Pictures.

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Variety - Berlinale Teddy Award Nominee Craig Boreham’s ‘Lonesome’ to Be Launched at Berlin by M-Appeal

Daniel Gabriel and Josh Lavery in Lonesome

Berlin-based outfitM-Appealhas acquired world sales rights to “Lonesome,” from Australian directorCraig Boreham, who was nominated for the Berlinale Teddy Award for his short film “Transient.” Sales on the film will commence at the upcoming European Film Market, which was moved online due to the ongoing pandemic.

The feature follows Casey, a young man from the countryside running from a small-town scandal, finding himself down and out in Sydney. When he meets Tib, a young city lad, struggling with his own isolation, both men find something they have been missing, but neither of them knows quite how to navigate their feelings.

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Breathless Films build momentum with slate of five films - Inside Film


Producers Ben Ferris and Ulysses Oliver will explore the capabilities of filming on a micro-budget in the next few months as they aim to finish production on five features before the end of the year.

They are in the midst of working on Craig Boreham’sLonesome, a story about closeted country lad Casey, who finds himself down and out in the big smoke when he meets Tib, a young gay man with whom he is able to connect, albeit with some challenges.

The film, which is being shot in Sydney, stars newcomers Josh Lavery in the role of Casey and Daniel Gabriel as Tib with Anni Finsterer (Sweet Country) and Ian Roberts (Superman Returns) in supporting roles.

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Craig Boreham’s Lonesome begins filming in Sydney - Cinema Australia


Shooting has begun in Sydney on the independent feature filmLonesome– the second film from writer and director Craig Boreham following his acclaimed feature debutTeenage Kicks.

Lonesomestars new-comers Josh Lavery in the role of Casey and Daniel Gabriel as Tib with Anni Finsterer (Sweet Country) and Ian Roberts (Superman Returns) in supporting roles.

“It’s exciting to be telling this story with such a brilliant cast,” says Boreham. “It’s a very queer tale and a very specific storyworld that we are building and our actors are throwing themselves into it with the kind of daring energy that the story deserves.”

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Craig Boreham’s ‘Lonesome' Commences Production in Sydney - FilmInk


The filmmaker follows up his impressive debutTeenage Kicks.

Described as ‘unflinching’,Lonesomefollows Casey (Josh Lavery), a country boy running away to the big city and diving deep into hook-up apps and anonymous sex. He soon meets Tib (Daniel Gabriel), who shares Casey’s desire for meaningless sex to mask his pain. Joining newcomers Lavery and Gabriel in the cast are Anni Finsterer and Ian Roberts in supporting roles.

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Interview with Teenage Kicks Director Craig Boreham - Star Observer


The independent Aussie LGBTQI flickTeenage Kicksperformed well in several film festivals in 2016 and was picked up to screen on streaming services in the US.

"The film was written and directed by Craig Boreham who had mainly been making queer short films for the festival circuit and is now destined to be a popular viewing choice on Netflix for the gay community.

“Teenage Kicksis about a young guy who is on the verge of adulthood, who had this tragic loss in the death of his brother and who at the same time connected to his developing sexuality. It deals with his coming to terms with grief, his place in his family’s world, and his relationships with his friends. It’s very much a character piece. It really hangs on the shoulders of the young actor Miles Szanto who gave a sterling performance as the troubled Milkos Varga.”

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Teenage Kicks review - The Guardian


Teenage Kicks review – a compelling new voice in queer Australian cinema

"Craig Boreham’s feature film debut confronts the topsy-turvy world of adolescence with a deeply compelling style and spirit

In the first two minutes of director Craig Boreham’s feature film debut, we see a homemade bong put to use and two teenage boys in school uniform performing mutual masturbation to lesbian porn while dad cooks dinner in the kitchen.

Yes indeed, teenage kicks, but the film quickly morphs from a haze of cheap teen thrills into much more meaningful drama: a gutsy coming-of-age story that signals the arrival of a compelling new voice in queer Australian cinema."

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Crossing All Lines Of Sexual Congress - The Music


"I wanted to have this story of sex and grief be a metaphor for all of that — for the loss of youth, the loss of innocence..."

"It's so nice to be invited to play in Sydney, to premiere the film where we shot it," says Craig Boreham, director ofTeenage Kicks, about his film's imminent screening at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival. And it sure was shot around Sydney, Boreham filming in locations including Gunnamatta Park, Cronulla, Rockdale, Dover Heights, Bondi, Little Bay, Botany Bay. "We spanned a lot of the city, across a fiveweek shoot," Boreham says. "We moved around a hell of a lot."

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First Look: Teenage Kicks - FilmInk


The first trailer has arrived for Craig Boreham’s debut feature, which charts one young man’s dark journey into adulthood.

“I wanted to explore ideas of sexuality, and how it shapes our identity when we’re young,” writer/director Craig Boreham told FilmInk of his debut feature,Teenage Kicks. “When we’re young, our sexuality can feel like an uncontrollable beast that is volatile and unpredictable. Pushing that idea further, I wanted to play with a character who literally feels like he’s a danger to be around.”

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Teenage Kicks: Inside the new film exploring identity, sexuality and sexual discovery - SX


The first trailer has arrived for Craig Boreham’s debut feature, which charts one young man’s dark journey into adulthood.

SX's Colin Fraser goes on the set of Teenage Kicks and speaks with director Craig Boreham about his debut feature film which explores identity, sexuality and sexual discovery.

'The scars of youth shape the people we become.'

It's a quote on Craig Boreham's website, one that has come to define the director's work. With a number of short films behind him including the multi-award nominee Drowning, he's now taken to the streets of Sydney's inner west to produce his first feature, Teenage Kicks.

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