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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