Following the sellout Australian Premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the inventive time travel comedy The Infinite Man is confirmed for a theatrical release in cinemas across Australia September 18 through Infinite Releasing. The international and local accolades keep coming for the film and its writer/director Hugh Sullivan, who just this weekend won the Best First Feature award at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.
Hedone Productions also today announced that The Infinite Man has sold to Invincible Pictures for distribution, including a theatrical release, in the US. Since the acclaimed world premiere at SXSW in March 2014, The Infinite Man has had selected US screenings, including on a Brooklyn rooftop for the New York Premiere, at California’s Newport Beach Film Festival and at the Las Vegas Film Festival. Also in North America it has screened at Canada’s Niagara Integrated Film Festival, where Hannah Marshall took out the Best Actress Award.
Another two prestigious local premiere screenings have been confirmed ahead of the release. The Infinite Man has been selected to screen at WA’s Cinefest Oz as the Margaret River Premiere Film Event on Thursday 21 August and as the Opening Night Green Carpet Gala presentation of NSW’s Dungog Festival on Friday August 29.
Starring Josh McConville (The Turning), Hannah Marshall and Alex Dimitriades, THE INFINITE MAN was a smash hit at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival, where it made the time.com list of ‘ten films that made SXSW spectacular this year’, alongside Grand Budapest Hotel and Chef and won the Indiewire Critic’s Pick for Best Screenplay and Best First Feature.
Australian media have also praised the debut feature from writer/director Hugh Sullivan, with The Music heralding it as ‘One of this century’s great local debuts’, The Age’s Craig Mathieson calling it ‘wonderfully inventive…a kind of deadpan scientific screwball that is delightful’, Luke Buckmaster for The Guardian billing it as one of the ten unmissable films at MIFF, ‘joyfully inventive…a rare find’ and Russell Edwards for SBS crowning it ‘one of the smartest Australian films ever made’.
Infinite Releasing is an initiative of Jonathan Page (Executive Producer of The Babadook, Mary and Max, 100 Bloody Acres) and The Infinite Man producers Kate Croser (My Tehran for Sale, TV’s Danger 5) and Sandy Cameron. Jonathan Page said of the release announcement ‘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 both Cinefest Oz and the Dungog Festival ahead of the release.’
*****Official selection 2014*****
SXSW South by Southwest (World Premiere)
Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK Premiere)
Melbourne International Film Festival (Australian Premiere)
Fantasia International Film Festival (Canadian Premiere)
Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (Korean Premiere)
IN CINEMAS SEPTEMBER 18
VIC – Cinema Nova [Q&A event 4pm Sunday 14 September]
NSW – Dendy Newtown
WA – Cinema Paradiso
SA – Palace Nova Eastend
Don’t forget to check out Subculture’s interview with Hugh Sullivan.