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Roadshow Films is set to release another film in the successful RED DOG franchise in cinemas on December 5th, 2019.

The feature film, entitled KOKO: A RED DOG STORY, was produced by Nelson Woss (RED DOG, RED DOG TRUE BLUE and NED KELLY), and Lauren Brunswick (TOP KNOT DETECTIVE), written and directed by Dominic Pearce and Aaron McCann (TOP KNOT DETECTIVE).

KOKO: A RED DOG STORY is a Woss Group Film Production, receiving principal funding from Screen Australia in association with Screenwest and Lotterywest.

The film follows the story of Koko – the dog who played Red Dog in the first film and appeared in RED DOG: TRUE BLUE.

Jason Isaacs (THE HARRY POTTER FRANCHISE, THE PATRIOT and PETER PAN) narrates the film.

“It’s a love story about why we love dogs,” said producer Nelson Woss. “Koko had an amazing life and his impact on people and communities is his legacy. The release will work closely with animal shelters and community-based charities offering them the opportunity to use the film for charity events & screenings”.

Roadshow Films, who distributed and executive produced the 2011 box office smash-hit RED DOG and RED DOG: TRUE BLUE in 2016 – will distribute the new film in Australia alongside Good Dog Distribution.

“Red Dog found a place in the hearts of all Australians in 2011 to become a box office smash and an instant family favourite. We are thrilled to be distributing the next chapter in this incredible canine adventure” said Joel Pearlman, CEO Roadshow Films.


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Fate Films, helmed by producers Jan Chapman and Nicole O’Donohue, is delighted to announce principal photography commences on The Daughter in Sydney, Australia on the 12th of September 2014. With support from Screen Australia and Screen NSW, the shoot will take place in Sydney and rural NSW.

Written and directed by critically acclaimed theatre director Simon Stone, The Daughter is a contemporary portrait of family love, dysfunction, deception and denial, inspired by Stone’s award-winning re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck.

Stone has assembled a superb ensemble cast for his feature film debut, including Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech, Pirates of the Caribbean), Ewen Leslie (Dead Europe, Jewboy), Paul Schneider (Bright Star, Lars and the Real Girl), Miranda Otto (The Homesman, Reaching for The Moon), Anna Torv (Fringe, Deadline Gallipoli), with rising star Odessa Young and Sam Neill (The Piano, Jurassic Park).

Set in the last days of a dying logging town, Christian (Schneider) returns to his family home for his father Henry’s (Rush) wedding. Reconnecting with his childhood friend Oliver (Leslie) and Oliver’s family, wife Charlotte (Otto) and daughter Hedvig (Young) he unearths a long buried secret. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before. Will they survive the truth?

The film will be produced by Fate Films with Jan Chapman (Academy Award® winner The Piano, AFI Best Film winner Lantana and Palme d’Or nominated Bright Star) and Nicole O’Donohue (ACCTA Award nominated The Last Impresario and AACTA Award-winning feature film Griff the Invisible). When Chapman and O’Donohue saw Stone’s production of The Wild Duck at Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre they were drawn to the powerful story which instantly felt cinematic.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Simon whose work we have admired for some time, as well as an exceptional cast and crew to bring this truly emotional and resonant story to the screen.”

Roadshow Films, who has backed the project from its development, will distribute in Australia and New Zealand. Mongrel Film has acquired international sales. Roadshow Films Managing Director Joel Pearlman said, “Simon has achieved renown for his stage direction and we are thrilled to be supporting his entree into feature film directing, supported as he is by the strongest possible production team and phenomenal ensemble cast.”

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WOLF CREEK 2 has made a killing at the Australian box office this weekend, taking in over 35% more than the original.

Wolf Creek 2 grossed $1,702,073 on 218 screens nationally across its opening weekend (Thursday to Sunday).

“The original Wolf Creek struck a real chord with Australian audiences as we finally had our very own horror icon in Mick Taylor, so the Wolf Creek 2 team and I are absolutely delighted that fans are embracing the new film with the same, if not even more, excitement. It’s also a testament to the incredible local actors and crew we are blessed with, whose talent really gets to shine in an ambitious production like this” said Director, Greg McLean.

Roadshow Films Managing Director, Joel Pearlman said “Mick Taylor is back with a vengeance. Greg McLean has crafted a great successor in Wolf Creek 2 and Australian audiences made this the #1 film at the box office this weekend, which is particularly exciting for a local production.”

Wolf Creek 2 is currently screening in cinemas nationally.

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The bells rang at the close of trade yesterday and there was one clear winner: Martin Scorsese’s THE WOLF OF WALL STREET soared its way to the top of the Australian box office. Grossing $1.016m across 228 locations, the critically acclaimed black comedy had the biggest opening day for an R18+ film in Australian history.

“The Wolf of Wall Street has had an extraordinary first day in cinemas across Australia, grossing over $1m, becoming the biggest ever opening day for a Martin Scorsese film. Since it began opening around the world, The Wolf of Wall Street has enjoyed amazing box office success and now Australia joins the growing number of international markets where the film has proven incredibly popular with audiences,” Roadshow Films managing director Joel Pearlman said.

Director Martin Scorsese has excavated the terrain of the American crime drama from multiple angles – but with The Wolf Of Wall Street he goes straight to the edge with a tale from the outrageous and darkly comic realm of our most contemporary variety of criminal extortion: high finance.

Nominated for five Academy Awards and four BAFTAs, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio in his Golden Globe winning role, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler and Rob Reiner.

Based on a true story, The Wolf of Wall Street follows the outlandish rise and non-stop pleasure-hunting descent of Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio), the New York stockbroker who, along with his merry band of brokers, makes a gargantuan fortune by defrauding investors out of millions.

The film follows Belfort’s wild ride as he transforms from a righteous young Wall Street newcomer to a thoroughly corrupted stock-pumper and IPO cowboy.

Having quickly amassed an absurd fortune, Jordan pumps it back into an endless array of aphrodisiacs: women, Quaaludes, coke, cars, his supermodel wife and a legendary life of aspiration and acquisition without limits.

But even as Belfort’s company, Stratton Oakmont, soars sky-high into extremes of hedonistic gratification, the SEC and the FBI are zeroing in on his empire of excess.

The Wolf of Wall Street was released nationally on January 23 and is rated R18+

Jennifer Lawrence Catching Fire

Jennifer Lawrence’s star continues to shine with the Academy Award winner starring in the top two films at the Australian box office.

After three weeks at #1, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE has grossed $31.9 million to surpass the first film’s local result.

AMERICAN HUSTLE grossed $2.16m on 325 screens across its opening weekend from Thursday to Sunday (December 12 to 15).

Earning rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, the David O. Russell directed film claimed the #1 spot on Saturday and Sunday with the highest screen average of all films in the top 20.

“Jennifer Lawrence continues to impress audiences with her ability to take on versatile roles. It is a rare feat for an actor to have films in the number one and two positions at the box office – those films are now critical and commercial successes and will continue to be powerful performers at the box office for many weeks to come,” Roadshow Films managing director Joel Pearlman said.

Set to feature prominently this awards season, American Hustle won awards for Best Picture and Best Screenplay by the New York Film Critics Circle with Lawrence named Best Supporting Actress. The film also received seven Golden Globe nominations including Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

The Coldplay track Atlas from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was nominated for Best Original Song by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.