Exit's Garth Davis' Film 'Lion' Set For Australian Release This Thursday, Jan 19
Film has recently received two DGA nominations.
Exit's Garth Davis' debut feature and DGA nominated 'Lion' is set for it's Australian release this Thursday, 19th January.
an impressive start at the US box office and following its State
Theatre premiere in Sydney on December 19, with the stars of the film
Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and David Wenham attending, Lion will be
released on more than 250 screens across the country this Thursday.
shot by Exit alumni Greig Fraser, Davis' long-time friend and
collaborator of 20 years, the story came to Davis via See Saw Films
producers Ian Canning and Emile Sherman. While at Sundance festival
promoting the Emmy-Award winning Top of the Lake, Sherman and Canning
shared Saroo's story with Davis after reading an article about him
finding his birth mother.
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Gaining the rights to Saroo's story, prior to the release of his book 'A
Long Way Home', Davis and the team at Seesaw Films engaged with
screenwriter Luke Davies to bring Saroo's story to the screen.
Australian film was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and also
received BAFTA, The Critics Choice and SAG Award nominations. It has
currently won more audience awards than any other film on this years
awards circuit and last week also saw the announcement of Garth
receiving 2 nominations for the prestigious DGA awards. The much
anticipated Academy Award nominations will be announced January 24th.
film historically has always been on the world stage and with such an
impressive opening in the US, it's exciting to see that 'Lion' supports
the notion of Australia continually producing some of the worlds best
when it comes to film making. view more - CreativeExit Films, Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:38:08 GMT