Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s feature film Hail has been selected into the 68th Venice International Film Festival.
The film will screen in the festival’s Orizzonti section, focusing on ‘new and redefining world cinema’.
Courtin-Wilson, who wrote, directed and produced the film will attend with producing partner Michael Cody and male lead, Daniel Jones.
In a statement, Amiel Courtin-Wilson said, “It is truly humbling to be recognised and placed on the world stage of cinema in competition at the oldest film festival in the world – especially considering the festival’s relationship with past luminaries such as John Cassavetes, Mike Leigh and Robert Altman.”
Hail is the story of Dan, who on losing his love is reduced to savagery and violence. The story is the culmination of fiction and Jones’ real life as an ex-con. Jones and Courtin-Wilson first collaborated on Courtin-Wilson’s short film Cicada (2009) which screened at Cannes.
Find out more at Hail.