Snowtown producers’ new film accepted to Sundance

The producers of Australian film Snowtown have had their next film accepted into Sundance Film Festival.

Produced by Warp Films Australia’s Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw, Shopping is written and directed by New Zealand film-makers Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland.

The film is the writing directing team’s first feature but have had previous shorts The Six Dollar Fifty Man and Run both compete at Cannes International Film Festival in 2009 and 2007 respectively.

Snowtown, the first film from Warp Films Australia, was highly regarded among last year’s Australian films and was selected for Cannes film fest.

Shopping was financed through the New Zealand Film Commission with support from Fulcrum Media Finance.

Madman Entertainment have distribution across Australia and New Zealand.

Also competing at Sundance Film Festival is Australian short film The Captain, by Nash Edgerton and Spencer Susser. It was written by Edgerton, Susser and Taika Waititi, the lead in the film, and writer-director of Kiwi film Boy.


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