Stan launches new original film Nude Tuesday

Stan has launched a new Stan Original Film, Nude Tuesday, premiering 7 July on Stan and in select cinemas from 23 June.

The announcement:

Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today announced the brand new Stan Original Film Nude Tuesday will premiere 7 July on Stan and in select cinemas from 23 June – releasing a daring trailer that sees stars Jackie van Beek, Damon Herriman and Jemaine Clement lay love completely bare.

An absurdist comedy about a couple that spends a week at a new-age retreat in a bid to save their marriage, Nude Tuesday stars Jackie van Beek (The Breaker Upperers), Damon Herriman (Stan Original Series The Tourist) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords). The film is directed by Armagan Ballantyne (The Strength of Water) from a screenplay by Jackie van Beek and based on a story by van Beek and Ballantyne. Produced by Emma Slade for FireFly Films (The Justice of Bunny King) and Virginia Whitwell and Nick Batzias for Good Thing Productions (Stan Original Film Nitram), Madman is handling theatrical distribution in Australia and New Zealand.

When middle-aged suburban couple Laura (Jackie van Beek) and Bruno (Damon Herriman) are gifted a remote couples’ retreat for their anniversary, they decide to give their failing marriage one last shot before calling it quits.

Arriving in an idyllic sanctuary nestled in the mountains, Laura and Bruno uncomfortably enter a world of laughter workshops, tantric dance, sexual liberation and emotional animals, helmed by the charismatic guru Bjorg Rassmussen (Jemaine Clement). When new temptations start to take hold, the couple are pushed to the brink forcing them to look within to find what they really want. But will they bare all to get it?

Told in a made-up language, multiple versions of the film will be released on Stan – with a Stan exclusive version subtitled by acclaimed Australian comedians Celia Pacquola (Rosehaven) and Ronny Chieng (Ronny Chieng: Speakeasy), and another version subtitled by British comedian Julia Davis (Nighty Night), which will be released in cinemas.

Ahead of its launch on Stan and in select cinemas, Nude Tuesday will feature at the Tribeca Film Festival as a Tribeca Online Premiere.

Stan chief content officer Cailah Scobie said: “An absurd and wildly funny comedy, Nude Tuesday reflects our commitment to support creative-led feature films as we continue to ramp up our Stan Originals slate. Some of Australia and New Zealand’s best loved talents in Jackie van Beek, Damon Herriman and Jemaine Clement combine to deliver the total package in this outrageous exploration of love, intimacy and connection.”

Producers Virginia Whitwell, Nick Batzias and Emma Slade said: “The opportunity to choose your own adventure with Nude Tuesday has always been a huge hook and Stan is a perfect place for audiences to experience their favourite comedians in a multitude of ways.”

Screen Australia head of content Grainne Brunsdon said: “Nude Tuesday is one of the most unique films we have ever supported and the incredible creative team have taken their bold idea and executed it wonderfully. We’re delighted for this fresh comedy to reach audiences on Stan and in cinemas.”

VicScreen CEO Caroline Pitcher said: “VicScreen is proud to support this hilarious new comedy which will showcase the exceptional work of two of Victoria’s world-leading postproduction facilities Blue Post and Windmill Audio.”

The Stan Original Film Nude Tuesday is produced by GoodThing Productions and FireFly Films, with major production investment from the New Zealand Film Commission in association with Screen Australia and VicScreen.

Source: Stan


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