Warp Films Australia to produce Kiwi film Shopping

Warp Films Australia has announced a new film project following the success of the production company’s first outing, Snowtown.

Teaming up with New Zealand first-time feature filmmakers Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland, the film Shopping is about a 16 year-old boy Willie who must choose between a gang of shoplifters and his own family.

Madman Entertainment will distribute the film in Australia and New Zealand while NZ Film, the sales arm of New Zealand Film Commission, will handle world sales.

Shopping is financed by the New Zealand Film Commission with support from Fulcrum Media Finance.

Albiston and Sutherland have had previous short films Run and The Six Dollar Fifty Man screened at Cannes, Sundance and Berlin Film Festival. The Six Dollar Fifty Man was shortlisted for the 2011 Academy Awards.

Production begins in April on the Kapiti Coast and will feature Australian actor Jacek Koman.


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