Magazine article Screen International

Worldview Entertainment Backs Strangerland

Magazine article Screen International

Worldview Entertainment Backs Strangerland

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Outback Australian film stars Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving.

US company Worldview Entertainment is a key financier of debut director Kim Farrant's outback children-missing mystery drama Strangerland, an unofficial Irish/Australian co-production starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving.

"We had Screen Australia and the Irish Film Board and Screen NSW and (Australian distributor) Transmission and (sales agent) Wild Bunch and were looking for an international financier and executive producer," Naomi Wenck, from Australian company Dragonfly Pictures, told Screen. She and Irish producer Macdara Kelleher of Fastnet Films are producing.

"We noticed that Worldview Entertainment was supporting such interesting directors as Atom Egoyan and Andrew Dominik and John Hillcoat - a few of them Australians making films in the US - and a slate of interesting films that were making it into the top five festivals."

Kidman and Fiennes play the on-screen parents of two missing teenagers (Nicholas Hamilton and model Maddison Brown) and Weaving plays a police officer. …

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