Magazine article Screen International

Snowtown Producers Launch Carver Films with Nick Cave Adaptation, Kurzel Drama

Magazine article Screen International

Snowtown Producers Launch Carver Films with Nick Cave Adaptation, Kurzel Drama

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Snowtown and Partisan producers Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw are moving on from Warp Films Australia to launch production outfit Carver Films with a slate that includes Nick Cave adaptation The Death of Bunny Munro.

McLeish co-founded Warp Films Australia six years ago with '71 and This Is England producers Warp UK, which will discontinue the Warp Films Australia banner but where possible will look to continue to produce with the territory.

McLeish and Shaw produced Kurzel's acclaimed debut Snowtown, Ariel Kleiman's Vincent Cassel starrer Partisan, which premiered at Sundance this year, and New Zealand drama Shopping, which played in Sundance and Berlin.

Under their new banner the Melbourne-based duo are set to produce Jed Kurzel's feature debut Ivan Lendl Never Learnt to Volley, starring Denis Menochet, and the narrative feature adaptation of Nick Cave's cult Brighton-set 1989 novel The Death of Bunny Munro, which will be directed by 20,000 Days On Earth duo Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth.

Adapted by Cave (Lawless), The Death of Bunny Munro will be a UK-Australian co-production with UK producer James Wilson (Under the Skin, 20,000 Days on Earth).

Casting and financing is currently underway on the project, which charts the story of a lothario salesman who, struggling to keep a grip on reality after the death of his wife, hits the road with his young son. …

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