Australian director Craig Boreham’s “Lonesome” to be launched at Berlin by M-Appeal

The new Australian feature film “Lonesome”, from director Craig Boreham, has been acquired for world sales by the international film sales outfit M-Appeal and will be launched at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.

“Lonesome” tells the story of Casey (Josh Lavery), a country lad running from a small-town scandal who finds himself down and out in the big smoke of Sydney. When he meets Tib (Daniel Gabriel), a young city lad, struggling with his own scars of isolation, both men find something they have been missing but neither of them knows quite how to negotiate it.

This is the second feature film from award winning director Craig Boreham who’s debut feature film “Teenage Kicks” premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2016 to critical acclaim with the Guardian describing Boreham as “a strong new voice in Australian Queer cinema.”

Boreham directed and produced the film alongside producers Ben Ferris and Ulysses Oliver of Breathless Films, and Dean Francis of JJ Splice Films who was also the film’s Director of Photography. With executive producer Paul Struthers and associate producer David Libter.

M-Appeal said in a statement “We’re very happy to welcome on board Lonesome. It takes audiences on a thrilling, hedonistic, erotic journey, depicting two characters, who not only seek sexual fulfilment but also acceptance and a meaningful bond.”

Producer Ben Ferris describes Lonesome as “a poignant and timely queer love story, and one that emerges unexpectedly amid the transactional world of casual hook-up culture.

Craig’s talent as a director allows him a lightness of touch to find the comic in the tragic, while losing none of the authenticity and tenderness at the film’s heart. Dean Francis’ photography lends a cinematic grace to the basements and rooftops of a Sydney less frequently depicted on screen.”

For more info contact
Ulysses Oliver at Breathless films
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