SA film to make a profit thanks to overseas success

Australian audiences have proven they embrace Australian stories on television and good Australian films do find their audiences.

“Australian audiences have proven they embrace Australian stories on television and good Australian films do find their audiences.

Photo: More people saw The Babadook in the first four days in France than in the entire Australian release.

“It opened on 150 screens … and more people saw it in the first four days than in the entire Australian release,” Mr Moliere said.

However, it was a different story in France, where The Babadook opened at number 11 on the top movies list and passed the Australian mark in just four days.

The Babadook, a South Australian horror movie that failed to make a dent in the Australian market, is faring much better internationally.

Producer Kristian Moliere said it had a wide release for an Australian film.

The film is the first multi-million-dollar production from the new South Australian Film Corporation studios in Adelaide.

Read more here: ABC

    

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