Noah Media Group acquires international sales rights for Australian Football League documentary
Noah Media Group, sports documentary feature production company, has announced that it has acquired international sales rights (excluding Australia, Canada, the UK and airlines,) to Daniel Gordon’s feature documentary, The Australian Dream, about the Australian Football League legend, Adam Goodes.
Noah Media Group will sell the film through its international sales and distribution arm Noah X. This marks the first time that a third party project will be sold by the company and also reinforces the company’s growing commitment to showcase acclaimed sports documentaries at a global level.
Directed by BAFTA award winning filmmaker Daniel Gordon (Hillsborough), written by Walkley award winning journalist Stan Grant and produced by Oscar and BAFTA-winner John Battsek (Searching for Sugar Man), The Australian Dream tells the remarkable story of Indigenous former AFL star Adam Goodes, through the powerful backdrop of Goodes’ journey during the 2013-15 AFL season, while also exploring race, identity and belonging in Australian society today.
The critically acclaimed film received a theatrical release in Australia last year and won the AACTA for Best Documentary. It also screened at a number of international film festivals including Telluride, Toronto and the London Film Festival and went on to win the audience award at the Melbourne, Palm Springs and Hawaii International Film Festivals. Dogwoof will release the film theatrically in the UK, while the BBC has acquired exclusive UK television rights to the documentary.
Tommy Gordon and Joel Kennedy of Lorton Entertainment and Noah Media Group’s head of international sales, Catherine Quantschnigg, negotiated the deal.