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Level K ignites Rocket sales

Kim Mordaunt’s Tribeca and Berlinale winner The Rocket has been snapped up in the UK and Middle East among others.

Level K has secured sales of Mordaunt’s debut, following buzz from Tribeca.

Territories joining North America (Kino Lorber) include UK (Eureka), Middle East (Moving Turtle), Israel (Lev Cinemas), Poland (Spectator), Slovenia (RTV), Turkey (Kurmaca) and World Airline (Encore).

The Rocket is set to screen at more festivals throughout the summer and autumn with more sales currently lined up, according to Level K.

Produced by Red Lamp Films, with funding from Screen Australia, the film had its US premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, where it won several awards among them the Narrative Feature prize, the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film and the Best Actor in a Narrative Feature award (given to 10-year-old Sitthiphon Disamoe).

At this year’s Berlinale, The Rocket also won the “Crystal Bear” (Generation Kplus prize for Best Film) as well as the Best First Feature award and The Amnesty International Award.

The Rocket is the first feature film from director, writer and producer Kim Mordaunt. A co-production between Australia, Laos and Thailand, the film is set in contemporary Laos and tells the story of a boy named Ahlo (Disamoe) who strives to escape his poor background by entering a rocket building contest in Laos.

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