Fortissimo Film will handle worldwide sales for Nick Moran's directorial feature film debut Telstar. Fortissimo will take the film to the upcoming AFM in November and the world premiere will take place at The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival on October 25.
Directed by Nick Moran and financed and produced by Simon Jordan, Telstar is an Aspiration Films production starring Con O'Neill as the legendary independent record producer Joe Meek. O'Neill stars alongside Kevin Spacey, Pam Ferris and James Corden.
Set in the London music scene of the early 1960s, the story follows Meek who produced Telstar, the first British song to reach number one in the US. The song became the biggest selling record of its time. Fortissimo Film's Nicole Mackey describes it as 'an energy-packed movie which is a brilliant directorial debut from Nick Moran.'
Producer Simon Jordan said 'Telstar is a uniquely British film, from the subject matter and production point of view. Nick and I were looking for a sales agent that had the market expertise and relationships with buyers to be able to deliver this exciting British success story to international distributors.'