High Point Films has taken on world sales for Australian coming-of-age teen story 48 Shades.

Actor Daniel Lapaine makes his directorial debut with the adaptation of Nick Earls' cult novel 48 Shades Of Brown. Fiona Crago and Rob Marsala produced for Prima Productions.

Richard Wilson, who stars in The Proposition and Sundance hit Clubland, plays a naive teenager who develops a crush on his aunt's flatmate.

Buena Vista International has already released 48 Shades in Australia and New Zealand.

High Point is starting sales here at Filmart, where it is part of the UK Film Council umbrella office.

'48 Shades is a warm, feel-good movie that will speak volumes to anyone who has ever suffered a teenage crush.' said High Point's Carey Fitzgerald. 'This ticks all the right boxes for a commercial teen movie with a long shelf life.'