Sam Worthington

Source: Altitude Film Sales

Sam Worthington

UK firm Altitude will launch international sales on Australian writer-director Matt Nable’s thriller Transfusion at the online Pre-Cannes Screenings next week (June 21-25).

The film began production in Sydney earlier this week and stars Sam Worthington, Phoebe Tonkin and Nable in the story of a former Special Forces operative thrust into the criminal underworld in an effort to keep his only son from being taken from him.

John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz are producing for Australia’s Deeper Water Films, with executive producers Cailah Scobie from Australian streaming service Stan, Paul Wiegard from Madman Entertainment and Altitude’s Will Clarke, Andy Mayson and Mike Runagall.

The film is a Stan Original title, and will premiere on the service in 2022 after a cinema release through Madman in Australia and New Zealand.

Altitude recently collaborated with Deeper Water Films on Anthony Hayes’ Gold starring Zac Efron, which sold to key territories last week.

Transfusion is a debut feature for former rugby league player Nable, who is also an actor with credits including Hacksaw Ridge and superhero series Arrow. He has written films including 2007’s The Final Winter, distributed by Paramount Pictures, in which he also starred.