UK-based documentary company Noah Media Group has acquired international rights to Daniel Gordon’s sports feature The Australian Dream, about the indigenous Australian Football League player Adam Goodes. The film explores race, identity and belonging in contemporary Australian society
The deal excludes Australia, Canada, the UK and airlines. The film was released in Australia by Madman Entertainment in August 2019. Dogwoof took UK rights to the title in October, with the BBC acquiring exclusive UK television rights. Mongrel has Canadian rights.
Written by Stan Grant, The American Dream is an Australian-UK co-production between Good Things Productions and Passion Pictures. The producers are Sarah Thomson, Nick Batzias, Virginia Whitwell and John Battsek. Lorton Entertainment backed the film.
The film debuted at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2019, before playing festivals including Telluride, Toronto and London.
The American Dream is the first third-party title to be handled by the company and will be sold through sales and distribution arm Noah X.