(Christiaan Olwagen, 120 Minutes, 2018, South Africa)
About the Film
A coming of age musical war drama set in 1985 during the height of the infamous apartheid regime in South Africa starring up and coming actor Schalk Bezuidenhout. The story line revolves around a small-town boy who gets called up and is chosen to serve his compulsory two-year military training in the South African defence force choir as a member of the concert group known as the ‘Canaries’..
Clients Goals: The KANARIE creative team knew that they had a very original film and were very keen for it to screen outside of Africa. They also needed to find an international sales agent.
Results Achieved by The Film Festival Doctor
KANARIE launched at the Inside Out Toronto Film Festival and has since dominated the North American LGBTQ festival circuit including centre piece gala screenings and closing night film slots at Outfest, Chicago Reeling LGBTQ Film Festival, Out on Film Atlanta, Twist Seattle Queer Film Festival, Image Out and Outshine. It has screened at over 45 film festivals and won 16 awards including a SAFTA award for Best Screenplay. The Film Festival Doctor’s affiliate partner Skye Consulting helped secure the film a sales agent with the help of its strong and successful festival campaign.