‘6 Festivals’, a musical drama film that marks the first Australian feature film commissioned by Paramount+, is set to get a local theatrical release.
The picture is the story of three teenage best friends (played by Rasmus King, Yasmin Honeychurch and Rory Potter) who attempt to attend six music festivals in as many months. It gets its world premiere Friday at the Sydney Film Festival, as part of SFF’s Sounds on Screen section.
The image will have a limited theatrical release in Australia through Bonsai Films from August 11, 2022. Global accessibility on Paramount+ will follow at an unspecified date later in the year.
Parent company ViacomCBS also owns Australian linear network Channel 10. Together they launched the Paramount+ platform last August by including 10’s pre-existing streaming offering, 10 All Access.
“6 Festivals” was written by Sean Nash, Macario De Souza and Lou Sanz and directed by de Souza (“Bra Boys”), who also works as a Kid Mac recording artist. Appropriately, the film features a rock soundtrack featuring some of Australia’s hottest music acts. Several make appearances as themselves. They include Dune Rats, G Flip, Bliss n Eso, B Wise, Peking Duk, Ruby Fields, Jerome Farah and Kobie Dee.
6 Festivals was funded by Screen Australia, Screen Canberra and Screen Queensland, Create NSW and The Gold Coast City Council, with support from Sony Music Australia and Paramount+. Production is by Michael Wrenn, Shannon Wilson-McClinton and Jade van der Lei
“We are incredibly thrilled that Paramount+ can continue to showcase and champion such authentic and quintessential Australian stories. This relatable story set within our own vibrant music scene will no doubt resonate with audiences for years to come,” said Daniel Monaghan, Senior Vice President of Content and Programming.