Buyers getting first taste of upcoming Australian high-school, high-jinks drama at American Film Market (AFM)
Odin’s Eye Entertainment (OEE) has recently announced it has secured worldwide sales on an upcoming feature film, The Library Boys, directed and penned by rising star Zane Borg (A Man and a Woman, Phantasm).
Only 21 years old when he shot the film, Borg, now 23, brought on executive producers Russell Cunningham of RLC Motion Picture Entertainment, Odin’s Eye CEO Michael Favelle and Pancake Originals’ Gabriel Carrubba to complete the picture in preparation for worldwide sales. Odin’s Eye Entertainment has commenced sales on the project and is introducing to buyers at the AFM
Based on Borg’s own experiences, The Library Boys offers a fresh, universal take on the classic coming-of-age story. Zane (Jack Kenny), James (Joe Kenny), and Mitch (Uisce Goriss-Dazeley) are about to graduate from high school. Lifelong friends, they are met head-on with the challenges of entering adulthood; Zane becomes obsessed with the new girl at school, James’ long-term girlfriend is pushing for him to grow up, meanwhile, Mitch is just trying to lose his virginity but somehow becomes involved with Tilly, the most popular girl in school. Exploring the ups and downs of adolescence struggles with identity and the importance of friendship, The Library Boys is an honest, heartfelt portrayal of high school life in the final year.
Filmed in Victoria under strict COVID protocols, the micro-budget film was shot in 30 days with post-production support from Post Lab IO and Music and Effects.
“We are delighted to be working with Zane who is a remarkable, fresh talent. His script, vision and casting excited us from the outset and the completed film is already earning serious interest from buyers at AFM,” said OEE’s Favelle.
About Odin’s Eye Entertainment:
Established in 2006 by Michael Favelle, Odin’s Eye Entertainment (OEE) is a vertically integrated Production, Distribution, and International Sales Agency that specializes in working with emerging and established filmmakers across a wide variety of genres. As a Sales Agency, OEE represents Feature-Length Motion Pictures, Documentaries, and Television content worldwide, hosting its own sales booth at every major festival including, but not limited to, CANNES, AFM, MIPCOM, BERLIN & FILMART. Commencing in 2012, sister company, Odin’s Eye Animation (OEA) creates and sources original and existing IP for developing and producing theatrical quality animation content for international sale. With strategic initiatives with a network of international content development and animation studios, OEA is uniquely placed to work with some of the best independent studios and talent worldwide including director John Stevenson: KUNG FU PANDA; Director Jimmy Hayward HORTON HEARS A WHO, Free Birds; Director Barry Cook: MULAN.
OEE is also a recognised Australian Distributor whose first theatrical release was the Toronto IFF discovery title CANOPY in 2016. Subsequent release titles include SNOW QUEEN 3, WHEELY, DINO KING: JOURNEY TO FIRE MOUNTAIN, and most recently the award-winning Horror pic THE FURIES. OEE’s regular clients include industry heavyweights LIONSGATE for OPEN WATER 3: CAGE DIVE, NETFLIX for THE REAL MIYAGI, ANIMAL CRACKERS, and UNIVERSAL PICTURES AUSTRALIA. Based in OEE’s and OEA’s Sydney offices, Michael along with Lauren Thomas – Development & Acquisitions Executive – North America; Astrid Samuel Head of Business and Legal Affairs; Russell Cunningham – Global Strategist; and John Theodosiou – Production and Accounts Assist strive to ensure Odin Eye’s forward business strategies remain focused on prestige live-action like the high concept thriller THE INFERNAL MACHINE starring Guy Pearce and Alice Eve as well as high-quality animations such as ALEBRIJES from Academy Award Winning Producer Aron Warner and the Australian franchise TALES FROM SANCTUARY CITY.