Cinema Australia is proud to give our readers an exclusive first-look at these new images from Kosta Nikas’ Sacred Heart starring David Field.
European boutique sales outfit DEVILWORKS has acquired the World rights to the Australian independent feature Sacred Heart written and directed by Kosta Nikas, starring AFI Winning actor David Field, Kipan Rothbury and Lizzie Schebesta and produced by Screenlight Pictures Pty Ltd.
CEO of Devilworks Matteo Rolleri, who negotiated the deal with director Kosta Nikas, on behalf of Screenlight Pictures Pty Ltd said: “We’re over the moon to find a collaboration on ‘Sacred Heart’. It is such an intelligent and powerful film, which has great scope; the script is eclectic, the performance at its finest and the direction is exceptional.”
A richly themed film, Sacred Heart chronicles the journey of a religious man who rejects God and his faith after the tragic death of his pregnant wife, then challenges the Devil as he struggles with his desire for revenge. Via this story, the film broaches myriad topical issues including abortion, celibacy of the priesthood, the sacrament of confession in relation to crimes, the societal crisis in faith and institutions, to name a few.
Aussie acting legend David Field jumped on-board after reading the script: “Kosta had an imaginative way to extract the central themes. It was compelling from start to end and as with all great scripts kept me guessing until the end. Also the moral and religious arguments in the film are refreshing, with characters beautifully drawn in a clear and imaginative way,” the actor said.
DEVILWORKS recently concluded deals on a host of genre titles including Devil May Call, starring Tyler Mane, to Level Film in Canada; Afterimages to MovieCloud for Taiwan and Company L for Korea; The Vineyard to Lighthouse Entertainment for Germany, Austria and Switzerland; Shopping Tour to Terracotta Distribution for UK and Ireland; Time Lapse to Australia and New Zealand with Bounty and The Maid’s Room to Spain with Atresmedia Cine, The Maid’s Room and ‘The Vineyard’ to Virtual Cinema in China and ‘Some Kind Of Hate’ to Icon Distribution in UK.
Keep an eye on cinemaaustralia.com.au for updates on the film, or follow Sacred Heart on Facebook here.