Acclaimed observational documentary Hotel Coolgardie from Western Australian director, Pete Gleeson and Western Australian producers Melissa Hayward and Kate Neylon is now available on demand on digital platforms including iTunes, Vimeo, Amazon and YouTube Movies.
Following a World Premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival, Australian Premiere at Sydney Film Festival, a string of official selections at 19 prestigious film festivals across the globe including Slamdance, American Documentary Film Festival, CinéfestOZ and SanFran DocFest, a successful theatrical release across Australia and a 92% certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Hotel Coolgardie is finally available on demand.
Hotel Coolgardie garnered national headlines for its depiction of the disturbing experience of two Finnish backpackers who found themselves the latest batch of “fresh meat” sent to work as barmaids at the only pub in a remote Australian mining town.
Confronted with a culture of alienation and impunity, in limbo between being desired and disdained, their working holiday rapidly deteriorates into a bizarre test of endurance as they discover that to meet expectations they’ll need to do more than just pour drinks. Set deep in Australia’s harsh interior, Hotel Coolgardie is a sometimes amusing, sometimes appalling, surprisingly moving portrait of small town insularity, fragile masculinity and the plight of the outsider forced to adapt or face the consequences.
Watch Hotel Coolgardie on iTunes, Vimeo, Amazon or YouTube Movies now.