Chasing Wonders gets a new trailer ahead of Gold Coast Film Festival screening

Chasing Wonders: (L-R) Jesica Marais, Quim Guttierez, Paz Vega, Antono de la Torre, Michael Crisafulli, Edward James Olmos and Carmen Maura. Photo by Sam Oster.

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A new trailer has dropped for Chasing Wonders ahead of the film’s screening at the Gold Coast Film Festival.

Set in the lush wine country landscapes of South Australia and Spain, the heart-warming tale follows 12-year-old Savino, who, encouraged by his maternal grandfather to live a life of hope and possibility, takes off on the adventure of a lifetime to find the magical Emu Plains. His journey leads him to the heart of the human condition – learning to understand our parents’ past but not to be defined by it.

Filmed in South Australia, Chasing Wonders is the directing debut of filmmaker Paul Meins and stars award-winning Spanish actor Paz Vega (Rambo: Last Blood, Sex and Lucia), Academy Award® nominee Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Miami Vice), Quim Gutierrez (Spy Time, The Last Days), iconic Almodóvar “girl” and multi award-winner Carmen Maura (Volver, The Women of the 6th Floor), Goya award-winner Antonio de la Torre (The Candidate, The Last Circus), Jessica Marais (Love Child, Packed to the Rafters), and introduces the young Michael Crisafulli as Savino.

Australian award-winning screenwriter Judy Morris (Happy Feet, Babe: Pig in The City) wrote the screenplay, which was shot over a five-year period.

Arclight Films’ chairman Gary Hamilton announced today the company has locked distribution in North America for the star-studded coming of age film, Chasing Wonders, filmed in South Australia and starring award-winning Spanish star Paz Vega (Rambo: Last Blood, Sex and Lucia), Academy Award® nominee Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Miami Vice), Quim Gutierrez (Spy Time, The Last Days), iconic Almodóvar “girl” and multi award-winner Carmen Maura (Volver, The Women of the 6th Floor), Goya award-winner Antonio de la Torre (The Candidate, The Last Circus), Jessica Marais (Love Child, Packed to the Rafters), and introducing the young Michael Crisafulli as Savino. Australian award-winning screenwriter Judy Morris (Happy Feet, Babe: Pig in The City) wrote the screenplay, which was shot over a five-year period.

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studio Company, plans a theatrical and on demand release for June 4, 2021. Arclight Films is handling worldwide sales for the film. Chasing Wonders had its World Premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival last year and has been selected for the Gold Coast Film Festival, where it will screen on April 18th and 22nd.

https://www.gcfilmfestival.com

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“Chasing Wonders is an uplifting story of familial love and loss and a powerful exploration of the path to understanding and acceptance. This heartwarming film with top international stars and spectacular landscapes is exactly what audiences yearn for. We are thrilled to have our longtime trusted partners at Gravitas Ventures bringing the film to North American audiences and are certain that their team will make this beautiful film shine bright,” said Hamilton.

“With an ensemble that includes veteran screen icons alongside exciting new talent, the filmmakers craft an inspiring coming of age story on a canvas of breathtaking vistas across multiple continents. We look forward to North American audiences taking the journey,” said Tony Piantedosi, Vice President of Acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures.

Hianlo Films present in association with the South Australian Film Corporation, a Met Film and SLA Films production. Anna Vincent (I Am Mother), Stewart Le Marechal (Swimming with Men), Anna Mohr-Pietsch (Swimming with Men), Hilton Nathanson, and Louise Nathanson are producers. Jonny Persey (The Mercy) and Timothy White (I Am Mother, The Furnace) are Executive Producers.

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