DAUGHTER SOLD AT AFM

Nexus Production Group headed to Los Angeles in November to attend the American Film Market. While meetings were secured for their feature film, Friends, Foes & Fireworks, one sales agent took an interest in Daughter. 

Sarah and Ivan from NPG at Santa Monica pier after a successful day of meetings at AFM.

Sarah and Ivan from NPG at Santa Monica pier after a successful day of meetings at AFM.

Daughter is now non exclusively signed to Turn Key Films, a sales agent from Pittsburgh, PA in the USA who work with buyers and filmmakers from around the world. 

The latest development is that Turn Key Films have made Daughter available on Amazon and Amazon Prime for fans to stream directly though the platform.

There are now many options for those who want to watch the film. To stream Daughter through Amazon, click here.

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Daughter & Beamafilm

Some more educational goals have been reached for Daughter during June/July 2017 and it is now official - Daughter has been picked up by BeamaFilm.

This means Daughter can be streamed online for a small fee through the Beamafilm website and participating libraries can watch for free.

Nexus Production Group thank Beama Film Director Gil Scrine and the team for taking on Daughter for their platform, which features a wonderful selection of educational films.

It has tension aplenty and still retains a sort of innocence for me which the subject matter hardly warrants.
— Gil Scrine, Beamafilm Director
Beamafilm Website Library Page

Daughter & Fan-Force

Daughter and Fan-Force joined forces just over a year ago and thus far it has been a slow start for the film as it finds it's way on this wonderful platform. However, director and writer of Daughter, Sarah Jayne hopes to change that, making things happen for the Daughter on Fan-Force has become one of her main focuses for the coming months.

With Sarah Jayne's production company NPG moving to Europe in the coming months, the possibilities for a Daughter International Tour are strong as Fan- Force has expanded from Australia to International. Daughter fans can now host screenings of the film in the UK, USA, Germany, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand.

For those unfamiliar with Fan-Force and what the company is all about, it is quite simple. Fan-Force is an online library of films and the fun part is, Fan-Force allows fans to choose the films they want to see and host screenings at a cinema in their local area.

It is so easy to host a screening with Fan-Force. 

It is so easy to host a screening with Fan-Force. 

Better yet, it is very exciting and rewarding for independent filmmakers to have this platform, as it can be time consuming and financially difficult to secure and set up a screening for your film. Film festivals can also be costly and there is no guarantee that your film will be chosen to screen, thus no one sees your film and you are left out of pocket and disheartened.

Fan-Force works on a tipping point basis, meaning if the fans don't gather and book, the screening does not go ahead, so no-one is out of pocket. But the aim of the game is to invite your friends, community group, school clubs and family to reach that tipping point and beyond. Fan-Force will help along the way, deal with booking the cinema and give you promotional options if needed.

Fan-Force is a great match for Daughter, because it’s a film that needs to be seen in large groups due to the subject matter and education focus. To have the opportunity to screen Daughter in a cinema is wonderful for me as indie filmmaker and Fan-Force makes Daughter easily accessible for community groups, charities and educators. They can host a screening, add a Q&A, also raise funds and sell merchandise. As can I if I wanted to.
— Sarah Jayne, Daughter writer & director

Sarah Jayne has approached and attended a private meeting with an influential Melbourne organisation earlier this month, one that is very driven to achieving equality and finding out facts which will instigate change for women and girls worldwide. A Fan-Force screening/fundraiser with this organisation will be happening soon. Watch this space and the Daughter Facebook page for further announcements as they happen. NPG hope you can help us reach the tipping point for this event when it is announced.

To host your own Daughter Fan-Force screening go directly to the Daughter Fan-Force page here - Daughter on Fan-Force

Daughter expands world wide

At the end of March this year Nexus Production Group expanded Daughter's reach to a world wide audience by making the awareness project available for viewing though their Vimeo on Demand platform. This streaming service allows viewers to watch Daughter when they want and on any device that suits them. 

Since launching through Vimeo on Demand just over a month ago 107 links to Daughter have been sold, in 19 countries world wide including Australia, USA, New Zealand, Norway, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, France and Germany, as it stands on the day of writing this blog. 

Leading the race for sales is the US, which NPG speculate has something to do with Daughter's lead, Katherine Langford, becoming the "hottest thing in Hollywood" after landing the role of Hannah Baker in Netflix's teen drama 13 Reasons Why. Following the US in sales is Australia, Germany and finally the UK who are also embracing Daughter. 

NPG are excited by the surprises that keep springing up from this project, which they are very proud of. 

Surprises aside, in festival news, a big win for Daughter came just over a week ago, when the film received a Silver Remi award at WorldFest Houston under the category of longer short film - dramatic. This screening was also Daughter's American premiere, since the 2016 public premiere in Melbourne. 

Silver Remi

A Uniting screening in historical Queenscliff

Last stop for the Daughter awareness tour for 2016 saw Ivan and myself attend a small and humble Port Lonsdale screening hosted by Jan from the Queenscliff Uniting Church on November 22nd. 

Jan and her partner were well prepared for the screening, making sure that film posters and event flyers were printed and pinned up , as well as organising a mention of Daughter in the local paper. I was very impressed by how enthused they were about this special screening in a town which I personally love visiting and spending time in as it is so full of old world charm. 

In attendance was an older crowd then what Daughter usually screens to in Melbourne, which was a little bit of a surprise. I was very concerned as I always am in regards to the swearing and illicit drug taking and drinking in the film, but more so this time as Daughter was screening within a Church. 

Answering audience questions and starting a discussion

However the beautiful thing this about this screening was the fact that Daughter was well received and brought up some mature questions during the Q & A section of the afternoon from the audience . These questions lead to a wonderful discussion on gender roles and a women's place in society and also how men relate to the story and their awareness on the issue.

As I stood up after the screening and answered questions, I must say that I will never forget Jan telling me that her son is aware of the anxiety women feel when walking alone and that to avoid scaring women he walks on the opposite side of the street and does not look their way.  This caused a mix reaction from me - in one instance it is great that he is aware women feel uncomfortable when walking solo and passing a man in the night. Yet on the other it is sad that this is the interaction some men feel they need to have with women to make them feel safe. Awareness is the first step, so I commend him on his actions but I still feel sad that as humans both men an women are not equals when walking alone down the street, which is a liberty both sexes should be able to enjoy.

Attentive crowd at Queenscliff United

Attentive crowd at Queenscliff United

Joining Ivan and myself at the screening was actor Robyn Duse, who plays social worker Molly at The Gatehouse in the film. It was a nice feeling to have an actor witness the crowd interaction while seeing the film for the first time in an intimate setting. We thank Robyn for coming down from Lorne, which is in the local area and for speaking about what she does. 

Another good little story that came from this screening was a discussion I had after the Q&A with one of the elderly ladies, who told me she was in her 80's. She lived in St Kilda back in the 1960's when drugs and prostitution was rife in area, much worse than it is now. She remembers what life was like then for the disadvantaged and we had a short but interesting discussion on how St Kilda has changed from her day to my day. 

Daughter flyer on the board

Daughter flyer on the board

An attentive crowd watching Daughter is all a director could ask for in a tour really and I am so happy that NPG booked this screening with Uniting Queenscliff for our short film and awareness project as it is one that we will both not forget.

This is the last event for the tour, wrapping up a fantastic and fruitful year for Daughter and a ride that NPG is so grateful to have had the opportunity to be on from day one.