Positive debut for Del Kathryn Barton's BLAZE
By Blaze producer, Sam Jennings, July 2022
Acclaimed Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton (Director, Writer) makes her stunning feature debut, combining live action, puppetry and animation - starring Simon Baker, Yael Stone and Julia Savage.
The official release date for BLAZE is 25 August 2022 across Australian cinemas. The reception so far as been incredibly positive. BLAZE had its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival where it screened as part of the International Narrative Competition in June.
BLAZE then screened In Official Competition at Sydney Film Festival, with Q+A and Guest Speaker events at the iconic State Theatre. It was an absolute privilege to be able to share the cinema with many of the BLAZE cast and crew who worked so tirelessly to bring Del's unique vision to life - including some of you! We received a standing ovation and had the most incredible, deeply felt questions from the audience, which our team responded to beautifully.
Across the continent, BLAZE played at Switzerland's Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in early July where it received Honorable Mention and won the Imagining The Future Award for Best Production Design. Congratulations to Alex Holmes and Del's extraordinary design team.
Ahead of the 25 August 2022 release date, BLAZE will also screen as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival programme, with sessions on August 16, August 18 and August 21, after which BLAZE will screen at Cinéfest Oz Film Festival and start a series of special event screenings.
A link to the trailer via Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMMxLCQkOHs