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17 Jul 2019

Suzi Quatro Feature-Documentary "SUZI Q" to World Premiere at MIFF 2019; open in UK Cinemas September

The Acme Film Company and Label Distribution are delighted to announce that Suzi Q, a theatrical feature-doc on the life of iconic, trailblazing rocker Suzi Quatro, will have its World Premiere at the 2019 Melbourne International Film Festival, August 15. 

Melbourne-based Director Liam Firmager and Producer Tait Brady have been in production for 5 years and will complete the film just days before the World Premiere. 

Suzi Q charts the professional career of Detroit-born, UK-based singer/ songwriter/bassist/bandleader/actor/poet Susan Kay Quatro, the first female-rocker to break through into the mainstream. With unlimited access to Quatro and contributions from collaborators, family and those she has inspired, the film documents both Suzi’s personal life and a remarkable 53 years on the road - a career which continues, with a new album released this month and over 100 shows scheduled for 2019.  

Talent featuring in the film in addition to Suzi herself, include Alice Cooper, Deborah Harry, Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads), Joan Jett and Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler, KT Tunstall, Australian-born record-producer /songwriter Mike Chapman, numerous members of the very musical Quatro family and many more.  
The film has already been picked up by leading International Sales Agent Kew Media Distribution for ROW who have concluded a UK deal with boutique distributor Moviehouse to release Suzi Q in UK cinemas in late September, with Sky Arts broadcast to closely follow. 

Label are planning a late 2019 release for the film locally, to coincide with Suzi’s major city tour here in November. 

An Acme Film Company Production 
Director : Liam Firmager 
Producers : Tait Brady, Liam Firmager 
Exec Producers : Stephanie Stevenson, Jason Byrne, Shaun Miller 
Editors : Sara Edwards & Liam Firmager 
Sound Designer : Emma Bortignon 
Financing : Private investors, Screen Australia, Film Victoria, Label, Kew Media, Palstar Entertainment, The Acme Film Company, Producer Offset 

International Sales: KEW MEDIA DISTRIBUTION (Los Angeles/London)

ANZ Distribution: LABEL

About Kew Media Distribution:

Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, distributes a diverse catalogue of film, television and digital assets to broadcasters and viewing platforms across the world. Kew Media Distribution manages international rights to a library of over 11,000 hours of TV and digital content, including major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.kewmedia.com.

About Sky Arts 
Sky Arts is the UK’s only dedicated channel for the arts. It offers something for everyone, whatever their passion, with entertaining programs showcasing the best of classical and popular music, theatre, opera, dance and the visual arts, as well as original drama and comedy. Sky Arts is broadcast 24 hours a day and has over 1,000 hours available on catch-up TV, including flagship programs such as Portrait Artist of The Year, Landscape Artist of the Year and The South Bank Show. The channel is committed to supporting the arts by investing in the best talent, both on and off screen, as well as through exclusive partnerships with major UK and European cultural institutions, including National Theatre Live, Tate and The British Library. 

About Label Distribution 
Label is a Melbourne-based boutique, all-rights distributor specialising in Australian cinema. For more details see the Label website at  www.labeldistribution.com or the film website: www.suziqmovie.com. Trailer link :   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=9ME-Z87kA-8 

Contact :Tait Brady tb@theacmefilmcompany.com + 61 (0) 407 324 176