Last year we had a very successful and fun world premiere screening at the Cannes Film Festival and we have since been looking forward to give you all the opportunity to see our feature documentary covering the life and times of the world’s greatest living surreal artist, Charles Billich.
Unfortunately, due to the worldwide health crisis and lockdowns, we have been forced to cancel our Australian red carpet premiere in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia back in April and we have sadly had to continue to postpone proposed dates since.
In addition to this, we have also regrettably had to extend the cancellations for a number of International festivals and public screenings that included Los Angeles – USA, Toronto – Canada, London – UK, Tokyo – Japan, the European Festival in China, multiple screenings in Croatia, Germany and a number of other European nations.
Due to the restrictions, our industry has been among the hardest hit and much of the distributors, events, theatres and promoters are experiencing excessive losses, cancellations and closures due to the pandemic.
Some have had to close their doors permanently and others do not have any prospects for a positive future.
This is extremely sad to see.
So where does that leave us and what are the plans for ‘Billich: Beyond The Canvas’? We will continue to march on with new and different avenues.
- We are looking for distribution partners and festivals that will be open for worldwide screenings in 2021.
- We cannot yet confirm a date due to the circumstances, but we will proceed with a red carpet premiere in Melbourne as soon as the lockdown is behind us.We will also endeavor to book the biggest and best screen. In saying this, we hope to hold the premiere at the historical and prestigious Astor Theatre in Melbourne and try accommodate for as many people as we can under the social distancing regulations. This will happen as soon as Government regulations allow us to proceed.
- Although our intention was to start with theatrical screenings, we are considering the various possibilities available including pay per view and streaming platforms online.
The final decision on this will most likely have to be made by or with the distribution partners.
In the meantime, we would like to share some of the screen stills.
Also keep in mind that the documentary was produced with the intention to contribute towards the development of our greater plan to produce a feature film on about this amazing story.
We thank you for your patience and continued support.
Majestic Film Team