Variety launches trailer of Arrow Pictures' feature, River

Variety launches trailer of Arrow Pictures' feature, River
1 July 2021
The trailer for Arrow Pictures' feature, narrated by Willem Dafoe, is unveiled

Get a sneak peek of Arrow Pictures' feature film, River, made in collaboration with Stranger than Fiction and narrated by Willem Dafoe. The trailer was launched exclusively by leading industry publication, Variety, here.

This new collaboration between Stranger Than Fiction Films and Arrow Pictures reunites the team behind the multi-award-winning feature documentary Sherpa and follows in the footsteps of Mountain, the highest-grossing Australian documentary in box office history, which completed an 11-week run in UK and US cinemas.

This major theatrical project, commissioned by ABC Arts and BBC Arts and co-produced with distributors Dogwoof and Madman Entertainment, with major production investment from Screen Australia and the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), explores the remarkable relationship between humans and rivers. Narrated by Willem Dafoe, it features specially-composed music by the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Richard Tognetti and a narration script by Robert Macfarlane, the internationally award-winning author of bestselling books about landscape, nature and place. The score also features music from Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead. The film is directed by Jennifer Peedom, co-directed by Joseph Nizeti and produced by Jo-anne McGowan and Jennifer Peedom from Stranger than Fiction and John Smithson from Arrow Pictures.

John Smithson, Producer and Creative Director, Arrow Pictures, says: “This film is an exciting hybrid, with brilliant images, powerful music and elegant words which combine to say something profound about the human race’s impact on the planet. It’s a stimulating creative challenge and it’s great to be collaborating again with one of Australia’s top directors.”