Michael Hutchence’s ‘Mystify’ up for AACTA award
Richard Lowenstein’s biopic about late INXS singer Michael Hutchence, Mystify, is up for an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) award in the documentary section.
After its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, Mystify generated $676,597 when first released in Australian cinemas in July, and has exceeded the $1 million mark.
It is set to be released in the UK on October 18.
Mystify is one of five nominations announced in the documentary division.
Two entries are about the racial vilification of former Sydney Swans captain and Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, Daniel Gordon’s The Australian Dream and Ian Darling’s The Final Quarter.
The list rounds off with Janine Hosking’s portrait of the late lonely genius concert pianist Geoffrey Tozer, The Eulogy and Maya Newell’s In My Blood It Runs about First Australian 10-year-old Dujuan’s personal journey.