The Australian has been inundated with enquiries since it launched its budget movie in early April.
It’s been watched by more than 5.3 million Australians, which puts it second only to the BBC’s new Christmas special.
Advertisement The film’s director, Michael Haines, is a former journalist who became a freelance documentary maker.
“I just started working on it when I was about 25 and it became a passion of mine, and it’s grown into this incredibly interesting and wonderful experience,” he said.
The movie, which is expected to open in the coming weeks, features two men, one from New Zealand and one from Tasmania, who are forced to make a choice between the two countries’ natural resources and the future of the environment.
“There are a lot of people in this country who are not comfortable with the prospect of carbon emissions being reduced and not necessarily getting any money back,” Mr Hains said.
The film, which has received the highest scores from the National Film Board of Canada, was released just after Christmas, and is the latest in a long line of independent films to receive the Golden Globe nomination. “
And we’re not going to let the rest of the world go down the same path.”
The film, which has received the highest scores from the National Film Board of Canada, was released just after Christmas, and is the latest in a long line of independent films to receive the Golden Globe nomination.
It was nominated for three of them.
It also won best foreign language documentary at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
The film was made by two independent producers: Mr Hildreth’s wife, Amanda, and her husband, Nick Hild, who also produced The Great Dictator, The Black List and The End of the Line.
The pair also made the critically acclaimed short documentary The Longest Ride, which also won the 2016 Sundance Award for best short documentary.
It has a cast including Michael Hildes, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Tom Hiddleston and Jennifer Connelly.
The story centres around a small Australian community whose traditional way of life is threatened by the arrival of climate change and pollution.