"Hating Peter Tatchell"
WildBear Entertainment's latest feature documentary, "Hating Peter Tatchell", will begin streaming on Netflix Australia and New Zealand from 22nd September, following its successful international release earlier in the year.
Produced by Veronica Fury from WildBear Entertainment’s Brisbane office, directed by Gold Coast based Christopher Amos, and executive produced by Sir Elton John and David Furnish, it tells the powerful and inspiring true story of Peter Tatchell, the controversial human rights campaigner whose protests rocked the establishment, revolutionised attitudes and laws on homosexuality, and exposed tyrants and injustice across the globe.
Five years in the making and filmed across the UK, Russia and Australia, "Hating Peter Tatchell" follows over fifty-years of Peter’s life from his activist beginnings in Australia with the Anti-Vietnam War movement, to his latest crusade against the persecution of LGBT+ people in the Chechen Republic during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow that led to his public arrest near the Red Square and Kremlin.
Producer Veronica Fury comments: “'Hating Peter Tatchell' has been a terrific team effort, and we are thrilled to have had the support of Sir Elton John and David Furnish as part of that team. We are proud to have produced this very topical and resonant feature doc, about a truly inspiring man, and we are now delighted to share it with home audiences in Australia and New Zealand.”
"Hating Peter Tatchell" received principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with WildBear Entertainment and was financed with support from the Melbourne International Film Festival Premiere Fund and Screen Queensland.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish said: "We were so overwhelmed with emotion. It was fantastic! It’s so compelling - and such a harsh contrast to the disappointing times we are living in. An important cinematic milestone that properly celebrates a true hero.”