Strand climbs ‘Red Hill’

Company nabs rights to Ryan Kwanten Aussie thriller

Strand Releasing has obtained domestic distribution rights for Australian thriller “Red Hill,” starring Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”), in partnership with Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Group.

Strand will release “Red Hill,” the debut feature of Patrick Hughes, on Nov. 5.

Pic unfolds over a day and night as a modern-day Western played out against the landscapes of high-country Australia.

Kwanten portrays the new arrival on a small-town police force who’s forced to confront a legendary convicted murderer. Steve Bisley, Tom E. Lewis and Claire Van Der Bloom co-star.

“Red Hill” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and has been invited to screen at the Chicago, Mill Valley, Fantastic and the Philadelphia film festivals.

Al Clark produced and Greg Mclean exec produced.

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