Red Obsession

World Documentary Competition

North American Premiere

Australia | 76 MINUTES

RED OBSESSION

Documentary
The Bordeaux region in France has long commanded respect around the world for its highly coveted wine. The price of the wine fluctuates yearly, depending on things like weather and soil, and these prices have been rising. But even the elite vintners of Bordeaux could not prepare themselves for the surge that was coming. As the global market shifts, a new consumer has emerged with a voracious appetite: China. The Chinese nouveau riche have become obsessed with owning luxury items, and nothing is more luxurious than a finite product that costs $80,000 a bottle. As the Chinese buy up Bordeaux by the crate load, prices skyrocket, forcing traditional buyers out. Winemakers who once aggressively courted the new market begin to rethink. Russell Crowe narrates this fascinating study of how an obsession in Shanghai affects some of the most illustrious vineyards in France.

—Vivian Tse

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Warwick Ross and David Roach

DAVID ROACH and WARWICK ROSS are Australian writers and producers who have previously collaborated on Young Einstein, Reckless Kelly and Mr. Accident. Their recent and forthcoming projects include Beneath Hill 60, Banjo & Mathilda, Drift and the WWII drama Escape from Hong Kong. They make their directorial debuts with Red Obsession.
Director
Warwick Ross
Screenwriter
David Roach, Warwick Ross
Producer
Warwick Ross
Editor
Paul Murphy
Associate Producer
Andrew Caillard
Cinematographer
Lee Pulbrook, Steve Arnold
Executive Producer
Robert Coe
Composer
Burkhard Dallwitz, Amanda Brown
Co-Director
David Roach
Cast
Russell Crowe (narrator)

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Emma Griffiths
Emma Griffiths PR
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Phone: 917 806 0599
emma@eg-pr.com
US Sales Contact
Peter Rogers
uConnect
Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8PS
Phone: +44 20 3617 9170
peter@umedia.eu
Print Source
Warwick Ross
Lion Rock Films
Bellevue Hill, 2023
Phone: +61 2 9328 5225
wross@bigpond.net.au
International Sales Contact
Peter Rogers
uConnect
Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8PS
Phone: +44 20 3617 9170
peter@umedia.eu