Despite the Gods  

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26th Nov 2015
Indie Film Platform Fandor has just released Despite the Gods!

18th August 2015
Despite the Gods has been Trending on Indieflix over a week now with a 92% approval rating.

19th May 2015
Despite the Gods is released on DVD and VOD today out of North America, but also available internationally!
With our distributor Brink Vision, you can either puchase the DVD directy with same day international shipping or view it on Vimeo. You can also find it on Amazon Prime VOD and Amazon DVD.

18th March 2015
Despite the Gods DVD release in the USA is finally set to happen this coming 19th May via Brink Vision. A list of retailer availability will be coming soon as well as more details on the VOD release.

14th December 2014
Despite the Gods just won “Best Comedy” at the Atlanta Docufest! Director Penny Vozniak always thought this film had dark comedy tones, so it’s wonderful to see this acknowledged. Big thanks to the Atlanta Docufest for the Award!

20th October 2014
Despite the Gods just won the 'Best Documentary’ Award at the LA Femme Film Festival! Big congratulations to Director Penny Vozniak and the entire team! Our editor Melanie Annan was there to accept it on our behalf. Also congratulations to the LA Femme Festival, as it was their 10th Anniversary, a big thank you for the Award!

19th July 2014
We are thrilled to announce Penny Vozniak took the "Best Documentary Director" Award at the Downtown Film Festival of Los Angeles last week for "Despite the Gods". Congratulations Penny!

6th February 2014
SBS recently listed Despite the Gods in their Top Ten Funniest Documentaries of all time. "A prerequisite for this list was to avoid films that make fun of the mannerisms and/or misfortunes of individual people, and to emphasize, a la Morris, the way in which a director’s style can gel with unorthodox subject matter to create revelations laced with humour. It’s a fine line, but a few have balanced it." We're in some fine company too, check it out.

22nd January 2014
We are excited to announce our Indian Premiere of Despite the Gods, hosted in the film making capital of Mumbai, by MIFFs International Film Festival of Documentary and Animation, set to happen this coming Saturday 8th February 10am. We are very excited to finally get the film shown in the land it was shot in!

17th September 2013
We are thrilled to announce our USA Premiere of Despite the Gods will be hosted by the 49th Chicago International Film Festival, set to happen this coming October 17th at 8:30pm, with an encore screening Friday October 18th at 5:45pm.
Director Penny Vozniak, Jennifer and Sydney Lynch, Producer Karina Astrup, Editor Melanie Annan and Apothecary Films are all set to attend.

Jennifer and Sydney Lynch will be attending the event, alongside of Director Penny Vozniak, Producer Karina Astrup, Editor Melanie Annan and Musicians Appleonia and Nadav Kahn. The film is also nominated for the prestigious 'Gold Hugo'.

15th September 2013
Despite the Gods has been nominated as a finalist for the Blue Mountains Film Festival's Yowie Award, and will be screening at the gorgeous historical Carrington Hotel Sunday night 6th October, 7pm.

4th September 2013
Appleonia's soundtrack album to Despite the Gods is finally released!, In her own words: "The songs were inspired by Indian landscapes, snakes, the gods and how we don’t always get what we want but get what we need…", Download, listen and enjoy the ride.

4th May 2013
Penny Vozniak is set to arrive in Melbourne this Monday to host a Despite the Gods Screening and Masterclass for this years 'Indian Film Festival of Melbourne', featuring a diverse line up celebrating the Anniversary of 100 years of Bollywood Cinema.

1st March 2013
Jennifer Lynch will be a special guest at the Stranger With My Face Womens Horror Film Festival in Hobart, Australia next week. This is her first trip down under and she will be present for the opening night film Despite the Gods alongside of Director Penny Vozniak. Stranger with my Face Festival will also screen Lynch's other film works Chained and Surveillance.

18th February 2013
It's been a good day for Despite The Gods. We have been nominated for Best Documentary by the Film Critics Circle of Australia (a member of FIPRESCI). The Awards will be presented on the 19th of March in Sydney where Director Penny Vozniak will be in attendence.

14th November 2012
Our fabulous editor Melanie Annan is up for nomination for 'Best Feature Documentary Editor' at this years Australian Screen Editors Awards for her great work on Despite the Gods! The ASE Guild is dedicated to the pursuit and recognition of excellence in screen editing across all its forms. Go Mel!

23rd October 2012
We are proud to announce that Despite the Gods will finally hit the home turf! Back in Director Penny Vozniak and Producer Karina Astrup's former home town, Brisbane International Film Festival just announced they will be screening DTG as part of their 'Curtain Raisers' section, designed to whet the appetites of film punters and give the festival a kick start!

17th October 2012
Stockholm Film Festival has just announced Despite the Gods is having it's Nordic Premiere as part of its incredible line up in the Documania section.

26th September 2012
VICE Magazine's reporter Jason Webber based in the USA, just caught up with Jennifer Lynch for a totally raw, intimate and unfiltered interview.
It covers all topics from childhood on her dad's film sets, to Boxing Helena, Twin Peaks, right through to today, with Surveillance, Chained and Despite the Gods. A great read not to be missed!

18th September 2012
Sitges Film Festival in Spain has just announced 'Despite the Gods' to be part of their 'Oficial Noves Visions' section, dedicated to the most innovative and transgressive proposals on the movie scene. Jennifer Lynch's latest film 'Chained' will also be screening in competition at the festival and we are excited to announce she is expected to be in attendance!

10th September 2012
Appleonia goes Bollywood, just releasing a new music video to accompany her song 'My Wanderer' (Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi cover), which is the main soundtrack tune on 'Despite the Gods'. The music video is directed by Penny Vozniak so click through and check it out!

4th September 2012
Raindance in London has just announced Despite the Gods is having it's UK Premiere at this years 20th Festival, it's also one of the four documentaries Nominated for the Raindance Best Documentary Award. The winners will be announced on Saturday 6th October, 6pm at the Apollo Cinema West End.

22nd August 2012
Split Film Festival in the beautiful coastal town of Split, Croatia, has just announced Despite the Gods to be part of their incredible 2012 line up, to be featured in their 'Reflections' section alongside an eclectic range of films about artists.

9th August 2012
It's announced that Despite the Gods is set to have it's Australian Indie Tour featuring in both the Melbourne and Sydney Underground Film Festivals, MUFF and SUFF this coming August/September. MUFF's programming theme this year is 'Mavericks'.

25th July 2012
EIDF Documentary Festival in Seoul, South Korea has just announced Despite the Gods as part of this years program line up in the 'Docs Reflecting Films' section.

6th July 2012
Apothecary Films based in Los Angeles are officially appointed to represent Despite the Gods for USA sales and distribution.

18th June 2012
Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal has just announced some of its upcoming 2012 program. The spotlight this year is on Jennifer Lynch and will Feature the World Premiere of her latest film 'Chained' alongside of 'Despite the Gods'. Read more here

13th June 2012
Dungog Film Festival announces its upcoming programme featuring Despite the Gods on the first day of the Festival.

9th May 2012
Sydney Film Festival launches its 2012 program and lists Despite the Gods as nominated for the prestigious FOXTEL Australian Documentary Prize. The winner is announced at SFF's Closing Night ceremony on 17th June.

28th April 2012: 
To celebrate the world premiere of DESPITE THE GODS, Appleonia is launching the music single 'My Wanderer' featured on the films Soundtrack, check it out!

20th April 2012
Due to a high amount of articles being published where it is stated that Jennifer Lynch in the trailer calls Mallika Sherawat "a piece of shit with a Pamela Anderson shirt", we wish to clarify the situation, which has been grossly taken out of context.  Lynch was not referring to Mallika, she was referring to a film prop.  
Also to set the record straight on recent News and TV reports:  This film is not an attack by Jennifer Lynch towards the Hisss Producers and Stars, Lynch has had nothing to do with the making of this film, she is the films subject only.  The film has been independently produced by an Australian company and Australian Team.

30th March 2012:
It has just been confirmed that Jennifer and Sydney Lynch alongside the Director Penny Vozniak and Producer Karina Astrup, will personally be attending the World Premiere screening at Hot Docs on 28th April with the kind support of Screen Australia.

20th March 2012: 
Hot Docs in Toronto, North America’s largest Documentary Film Festival, officially announces Despite the Gods as being part of the 2012 line up in the World Showcase section.

1st March 2012:  
CAT & Docs based in Paris are officially appointed to represent Despite the Gods for Worldwide and Canadian sales and distribution.

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