The film, which was recently bought by HBO Documentary Films is produced by Queensland-based Patrick McDonald (Predestination) and directed by Ware and two-time Academy Award-winning Us documentarian Bill Guttentag (Nanking, Twin Towers).
It is also vying for an Academy Award and is elibible to shortlisted for Best Documentary..
The shortlist will be announced in early December.
Only the Dead is a visceral and compelling documentary which follows Ware, a war correspondent reporting for Time Magazine and then CNN.
Ware finds himself launched into the Middle East following the geopolitical upheaval of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Ware, whose journalism career began at Queensland.s The Courier Mail, shot hundreds of hours of camcorder footage between 2003 and 2007 in war-torn Iraq. .
He was the first western journalist to get access to combat insurgents and as the nature of the war changed,