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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................... 2

ABOUT THIS CATALOGUE ...................................................................................... 3

FICTION ............................................................................................................... 4

Short drama except animation and experimental productions

DOCUMENTARY .................................................................................................. 84

Short documentaries except animation and experimental productions

ANIMATION ..................................................................................................... 114

All short animation productions

EXPERIMENTAL ................................................................................................ 138

Short experimental productions except animation

SUBJECT INDEX ................................................................................................. 152

TITLE INDEX ..................................................................................................... 162

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 1


INTRODUCTION

In 2007 a variety of Australian shorts – from

drama to experimental, documentary to

animation – screened at some of the world’s

most prestigious film and moving image

festivals.

Here are some of the 2007 highlights:

2007 INTERNATIONAL SCREENINGS

ASPEN SHORTSFEST, USA

• Dugong: written and directed by Erin White,

produced by Melanie Brunt

• Elvis Lives in Parkes: written and directed by

Anthony Mullins, produced by Melissa Fox and

Noelene Hayes, executive produced by Mark

Chapman

• Our Brilliant Second Life (Podlove): written

and directed by Shelly Matulick, produced by

Beth Frey

BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIvAL, GERMANY

Short Film Competition

• The Girl Who Swallowed Bees: written and

directed by Paul McDermott, produced by Justine

Kerrigan

Generations

• Playground: written and directed by Eve

Spence, produced by Liam Branagan

• Tommy the Kid: written and directed by Stuart

Clegg, produced by Stuart Clegg and Nick

Limberis

CLERMONT–FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIvAL,

FRANCE

• Len’s Love Story: written and directed by Sonia

Whiteman, produced by Michaela Kalowski,

executive produced by Karen Radzyner

HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIvAL,

GERMANY

• Lloyd Ormerod Wants His Face Back: written

and directed by Jonathan Kable, produced by

Jonathan Kable and Jonathan Blackman

• The Girl Who Swallowed Bees: written and

directed by Paul McDermott, produced by Justine

Kerrigan

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• Our Brilliant Second Life (Podlove): written

and directed by Shelley Matulick, produced by

Beth Frey

• The 3G of Us (Podlove): written by Akhim

Dev, directed by Akhim Dev and Tim Richter,

produced by Beth Frey

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIvAL ROTTERDAM,

NETHERLANDS

• A Wondrous Film About Emma Brooks:

written, directed and produced by Jack Feldstein

• Shmetamorphosis: written, directed and

produced by Jack Feldstein

LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIvAL,

SwITzERLAND

• Kin: written and directed by Stephen Carroll,

produced by VCA School of Film and Television

OBERHAUSEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

FESTIvAL, GERMANY

• Wobbegong: written and directed by Owen

Trevor, produced by Lucas Jenner

• The Girl Who Swallowed Bees: written and

directed by Paul McDermott, produced by Justine

Kerrigan

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIvAL, USA

• William: directed by Eron Sheean, written by

John Brumpton, produced by Peter George

TAMPERE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIvAL,

FINLAND

• Checkpoint: written and directed by Ben

Phelps, produced by Ben Phelps and Tim

Kreibig

TELLURIDE FILM FESTIvAL, USA

• Spider: directed by Nash Edgerton, written by

Nash Edgerton and David Michod, produced by

Nicole O’Donohue

vENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIvAL

(CORTO-CORTISSIMO), ITALY

• Crossbow: written and directed by David

Michod, produced by Angie Fielder and Polly

Staniford


Through the range of titles presented here, it

is evident that the Australian Film Commission’s

2006/07 Australian Short Films catalogue

provides great insight into Australia’s diverse

culture and exceptional filmmaking talent.

Frances Leadbeter

Acting Manager, Marketing

Australian Film Commission

ABOUT THIS

CATALOGUE

This guide provides information on Australian

short films completed since November 2007.

It includes:

• Drama productions, experimental and non-

narrative productions 60 minutes and under.

• Documentaries, 30 minutes and under.

This icon indicates that the project is

available on film (Super 8, 16mm or 35mm).

Graduate works from tertiary institutions are

included but works from secondary schools are

not. Also excluded are music video clips,

corporate and training films/programs.

The AFC is grateful for the cooperation of the

many individuals and organisations who

provided information on their productions.

Please contact AFC Research and Information at

info@afc.gov.au if you are unable to contact a

particular sales agent.

BEYOND THIS CATALOGUE

For information on Australian short film titles

back to January 1988 please consult our online

searchable film database at

www.afc.gov.au/films

Please let us know of any additional titles for

inclusion (see back cover for contact details).

Australian Short Films 2007/08 is one of a range

of AFC publications designed to inform and assist

buyers, festival directors and foreign producers

about Australian film and filmmakers.

All publications are available as downloads on

the AFC website at www.afc.gov.au

2006/07 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 3


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FICTION

Photo by Greig Fraser

Crossbow was written and directed by David Michod, produced by Angie

Fielder and Polly Staniford, and won Best Australian Short Film at the

Melbourne International Film Festival. The film also screened at the

venice International Film Festival and has been selected to screen at the

2008 Sundance Film Festival.

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 5


FICTION

15

DVD, 3 mIN

COmEDy, NATURE

PRODUCER Adam Todd, Angela

Hernandez

DIRECTOR Adam Todd

WRITER Adam Todd

CAST Gillian Emmett, Steve

Nation, Jasmine Serveding,

Georgii Speakman

An asteroid is heading to earth,

and one of the final news casts

comes from Australia. People are

taking the last minutes in their

stride.

SALES CONTACT

Filmaka

United States

info@filmaka.com

6 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

296 SmITH STREET

SP BETA, 15 mIN

DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR John Evagora

WRITER John Evagora

CAST Tony Niholakopoulos, Pierre

Carthew, Steve Mouzakis, Richard

Chambers, Kate Bergin, Jamie

Gritzalis, Gemma Crofts, Kelvin

Chin, John Evagora, Osamah

Sami, Robert Morgan

One man, one place, one day.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

67

DIGITAL BETACAm, 4 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

PSyCHOLOGICAL, WOmEN

PRODUCER Julia Ciccarone

DIRECTOR Kasimir Burgess

WRITER Kasimir Burgess

CAST Julia Ciccarone

A women with an unusual

burden journeys into the night.

SALES CONTACT

Kasimir Burgess

FAx +61-3 9411 0600

MOBILE +61-417 556 990

kasimir.burgess@gmail.com


A-Z

DIGITAL BETACAm, 4 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy

PRODUCER Zenon Kohler

DIRECTOR Zenon Kohler

WRITER Murray Hartin

CAST Murray Hartin, Tony Stewart

Muz can’t stop eating meat. His

doctor prescribes a radical new

cure. He has to eat his favourite

animals in alphabetical order. It’s

a big ask - think ‘e’ for elephant

- but Muz is keen. Fire up the

barbie for this rhyming comic

romp through an animated world

of dietary madness.

SALES CONTACT

Tropfest Events Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9368 0434

FAx +61-2 9360 1594

mail@tropfest.com.au

ABLEmAN’S FINAL

ACCOUNT

DIGITAL BETACAm/DV/mINI DV/DVD/

BETACAm, 13 mIN

FILm/mEDIA, SCIENCE FICTION

PRODUCER Jen Jamieson, Linda

Gruen

DIRECTOR Christopher Trappe

WRITER Christopher Trappe

CAST James Eoannidis, George

Shevtsov

Louis Ableman is having a bad

day. He can’t get his hair to stay

in place, the local deli doesn’t

have change for a hundred and

his boss wants him to deliver the

Titus account. Louis is trapped in

a mechanical existence. If only

he could dissolve from this city...

www.ablemansfinalaccount.com

SALES CONTACT

Christopher Trappe

chris.trappe@gmail.com

ACHERON (FILM)

35mm, 13 mIN

FILm/mEDIA, PSyCHOLOGICAL, SCIENCE

FICTION

PROD CO Chaotic Pictures

PRODUCER Lisa Shaunessy

DIRECTOR Nick Hayden

WRITER Nick Hayden

CAST Heath Wilder, Rebecca

McNamee, John Hancock, Benita

Collings

A lonely office worker makes

a costly exchange and ugly

discovery in his search for his

‘Lady in Red’.

SALES CONTACT

Chaotic Pictures

PHONE +61-2 8004 2922

FAx +61-2 9281 5530

lisa@chaoticpictures.com

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Nick Hayden

FAx +61-2 9281 5530

MOBILE +61-431 194 945

nickhayden@gmail.com

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 7

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FICTION

ADVANTAGE (FILM)

35mm, 9 mIN

HORROR, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO Plus Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Donna McCrum, Andrew

Canny

DIRECTOR Sean Byrne

WRITER Rob Beamish

CAST Shelley Lauman, Mark

Winter

Get set for one hell of a night.

SALES CONTACT

Donna McCrum

FAx +61-2 9365 2438

MOBILE +61-412 091 130

donna@plusnet.com.au

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ALmOST AUSSIE

DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD/BETACAm, 6

mIN

COmEDy, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL, HISTORy/

POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO Lav Productions

PRODUCER Lav Bodnaruk

DIRECTOR Lav Bodnaruk

WRITER Lav Bodnaruk

CAST Roman Muric, Michael Mier,

Jana Simonova

Set in Brisbane Australia,

ALMOST AUSSIE is a film about

an immigrant from former

Yugoslavia with a very bitter and

controversial outlook on life.

www.lavproductions.com/projects.

htm#Aussie

SALES CONTACT

Lav Bodnaruk

info@lavproductions.com

AmBASSADOR

SP BETA, 13 mIN

DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Goran Stolevski

WRITER Goran Stolevski

CAST Slobodan Bendjo, Tahir

Cambis, Milijana Cancar, Vesna

Stefanov, Marija Poposka, Anoar

Ahmed, Ramzi Nabulis, Anna

McGrath.

Taking advantage of a case of

mistaken identity, Slobodan is

drawn into the familial conflicts

of a Bosnian migrant.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au


ANImAL

SP BETA, 9 mIN

DRAmA, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE -

AUSTRALIA, WOmEN

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Leah Pullen

WRITER Leah Pullen

CAST Kiah Baxter, Phoebe Gulpilil

Marson, Steve Adams, Jack

Walker, Matt Boesenberg, Paul

Cousins, Carter Doyle

Sam believes in family loyalty.

But being from an indigenous

minority, in a small country

town, a night in the cells is

about to teach her a far more

disturbing lesson.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

THE APPRENTICE

DIGITAL BETACAm, 9 mIN

COmEDy, CRImE, SATIRE

PRODUCER Matt Mirams, Richard

Greenhalgh

DIRECTOR Richard Greenhalgh

WRITER Matt Mirams, Richard

Greenhalgh

CAST Adam Waycott, Ross Mack,

Matt Mirams

Three would be robbers sit

in a car waiting for the right

moment to rob a small suburban

supermarket in Melbourne. The

two older men sitting in front

of the car wile away their time

playing tricks on their apprentice.

SALES CONTACT

Richard Greenhalgh

PHONE +61-3 9687 2532

highhat@bigpond.net.au

ASCENSION

DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD/VHS, 14 mIN

COmEDy, SCIENCE FICTION

PROD CO VizPoets Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Vickie Gest

DIRECTOR Stephen Irwin

WRITER Stephen Irwin

CAST Billie Brown, Sean Lynch

Searching for the cause of

a blackout late one night,

exhausted trainspotter Tim

mistakenly enters a neighbour’s

apartment, blundering into a

group of cultists desperate to

escape earth... unfortunately

they need a sacrifice!

SALES CONTACT

Stephen Irwin

PHONE +61-7 3289 6465

smirwin@bigpond.net.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 9

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FICTION

ASHES

DV/mINI DV/DIGITAL BETACAm, 11 mIN

ARTS, COmEDy

PRODUCER Christine Gregory

DIRECTOR Christine Gregory

WRITER Christine Gregory

CAST Greg Bray, Carol Henderson,

Margaret Boddy, Amy Edwards,

Paul Spargo, Jack Kelly, Jessica

West, Greg West

Bill gathers his family together

on their favourite fishing beach

to farewell his parent’s in a

serene and dignified manner,

but when family conflict and

the outside world intrude it

takes just one timely moment of

playful fun to reunite them.

SALES CONTACT

Christine Gregory

PHONE +61-2 4982 2004

FAx +61-2 4982 2004

cmg411@bigpond.net.au

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BACK SEAT

DVD, 6 mIN

CHILDREN, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE -

AUSTRALIA

PRODUCER Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR Pauline Whyman

WRITER Pauline Whyman

CAST Zoe Carides, Lille Madden,

Lily Shearer, Richard Sydenham,

Aletha Penrith, Jyda Byles,

Brayden Pittman, Blake Pittman,

Raier Blakeney

One day unfolds through the

eyes of 12-year-old Janine when

she goes with her foster parents

to meet biological family for the

first time.

SALES CONTACT

Kath Shelper

MOBILE +61-417 242 320

kath@scarlettpictures.com.au

BAD yOGHURT

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Shaun Beagley

DIRECTOR Shaun Beagley

WRITER Shaun Beagley

CAST Natalie Lynn

On a hot summers day, a sexy

model eats some hot, sexy

yoghurt. But nothing is hot and

sexy...because the yoghurt is

bad.

SALES CONTACT

Tropfest Events Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9368 0434

FAx +61-2 9360 1594

mail@tropfest.com.au


THE BBQ

SP BETA, 7 mIN

SCIENCE FICTION

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Shpend Mula

WRITER Shpend Mula

CAST Paul Pearson, Isabel Harkeness,

Tolga Bakan, Osamah Sami,

Sam Edward Bryant, Austin Castiglione,

Sam Edward Bryant, Ben

Plazzer, Jackson Castiglione

The once safe haven of suburbia

is now a combat zone. Francis

tries to live a normal life while

Special Forces raid a neighbour’s

house. But still Francis is

determined to have his BBQ.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

BEING BOSTON

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Justin Drape

DIRECTOR Justin Drape

WRITER Justin Drape

CAST Sean Lynch, Ashlie Pellow,

Felicity Hopkins

When Jeff is dumped by his

girlfriend he buys Boston to keep

him company throughout the

lonely months ahead. However,

Jeff’s unpredictable behaviour

means it could be some time

before Boston makes this man

his best friend.

SALES CONTACT

Tropfest Events Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9368 0434

FAx +61-2 9360 1594

mail@tropfest.com.au

BETWEEN THE FLAGS

DV/mINI DV, 7 mIN

COmEDy, CRImE, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PRODUCER Jayce White

DIRECTOR Jayce White

WRITER Jayce White

CAST Dan Feuerriegel, Matuse

How many rioters does it take to

start a riot? When two guys from

opposing sides of conflict are

the first arrivals for a beach riot,

they are initially unsure of the

accepted etiquette. With no mob

to guide them and unexpected

time to kill, they strike up a

conversation.

SALES CONTACT

Tropfest Events Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9368 0434

FAx +61-2 9360 1594

mail@tropfest.com.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 11

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FICTION

BLACKBERRIES

SP BETA, 8 mIN

DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Sarah Stephen

WRITER Sarah Stephen

CAST Honey Parker, Verity Clayton,

Roger Mc Millan, Karen Stephen

Lucy is tempted by a mysterious

presence in the forest. Her

mother, believing it to be

malevolent, tries to protect her.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

12 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

BLAKE STONE

DVD, 11 mIN

COmEDy, mySTERy, THRILLER

PROD CO MAPS

PRODUCER Cassie Sibbin, Nicholas

Cleary

DIRECTOR Nicholas Cleary

WRITER Nicholas Cleary

CAST Michael Hane, Eva Frick,

Julie Hutchinson Sims, Stan

Kontogonis

This Australian semi-modern film

noir packs bullet, booze, broken

bones, broads, bruises and a bad

ass P.I. named Stone - BLAKE

STONE.

http://one.revver.com/

watch/230761/blake-stone/

SALES CONTACT

Nicholas Cleary

PHONE +61-8 8395 8591

MOBILE +61-431 286 133

afronova42@hotmail.com

BLIND LOVE

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 8 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Joe Kisch

DIRECTOR Bruce Davie

WRITER Bruce Davie, Joe Kisch

CAST Ebony McNally, David

McNally, Peter Fock, Joe Kisch,

Jenny Rixon

A couple have left the fertility

clinic with instructions to

conceive immediately but they

are stuck in the lift with a blind

man. As desperation mounts,

they must decide the haste with

which they wish to start a family.

SALES CONTACT

Joe Kisch

FAx +61-2 6244 7981

MOBILE +61-410 135 608

cryters@tpg.com.au


BLOOD LINES

DVD, 6 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PRODUCER Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR Jacob Nash

WRITER Jacob Nash

CAST Kirk Page

BLOOD LINES is about finding

your heritage in urban Australia.

Finding out where your blood

runs...

SALES CONTACT

Kath Shelper

MOBILE +61-417 242 320

kath@scarlettpictures.com.au

BLOWBACK

DIGITAL BETACAm, 6 mIN

COmEDy

PROD CO Zeber Pictures

PRODUCER Zebedee Massey

DIRECTOR Zebedee Massey

WRITER Zebedee Massey

CAST Angus Sampson

Our hero suffers from a rare

medical condition and guides

us through his life’s ordeals,

culminating at the moment of

truth.

SALES CONTACT

Zeber Pictures

MOBILE +61-433 642 922

zeber@mac.com

BOOKENDS (FILM)

35mm, 7 mIN

COmEDy, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

ROmANCE

PROD CO Chaotic Pictures

PRODUCER Lisa Shaunessy

DIRECTOR Morgan Healy

WRITER Jeremy Press

CAST Trilby Glover

Stanley discovers the truth about

telling the truth.

SALES CONTACT

Chaotic Pictures

PHONE +61-2 8004 2922

FAx +61-2 9281 5530

lisa@chaoticpictures.com

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 13

FICTION


FICTION

BREAD

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL, CULTURES -

INTERNATIONAL, POLITICAL, WOmEN

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Rachel Fiddes

DIRECTOR Paola Morabito

WRITER Paola Morabito

CAST Crystal Yiamkiati, Phoebe

Yiamkiati, Phuong Lu, Fiona Seres

A keen young sports girl misses

out on a crucial soccer game

because she has to work in her

family bakery.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

14 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

THE BREAD

DVD, 12 mIN

CRImE, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO 7South Film Company

PRODUCER Parth Nanavati

DIRECTOR Parth Nanavati

WRITER Parth Nanavati, Sue Bunt

CAST Abdul Rahim Saleh, John

Holgate, Tanya Boyle

Sami’s bad day gets worse, first

he loses his job and then he

loses wife. On the road with his

hungry son, no money and with

nowhere to go, he considers

committing a robbery.

SALES CONTACT

Parth Nanavati

FAx +61-2 9113 3942

MOBILE +61-433 226 219

parthbn@gmail.com

BREATHING

DVD, 7 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Tim Lee, Joshua Tyler

DIRECTOR Joshua Tyler

WRITER Tim Lee

CAST Nicholas Cooper, Winston

Cooper

Two brothers, Brendon and

Callum confront the true nature

of their relationship.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au


BRIBES AND RANSOm

SP BETA, 10 mIN

WESTERN, DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Ramzi Nabulsi

WRITER Ramzi Nabulsi

CAST Billy Smedley, Antny Neate,

Camille Meghaizel

Sheriff Senley is an unstoppable

force when his intentions are

righteous.Yet with a starving

family he accepts a bribe,

tainting his mettle and his aim.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

BROWN TRASH

DV/mINI DV, 7 mIN

COmEDy, CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL,

TEEN

PROD CO Tresa Ponnor

PRODUCER Tresa Ponnor

DIRECTOR Tresa Ponnor

WRITER Tresa Ponnor

CAST Cherylynn D’Silva, Antony

Ponnor

On the most important night

of her life, Asha is left with no

dress, make-up or ride to her

formal. Reluctantly, Asha accepts

the help of her eccentric father

who, with the assistance of

the neighbourhood, prepares

her for her formal. A flustered

Asha is ready to go but her taxi

is nowhere to be seen, forcing

her to ride in her father’s trash

collecting truck. During the long

and painful journey Asha realises

something about herself and her

father.

SALES CONTACT

Tresa Ponnor

PHONE +61-2 9826 7868

tresaponnor@hotmail.com

CAR POOL

BETACAm/DV/mINI DV/DIGITAL BETA-

CAm/DVD, 9 mIN

COmEDy

PROD CO Through Different Eyes

Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Veronica Wain

DIRECTOR Martha Goddard

WRITER Stephen Irwin

CAST Kerry Armstrong, Taryn

Marler, Tom Cushing

Elliot London is 16, socially

awkward and a nervous wreck.

Today, Chrissy Clapton, his high

school crush, will be joining his

ride to school. Elliot has one

major obstacle - his mother. Mrs

London relishes the opportunity

to ‘help’ him win the girl. She

shares too much detail on the

taboo teenage topics. As the

sordid details of Elliot’s sexual

awakening are exposed, he

experiences an all-new low. Just

when he thinks things can’t get

worse...they take a wrong turn.

SALES CONTACT

Through Different Eyes Pty Ltd

MOBILE +61-433 433 204

veronica_wain@yahoo.com.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 15

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FICTION

CARDNAPPED

DVD, 3 mIN

COmEDy, mySTERy, THRILLER

PRODUCER Adam Todd, Angela

Hernandez

DIRECTOR Adam Todd

WRITER Suzanne Todd

CAST Ameila Kaldor, Joseph

Fischer, Lauren O’Hara

Seduction is the best art form for

obtaining what is not necessarily

your right to possess, but work

with a team and you can have

anything you want, from anyone.

http://iconoclast.inoz.com/

cardnapped/

SALES CONTACT

Filmaka

United States

info@filmaka.com

16 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

CEREBRAL SIN

DVD, 54 mIN

HORROR, PSyCHOLOGICAL, THRILLER

PRODUCER Andrew Thatcher

DIRECTOR Andrew Thatcher

WRITER Andrew Thatcher

CAST Andrew Thatcher, Peter

Boyd, Belinda Marques, Pedro

Juarez, Derek J Huckel, Matthew

Scott

Having spent years in pursuit

of a mysterious mass murderer,

Officer Andrew Williams has

had to retire from the police

force. When a newly assigned

detective asks Williams to

help him reopen the case, the

shattered man agrees. Will

the police be able to stop this

unhinged horror, or will the

Cerebral Sin captured inside

this psycho’s brain outwit the

dedicated detectives?

SALES CONTACT

Andrew Thatcher

MOBILE +61-433 772 199

andrew_thatcher_2@hotmail.

com

CHERRy BOmB

SP BETA, 14 mIN

CRImE

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Lester Francois

WRITER Lester Francois

CAST Iamblyn Lord, Alyse Platt,

Natalie Scheeba, Simone

Stewart, Mellisa Jayne, Greg

Pandalidas.

CHERRY BOMB is a film noir

crime drama set in Melbourne,

1958. Phil Speck works for the

local crime lord Ivan Klaw, until

Phil is set up for Ivan’s murder.

With the burlesque killers “the

Hellcats” on his trail, Phil must

run and hide until the real killer

surfaces.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au


CHIKKy THE WONDER BIRD

DV/mINI DV, 2 mIN

ANImATION

PRODUCER Thomas Pullar

DIRECTOR Thomas Pullar

This great animation is about

how a little bird can change the

outcome of a town. Able to take

money across the border to save

their sister town.

SALES CONTACT

15/15 Film Festival

PHONE +61-3 9481 8945

FAx +61-3 9481 4954

MOBILE +61-400 472 172

filmfestival15@mail.com

CLOUDS

DV/mINI DV, 8 mIN

CHILDREN, FILm/mEDIA

PROD CO Black Lantern Films

PRODUCER Annabelle Fouchard

DIRECTOR Will Faulkner

WRITER Will Faulkner

CAST Cameron Bunney, Nathan

Coenen, Emily Allen-Rose

CLOUDS explores how our

memories affect us through

Timothy, a young boy who

recounts his experience of being

lost in the bush and using his

vivid imagination to help him to

safety.

SALES CONTACT

Black Lantern Films

MOBILE +61-420 843 932

annabelle.fouchard@hotmail.

com

CONSUmER WATCHDOG

DV/mINI DV, 12 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Matt Currie

DIRECTOR Scott Alexander

Consumer Watchdog, Australia’s

thrice Logie nominated consumer

watchdog show, uncovers the

shocking truth about subliminal

spam! Finding out that money

isn’t always a good way to move

the economy.

SALES CONTACT

15/15 Film Festival

PHONE +61-3 9481 8945

FAx +61-3 9481 4954

MOBILE +61-400 472 172

filmfestival15@mail.com

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FICTION

COUNTER

BETACAm/DV/mINI DV/VHS/DVD, 7

mIN

COmEDy, FILm/mEDIA

PRODUCER Carine Chai, Michael

Noonan

DIRECTOR Michael Noonan

WRITER Michael Noonan

CAST Christopher Sommers, Kat

Henry, Catherine Glavicic, Paul

Bryant

A troubled accountant inherits

a mysterious counter that

counts for no apparent reason,

propelling him on a desperate

and ultimately life-changing

search for meaning.

SALES CONTACT

Tropfest Events Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9368 0434

FAx +61-2 9360 1594

mail@tropfest.com.au

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CROCODILE DREAmING

(FILM)

35mm, 26 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA,

DRAmA

PROD CO Samson Productions

Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Sue Milliken

DIRECTOR Darlene Johnson

WRITER Darlene Johnson

CAST David Gulpilil, Tom E. Lewis

CROCODILE DREAMING is a

modern day, supernatural myth

about two estranged brothers

who struggle to come to terms

with their traditional roles

and identities, and who are

reconciled through the spirit of

their mother.

SALES CONTACT

Samson Productions Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 8353 2600

FAx +61-2 8353 2601

samson@samsonprod.com.au

CROSSBOW

DIGITAL BETACAm, 14 mIN

CRImE, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy, TEEN

PRODUCER Angie Fielder, Polly

Staniford

DIRECTOR David Michod

WRITER David Michod

CAST Cy Standen, Lisa Chappell,

Joel Edgerton, Mirrah Foulkes

A kid. His mum and dad. The

sex and drugs. And the boy next

door who watched the whole

thing unravel.

SALES CONTACT

Angie Fielder

MOBILE +61-403 819 644

angiefielder@iinet.com.au


CUSTARD

DVD, 6 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL

PRODUCER Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR Michelle Blanchard

WRITER Michelle Blanchard

CAST Amy Miller-Porter, Freda

Glynn

In her search for answers, a

granddaughter’s questions

lead to the discovery of self

and a chance to embrace the

complexities of family.

SALES CONTACT

Kath Shelper

MOBILE +61-417 242 320

kath@scarlettpictures.com.au

DAyS LIKE THESE

DVD, 6 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PRODUCER Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR Martin Leroy Adams

WRITER Martin Leroy Adams

CAST Jordan Gee Hoy, Lillian

Crombie, Patrick Phillips, Tony

Krawitz, Guy Leslie, Matthew

Charles Cheney, Dannielle

Jackson

Trying to find a job, Dan has to

overcome social stereotypes.

SALES CONTACT

Kath Shelper

MOBILE +61-417 242 320

kath@scarlettpictures.com.au

THE DEALER

DVD, 17 mIN

CRImE, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL

PRODUCER Eren Sener, Amanda Lee

Collins, Igor Shmaryan

DIRECTOR Koji Chan Takahashi

WRITER Koji Chan Takahashi

CAST Ryan Lee, Ryohei Ishii, Igo

Shmaryan

A recently orphaned obsessivecompulsive

international student

sells drugs to pay off his school

fees. He faces a conflict of

character. On one hand, he is

torn apart morally. On the other,

he narcissistically identifies with

the new persona he creates.

The film is centred on the

generation of this persona that

is so antithetical to his character

and how it finally leads to his

demise.

SALES CONTACT

Eren Sener

MOBILE +61-413 194 007

eren@slt2.com.au

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DEATH’S REQUIEm

DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 30 mIN

THRILLER

PROD CO Maddfilms

PRODUCER Tim Maddocks

DIRECTOR Marc Furmie

WRITER Marc Furmie, Ji Hao Lou

Nathan, a terminally ill artist

comes face to face with the

subject of his work – Death

himself – and is forced to

confront his greatest fears.

SALES CONTACT

Maddfilms

PHONE +61-2 9358 1171

tim@maddfilms.com

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DETACHED

DVD, 3 mIN

COmEDy, FANTASy

PROD CO Desi2thongs

PRODUCER David Wade

DIRECTOR David Wade

WRITER David Wade

CAST Dave Wade

Dave’s girlfriend is having an

abortion, so it’s time for him to

ask the tough questions... Should

they go through with it? Would

he actually make a good father?

And where did his big toe go?

SALES CONTACT

David Wade

PHONE +61-8 8645 3294

FAx +61-8 8645 3294

MOBILE +61-403 210 220

longmire035@yahoo.com.au

A DIFFERENT CUT

DVD, 10 mIN

DRAmA, PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Fahim Ahad

WRITER Fahim Ahad

CAST Brett Swain, Haiha Le, Star

Beneath our superficial wounds,

we’re all different cuts of the

same meat.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au


DISAPPOINTmENT

DVD, 16 mIN

CRImE, GAy/LESBIAN, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy

PROD CO Unreasonable Films

PRODUCER Ali Ashdown

DIRECTOR Jason Sweeney, Harry

Whizkid, Martin Potter

CAST Caroline Daish, Jason

Sweeney

A disturbingly bent and dark

sinister tale of a postcard city

you love to hate. Welcome to

Adelaide, the city of light.

SALES CONTACT

Jason Sweeney

jason@unreasonablefilms.com

DOLLHOUSE

DV/mINI DV, 5 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy, ROmANCE,

TEEN

PROD CO AB Films

PRODUCER Patti-Kennedy Hine

DIRECTOR Andrew Babington

WRITER Andrew Babington

CAST Graham Gall, Celia Logue,

Benjamin McCullough

DOLLHOUSE is a short film

exploring the inner dynamics

of a remote father-daughter

relationship in a time where the

daughter is trying to find her

existence outside her family.

SALES CONTACT

Andrew Babington

abfilms@gmail.com

DON’T PANIC

DIGITAL BETACAm, 6 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, POLITICAL,

THRILLER

PRODUCER Luci Temple, Vilash

Patel

DIRECTOR Luci Temple

WRITER Luci Temple

CAST Jessica Napier, Nicholas

Brown

What if you woke up in a

stranger’s house to an SMS

warning ‘Don’t Panic!’ Kimberly

finds herself in this very situation

after a one night stand with

Pakistani, Abe. When Kimberly

further discovers a Koran, an

aeroplane manual, and photos

of Abe in combat gear, she fears

the worst and flees for her life.

But there are some things she

can’t run from. This short film

explores the threat of terrorism

in our midst. Is fear itself as

destructive as the act?

http://audience.withoutabox.com/

films/dont_panic

SALES CONTACT

Luci Temple

FAx +61-2 9557 4560

MOBILE +61-414 583 924

temple.films@gmail.com

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DONE DIRT CHEAP

DVD, 6 mIN

COmEDy, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO Film Depot Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR Debbie Carmody

WRITER Debbie Carmody

CAST Trevor Jamieson, Wendy

Martin, Geoffrey Foulkes-Taylor,

Harold James Elsbury, Alan

Dungey

Amos enlists two larrikin miners

into his ingenious way to make

money from an unsuspecting

tourist, who walks into the plot

and gets less than what he

bargained for.

SALES CONTACT

Kath Shelper

MOBILE +61-417 242 320

kath@scarlettpictures.com.au

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DUDE, WHERE’S my VOTE

DVD, 3 mIN

COmEDy, mySTERy, THRILLER

PRODUCER Adam Todd

DIRECTOR Adam Todd

WRITER Adam Todd

CAST Peta Holland Kelly

When you discover that the

peer voting system in a film

competition is rigged, what do

you do? You rig the film!

SALES CONTACT

Filmaka

United States

info@filmaka.com

DUGONG

HDSR, 18 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO Feather Films Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Melanie Brunt

DIRECTOR Erin White

WRITER Erin White

CAST Luke Elliot, Sue Jones,

Brandon Burns

A loner and his dog return home

on the day of his brother’s

wedding to repair the past, but

he learns that in order to make

amends, he must leave a piece

of himself behind.

SALES CONTACT

Feather Films Pty Ltd

MOBILE +61-438 680 068

mbrunt@iprimus.com.au


DUSK NIGHT DAWN

(FILM)

35mm, 15 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO Chaotic Pictures

PRODUCER Lisa Shaunessy

DIRECTOR Angela Miller

WRITER Jennifer Campbell, Angela

Miller

CAST Jennifer Campbell, Jay Ryan,

Gillian Alexy, Stu Spence

Sophie meets Tom. Sophie meets

Jay. Jay meets Amelia. But when

Sophie and Jay realise they

can’t commit to Tom or Amelia,

the question arises: could they

commit to each other?

SALES CONTACT

Chaotic Pictures

PHONE +61-2 8004 2922

FAx +61-2 9281 5530

lisa@chaoticpictures.com

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Angela Miller

FAx +61-2 9281 5530

MOBILE +61-409 994 904

angiemonique@telstra.com

EDGAR AND ELIZABETH

(FILM)

35mm/DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 17 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Melissa Kelly

DIRECTOR Renee Webster

WRITER Renee Webster

CAST Renee McIntosh, Matt Doran

Edgar is a rampant stutterer and

the local photocopy mechanic.

Elizabeth is the shy new girl in

the photocopy room. Brought

together by a belligerent beast

of a photocopier, they surprise

themselves and each other as

they reveal the nature of the

beast within.

SALES CONTACT

Melissa Kelly

PHONE +61-8 9328 2067

MOBILE +61-416 185 765

melissa@factor30films.com.au

EGIL

DV/mINI DV, 9 mIN

HEALTH, HORROR, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy

PROD CO Balthazaar Media

PRODUCER Wendi Graham

DIRECTOR Noah Norton

WRITER Noah Norton

CAST Patrick Herford, Nathan

Coenan, BJ Carr, Amy Forbes

Egil is a young boy who discovers

he has a rare condition that

causes his bones to thicken and

enlarge. He grows up to be a

deformed and angry outsider,

who searches to rediscover his

humanity.

http://vids.myspace.com/

index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.

individual&videoid=1722944337

SALES CONTACT

Balthazaar Media

balthazaarmedia@gmail.com

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FAST LANE

HD/DVD, 15 mIN

DRAmA

PROD CO Happening Films

PRODUCER Jannine Barnes

DIRECTOR Grant Scicluna

WRITER Grant Scicluna

CAST Catherine McClements, Rhys

Thomas, Ben Schumann, Maddy

Tyers

The consequences of reckless

action hit Ash head-on.

SALES CONTACT

Happening Films

FAx +61-3 9419 7336

MOBILE +61-413 022 179

jbarnes@happeningfilms.com

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FILm LOVERS

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

COmEDy, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

ROmANCE

PROD CO Onetrickpony Film co.

PRODUCER Anthony Rose, Scott

Ferguson

DIRECTOR Anthony Rose

WRITER Peter Mochrie

CAST Peter Mochrie, Olivia Pigeot

It’s 2 am in an all-night video

store and lonely guy Bobby

wanders the aisles. Browsing not

far away he sees Rose, a woman

struggling with the demise of

her relationship. Soon they will

meet, court each other and

ultimately fall in love, speaking

only in the shared language of

classic movie titles.

SALES CONTACT

Flickerfest

PHONE +61-2 9365 6877

FAx +61-2 9365 6899

info@flickerfest.com.au

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Onetrickpony Film co.

FAx +61-2 9327 8962

MOBILE +61-412 260 841

anthony@onetrickponyfilmco.

com

FLIPSICAL

DVD, 13 mIN

COmEDy, SCIENCE FICTION,

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Donna Basserabie-

Sennet

DIRECTOR Joshua Tyler

WRITER Joshua Tyler

CAST Paul Gleeson, Susie Porter,

Aden Young, Kuni Hasimoto

FLIPSICAL is an absurdist sci-fi

comedy about the juxtaposition

between who you think you

are and who your parents think

you are.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au


FORE!

DIGITAL BETACAm, 6 mIN

COmEDy, THRILLER

PRODUCER Duane Charles Fogwell

DIRECTOR Duane Charles Fogwell

WRITER Duane Charles Fogwell

CAST Daniel Bowden, Paul Moxey

Golf is more than a game...

www.forethemovie.com

SALES CONTACT

Tropfest Events Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9368 0434

FAx +61-2 9360 1594

mail@tropfest.com.au

FRAIL

DIGITAL BETACAm, 7 mIN

PSyCHOLOGICAL, WOmEN

PROD CO Azure Productions

PRODUCER Annmaree J Bell

DIRECTOR Alex Murawski

WRITER Alex Murawski

CAST Anne Lobby, Maddi Newling,

Courtney-Jane Polder

A family’s stark confrontation

with death forces shared frailties

to be revealed.

www.azureproductions.com.au/frail

SALES CONTACT

Azure Productions

PHONE +61-2 9516 5760

FAx +61-2 9516 5760

MOBILE +61-402 309 124

info@azureproductions.com.au

FRONTBUm DANCIN’

BETACAm/DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD/DV/

mINI DV, 7 mIN

COmEDy, GAy/LESBIAN, PERFORmING

ARTS

PROD CO Stickybeak Films

PRODUCER Katherine Wilkinson

DIRECTOR Tonnette Stanford

WRITER Tonnette Stanford

CAST Marianne Frith, Victoria

Stanford

It’s artistic, it’s aggressive,

it’s visually stunning...this is

Frontbum Dancin’.

SALES CONTACT

Stickybeak Films

stickybeakfilms@yahoo.com.au

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FICTION

FULL HONEymOON

DVD, 13 mIN

COmEDy, HORROR, ROmANCE

PROD CO MAPS

PRODUCER Nicholas Cleary, David

Gregan

DIRECTOR Nicholas Cleary

WRITER Nicholas Cleary

CAST Russell Hutchinson, Beth

Cleary

When your wife’s a werewolf it

really could become a case of till

death do us part.

SALES CONTACT

Nicholas Cleary

PHONE +61-8 8395 8591

MOBILE +61-431 286 133

afronova42@hotmail.com

26 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

GET HIm

DVD, 6 mIN

COmEDy, THRILLER

PROD CO JS Pictures

PRODUCER Jesse Galofaro, Somchay

Phakonham

DIRECTOR Jesse Galofaro, Somchay

Phakonham

WRITER Jesse Galofaro, Somchay

Phakonham

CAST Ryan Puddicombe, Damian

Galofaro

One guy, chasing another guy...

SALES CONTACT

JS Pictures

FAx +61-3 9350 6667

MOBILE +61-421 672 338

jgalofaro@hotmail.com

THE GIFT

DVD, 6 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, LITERATURE

PROD CO Hipjoint

PRODUCER Anna Slowiak

DIRECTOR Troy Beer

WRITER Troy Beer

CAST Jessica Mitchell, Mike

Sinclair, Will Mackinnon

What is the perfect gift? A potato,

carefully prepared, inscribed and

boxed, is a personality offered

carefully in pink wrapping. A girl

delivers a romantic taunt that

demands a reaction. A gift is

always more than its monetary

value. This short film is based on

and features the poem THE GIFT

by British poet, Sophie Hannah.

The film features no dialogue or

voice-over.

SALES CONTACT

Hipjoint

troy@hipjoint.com.au


THE GIRL IN THE mOON

SP BETA, 14 mIN

mUSICAL, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Alethea Jones

WRITER Alethea Jones

CAST Maya Aleksandra, Richard

Davies, Ruth Bamford, Sarah Jane

St Clair, Christine, Nicholas Jane

Crouch

This musical set in a strip club

seeks not to judge but explore

the many reasons for being there

on one given night. The club’s

inhabitants, like moths, are just

trying to find their own way and

their own lights.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW

DIGITAL BETACAm, 4 mIN

COmEDy, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

TEEN

PRODUCER Lacey Teh

DIRECTOR Amanda Brotchie

WRITER Amanda Brotchie

CAST Sebastian Gregory, Giorgina

McCormack

A boy skateboards to and fro

past a chemist shop window,

trying to impress the shopgirl

who is dusting inside.

SALES CONTACT

Amanda Brotchie

PHONE +61-3 9826 1741

FAx +61-3 9826 1741

MOBILE +61-418 329 052

amandabrotchie@optusnet.

com.au

GONE TO EARTH

SP BETA, 15 mIN

WOmEN, DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Laurie Nunn

WRITER Laurie Nunn

CAST Maia Thomas, Luke Elliot,

Portia Bradley, William Bradley

The story of a servant girl.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

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GRAFFITI

DV/mINI DV, 42 mIN

DRAmA

PROD CO Arc Pictures

PRODUCER Shaun Crawford, Nathan

King, A.P. Roth

DIRECTOR Dan Mirfin, Shaun

Crawford

CAST Martin Sharpe, Drew

Thornton, Carolyn Dempsey

Ben is a tagger extraordinaire

for whom gallery art and the

masters mean nothing. Cocky,

self-assured and fearless, Ben

sees the world as a blank

canvas for him to scrawl across -

pushing himself, his crew and his

limits to the extreme. During an

all night tagging rampage, Ben

sees a tag no one’s been able

to top. This time, he wants to go

too far.

SALES CONTACT

Arc Pictures

arcpictures@iprimus.com.au

28 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

GREAT TImES IN REHAB

SP BETA, 6 mIN

COmEDy

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Robert Potter

WRITER Robert Potter

CAST Lee Mason, Mark Mitchell,

Leesa Milhouse, Matthew Whitty,

Jon Ryan, Scott Baskett, Chris

Kay, Anna Ryan, Rachel Soding,

Lucy Tucker, Carina Mergens,

Christel Rochinger

Roland is living his dream

lifestyle: girls, sunshine,

relaxation... and rehabilitation.

However being told you’re

healthy means being told you’re

going home. This is not the news

Roland wants to hear. Poor guy.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

THE GREy CLOUD

DIGITAL BETACAm, 7 mIN

CRImE, mySTERy, THRILLER

PRODUCER Cameron Ford, Matthew

Peek

DIRECTOR Cameron Ford, Matthew

Peek

WRITER Matthew Peek

CAST Mick Preston, Katie Astrinakis

In a crime-ridden city lies ‘The

Grey Cloud’, a mysterious piano

bar where the music can take

you away and the dames can

break your heart.

SALES CONTACT

Tropfest Events Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9368 0434

FAx +61-2 9360 1594

mail@tropfest.com.au


THE GUARDIAN

SP BETA, 10 mIN

DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Pablo Labanino

WRITER Pablo Labanino

CAST Adam Mc Convell, Heather

Bolton, Austin Castiglione

A story of a security guard who

is working to help support his

parents. When confronted with

an ethical dilemma imposed

upon him by his boss, he chooses

to protect his economic security

at the expense of his personal

morality.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

GyPSy TRAILER

DVD, 30 mIN

THRILLER

PRODUCER Adam Todd, Angela

Hernandez

DIRECTOR Adam Todd, Angela

Hernandez

WRITER Kevin Donahue

CAST Peta Holland Kelly, Suzanne

Todd, Joseph Fischer, Corinne

Maloney

Tana, a psychic, thinks her

‘powers’ are a fraud and she is

no more than a shoulder for lost

souls to cry on. After seeing one

last client, Tana sets off to put

an end to her despair. On her

long walk to the Ocean Cliff, her

cries for help are heard by many

far away, drawn to where her

final moments change the lives

of many.

http://iconoclast.inoz.com/

gypsytrailer/

SALES CONTACT

Filmaka

United States

info@filmaka.com

HAIR TODAy, GONE

TOmORROW

DV/mINI DV, 13 mIN

CRImE, TRAVEL/ADVENTURE

PRODUCER Sarah MacDonald

DIRECTOR Sam Ryan

WRITER Sam Ryan

CAST Rhiannon Owen, Jude

Henshall, Sian Bates, Craig

Behenna, Luke O’Loughlin

One night, high on speed and

desperate for money, friends

Nikki, Claire and Beth decide to

rob the home of John, a wealthy

client, only to discover that he

is keeping secrets. When the

heist goes horribly wrong, they

find themselves in a series of

escalating crimes where the

more they try to fix the situation,

the deeper their predicament

becomes. With so much at stake,

they are left to discover whether

their friendship is enough to

keep them safe.

SALES CONTACT

Sarah MacDonald

MOBILE +61-401 100 993

sarahmacattack@gmail.com

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 29

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HALF WINDSOR

DIGITAL BETACAm, 12 mIN

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO Leapfrog Productions

PRODUCER Danielle Kelly

DIRECTOR Sophie Miller

WRITER Caleb Lewis

CAST Bryce Youngman, Paul

Gleeson, Russell Kiefel

A disillusioned estate agent finds

himself locked in an unlikely

power play when he encounters

a quick-witted bum, staking his

claim out the front of an agency

property.

SALES CONTACT

Sophie Miller

MOBILE +61-422 808 008

halfwindsorfilm@gmail.com

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HARRy

DV/mINI DV, 15 mIN

COmEDy, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PRODUCER Cat Murphey

DIRECTOR Chris Lougheed, Pat King

This documentary is about Harry

as he transcends the barriers of

pain, endurance and common

sense, giving his all for the sake

of the kids. A mockumentary

about pain and fundraising!

SALES CONTACT

15/15 Film Festival

PHONE +61-3 9481 8945

FAx +61-3 9481 4954

MOBILE +61-400 472 172

filmfestival15@mail.com

HEAD OVER HEELS

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 8 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Susan Woodford

DIRECTOR Haley Stibbard

WRITER Susan Woodford

CAST Andy McPhee, Kirsten Devitt,

Erin Conner, Wendy xu, Ray

Town, Andrea Carne

An aging biker finds an unusual

solution to his romantic troubles.

Ron must step into the alien

world of beauty salons to win

back the lady of his dreams.

SALES CONTACT

QPIx Ltd

PHONE +61-7 3392 2633

FAx +61-7 3392 2314

qpix@qpix.org.au


HEAVEN

SP BETA, 14 mIN

DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Gemma Lee

WRITER Gemma Lee

CAST Hamish Michael, Anya Beyersdorf,

Charlotte Gillian, Charlie

Clausen

Jamie is left for dead after a

hit and run. Lost and alone, he

finds his way to a train station

where he meets the enigmatic

Charlotte. The hours pass, and

with no train in sight, their

connection grows and they begin

to realize that their meeting may

not be as random as they first

thought.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

THE HEIST

DIGITAL BETACAm/BETACAm/VHS/

DVD, 9 mIN

CRImE, FANTASy, HORROR, ROmANCE

PROD CO Enchanter Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Matthew Carter

DIRECTOR Georgia Clark

WRITER Georgia Clark

CAST Emma Lung, Toby Schmitz,

Leigh Scully, Tory Mussett

If two’s company, three’s just

trouble. When the triggerhappy

Justin and Lance screw up

Claudia’s well-laid plans to hit a

rural bank, an unexpected foe

threatens to rip the trio apart.

Three friends, two choices, one

bank.

www.enchanter.com.au

SALES CONTACT

Matthew Carter

PHONE +61-2 9699 4341

FAx +61-2 9264 4388

MOBILE +61-402 832 211

info@enchanter.com.au

HELL’S GATE

SP BETA, 21 mIN

HISTORy/POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN,

PSyCHOLOGICAL, THRILLER

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Jonathan Auf Der Heide

WRITER Jonathan Auf Der Heide

In 1822, eight convicts escaped

from Macquarie Harbour, a

place of ultra banishment and

punishment, only to find a world

less forgiving.. the Van Diemen’s

Land wilderness. Abandon all

hope you who enter.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

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HELP

DIGITAL BETACAm, 6 mIN

PSyCHOLOGICAL, THRILLER, WOmEN

PROD CO Bunker Productions

International Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Louise Alston

DIRECTOR Louise Alston

WRITER Luci Temple

CAST Libby Richmond, Patrick

Brammall, Buddy Dannoun

Alone in a deserted carpark,

Sabina has a flat tyre. What are

the motives of the men who

offer to help? What are hers?

SALES CONTACT

Louise Alston

MOBILE +61-413 330 776

louise@bunkerproductions.com

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HIm (FILM)

35mm, 4 mIN

WAR

PROD CO Family Productions Pty

Ltd

PRODUCER Julia Fitz

DIRECTOR Stephan Mack

WRITER Stephan Mack

CAST Justin Gadbois

HIM is a voyage through hell and

solitary death in battle, which

reveals the inner core of love

and dreams that live beyond.

SALES CONTACT

Family Productions Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-3 9525 3589

FAx +61-3 9525 3594

stephan@familyproductions.

com.au

THE HITmAN

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

THRILLER

PROD CO Point & Shoot Films

PRODUCER Damien M Farrell,

Aimee Durrant

DIRECTOR Aimee Durrant

WRITER Aimee Durrant

CAST Amelia Jane Hunter, Damien

M Farrell

What would you do if you woke

up in your loungeroom tied to a

chair? Could you withstand the

hitman’s torture?

SALES CONTACT

Aimee Durrant

MOBILE +61-412 669 040

aimeedurrant@optusnet.com.au


HOTEL mOTEL

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 14 mIN

COmEDy, CRImE

PROD CO Before Dawn Films

PRODUCER Andrew Carter, Safka

Sintmaartensdijk

DIRECTOR Michael Wannenmacher

WRITER Michael Wannenmacher

CAST Anthony Sharpe, Joshua

Cameron, Don Bridges, Esme

Melville

Two on-the-run criminals hole up

for the night in a lonesome Hotel

Motel. Cut off from information,

their search for a television

brings them into contact with

the other denizens on the hotel,

individuals even more desperate

than they are.

SALES CONTACT

Michael Wannenmacher

MOBILE +61-414 768 821

mick@beforedawnfilms.com

HOUR OF PRAyER

DV/mINI DV, 11 mIN

ARTS, CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL,

THRILLER

PRODUCER Goran Stolevski,

Ghanem Sultan Al-Hameli

DIRECTOR Goran Stolevski

WRITER Goran Stolevski

CAST Onagi Black, Rachall Zainab,

Hossein Iran, Samantha Hird

One day, when her father is

out, Maha takes Jafar up to her

family’s apartment on the fifth

floor. Her father returns home

earlier than announced. Jafar has

no way to make a quick quiet

getaway. He has to hide.

http://www.niceshorts.com.au/

watch.asp?video=2547&player=wmh

igh&play=1&store=1

SALES CONTACT

Goran Stolevski

MOBILE +61-422 345 394

ykantgoranrite@hotmail.com

HOW TO BE AUSTRALIN...

WITH VIN & RAj

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 7.5 mIN

COmEDy, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

HISTORy/POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO Manushka Khisty

PRODUCER Manushka Khisty

DIRECTOR Manushka Khisty

WRITER Manushka Khisty

CAST Vinod Khisty, Rajendra Yadav,

Sanaya Khisty (narrator)

An ‘old migrant’ Vin teaches a

‘new migrant’ Raj everything he

knows about Australia, to help

him prepare for the new migrant

test. Vin imparts his unique take

on Australian language, culture,

history and customs. Humorously

touching upon topical issues like

the citizenship test, refugees, Mr

Howard’s refusal to say ‘sorry’,

his aversion to the term ‘Multi-

Culturalism’ and the advent of

the word ‘Unaustralian’; Vin

encourages us not to forget what

he feels is the most important of

all Australian Values: ‘A Fair Go’.

www.manushka.org

SALES CONTACT

Manushka Khisty

PHONE +61-3 9439 7367

manuska.khisty@gmail.com

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HOW TO BURy THE DEAD

BETACAm, 8 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, GAy/LESBIAN,

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PRODUCER AJ Tsiakas, Charles

Bracewell

DIRECTOR Charles Bracewell, AJ

Tsiakas

WRITER AJ Tsiakas, Charles

Bracewell

CAST James Harvy, Kaliopi Eleni,

Geoff Revell, Irene Tunis

Dimitri and his mother return

home the day after her father

dies, and find a lifetime of

conflicting memories waiting

to be unpacked. HOW TO BURY

THE DEAD is a short film about

complex family connections, and

how they can fracture under the

strain of an abusive childhood.

SALES CONTACT

AJ Tsiakas

PHONE +61-8 8373 4397

FAx +61-8 8239 0689

howtoburythedead@yahoo.

com.au

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HUSH

DVD, 6 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, COmEDy

PRODUCER Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR Dena Curtis

WRITER Dena Curtis

CAST Marienne Cummins, Lisa

Flanagan, Auriel Andrew

Ethel and her friend Mary resort

to an unlikely occupation at night

to top up their pensions. Ethel’s

daughter is horrified when she

discovers they are not really

‘playing cards’.

SALES CONTACT

Kath Shelper

MOBILE +61-417 242 320

kath@scarlettpictures.com.au

I LOVE SARAH jANE

(FILM)

35mm/DIGITAL BETACAm, 14 mIN

ROmANCE

PROD CO The Last Picture

Company/Fx PHD

PRODUCER Angie Fielder

DIRECTOR Spencer Susser

WRITER Spencer Susser, David

Michod

CAST Brad Ashby, Mia Wasikowska,

Vladimir Matovic, Richard

Mueck

Jimbo is 13. All he can think

about is one girl, Sarah Jane. And

no matter what stands in his

way - bullies, violence, chaos,

zombies - nothing is going to

stop him from finding a way into

her world.

SALES CONTACT

Angie Fielder

MOBILE +61-403 819 644

angiefielder@iinet.com.au


I WANT TO BE A PIRATE

DV/mINI DV, 7 mIN

COmEDy

PROD CO Volley Films

PRODUCER Chris Cooper, Josh Aylett

DIRECTOR Josh Aylett, Chris Cooper

WRITER Josh Aylett

CAST Tom Watson, Clement Daw,

Danny Tyrell, Isaac Burgess

Edward is crowded. He shares

every minute of his day with a

cat, a tennis player and a pirate:

his secret desires in physical

form.

SALES CONTACT

Volley Films

MOBILE +61-409 366 595

volleyfilms@hotmail.com

I, OBjECT

DV/mINI DV, 5 mIN

ANImATION

PRODUCER Angela Pezzimenti

DIRECTOR Angela Pezzimenti

All the objects that have been

announced by the festival discuss

their experience being involved

in the festival. Coming to the

conclusion that it’s a moment of

fame, but that another object in

2008 will take their fortune.

SALES CONTACT

15/15 Film Festival

PHONE +61-3 9481 8945

FAx +61-3 9481 4954

MOBILE +61-400 472 172

filmfestival15@mail.com

IGOR AND mAL

SP BETA, 9 mIN

DRAmA, HORROR, SCIENCE FICTION

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Michael Kratochvil

WRITER Michael Kratochvil

CAST Christopher Brown, Tim Stitz,

Donna Van Leeuwen, Daniel

Gofron, Ciam Morrisroe, Nathan

Monochino

What is the price to pay for

bringing the dead back to life?

When Igor brings his dead

brother Mal to see a mysterious

suburban psychic, he unwittingly

becomes drawn into an afterlife

that is beyond all human comprehension.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

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IN THE LADIES LOUNGE

DV/mINI DV, 12 mIN

COmEDy, GAy/LESBIAN, WOmEN

PRODUCER Fadia Abboud

DIRECTOR Fadia Abboud

WRITER Fadia Abboud

CAST Alice Ansara, Darine ElJarrar

In a Beirut lounge room in 1926,

a photograph was taken of

two Lebanese lesbians in drag.

Now this photograph hangs in

a Sydney lounge room of two

Lebanese lesbians. Some things

have changes, some things

haven’t

SALES CONTACT

Fadia Abboud

MOBILE +61-416 077 464

fadiaabboud@optusnet.com.au

36 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

THE INFALLIBLE GIANTS OF

THE SEA

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 47 mIN

COmEDy, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy, ROmANCE

PRODUCER Nick Garner, Alana

Bowden

DIRECTOR Nick Garner

WRITER Nick Garner, Alana

Bowden

CAST Harry Wynter, Talia Emsalem,

Alana Bowden, Nick Garner

THE INFALLIBLE GIANTS OF THE

SEA gives us an affable insight

into an underground electro

culture that capriciously bubbles

to the beat of Sydney’s inner city.

A story of flirting young romance

and impassioned confusion and

meanderings, this mini-feature

embraces a couple’s journey

from two streams meeting to a

broad river driving towards the

ocean.

SALES CONTACT

Nick Garner

PHONE +61-2 9959 4469

MOBILE +61-422 152 893

contact@rococoproductions.com

THE INTERROGATION OF

BRyAN (FILM)

BETACAm/DIGITAL BETACAm/

DVD/35mm, 22 mIN

CRImE, mySTERy

PROD CO TT Films, Streetscape

Films

PRODUCER Tom Salisbury, Matt

Delbridge

DIRECTOR Tom Salisbury

WRITER Tom Salisbury

CAST Miles O’Neil, John Jacobs

Bryan, a 20-something outcast is

accused of committing a horrific

crime. Veteran police officer

Macarthy in charge of the small

town police station is faced

with conducting the interrogation.

Based on true events, THE

INTERROGATION OF BRYAN is the

first film to investigate the tragic

events of the 1996 Port Arthur

massacre.

SALES CONTACT

Tom Salisbury

PHONE +61-3 9251 7639

FAx +61-3 9251 7639

MOBILE +61-418 824 730

tom@deakin.edu.au


THE IRON BOy

DIGITAL BETACAm, 12 mIN

FANTASy, THRILLER

PROD CO Swingtime Productions

PRODUCER Myles Davies, Nicholas

Hansen, Stuart Subotic

DIRECTOR Myles Davies, Nicholas

Hansen, Stuart Subotic

WRITER Myles Davies, Nicholas

Hansen, Stuart Subotic

CAST Rebecca Cole, Pete Anderson

THE IRON BOY is the fable of a

mother, who, in her attempt

to cope with her grief over the

loss of a baby, secretly builds

a replacement child. When her

lover discovers it, there are

dangerous consequences. But

the Iron Boy also has a part to

play...

SALES CONTACT

Myles Davies

MOBILE +61-433 570 928

mylesdavies@hotmail.com

jACKIE jACKIE

DVD, 6 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA,

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PRODUCER Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR Adrian Wills

WRITER Adrian Wills

CAST Elaine Crombie, Roy Billing,

Wes Patten, Wayne Blair,

Tempany Deckert

Jinaali is a sweet overweight

Aboriginal checkout chick at the

local supermarket. Her boss, Mr

Chuck, is constantly on her back

until Jinaali finds a voice of her

own. Have you got your Jackie

Jackie doll yet?

SALES CONTACT

Kath Shelper

MOBILE +61-417 242 320

kath@scarlettpictures.com.au

jENNI’S TORmENT

DVD, 8 mIN

HORROR

PRODUCER Joe Kisch

DIRECTOR Joe Kisch

WRITER Joe Kisch

CAST Leah Baulch, Chris Fitzpatrick,

Liam Fitzpatrick, Soren

Jensen, Ken Jordan

Jenni wants to leave her

boyfriend Lyle, but someone is

preventing her. She realises she

is living in limbo, between life

and death and that the person

tormenting her is her dead

boyfriend’s spirit. She realises

that she killed him.

SALES CONTACT

Joe Kisch

FAx +61-2 6244 7981

MOBILE +61-410 135 608

cryters@tpg.com.au

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jOLLy

DVD, 7 mIN

CHILDREN

PROD CO Gaztone Productions,

Little Troopie

PRODUCER Toni-Maree Savage, Essi

Haukkamaa

DIRECTOR Essi Haukkamaa

WRITER Essi Haukkamaa

CAST Alex Whyboird, Tanya

Duncan, Troy Stoikovski

Nine-year-old Luke gets a new

pet, a guinea pig named Jolly.

He soon discovers that this is

no ordinary pet, but one deeply

depressed guinea pig. Luke tries

to tell his parents about Jolly’s

depression, but they won’t

believe him. They think that Luke

is afraid of losing Jolly just like

he recently lost his Grandad.

SALES CONTACT

Toni-Maree Savage

MOBILE +61-431 879 235

tone@gaztone.com.au

38 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

jOyEUx ANNIVERSAIRE

mAmAN

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 7 mIN

COmEDy, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PRODUCER Kathleen Dooley, Liz

Dooley

DIRECTOR Kathleen Dooley, Liz

Dooley

WRITER Kathleen Dooley, Liz

Dooley

CAST Guillaume Vetu

Guillaume is a French-born

singer/songwriter, now residing

in Adelaide, Australia. He has

made a video of his life to send

to his mum in France for her

birthday.

SALES CONTACT

Stella and Blanche Films

PHONE +61-8 8322 1991

FAx +61-8 8322 1991

stellaandblanche@yahoo.com

jOyRIDE

8 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy, CULTURES -

AUSTRALIAN, WOmEN, CRImE

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Natalie Palomo

DIRECTOR Scott Pickett

WRITER Karen Quah

CAST Susan Prior, Christopher

Stollery, Brian Meegan

Ana treasures her beloved

Bryce. Bryce, however puts

their relationship at risk by

boldly pursuing his goals with

a gun. These priorities put their

relationship somewhat out of

balance. When Bryce gets thrown

into prison, Ana realises she

must do something to get him

out. In the pursuit of getting him

out, she discovers something

new about herself and the

balance of power changes.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au


jUmP

DV/mINI DV, 9 mIN

SCIENCE FICTION

PROD CO Essai Films

PRODUCER Tim D. Hill

DIRECTOR Sophia Sourris

WRITER Mark McLaughlin

CAST Kestie Morassi, Judy Hainsworth,

Damien Cassidy

A businesswoman faces an

ethical dilemma when she is

promoted. Refusing to accept her

new position, she attempts to

resolve her dilemma by jumping

out a hotel window. Luckily, an

apprentice maid stumbles upon

her room by mistake.

SALES CONTACT

Tim D Hill

FAx +61-7 3839 1124

MOBILE +61-409 615 649

tim@essaifilms.com.au

KATOOmBA

DIGITAL BETACAm, 25 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, ROmANCE,

WOmEN

PRODUCER Nicole O’Donohue,

Melissa Johnston

DIRECTOR Leon Ford

WRITER Leon Ford

CAST Emma Lung, Clair van der

Boom

A defining moment in the

relationship of two best friends,

who must now decide where

their future lies, with or without

the other.

SALES CONTACT

Melissa Johnston

melissafrj@ozemail.com.au

Nicole O’Donohue

MOBILE +61-412 901 123

nic_od@yahoo.com.au

KICK IT TO mE

DVD/DIGITAL BETACAm, 7 mIN

CHILDREN, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE -

AUSTRALIA

PRODUCER Emelda Davis

DIRECTOR Melodie-Jane Gibson

WRITER Melodie-Jane Gibson

CAST Trevor Ryan, Eloise

Lawrence, Robert Mumbulla,

Kylie Coolwell

Mick ‘Deadly’ Menzies is a

retired football champion. He is

determined his son, Lance will

follow in his footsteps but Mick’s

daughter, Grace is the one with

the talent to play footy and the

passion to play her own game!

SALES CONTACT

Metro Screen Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9361 5318

FAx +61-2 9361 5320

metro@metroscreen.org.au

Melodie-Jane Gibson

MOBILE +61-405 679 456

melodiegibson@hotmail.com

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KILL ONLy THIS ONE

DVD, 16 mIN

FANTASy, PERFORmING ARTS,

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO Spherical Music

PRODUCER Monique de Groot

DIRECTOR Edward Primrose

WRITER Edward Primrose

CAST Shoko Ono, Angelo d’Angelo,

Tarsha Carvey, Bogdan Koca,

Dimity Raftos

Marcello is rejected by both the

women in his life, a fact looked

on with bemusement by the

spider world. In the end, a death

is only transitory, and there is

always the music.

SALES CONTACT

Spherical Music

FAx +61-2 9698 7744

MOBILE +61-425 213 252

sphericalmusic@optusnet.com.au

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KINDLE

DVD, 9 mIN

CRImE, TEEN

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Courtney Wise

DIRECTOR Erin White

WRITER Erin White

CAST Sophie Lowe, Paul Barton,

Justin Smith

Inside the world of a youth

refuge a passion is kindled when

Hayley, a troubled teenager

meets the new boy, Terrence, a

secretive mysterious type and

discovers that where there’s

smoke, there’s fire.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

THE KITCHEN

DV/mINI DV, 5 mIN

mUSICAL

PRODUCER Camille Robinson

DIRECTOR David Rusanow

A musical piece about a couple

having a lazy day. However a

call changes all their plans, dad

is coming to dinner. A meal is

cooked and the table is set but

the cat gets to the dinner before

they are seated.

SALES CONTACT

15/15 Film Festival

PHONE +61-3 9481 8945

FAx +61-3 9481 4954

MOBILE +61-400 472 172

filmfestival15@mail.com


KWATyE

DVD, 6 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR Trisha Morton-Thomas

WRITER Trisha Morton-Thomas

CAST Donnovan Mears, Aspen

Beattie, Carmen Glynn-Braun

Who would have thought a glass

of water could cause so much

havoc?

SALES CONTACT

Kath Shelper

MOBILE +61-417 242 320

kath@scarlettpictures.com.au

LA mEmE NUIT

BETACAm, 18 mIN

COmEDy, ROmANCE

PROD CO Sydney Film School

PRODUCER Matthew Newton,

Maddie Stewart

DIRECTOR Gracie Otto

WRITER Gracie Otto

CAST Barry Otto, Matthew

Newton, Michael Piccirilli.

Barry Otto stars as the concierge

of a grand apartment building

where he closely observes

and stage manages the lives

of its residents as if they are

all members of his extended

family. However, one night when

some of the younger members

become involved in a series of

complicated liaisons, he believes

they should be taught a lesson!

SALES CONTACT

Sydney Film School

PHONE +61-2 9698 2244

FAx +61-2 9698 2246

distribution@sydneyfilmschool.

com

LAST DRINKS

DV/mINI DV, 6 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Andrew McKenzie

DIRECTOR Bernard O’Connor

A couple consider their next

move in this crazy world over a

final glass of wine. They have

been discussing ending their

lives for a while. Jessica decides

to live and walks out. James

ends it all with a golden pill.

SALES CONTACT

15/15 Film Festival

PHONE +61-3 9481 8945

FAx +61-3 9481 4954

MOBILE +61-400 472 172

filmfestival15@mail.com

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THE LAST SUPPER

DV/mINI DV, 19 mIN

EDUCATION, HEALTH

PRODUCER Daniela Kraus, Elisa

Ashenden

DIRECTOR Josh Wakely

WRITER Josh Wakely

CAST Ian Meadows, Elisa

Ashenden, Ben Barrack

Two brothers are faced with

an irrevocable decision when

they become involved in a drink

driving accident.

SALES CONTACT

Daniela Kraus

MOBILE +61-416 271 338

dani@graceproductions.com.au

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LE PETIT CHEF

DIGITAL BETACAm, 7 mIN

FANTASy, HORROR, THRILLER

PRODUCER Annabel Osborne,

Amelia Thomas

DIRECTOR Annabel Osborne

WRITER Annabel Osborne

CAST Patricia Holt, Deborah Piper,

Tahnee Stroet

A dark and twisted tale in the

tradition of Roald Dahl. Worms

in the cake mix? Budgies in the

blender? Wicked little Elouise just

loves baking with her mother for

the local patisserie, but when

nasty Aunty B comes to look

after her, things take a turn for

the worse.

SALES CONTACT

Annabel Osborne

FAx +61-2 9363 0067

MOBILE +61-409 317 024

annabel@annabelosborne.com

LEADER OF THE PACK

BETACAm, 23 mIN

FILm/mEDIA, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy, ROmANCE

PRODUCER Helen Cunningham

DIRECTOR Holden Hardcastle

WRITER Holden Hardcastle

CAST Nelle Lee, Geoff Robertson,

Warren Meacham

Jimmy, a boy from the wrong

side of the tracks, meets Betty,

a good girl, and they fall in love.

Betty’s parents disapprove of

the relationship and force her to

break it off, sending him to his

death.

SALES CONTACT

Holden Hardcastle

MOBILE +61-416 474 850

holden@four11productions.com


LEARNING 2 FLy

DVD, 5 mIN

FANTASy, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO Rumbala Australia Pty Ltd

PRODUCER David Zaccheus

DIRECTOR David Zaccheus

WRITER David Zaccheus

CAST Scott Bedford

LEARNING 2 FLY is a film about

rejection. Is rejection a disturbing

tragedy, or a revealing elation?

A rebuff, or a revelation? Writer/

director David Zaccheus, director

of photography Aran Major and

actor Scott Bedford take us inside

the mind of a passionate migrant

actor. Into his dream, and the

cost of its fulfillment.

www.byronfilmclub.com/content/

view/20/167

SALES CONTACT

Rumbala Australia Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-7 3856 3388

FAx +61-7 3856 3399

davidzaccheus@aapt.net.au

LICORICE

BETACAm/DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 8

mIN

ROAD mOVIE, TRAVEL/ADVENTURE,

WOmEN

PROD CO Peter Scobie Films

PRODUCER Cordelia Moss, Peter

Scobie

DIRECTOR Peter Scobie

WRITER Peter Scobie

CAST Olivia Mackenzie-Smith,

Nina Fernandez, Jenn Concepcion

A friendship forms between

a heart-broken fiancee and a

lost teenage girl as they both

discover the vast space in

the NSW Blue Mountains and

themselves.

SALES CONTACT

Peter Scobie Films

FAx +61-2 9519 2326

MOBILE +61-411 160 398

THE LIST

DVD, 3 mIN

COmEDy, ROmANCE, THRILLER

PRODUCER Adam Todd, Angela

Hernandez

DIRECTOR Adam Todd

WRITER Suzanne Todd

CAST Peta Holland Kelly, Joseph

Fischer, Corinne Maloney, AJ Todd

There’s only one way to cheat

on your wife, and that’s to give

her a big list to keep her busy

all day!

http://iconoclast.inoz.com/thelist/

SALES CONTACT

Filmaka

United States

info@filmaka.com

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 43

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LITTLE WINGS

SP BETA, 15 mIN

DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Polly Staniford

WRITER Polly Staniford

CAST Joshua Milne, Libby Tanner,

Mark Raffety, China May Mc

Donald, Heidi Mc Donald, Sinead

Mulchony, Eva Tesoriero

Six-year-old Billy doesn’t fit in.

It’s not until he loses his first

tooth and receives a special

gift from the tooth fairy that

other kids start to notice him.

Sometimes all it takes is a little

bit of magic...

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

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LIVEBLOG & SUGARBABE

DV/mINI DV, 15 mIN

COmEDy

PROD CO CFH Production

PRODUCER Fei Hao Chen

DIRECTOR Fei Hao Chen

WRITER Fei Hao Chen

CAST Fei Hao Chen, Toby Chan,

Andrew Micallef.

A story about a boy’s unfortunate

life, bitter-sweet and thoughtproviding.

Watch as it unfolds to

a dramatic ending.

http://youtube.com/results?search_

query=liveblog+%26+sugarbabe

SALES CONTACT

Fei Hao Chen

wellyeahspider13@hotmail.com

LLOyD ORmEROD WANTS

HIS FACE BACK (FILM)

35mm, 14 mIN

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO Linear North

PRODUCER Jonathan Kable,

Jonathan Blackman

DIRECTOR Jonathan Kable

WRITER Jonathan Kable

CAST Mark Bishop

Lloyd wastes the days away

indulging in his habits and hallucinations,

fantasising about

righting wrongs that have since

left their mark.

SALES CONTACT

Jonathan Kable

MOBILE +61-405 348 887

jonathankable@gmail.com


LOCAL HERO

DV/mINI DV, 10 mIN

COmEDy, BIOGRAPHICAL, SATIRE

PRODUCER Brendan Sloane

DIRECTOR Brendan Sloane

WRITER Brendan Sloane

CAST Brendan Sloane

‘Life Ain’t easy for Canberra’s

finest actor, Maggie Balonne’.

SALES CONTACT

Canary Yellow Pty Ltd

MOBILE +61-414 916 427

canaryellow2001@yahoo.com.au

LONE

SP BETA, 15 mIN

SCIENCE FICTION, DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Andrew Nowrojee

WRITER Andrew Nowrojee

CAST Radek Jonak, Andrew

Nowrojee

In the wake of devastation the

last man on earth searches for

survivors. He finds hope in a

junk pile.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

LOST PROPERTy (FILM)

DV/mINI DV/SUPER 8/VHS/DVD/CD-I,

2 mIN

HORROR, mySTERy, THRILLER

PROD CO NH Productions

PRODUCER Nathan Hill

DIRECTOR Nathan Hill

WRITER Nathan Hill

CAST Michael Farrugia, Aenea

Himbury

A blind man is stalked by a

stranger in the wilderness.

SALES CONTACT

Nathan Hill

PHONE +61-3 9534 6717

MOBILE +61-414 894 024

natejhill74@hotmail.com

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FICTION


FICTION

LOVE ALWAyS xx

DIGITAL BETACAm, 15 mIN

ROmANCE

PRODUCER Denai Gracie, Bel de

Jersey

DIRECTOR Valentino del Toro

WRITER Valentino del Toro

CAST Ben Raglione, Bel de Jersey

‘Even in a perfect relationship,

someone eventually leaves.’ This

story is about love - pure and

simple, undiluted, unconditional

love, the way everybody wishes

they could be loved. Why do we

save the best till last and not

express this love everyday with

those close to us? LOVE ALWAYS

xx steals a single day, a moment

in the relationship of Tess and

Brendan.

SALES CONTACT

Valentino del Toro

FAx +61-2 4871 3328

MOBILE +61-419 013 770

lovealwaysxx@gmail.com

46 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

LOVE ON TRACK

DIGITAL BETACAm, 4 mIN

COmEDy, ROmANCE

PROD CO Clochnaben Productions

Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Alison Heather

DIRECTOR Alison Heather

WRITER Alison Heather

CAST Glynn Nicholas, Susanne,

Hausschmid

The promise of true love goes

temporarily off the rails when

a man and a woman have a

misunderstanding on the Sydney

monorail. Hardly a word is

spoken, yet passions ignite and

feelings fray. The denouement

takes place on a station platform,

when a pair of buskers help get

the romance back on track.

www.loveontrack.com

SALES CONTACT

Clochnaben Productions Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9980 1224

aheather@optusnet.com.au

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Alison Heather

aheather@optusnet.com.au

LOVE yOU mUm

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 18 mIN

FILm/mEDIA, POLITICAL, HEALTH

PRODUCER Matt Pearson

DIRECTOR David Ockenden

WRITER Frances Macaulay Forde

CAST Bridget Walters, Chrissie

Page, Eliza Lovell, Amy Schapel

In an isolated sanctuary for

terminal patients, Sister Evans

is left alone in the long hours to

carry out treatments as she sees

fit. When a dying mother begs

her daughter Belle to end her

suffering, Sister Evans is there to

propose a final solution.

SALES CONTACT

David Ockenden

MOBILE +61-438 805 853

ockersfilms@hotmail.com


LOVE, WAR & AUDITIONS

DV/mINI DV, 7 mIN

COmEDy

PROD CO Caliburn Productions

PRODUCER Patrick Gallagher

DIRECTOR Patrick Gallagher

WRITER Patrick Gallagher

CAST Georgia Pike, Clare Martin,

Rod Beaver, Leah Baulch, Dallas

Bland

Auditioning for the first time in

a new town, an aspiring young

actress meets her nemesis.

www.caliburnproductions.com/

LwA.html

SALES CONTACT

Caliburn Productions

admin@caliburnproductions.com

LULLABy

DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD/BETACAm,

10 mIN

ARTS, CHILDREN, WOmEN

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

PRODUCER Kate Breen

DIRECTOR Katie O’Neill

WRITER Katie O’Neill

CAST Beatrice Bradley, Portia

Bradley, Fabienne Parr

Poppy and Bella struggle to bring

themselves up in a rundown

warehouse space above the

burlesque club where their

mother sings. When Bella’s

fantasy of a loving mother

becomes obsessive, Poppy must

wrestle with how to tell her little

sister the truth.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Katie O’Neill

MOBILE +61-421 784 650

katie@playbackentertainment.

com.au

mAKING POISON

DV/mINI DV, 12 mIN

CHILDREN, COmEDy, FILm/mEDIA

PRODUCER Annabelle Fouchard,

Lana Roberts

DIRECTOR Hoa Le xuan

WRITER Hoa Le xuan, Chris Bond

CAST Nicholas Stevenson, Nathan

Coenen, Aleisha Hudson,

Pasquale Gioffre

MAKING POISON explores the

innocence and conviction of the

child’s mind. Four kids come up

with the idea to make their own

poison. Do caster oil berries,

trumpet flowers, worms and

frogs make a good poison? Who

is the poison for?

SALES CONTACT

Black Lantern Films

MOBILE +61-420 843 932

annabelle.fouchard@hotmail.

com

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 47

FICTION


FICTION

mAmA TOLD mE NOT TO

COmE

DVD, 15 mIN

mySTERy, PSyCHOLOGICAL, THRILLER

PROD CO Debut Productions

PRODUCER Sean Lander, Tony

Lander

DIRECTOR Sean Lander, Tony

Lander

WRITER Sean Lander

CAST Sean Lander, Tony Lander,

Lisa Clisdell, Kurt Lander

Joe is a troubled teen. He has

one week to live and he works

for the Mafia... or does he? This

chronicles Joe’s final few days.

SALES CONTACT

Debut Productions

PHONE +61-2 6366 8815

FAx +61-2 6366 8124

sean.lander@yahoo.com

48 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

THE mANUAL (FILM)

16mm, 15 mIN

GAy/LESBIAN, POLITICAL,

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO Milko Productions

PRODUCER Ben Gregg

DIRECTOR Sarah Spillane

WRITER Sarah Spillane

CAST Jack Thompson, Susie Porter,

Steve LeMarquand, Brett Stiller

THE MANUAL is about Sonny,

an 8-year-old boy who is sent

away from home as his father

believes he has characteristics

that could lead to homosexuality.

After 24 years of treatment and

psychiatric institutions, Sonny

returns home for a funeral, and

attempts to save his 7-year-old

niece from experiencing a similar

fate.

SALES CONTACT

Frameline Distribution

United States

PHONE +1-415 703 8650

FAx +1-415 861 1404

distribution@frameline.org

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Milko Productions

ben@milkoproductions.com

mEDITATIONS ON A NAmE

DIGITAL BETACAm, 9 mIN

ROAD mOVIE

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Genevieve Derwent,

Suzy Spoon

DIRECTOR Bonnie Elliot

WRITER Bonnie Elliot

CAST Alice Ansara, George

Shevtsov

Wattle hates her name - she’s

suffered through it her whole

life. A long hot day on the road

sees Wattle and her hippy father

Rajen have it out, once and for

all.

SALES CONTACT

Ruth Saunders

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9805 6563

ruths@aftrs.edu.au


mERE OBLIVION

DVD, 7 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Burleigh Smith

DIRECTOR Burleigh Smith

WRITER Burleigh Smith

CAST Burleigh Smith, Elizabeth

Caiacob

Kenny Bunkport gets more than

he bargains for the night he

takes his elderly grandmother

out to dinner.

SALES CONTACT

Tropfest Events Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9368 0434

FAx +61-2 9360 1594

mail@tropfest.com.au

mIRROR mIRROR

DIGITAL BETACAm/BETACAm/DVD, 10

mIN

GAy/LESBIAN, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy, PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO Wintertime Films Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Natasha Gray, John

Winter

DIRECTOR John Winter

WRITER John Trigg

CAST Roy Billing

After so many years together, Joe

faces life without Jana. Goodbyes

are never easy...

SALES CONTACT

John Winter

PHONE +61-2 9810 5271

FAx +61-2 9818 3640

MOBILE +61-418 181 599

winterj@bigpond.net.au

mISLED

DVD, 4.5 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy, TEEN

PROD CO Imte Entertainment

PRODUCER Ashley White

DIRECTOR Ashley White

WRITER Ashley White

CAST Bryce Kennedy, Mitchell

Hamer, Jodie-Lee Thom, Tess

Hoinville, Claire O’Meara, Greg

O’Meara

Daniel is always embarrassing

Rowan in front of their mates at

school. Rowan thinks Daniel is

just satisfying his ego, but does

he have the wrong impression?

SALES CONTACT

Imte Entertainment

PHONE +61-2 6687 1287

imte-entertainment@hotmail.

com

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 49

FICTION


FICTION

mOCKINGBIRD

DVD, 14 mIN

CRImE, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

ROmANCE

PRODUCER Kathryn Barker

DIRECTOR Hannah Hilliard

WRITER Hannah Hilliard, Kathryn

Barker

CAST Gillian Alexy, Jay Ryan,

Laurence Breuls, Loene Carmen,

Stu Spence, Jennifer Campbell

When Emily is dragged to the

country so her mother can

pursue a new relationship, she

seeks refuge in the neighbouring

farm boy. At first a ploy to

regain her mother’s attention,

Emily begins to fall for him and

urges him to escape his violent

brother. As her relationship with

her mother disintegrates, Emily

also wants out. But sometimes

patterns of behaviour aren’t easy

to escape.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

50 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

THE mORGUE

DV/mINI DV, 7.5 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO Paul Cavallo

PRODUCER Paul Cavallo

DIRECTOR Paul Cavallo

WRITER Paul Cavallo

CAST Stef Dawson, Dean Kirkright,

Michael Moore

Do you know what it’s like to

fear the worst? Carmel and

Mitchell are just back from their

honeymoon. On his way to work

Mitchell is in a car crash and

Carmel is visited by the police to

identify her husband’s body at

the morgue.

SALES CONTACT

Paul Cavallo

FAx +61-2 9427 7053

MOBILE +61-413 495 868

paulcavallo1980@yahoo.com.au

my COUNTRy

DIGITAL BETACAm, 11 mIN

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL, HISTORy/

POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN, INDIGENOUS

PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO Papermoon Productions

PRODUCER Sally Madgwick

DIRECTOR Odette Best

WRITER Odette Best

CAST Steve “Mullawulla” Dodd

MY COUNTRY is a story of a

confronting memory that comes

to life through the eyes of an old

Aboriginal ‘Uncle’. The film is a

journey through the gift of art

and its interpretation, one black

and one white. Motivated by a

painting Old Uncle unpeels his

experience and reveals a hidden

truth. Through art, the film, MY

COUNTRY highlights one of the

most contentious and ongoing

issues within Australia today, for

both black and white people.

SALES CONTACT

Papermoon Productions

PHONE +61-7 3342 7204

sally_madgwick@yahoo.com.au


my GREATEST DAy EVER

DIGITAL BETACAm, 9 mIN

CHILDREN, COmEDy

PROD CO Glorious Picture

Company, The

PRODUCER Mark Bellamy

DIRECTOR Mark Bellamy

WRITER Mark Bellamy

CAST Raphel Harvey,David James,

Nathaniel Buzolic, Fred Talib

On the morning of the football

grand final Scotty wakes to be

told his lucky sock is nowhere

to be found. He pledges to stay

on the substitutes bench as long

as possible to avoid bringing

bad luck to his team, but it

strikes anyway. Scotty’s regular

goalkeeper is unavailable and

Coach has decided Scotty must

take his place. Scotty must battle

his nerves and superstition to try

and save the game for his team.

SALES CONTACT

Glorious Picture Company, The

FAx +61-416 038 310

MOBILE +61-416 038 310

tgpc@netspace.net.au

my LAST TEN HOURS WITH

yOU

DIGITAL BETACAm, 15 mIN

GAy/LESBIAN, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy, ROmANCE

PROD CO Closer Productions

PRODUCER Rebecca Summerton

DIRECTOR Sophie Hyde

WRITER Matthew Cormack

CAST Toby Schmitz, Joel McIlroy

At 6am Jeremy and Mark will go

their separate ways. Their last

ten hours together, over one hot

night, will be punctuated with

friends, fights and frustrations

as they wait it out, each dealing

with the loss of love in their

own way.

www.closerproductions.com.au

SALES CONTACT

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution

Centre

Canada

PHONE +1-416 588 0725

FAx +1-416 588 7956

cfmdc@afmdc.org

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Closer Productions

PHONE +61-8 8271 9713

sophhyde@closerproductions.

com.au

my SISTER AND I

DVD, 11 mIN

EROTIC, GAy/LESBIAN, PSyCHOLOGICAL,

ROmANCE

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Suzy Spoon

DIRECTOR Paola Morabito

WRITER Paola Morabito

CAST Olivia Stambouliah, Maria

Angelico

In a freshly built mansion, two

virgin sisters share a unique

connection, a tiny room and a

simple promise.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 51

FICTION


FICTION

NANA

DVD, 6 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA,

CHILDREN

PRODUCER Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR Warwick Thornton

WRITER Warwick Thornton

CAST Mitjili Napanangka Gibson,

Kiara Gibson, Ted Egan Jangala,

Noreen Robertson Nampijinpa

Nana’s granddaughter thinks

Nana’s pretty special. She loves

her Nana because she helps the

old people, she’s got a good

painter and other people love

her too. Nana’s got everyone

under control.

SALES CONTACT

Kath Shelper

MOBILE +61-417 242 320

kath@scarlettpictures.com.au

52 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

NUmB SKULLS

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 13 mIN

COmEDy, HORROR

PROD CO ISDK Films

PRODUCER Kelly Sheeran

DIRECTOR Kelly Sheeran

WRITER Kelly Sheeran

CAST Travis Waite, Stuart Taylor

Tired of nothing but mindless TV?

You’ve come to the wrong place!

SALES CONTACT

ISDK Films

PHONE +61-3 9866 2988

FAx +61-3 9866 2988

ksheeran@isdkfilms.com

Kelly Sheeran

PHONE +61-3 9866 2988

FAx +61-3 9866 2988

ksheeran@isdkfilms.com

THE O WORD

DIGITAL BETACAm, 9 mIN

COmEDy, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

WOmEN

PROD CO Lockfilm

PRODUCER Alan Lock

DIRECTOR Alan Lock

WRITER Alan Lock

CAST Lisa Adam, Mark McCann,

Margie McCrae

Dressed in her wedding gown

and about to leave for her

wedding a young bride is

kidnapped by her own mother

and locked in the house to

prevent her from making the

biggest mistake of her life.

SALES CONTACT

Lockfilm

FAx +61-2 9876 6676

MOBILE +61-427 901 121

lockfilm@bigpond.com


OH, mONAH

DVD, 3 mIN

COmEDy, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy, SATIRE

PROD CO Pussycat Productions

PRODUCER John Campbell, Loretta

Egan

DIRECTOR John Campbell

WRITER John Campbell

CAST Steve Berriman, Romany Lee

Daughter rings Dad to get an

answer to a radio quiz. Dad says

he can’t remember, gets rid of

daughter and calls the radio

station and wins the money.

SALES CONTACT

John Campbell

PHONE +61-2 6684 9249

montefeltro2@bigpond.com

ONLy HE KNOWS

DV/mINI DV, 17 mIN

CRImE, PSyCHOLOGICAL, WOmEN

PRODUCER Dallas Bland, Simon

Cadman

DIRECTOR Dallas Bland

WRITER Dallas Bland

CAST Karenza Stevens, Dallas

Bland, Mark Withers, Andrew

Mcleod

On one dark night, Paul comes

face to face with his inner

demons and learns a truth about

himself he has buried for to long.

SALES CONTACT

Dallas Bland

FAx +61-2 6207 5376

MOBILE +61-416 213 676

dallas@sydneyactor.com

OPPOSITES ATTRACT

DV/mINI DV, 16 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy, WOmEN

PRODUCER Jamie Wilson

DIRECTOR Jamie Wilson

WRITER Jamie Wilson

CAST Narrated by Jamie Wilson,

Kaori Hamamoto

Chris, the documentary

filmmaker, attempts to match

Yuki (a Japanese girl) with Ian

(an Aussie ‘Bogan’). Will he

succeed? Can opposites really

attract?

SALES CONTACT

Mija Productions

MOBILE +61-428 826 448

jcwilson@mijaproductions.com.

au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 53

FICTION


FICTION

THE OTHER HALF

DIGITAL BETACAm, 25 mIN

RELIGION, WOmEN

PRODUCER Jim Lounsbury, Behren

Schulz

DIRECTOR Jim Lounsbury

WRITER Josh Wakely

CAST Robin McLeavy, Laurence

Coy, Ian Meadows, Victoria

Campbell

While packing her dying

mother’s things, Sarah discovers

an old photo album that contains

a key to a family secret that has

been kept from her. She must

decide whether to live with the

mystery, or seek the truth.

SALES CONTACT

Jim Lounsbury

FAx +61-2 9477 2383

MOBILE +61-410 574 686

jim@graceproductions.com.au

54 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

THE OTHER SIDE

SP BETA, 15 mIN

HISTORy/POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN,

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, CULTURES -

INTERNATIONAL

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Robin Geradts-Gill

WRITER Robin Geradts-Gill

CAST Linda Hsia, Frieda McKenna,

Joe Petruzzi, Tony Rogers

Two refugees of a different

kind discover that freedom

isn’t necessarily a way of life in

Australia.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

THE PAIN OF THE mACHO

DIGITAL BETACAm/BETACAm/DVD, 5

mIN

COmEDy, CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL,

ROmANCE

PROD CO Lav Productions

PRODUCER Lav Bodnaruk

DIRECTOR Lav Bodnaruk

WRITER Lav Bodnaruk, Matias

Stevens

CAST Matias Stevens, Leilani

Wyatt, Roman Muric

THE PAIN OF THE MACHO is a

short film about a Latin lover,

struggling to find his true

companion in life. After years

of meaningless sex and one

night stands, Macho finally

finds the girl of his dreams.

Broken hearted he opens up to a

stranger in the bar and tells the

tale of how he met and lost the

perfect girl in one day.

SALES CONTACT

Lav Productions

info@lavproductions.com


PAjERO 5

DV/mINI DV, 11 mIN

COmEDy, FANTASy

PRODUCER Luke Dykes

DIRECTOR Michael Delaney

Johnny Pajero is back in PAJERO

5, Blood for the Vampires tomb.

After killing Palentay, Pajero

returns as a fiesty young rookie

cop, hot on the heels of a

soulless demon who thirsts for

death and seeks the blood of

innocence. Will Pajero uncover

this sinister plot in time to stop

the Vampire being reborn?

SALES CONTACT

15/15 Film Festival

PHONE +61-3 9481 8945

FAx +61-3 9481 4954

MOBILE +61-400 472 172

filmfestival15@mail.com

PARADISE

DVD, 14 mIN

ROAD mOVIE, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Kathryn Barker, Ben

Commens

DIRECTOR Mark Robinson

WRITER Mark Robinson, Cleon

Prineas

CAST Mathew Wilkinson, Ewen

Leslie

PARADISE is about how two

mates come to terms with

entering a new world, about

re-imaging what their Paradise

looks like.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

PASSING THROUGH

DVD, 7 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Zyra McAuliffe

DIRECTOR Katie Hides

WRITER Tim Wilde

CAST Roger Corser, Rita Kalnejais

When work obsessed Julian

returns to his childhood home

after his mothers’ funeral, he

finds things are not as expected.

There is a woman, Gemma,

living in his house with his

mother’s permission who he

knows nothing about. But

Gemma knows about Julian.

Gemma also knows about grief.

Can this unexpected encounter

help Julian to connect with his

long suppressed emotions and

grief?

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 55

FICTION


FICTION

THE PICNIC

DVD, 6 mIN

DRAmA, COmEDy

PRODUCER Craig Anderson

DIRECTOR Belinda King

WRITER Belinda King, Craig

Anderson

CAST Loani Arman, Sharn

Hammond, Bryan Moses,

Stephen Haimes

You can pack a pretty picnic but

you can’t predict the weather.

The desperate acts of a crazed

woman turn a friendly picnic into

a day to remember.

SALES CONTACT

Belinda King

MOBILE +61-402 676 418

belindacking@hotmail.com

56 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

PIG LATIN

DV/mINI DV/BETACAm, 6 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Nathaniel Kiwi

DIRECTOR Nathaniel Kiwi

WRITER Nathaniel Kiwi

CAST Stephen Curry, Steven Stagg,

Diana Greentree, Charlie Clausen

Two cops try to relive their

childhood.

SALES CONTACT

Tropfest Events Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9368 0434

FAx +61-2 9360 1594

mail@tropfest.com.au

PIRANHA

DIGITAL BETACAm, 13 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy, ROmANCE

PROD CO Park Films

PRODUCER Stuart Parkyn

DIRECTOR Irina Goundortseva

WRITER Irina Goundortseva

CAST Laura Gordon, Ryan Corr,

Andy McPhee, Maureen Sherlock

It’s puzzling that Katie pushes

away charismatic Andy. After

all, she’s new in town and they

are obviously attracted to each

other. But Katie’s reluctance

may be justified. A sense of

danger hovers over them and

disaster looms as they start their

tentative relationship.

www.irinago.com/piranha.htm

SALES CONTACT

Stuart Parkyn

MOBILE +61-405 645 144

stuartparkyn@optusnet.com.au


PLAy DATE

DV/mINI DV, 5 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO Pow Productions

PRODUCER Belinda Barancewicz,

Simon Cadman

DIRECTOR Belinda Barancewicz,

Simon Cadman

WRITER Belinda Barancewicz

CAST Natalie Carrol, Simon

Cadman

Simon is awkward around people

and finds it hard to relate at a

party, that is, until he meets

Jules.

SALES CONTACT

Pow Productions

MOBILE 0410 407 669

belbarproductions@gmail.com

PLEASANCE

DVD, 13 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Ben Commens

DIRECTOR Amy Gebhardt

WRITER Tim Lee

CAST Tony Barry, Graham Rouse,

Tina Bursill

Les and Errol are two elderly

brothers living on their family

property of Pleasance. Their

existence is well-worn, a

functional marriage of needs that

neither questions. Then one day

Marie, Errol’s past love, returns

to the district. The two are once

again drawn to one another and

as Errol spends more time with

Marie, his relationship with Les

becomes strained.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

PLEASE

DV/mINI DV, 2 mIN

ANImATION

PRODUCER Laura Woodward

DIRECTOR Jem Selig Freeman

This beautiful animation tells a

story of a little girl that really

wants a pet. Her parents say no

as she is only a little child. So

she draws a cat of her own.

SALES CONTACT

15/15 Film Festival

PHONE +61-3 9481 8945

FAx +61-3 9481 4954

MOBILE +61-400 472 172

filmfestival15@mail.com

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PLEASE KILL TREVOR

DOWSET

SP BETA, 12 mIN

COmEDy

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Ben Plazzer

WRITER Ben Plazzer

CAST Ben Ridgewell, Kristy

Barnes-Cullen, Simon King

As a successful paparazzo,

Trace’s world starts to crumble

around him when a mysterous

photographer starts stealing

his work. Perhaps what goes

around comes around after all...

or does it?

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

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POINT BLANK

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 8 mIN

COmEDy, POLITICAL, SATIRE

PRODUCER Maggie Lawrence

DIRECTOR Maggie Lawrence

WRITER Maggie Lawrence

CAST Kerrie Roberts, Chris Theo,

Kane Robinson

Sandy is a keen traveller and

student of philosophy. While

travelling a long way from home

she is taken hostage by two

Middle Eastern men. But even

with a gun pointed at her head,

Sandy is determined to impress

on her two captors that they

have totally misunderstood their

spiritual teaching.

SALES CONTACT

Maggie Lawrence

magglesfilm@yahoo.com.au

PRADA HANDBAG

DV/mINI DV/DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD/

BETACAm/VHS, 21 mIN

COmEDy, mUSICAL, GAy/LESBIAN

PRODUCER Vanessa Barrett, Einar

Johansen

DIRECTOR Stuart Vauvert

WRITER Stuart Vauvert

CAST Rita Kalnejais, Patrick

Brammall, Garry Scale, Lynette

Curran

What’s a girl to do when a

rare hair-loss condition leaves

her with an obsession for zany

wigs and make-up? Become a

drag queen, of course! Having

always been an outsider, a

young woman finds her niche

when she lands a job at a kooky

drag bar and assumes the new

identity of Prada Handbag. She

decides to take to the stage and

discovers that acceptance - and

self acceptance - can be found

in the most unlikely of places.

PRADA HANDBAG is a glitzy,

glam cinematic extravaganza

which promises to ravish the eye

and warm the heart.

www.escendi.com.au/pradahandbag/

SALES CONTACT

Escendi Films

MOBILE +61-400 873 948

stuart@escendi.com.au

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Stuart Vauvert

MOBILE +61-400 873 948

stuart@escendi.com.au


PREGNANT PAWS

DV/mINI DV, 2 mIN

COmEDy

PROD CO Angry Pinata

PRODUCER Joe Villanti, CJ Fortuna

DIRECTOR James Teh

WRITER CJ Fortuna, Joe Villanti

CAST CJ Fortuna, Vanessa Bennett,

Wayne Deakin, Lana Schwarcz

Vanessa, an expectant mother,

never expected what was to

happen next at the office.

SALES CONTACT

Angry Pinata

MOBILE 0400 266 325

joevillanti@nespace.net.au

THE PRESENT

DIGITAL BETACAm, 8 mIN

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL, NUCLEAR

ISSUES

PROD CO Plum Loco Productions

PRODUCER Linda Micsko

DIRECTOR Julietta Boscolo

WRITER Julietta Boscolo

CAST Sanae Nobuhara

Miyoko Takahashi is a friendly

but lonely Japanese woman who

lives in a humble Sydney city

apartment. Miyoko’s seemingly

simple existence is complicated

by two powerful factors - the

weakness of her body and the

strength of her memories. One

morning she awakes on a day

that she believes everyone

should remember. But has the

world forgotten Miyoko and that

which she will never forget?

SALES CONTACT

Linda Micsko

PHONE +61-2 9326 9916

FAx +61-2 9357 1479

linda@porchlightfilms.com.au

PROFESSOR PEBBLES

(FILM)

35mm/BETACAm/DV/mINI DV/DIGITAL

BETACAm/DVD, 12 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy, FANTASy

PROD CO Davison Bros, Papercut

Media

PRODUCER Jacob Fjord

DIRECTOR Pierce Davison

WRITER Pierce Davison

CAST Shaun Micallef, David

Smyth, John Saffran, Charles Bud

Tingwell

Tired of being taunted as a

goody two-shoes, Professor

Pebbles ascends to the earth’s

surface, determined to unleash

some serious wrongdoing on

those annoyingly innocent

humans, now nobody will ever

laugh at him again.

http://www.professorpebbles.com

SALES CONTACT

Papercut Media

PHONE +61-8 9227 8277

FAx +61-8 9227 8377

MOBILE +61-412 662 285

people@papercutmedia.com

Davison Bros

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PROmISING

DIGITAL BETACAm, 12 mIN

CHILDREN, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO Move Media

PRODUCER Troy Melville, Abi

Binning

DIRECTOR Mark Joseph

WRITER Mark Joseph

CAST Christopher Wright, Andrew

Casey, Mel King, Michael

Brennan

Eleven-year-old Eddy uses his

creativity and the unwitting help

of a substitute teacher to steer a

course through the debris of his

parents’ broken marriage.

SALES CONTACT

Abi Binning

abi@movemedia.net.au

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THE PSyCHOLOGy OF

KILLING

DVD, 15 mIN

PSyCHOLOGICAL, THRILLER

PROD CO DMFilms, PCMUUA

Productions

PRODUCER Darren Maxwell, Peter

Sims

DIRECTOR Darren Maxwell

WRITER Darren Maxwell

CAST John Jenkins, Sarah Breen

Peta Torrino awakes to discover

that her arms are tied to a bar

above her head. She is in an

abandoned room and is securely

gagged. On the table in front

of her is a pen, ruler, manilla

folder, an analogue clock and

a gun. At that point, James K

Beverson enters the room, looks

at Peta and says ‘you’re awake,

good, and what good timing too,

because you see in a little under

15 minutes, you will be dead’.

www.darren.maxwell.net/

psyofk.htm

SALES CONTACT

DMFilms

darren@maxwell.net

PUNCH

DIGITAL BETACAm, 11 mIN

COmEDy, CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL,

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO Nestani Productions

PRODUCER Sotiris Dounoukos

DIRECTOR Sotiris Dounoukos

WRITER Matt Rubinstein

CAST Guillaume Clemincins

A broken man tries to escape

his pain by playing the clown

he feels like. But in a city full of

beauty and noise he can’t find

an audience. Caught in his world

of loss and desperation, he fails

to notice the small chances of

happiness that life offers him.

SALES CONTACT

Sotiris Dounoukos

MOBILE +61-409 046 022

nestani@tpg.com.au


PUPPET LOVE

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 7 mIN

COmEDy, HORROR, ROmANCE

PRODUCER Daniel Sanguineti,

Sarah Keetman

DIRECTOR Daniel Sanguineti

WRITER Daniel Sanguineti, Sarah

Keetman

CAST Alyce Nesbitt, Josh MacKenzie

Timmy is not like the other

girls and boys at school. He is

different. But that doesn’t stop

his affections for his beautiful

teacher, Ms Lucy Hart. Unfortunately

it becomes apparent to

Timmy that Ms Hart does not feel

the same way, so he decides to

take fate into his own hands.

SALES CONTACT

Daniel Sanguineti

PHONE +61-2 6255 3392

FAx +61-2 6248 5117

MOBILE +61-409 072 549

danielsanguineti@menofthehour.

com

THE RAID

DV/mINI DV, 3 mIN

CRImE, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

ENVIRONmENT/CONSERVATION

PROD CO Radar Pictures

PRODUCER Muy Lang Linda Ung,

Rob Leggo

DIRECTOR Muy Lang Linda Ung

WRITER Muy Lang Linda Ung

CAST David Allsopp, Matthew

Knowles, Rob Leggo, Robin Royce

Queree

THE RAID looks at the effect of

our diminishing water supply on

our urban population

www.hamandcheese.com.au/

Some_Films....html

SALES CONTACT

Radar Pictures

FAx +61-2 8879 7099

MOBILE +61-438 658 526

lindaung@mac.com

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Muy Lang Linda Ung

lindaung83@hotmail.com

RAPHAEL

DVD, 8 mIN

FANTASy, FILm/mEDIA, ROmANCE

PROD CO Karen Power Films

PRODUCER Karen Power

DIRECTOR Karen Power

WRITER Karen Power

CAST Chris Asimos, Estuate Sua,

Candice O’Kane, Mathew Hasler,

Melanie Matheson, Noel Lipson,

Sylvia Correanni, Sue Martin,

Timothy Geissauf, Camilla

Geissauf, Will Geissauf, Georgina

Geissauf, Sorinna Cristea, Claudia

Cristea

Street Angels are always at

work. Do they ever get a break?

www.indieflix.com

SALES CONTACT

Indie Flix

United States

PHONE +1-206 323 3549

FAx +1-206 860 8406

mike@indieflix.com

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REAL THING

BETACAm, 5 mIN

HORROR, THRILLER

PROD CO Rupert Glasson

PRODUCER Hugo O’Conner, Rani

Chalayer

DIRECTOR Rupert Glasson

WRITER Rupert Glasson

CAST Slava Orel, Emma Jackson,

Jean Marc-Russ

A woman wakes up in her bed

next to a man who claims to

be her husband but she doesn’t

recognize him.

www.rupertglasson.com

SALES CONTACT

Rupert Glasson

FAx +61-3 9531 5964

MOBILE +61-448 809 613

rupert_g@bigpond.net.au

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RECALL

DIGITAL BETACAm, 7 mIN

COmEDy

PROD CO Angela Walsh Productions

PRODUCER Angela Walsh

DIRECTOR Michael Noonan

WRITER Michael Noonan

CAST Bevan Wilson, Sylvia Rands

Usually nothing happens at

Graham’s Electrical Goods Store

in the middle of nowhere. But

today is different. The man on

the phone says there has been

an urgent product recall. The

Omega GT238 is potentially

dangerous. Graham only sold one

of those and she isn’t answering

her phone. Can a clumsy old man

get to his customer on time?

SALES CONTACT

Angela Walsh

PHONE +61-7 3266 1164

FAx +61-7 3266 1168

MOBILE +61-414 877 378

thewoosh@bigpond.com

THE RED SHOES

DV/mINI DV, 5 mIN

ARTS, ROmANCE, WOmEN

PROD CO Sunrae Productions

PRODUCER Jan Rae

DIRECTOR Jan Rae

WRITER Jan Rae

CAST Melissa Poole, Kim Kilgariff,

Moshlo Shaw, Rodney Sweet

When a young woman spends

her rent money on a pair of

red shoes, they take her on a

priceless fantasy.

SALES CONTACT

Jan Rae

PHONE +61-2 6685 7803

janrae7@gmail.com


THE REmOVALIST

DIGITAL BETACAm, 7 mIN

CRImE, THRILLER

PRODUCER Munah Al-Chalabi

DIRECTOR Gary Cunliffe

WRITER Gary Cunliffe

CAST Ric Herbert, Toby Villis, Geoff

Healey

After the murder of an old man,

a psychotic removalist is forced

to take on a temp to clear out

the dead man’s house.

SALES CONTACT

Gary Cunliffe

PHONE +61-2 9968 3444

gary@plumpfilms.com.au

ROAD RAGE

DIGITAL BETACAm, 7 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Lyndal Mebberson,

Mark Bellamy

DIRECTOR Mark Bellamy

WRITER Mark Bellamy

CAST Paul Kelman, Alan Flower,

Scott Johnson, Fred Talib

One morning, in busy peak

hour traffic, two motorist’s lives

collide in a near traffic accident.

One driver, shaken and angry,

watches as his fellow commuter

speeds away without acknowledgment

or apology for the near

miss. He decides to chase him

down in a quest for revenge.

SALES CONTACT

Tropfest Events Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9368 0434

FAx +61-2 9360 1594

mail@tropfest.com.au

RODNEy

BETACAm/DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 14

mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL, CULTURES -

AUSTRALIAN, EDUCATION, HEALTH

PROD CO Scene On Film

PRODUCER Samantha Camilleri

DIRECTOR Andrew Coyle

WRITER Andrew Coyle, Stephen

Girton

CAST Simon Laherty, Hannes

Berger, Simon McSweeney, Adam

Zwar, Don Bridges, Katie Brinson

Rodney is an intellectually

disabled man who wants to get

his driver’s licence.

SALES CONTACT

Scene On Film

MOBILE +61-439 309 629

acoyle@sceneonfilm.com.au

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SACRIFICE

DVD, 16 mIN

DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Juan Pablo, Blanco Ortiz

WRITER Juan Pablo, Blanco Ortiz

CAST Elle Wilson, Richard Davies,

Bruce Akers, Barry Lockett,

Mercedes Hernandez, Olaf

Savage

When Andrew is offered a

career opportunity in London,

he and his girlfriend Sam,

need to confront their issues

with independence, future and

family. A moving love story

which challenges our values and

priorities, letting us see that not

everybody sacrifices the same

things.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

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SAFE TRIP

DVD, 3 mIN

mySTERy, THRILLER, WOmEN

PRODUCER Adam Todd, Angela

Hernandez

DIRECTOR Angela Hernandez

WRITER Angela Hernandez

CAST Lauren O’Hara, Suzanne

Todd, Christian Castillo, Vincent

Varga

Celina has packed and the final

farewell from her family leaves

a bittersweet sensation in her

heart, but her adventure is about

to start, and it’s only for a year

- right?

SALES CONTACT

Filmaka

United States

info@filmaka.com

SATURDAy NIGHT

NEWTOWN, SUNDAy

mORNING ENmORE

DV/mINI DV/DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD,

8 mIN

COmEDy, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

ROmANCE

PRODUCER Luke Eve

DIRECTOR Christopher Johnson

WRITER Alex Broun

CAST Christopher Baker, Octavia

Barron Martin

Claire wakes up on Sunday

morning - in Enmore - next to

Matthew, who is definitely ‘not

her type’. Her memories of the

night before are hazy, to say the

least. She tries to leave quickly

but Matthew is surprisingly

imaginative - and appealing. By

the time she leaves, she wants

to stay. A story of romantic possibilities.

SALES CONTACT

Christopher Johnson

MOBILE +61-410 461 226

cj@christopherjohnson.com.au


SELLING HOPKINS

BETACAm/DV/mINI DV/DVD, 8 mIN

COmEDy, ROmANCE

PRODUCER Scott Eathorne

DIRECTOR Scott Eathorne

WRITER Scott Eathorne

CAST Jeremy Malcolm, Michelle

Francis

An unemployed man meets a

lonely saleswoman in this quirky

tale of friendship.

SALES CONTACT

Scott Eathorne

FAx +61-8 9420 5242

MOBILE +61-418 475 801

scott@quikmarkmedia.com

SEx WITH THE Ex

DVD, 8 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Natalie Palomo

DIRECTOR Leigh Richards

WRITER Hamilton Budd

CAST Marcus Graham, Anna-Lise

Phillips

Vincent and Alessandra have

fallen out of love. Vincent wants

Alessandra out of his life, but

Alessandra wants a child. While

time is running out, Alessandra

will not leave till she gets what

she wants, at any cost. Can

Vincent still come out on top? In

a murky basement bathroom,

it all comes down to a battle of

wills.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

SHADOW CITy

BETACAm, 5 mIN

ANImATION, CRImE, SCIENCE FICTION

PROD CO Chaotic Pictures

PRODUCER Lisa Shaunessy

DIRECTOR Seth Larney, Morgan

Healy

WRITER Morgan Healy

CAST Diana Glenn

‘Snuff of these Shadowmen!

Superpower to the rescue! Can

the jazz singer really outsmart

the villains of Shadow City?

SALES CONTACT

Chaotic Pictures

PHONE +61-2 8004 2922

FAx +61-2 9281 5530

lisa@chaoticpictures.com

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Seth Larney

FAx +61-2 9281 5530

MOBILE +61-422 684 479

seth@chaoticpictures.com

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SHADOW PLAy

DIGITAL BETACAm, 13 mIN

CHILDREN, PERFORmING ARTS

PROD CO Porchlight Films Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Linda Micsko

DIRECTOR Madeleine Hetherton

WRITER Madeleine Hetherton,

Rowan Marchingo

CAST Kirk Page, Alexandra

Harrison, Rininya Johnson-Page

When the magical play world of

a young girl is interrupted by her

parent’s conflict, she tries to pull

them back together. SHADOW

PLAY is an intelligent and

passionately wrought exploration

of family, love and conflict.

Through it we see the evolution

of a difficult family relationship

in which the emotional subtext is

revealed through dance.

SALES CONTACT

Linda Micsko

PHONE +61-2 9326 9916

FAx +61-2 9357 1479

linda@porchlightfilms.com.au

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SHARPEyE

DVD, 6 mIN

CHILDREN, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE -

AUSTRALIA

PRODUCER Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR Aaron Fa’aoso

WRITER Aaron Fa’aoso

CAST Ikaika Fa’oso, Robert Poi Poi,

Dane Wasiu, Peni Nadredre

When 11-year-old Whalen spies

a Special Forces dinghy off

the jetty, the whole town gets

in on the action to outdo the

professionals at their own game.

Set in the Torres Strait Island

communities of Barnaga and

Seisia, SHARPEYE tells the story

of the Charlie Company.

SALES CONTACT

Kath Shelper

MOBILE +61-417 242 320

kath@scarlettpictures.com.au

SINGLE SExy BILINGUAL

DVD, 14 mIN

COmEDy, GAy/LESBIAN, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy

PROD CO Barbara Karpinski Productions

PRODUCER Barbara Karpinski,

Tamiko Chee

DIRECTOR Barbara Karpinski

WRITER Barbara Karpinski

CAST Helmut Bakaitis, Alice

Ansara, Elaine Hudson, Tanya

Denny

A short black comedy about

being bilingual, bisexual and

bipolar.

SALES CONTACT

Barbara Karpinski Productions

MOBILE +61-425 291 742

barbara.karpinski@gmail.com


SmALL CHANGE

SP BETA, 7 mIN

DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Anna McGrath

WRITER Anna McGrath

CAST Minnie Liszukiewicz, Ziggy

Liszukiewicz, Ditch Davey, Vada

Wardlaw, Kirrily Frigo

A man struggles without his

wife, a little girl loses her tooth

and a boy reacts the only way

he knows how. Small change can

make all the difference.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

SNOOKERED

DVD, 2 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Gabrielle Briger

DIRECTOR Daniel Kinght

WRITER Roy Faulkner

CAST Tim Richards, Justin Smith

In a men’s locker room, a brief

moment of confusion will leave

two men snookered.

SALES CONTACT

Gabrielle Briger

PHONE +61-2 9371 8860

FAx +61-2 9371 9550

MOBILE +61-414 386 801

beadles@pobox.com

SOLUS

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO Oli Oli Pictures

PRODUCER Olivia Olley

DIRECTOR Olivia Olley

WRITER Olivia Olley

CAST Darren Lee Murphy

SOLUS deals with sensory

deprivation. The characters

confinement can be interpreted

as literal or metaphorical and

should provoke an audience to

consider the power of the human

mind.

SALES CONTACT

Olivia Olley

FAx +61-7 4978 3335

MOBILE +61-403 612 760

oliviaolley83@hotmail.com

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SOmE KIND OF CRAZy

DV/mINI DV, 14 mIN

COmEDy, HORROR, ROmANCE

PROD CO Progressive Pictures

PRODUCER Andrew Boland,

Jonathan Adams

DIRECTOR Andrew Boland

WRITER Andrew Boland, Jonathan

Adams

CAST Ben Blaylock, Belinda

Gosbee

Glen was having a nice day...a

normal day. Then a call from Lisa

and suddenly he finds himself in

a dark, disturbing and profoundly

funny situation! In a somewhat

unconventional scheme to

re-ignite the passion between

herself and Glen, Lisa has

murdered her current boyfriend

and subsequently her nosey

neighbour. Now it’s up to Glen to

clean up the situation and save

the day!

SALES CONTACT

Progressive Pictures

PHONE +61-2 9820 7610

progressivepic@hotmail.com

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SOULmATE

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 7 mIN

ROmANCE

PROD CO Tub Studio Productions

PRODUCER Anthony Guilbert

DIRECTOR Anthony Guilbert

WRITER Anthony Guilbert

CAST Rodney Sweet, Rinat Azulai,

Hannah Murphy, Jan Rae

Aaaatch... Oum

SALES CONTACT

Tub Studio Productions

PHONE +61-2 6687 2224

FAx +61-2 6687 2224

monoman@iprimus.com.au

THE SOUND OF CRy

BETACAm/DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 9

mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, CULTURES -

INTERNATIONAL, EDUCATION, HISTORy/

POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO Lav Productions

PRODUCER Lav Bodnaruk

DIRECTOR Michael Mier

WRITER Manawa Ilingworth,

Michael Mier, Lav Bodnaruk

CAST Andrew Carbone, Joe David

Brown, Moko Kamira, Christel

Leilani Broederlow

THE SOUND OF CRY is a short

dramatic film that highlights

the preciousness of life and

richness of multiculturalism as

an Australian boy encounters

conflict at a Maori funeral.

www.thesoundofcry.com

SALES CONTACT

Lav Productions

info@lavproductions.com


SPIDER (FILM)

35mm, 9 mIN

COmEDy, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PRODUCER Nicole O’Donohue

DIRECTOR Nash Edgerton

WRITER Nash Edgerton, David

Michod

CAST Nash Edgerton, Mirrah

Foulkes, Chum Ehelepola, Tony

Lynch

It’s all about fun and games until

someone loses an eye.

SALES CONTACT

Nash Edgerton

PHONE +61-2 9356 8478

FAx +61-2 9360 1316

MOBILE +61-412 219 759

info@bluetonguefilms.com

SPIKE UP (FILM)

35mm/DV/mINI DV/DIGITAL BETACAm/

DVD, 29 mIN

CRImE, PSyCHOLOGICAL, THRILLER

PROD CO Kojo Pictures

PRODUCER Kent Smith

DIRECTOR Anthony Maras

WRITER Anthony Maras

CAST Roy Billing, Marcus Graham,

Lisa Flanagan

Steve Barker is a veteran police

officer struggling to find any

self-respect or connection with

his young family. An encounter

with a drug-addled Aboriginal,

his wife’s infidelities and a

friend’s dark secret forces Steve

into a crisis of conscience and

warps his previously straightedged

moral code completely

out of shape. In the tradition of

Serpico and Blue Murder, SPIKE

UP offers a sobering meditation

on police ethics and responsibility;

and examines the power of

institutional evil to permeate the

individual.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

Spike_Up

SALES CONTACT

AntHouse Films

PHONE +61-8 8463 1111

FAx +61-8 8212 7220

info@anthousefilms.com

STAIRWAy TO ELEVEN

DVD, 13 mIN

COmEDy, mUSICAL

PROD CO Ashmore Films

PRODUCER Tom Meadmore

DIRECTOR Julian Ashmore

WRITER Julian Ashmore, Tom

Meadmore

CAST Michael Trewarne, Nikola

Dubois, Richard Firth

Joey Thunder dreams of the rock

star fantasy - cool clothes, hot

chicks, and huge gigs. Yet on

this fateful day his world falls

apart to teach him what’s truly

important.

SALES CONTACT

Ashmore Films

MOBILE +61-405 280 795

ashmorefilms@bigpond.com

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THE STARS DOWN TO

EARTH

SP BETA, 9 mIN

DRAmA, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR James Curlis

WRITER James Curlis

CAST Aleks Badham, Olena

Fedarova

After being dumped by his

girlfriend, a man experiences

his loneliness and isolation as a

cosmic melodrama.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

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STILL

DVD, 7 mIN

mySTERy, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PRODUCER Jayne Montague

DIRECTOR Jayne Montague

WRITER Nick Thompson

CAST Jodine Muir, Pete Wallers,

Giles Penfold

When a man and a woman each

choose the paths they wish

to take, their son is left aside.

Three lives, one decision, one

still night.

SALES CONTACT

Tropfest Events Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9368 0434

FAx +61-2 9360 1594

mail@tropfest.com.au

STORyTImE

DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 9 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA,

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, mySTERy,

HORROR

PROD CO Solid Films

PRODUCER Belinda Kelsall

DIRECTOR Jub Clerc

WRITER Sylvia Clarke, Jub Clerc

CAST Sylvia Clarke, Verna Lawson,

Jimmy Edgar, Jhi Clarke

Two adventurous Kimberly kids

wander deep into the Mangroves

at sunset, only to find the

terrifying campfire stories of the

Gooynbooyn Woman may not be

a myth after all.

SALES CONTACT

Solid Films

PHONE +61-8 9381 3462

FAx +61-8 9381 3462

MOBILE +61-428 975 491

solidfilms@mac.com


STRANGER IN TOWN

(FILM)

35mm, 15 mIN

CRImE, mySTERy, PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO Chaotic Pictures, Blackheart

Productions

PRODUCER Lisa Shaunessy

DIRECTOR Sandra Graham

WRITER Sandra Graham

CAST Leo Domigan, Sandra

Eldridge, David Lyons

When a new woman in town

appeals to the police for support

when she believes she is being

stalked, she is ignored by a jaded

detective. He soon discovers

that inaction on his part leads to

the dangerous actions of others

and ultimately his professional

downfall.

SALES CONTACT

Chaotic Pictures

PHONE +61-2 8004 2922

FAx +61-2 9281 5530

lisa@chaoticpictures.com

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Sandra Graham

PHONE +61-2 8812 5292

FAx +61-2 9281 5530

MOBILE +61-407 741 077

pembrokeroad@hotmail.com

STRAy

BETACAm, 15 mIN

GAy/LESBIAN, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy, TEEN

PRODUCER Craig Boreham

DIRECTOR Craig Boreham, Dean

Francis

WRITER Craig Boreham, Dean

Francis, Ross Jacobs

CAST Aidan Calabria, Rick Viede,

Brad Wilson, Jiyn Riches

A contemporary retelling of the

tale of the City Mouse and the

Country Mouse, STRAY follows

Mouse, a teenager who leaves

his home in the country in search

of his place in the world. Along

the way he is exposed to the

seedy underbelly of the city

and the people who live there

including the broken drag diva

Lame Doe Ray, who takes him

under her wing. Will Mouse be

led astray and consumed by the

drug-soaked landscape?

SALES CONTACT

Craig Boreham

PHONE +61-2 9361 5318

FAx +61-2 9361 5320

c.boreham@metroscreen.org.au

SUmmER BREEZE

DIGITAL BETACAm, 15 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy, ROmANCE

PROD CO Catchlight Pictures

PRODUCER David Le May, Kim

Strobl

DIRECTOR Kim Strobl

WRITER Kim Strobl, Daniel James

Palmer

CAST Hannah Kew, Paul Stocker

Adam

Paul is a young, quiet man who

spends time listening to music

and reading on the river bank,

but when Hannah suddenly

appears his lazy summer

afternoon is thrown out of sync

for good and for bad. Hannah

slowly chips away at Paul’s

defences, and with a little

female persuasion he eventually

opens up to her. In the whirlwind

of their summer romance they

decide to run away together the

following day.

SALES CONTACT

Passion Pictures

United Kingdom

PHONE +44-020 7323 9933

FAx +44-020 07323 9030

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THE SWImmER

BETACAm, 7.45 mIN

CHILDREN, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL, HISTORy/

POLITICS - INTERNATIONAL

PROD CO Belfast Sisters, McKenna

Media

PRODUCER Rosemary McKenna,

Frank McKenna

DIRECTOR Colette McKenna

WRITER Colette McKenna

CAST Laura Sullivan, Kathleen

Sullivan, Rosemary McKenna,

Mia Martin, Damian Fasolo, Leo

Murray.

Oisin, caught in crossfire in

her hometown Belfast, suffers

burns to her young body. She

now must bear her scars,

both physical and mental, as

she negotiates a new life in a

new country, under the blue

Australian skies.

SALES CONTACT

McKenna Media

MOBILE +61-405 306 046

c.mckenna@murdoch.edu.au

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Colette McKenna

C.McKenna@murdoch.edu.au

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THE SWImmING LESSON

DV/mINI DV, 15 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, TEEN, THRILLER

PRODUCER Sylvia Warmer

DIRECTOR Bowen Ellames

WRITER Bowen Ellames

CAST Jude Henshall, Joseph

Williams, Nadia Rossi, Lisa

McAskill

1959 in the town of Port

Augusta. Teenager Mae and

her best friend Louise lead an

unpromising and promiscuous

life with their boyfriends. When

two Hollywood stars arrive in

town to feature in a new motion

picture, Mae’s small life is

changed forever.

Seduced by the charms of actor

Robert Mitchum and Hollywood’s

promise of celebrity, Mae

dreams of making it big but her

short-lived pursuit of fame leads

to the teenage girl’s realisation

that circumstances may hinder

her chances.

SALES CONTACT

Bowen Ellames

MOBILE +61-403 304 553

bowen.ellames@flinders.edu.au

THE SWORDSmAN

DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 10 mIN

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL, FANTASy,

TRAVEL/ADVENTURE

PRODUCER Alex Chapman

DIRECTOR James Lane

WRITER James Lane

CAST Minh Trieu, Angelina Zhang

A Swordsman must break away

from his Masters teachings after

the tragic death of his wife.

SALES CONTACT

Alex Chapman

MOBILE +61-416 063 370

achapman@primetv.com.au


TALA (RyTHym)

SP BETA, 13 mIN

DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Anoar Ahmed

WRITER Anoar Ahmed

CAST Gayathri Balakumar, Sonya

Suares, Sachin Joab, Hasan Naim

Miraz, Dr Chandrabanu, Meena

Chockalingam, Diya Soman

TALA is a story about the

relationship between Beena

and her mother Maya. The story

centres on an event that will

change their relationship forever.

It is a story about imperfections

and forgiveness.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

TOO LATE

DVD, 6 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA,

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PRODUCER Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR Michael Longbottom

WRITER Michael Longbottom

CAST Ngaire Pigram, Jake Phillips,

Aaron Pederson

Ben’s plea for forgiveness leads

to a shocking discovery.

SALES CONTACT

Kath Shelper

MOBILE +61-417 242 320

kath@scarlettpictures.com.au

TOUCH

DVD, 8 mIN

FILm/mEDIA, PSyCHOLOGICAL, WOmEN

PRODUCER Ann Nolan

DIRECTOR Ann Nolan

WRITER Ann Nolan

CAST Melinda Wells, Chad

Dingwall, Harry Wells, Findley

Nolan-James

A woman sits anxiously in a

stately waiting room, reflecting

on moments that have led to

her predicament. Shortly, she

will hear the outcome of a much

anticipated decision.

www.annnolan.com.au/3.html

SALES CONTACT

Ann Nolan

MOBILE +61-416 140 805

ann@annnolan.com.au

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TRAFFICK

DVD, 3 mIN

mySTERy, THRILLER, WOmEN

PRODUCER Adam Todd, Angela

Hernandez

DIRECTOR Adam Todd

CAST Ameila Kaldor, Kelly Farrugia,

Lauren O’Hara

Three young women from

different worlds come together

expecting a positive life changing

journey, only to discover they

have been sold into sexual

slavery.

http://iconoclast.inoz.com/

64traffick/

SALES CONTACT

Filmaka

United States

info@filmaka.com

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THE TURN

DV/mINI DV, 8 mIN

COmEDy, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PRODUCER Simon Temple

DIRECTOR Adrian Oostergetel

A young man’s life is dictated by

a coin, every problem has two

solutions. The best side wins.

He has a big decision, asking his

partner to marry him. However

‘heads’ is decided and he will

wait to ask her.

SALES CONTACT

15/15 Film Festival

PHONE +61-3 9481 8945

FAx +61-3 9481 4954

MOBILE +61-400 472 172

filmfestival15@mail.com

THE TURTLE

DVD, 6 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, CHILDREN

PRODUCER Kath Shelper

DIRECTOR Kelli Cross

WRITER Kelli Cross

CAST Gregory Cross, Kelton Pell

Thirteen-year-old Jason going

through the changes to become

a young man. His mother

sends him to the only decent

role model she can think of,

his paternal grandfather, for

a holiday at a small coastal town.

SALES CONTACT

Kath Shelper

MOBILE +61-417 242 320

kath@scarlettpictures.com.au


TWENTy FIVE CENTS

DV/mINI DV/DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD,

6 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, CULTURES -

INTERNATIONAL

PROD CO Anthony Noack

PRODUCER Natasha Burns, Anthony

Noack

DIRECTOR Anthony Noack

WRITER Anthony Noack

CAST Elspeth Ballantyne, Liran

Shachar

A woman, who migrated from

Eastern Europe to Australia as a

child, attempts to tell her story

to those she meets through the

day. But in this busy world, she

finds only deaf ears.

SALES CONTACT

Anthony Noack

MOBILE +61-431 964 766

ajnoack@yahoo.com.au

TWO BIG BOyS

DVD, 6 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA,

CHILDREN

PRODUCER Annie Benzie, Kath

Shelper

DIRECTOR Jon Bell

WRITER Jon Bell

CAST Michael Tuahine, David Page

Two brothers face a crisis of

dignity, which causes them to

examine their relationship and

sets them on a quest to become

indeed, two big boys.

SALES CONTACT

Kath Shelper

MOBILE +61-417 242 320

kath@scarlettpictures.com.au

TxT mE

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 5 mIN

COmEDy, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

ROmANCE

PRODUCER Julian Schimmel

DIRECTOR Sheila Jayadev

WRITER Julian Schimmel, Sheila

Jayadev, Michael Clarke, Michael

Brown

CAST Amy Gray, Julian Schimmel

‘You have one message’: Will

texting bring a boy and girl

together, or will it keep them

further apart? A modern day tale

of love and misunderstanding.

SALES CONTACT

Sheila Jayadev

FAx +61-2 9281 2830

MOBILE +61-411 743 452

sheilajayadev@yahoo.com.au

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UNKNOWN COmBO

DV/mINI DV, 7 mIN

COmEDy, CRImE, mySTERy

PRODUCER Steve Trevaskis, Tom

Vogel

DIRECTOR Steve Trevaskis

WRITER Tom Vogel

CAST Andy McPhee, Dan Matier,

Carlos Butros Carlos

Clancy’s gang are a bunch of

misfit gangsters who are in

business with Roland, the local

crime boss. They have a monthly

routine of an exchange of

suitcases with Roland. It seemed

simple. Just switch the cases and

be on your merry way. Things

are about to take a turn for the

worse. Distrust and one damn

terrible cold may be the death of

them all!

SALES CONTACT

Steve Trevaskis

FAx +61-3 5824 2412

MOBILE +61-419 522 139

stevetrevaskis@gmail.com

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THE VISITOR

DIGITAL BETACAm/BETACAm/DVD, 12

mIN

FANTASy, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PRODUCER Sacha Rodriguez,

Miranda Edmonds, Paul Andersen

DIRECTOR Paul Andersen

WRITER Rachel Bowen

CAST Heather Bolton, Emily

Jackson, Hamish Fletcher

Lucia lives with her teenage

daughter in disconnected silence.

Something or someone is

missing form her life. One night

she sews herself a new man

from discarded rags and slowly,

he comes to life. An unconventional

drama of loneliness and

redemption from director Paul

Andersen.

SALES CONTACT

Paul Andersen

FAx +61-2 4262 1392

MOBILE +61-412 598 330

paul@filmdirector.com.au

THE VON

DIGITAL BETACAm, 7 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL, COmEDy, ROmANCE

PRODUCER Robyn Sinclair

DIRECTOR John Mavety

WRITER John Mavety

CAST Jacob Bicknell, Zeke Collins,

Gabrielle Desdoigts

Alex Vonzitzavitz is about to

face the most humiliating

experience of his life. Remember

that nightmare you had about

turning up to school naked?

Well this is worse. But don’t

panic, superheroes like ‘The Von’

always find a way.

SALES CONTACT

Tropfest Events Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9368 0434

FAx +61-2 9360 1594

mail@tropfest.com.au


THE VOyEUR

DV/mINI DV, 9 mIN

FILm/mEDIA, HORROR, THRILLER

PROD CO Omega 3

PRODUCER Mathew Chardon O’Dea

DIRECTOR Mathew Chardon O’Dea

WRITER Mathew Chardon O’Dea,

Sheena May

CAST Sheena May, Nathan

Chardon

Voy-eur (voi-yur) n. a scopophilliac

1. Lit. ‘one who views

or inspects; 2. An obsessive

observer of sordid or sensational

objects

http://chardonodea.com/Pages/

voyeur.html

SALES CONTACT

Mathew Chardon O’Dea

PHONE +61-2 6260 8671

m_chardonodea@hotmail.com

W GEORGE: A WEAPON OF

mASS DISTRACTION

DVD, 3 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy

PRODUCER Suzanne Todd

DIRECTOR Suzanne Todd

WRITER Suzanne Todd

CAST William George Todd

W George Todd is the father

of critically acclaimed director

Adam Todd. This is a journey into

W George and his destructive

relationship with his son.

SALES CONTACT

Filmaka

United States

info@filmaka.com

W GEORGE: NETWORKING

THE NEIGHBOURS

DVD, 3 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy

PRODUCER Suzanne Todd

DIRECTOR Suzanne Todd

WRITER Suzanne Todd

CAST William George Todd

W George Todd is the father of

critically acclaimed director Adam

Todd. In this episode we uncover

W George’s manipulation of

neighbours and government to

create trauma on his son.

SALES CONTACT

Filmaka

United States

info@filmaka.com

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W GEORGE: TRACKING THE

PSyCHOPATH

DVD, 3 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy

PRODUCER Suzanne Todd

DIRECTOR Suzanne Todd

WRITER Suzanne Todd

CAST William George Todd

W George Todd is the father

of critically acclaimed director

Adam Todd. In this episode we

begin to understand W George

and why he is classified as a

psychopath.

SALES CONTACT

Filmaka

United States

info@filmaka.com

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WALNUT

DVD, 11 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Donna Basserabie-

Sennet

DIRECTOR Amy Gebhardt

WRITER Amy Gebhardt

CAST Michael Dorman, Jamie

Katasatsas, Maeve Dermody

Issac, a young skater is resistant

to intimacy and struggling to

connect with his girlfriend. In

fact, Isaac finds it easier to relate

to his old dog Walnut than to

the rest of his family. When Issac

faces his last day with Walnut, he

discovers a new way of looking

at the world.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

WARHEAD (FILM)

DVD/DIGITAL BETACAm/35mm, 14 mIN

HEALTH, PSyCHOLOGICAL, WAR

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

PRODUCER Jacob Oberman

DIRECTOR Steven Paul Jablonski

WRITER Steven Paul Jablonski

CAST Simon Lyndon, Ruby Rees-

Wemmys, Olivia Connolly

Recent Iraq veteran Jack McGuigy

returns to his young family only

to find that his toughest battle

will be fought on the homefront.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au


WATERmELON

SP BETA, 7 mIN

DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Kathryn Goldie

WRITER Kathryn Goldie

CAST Lucy Decent, Don Bridges,

Justin Hosking, Melanie Hillman,

Katie Smith, Andre Martinovici,

Pauling Streatfeild, Michael

Kratochvil

Eleven-year-old city girl Julia

is excited about meeting her

country grandfather for the first

time. But once she arrives at the

farm, nothing is as she imagined.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

WELCOmE TO PIPE

mOUNTAIN

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 24 mIN

FILm/mEDIA, PSyCHOLOGICAL, SATIRE

PROD CO Little Boy Pictures

PRODUCER Michelle Egan

DIRECTOR Kenta McGrath

WRITER Kenta McGrath

CAST Nicholas Britton, Amanda

Gardiner, Nathan Tetlaw, Russell

Honeybun

August 2011. A young man

travels to the foot of Pipe

Mountain, an infamous suicide

spot that has sparked a media

frenzy in recent years. After a

failed suicide attempt, he forms

an unlikely friendship with a

wandering mute woman and

encounters a photographer, for

whom the forest is a place full of

opportunity.

www.myspace.com/littleboypictures

SALES CONTACT

Little Boy Pictures

FAx +61-8 9446 1060

MOBILE +61-401 432 704

littleboypictures@hotmail.com

WHAT GEORGIA DOESN’T

KNOW

DVD, 8 mIN

CHILDREN, TEEN

PRODUCER Essi Haukkamaa

DIRECTOR Katelnd Griffin

WRITER Katelnd Griffin

CAST Jazz Mill O’Kane, Siobhan

Kissel, Cyndi Lee

A short Australian drama about

a 14-year-old bully through the

eyes of her primary victim Chloe.

SALES CONTACT

Essi Haukkamaa

PHONE +61-7 3314 2601

FAx +61-7 3735 6646

MOBILE +61-404 200 817

essihaukkamaa@yahoo.com.au

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WHAT’LL I BE WHEN I

GROW UP?

BETACAm, 7 mIN

WOmEN

PRODUCER Carol Williamson, Hana

Tow

DIRECTOR Carol Williamson

WRITER Carol Williamson

CAST Emma Strand, Kerrie Roberts,

Gus McManus, Mara Greig

Kate, an exhausted single mum

with two cheeky kids, has

reached a standstill in her busy

life. With failing career prospects,

no romantic attachments and

needing ‘five minutes peace’

from her kids, the dog and the

grocery shopping, Kate turns

to a clairvoyant for answers.

However, the world of psychic

phenomenon only leaves Kate

more confused than ever, that is,

until the family arrives home.

www.metroscreen.com.au/

rawnerve.html

SALES CONTACT

Carol Williamson

shinyshoes@optusnet.com.au

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THE WHEELCHAIR

DVD, 7 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

PSyCHOLOGICAL, WOmEN

PROD CO 7South Film Company

PRODUCER Parth Nanavati

DIRECTOR Parth Nanavati

WRITER Parth Nanavati, Sue Bunt

CAST Abdul Rahim Saleh, Riccardo

Rosa, Jessica Coombs

A wheelchair bound boyfriend

requests his girlfriend to leave

him for better future. The

girlfriend is happy with or

without the wheelchair. The

ex-boyfriend of the girl tries

to persuade her to leave her

disabled boyfriend.

SALES CONTACT

Parth Nanavati

FAx +61-2 9113 3942

MOBILE +61-433 226 219

parthbn@gmail.com

WHEN DARKNESS FALLS

DV/mINI DV, 13 mIN

mySTERy

PRODUCER Janice Tanqueco, Mark

Inducil

DIRECTOR Mark Inducil

WRITER Mark Inducil

CAST Chantelle Jamieson, Christopher

Elliott, Ramona Pusch

Natalie, a woman haunted by

her past, suddenly develops a

severe case of lygophobia. When

she confides in her friend Carl,

about her increasing fear of the

dark, she finds out that it might

be connected to an old close

friend who she thinks is dead...

or is she?

SALES CONTACT

Mark Inducil

MOBILE +61-422 818 849

zboomcow@yahoo.com


WHERE THE mAGIC

HAPPENS

BETACAm/DVD/DV/mINI DV, 7 mIN

COmEDy, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

SATIRE

PROD CO Coppertree Films

PRODUCER Chris Aarons

DIRECTOR Ben Rutherford

WRITER Ben Rutherford

CAST Monique Kowalski, Ben

Rutherford

A married man is left home

alone thinking he will have

the time of his life. A film crew

captures his time alone. Will he

have the time of his life or will

the dreaded ‘Chore Board’ take

over?

SALES CONTACT

Coppertree Films

PHONE +61-3 9786 6306

benjo18@gmail.com

WHO DO I THINK I Am?

DVD/DV/mINI DV, 3 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Mel Bradford

DIRECTOR Mel Bradford

WRITER Mel Bradford, John Porter

CAST Remi Broadway, Peta Evans

Taylor

Perhaps women know a lot more

about what a young guy looking

to make change needs to do to

make a change.

SALES CONTACT

Mel Bradford

tubekool@gmail.com

WORK IN PROFRESS

SP BETA, 7 mIN

DRAmA, FANTASy

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Fraser Pilkington

WRITER Fraser Pilkington

CAST Lara Robinson, Anthony

Sharpe, Brett Swain

What if a painting could change

the world?

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

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yOLK (FILM)

35mm, 15 mIN

ROmANCE, TEEN

PROD CO Head Pictures

PRODUCER Damon Escott, Sally

Madgwick

DIRECTOR Stephen Lance

WRITER Stephen Lance, Cory Taylor

CAST Audrey O’Connor, Hamish

Irvine, Skye Wansey

When Lena, a 15-year-old girl

with Downs Syndrome, steals a

sex book from a mobile library,

her mother forces her to take it

back in an embarrassing family

spectacle that only strengthens

her daughter’s rebellious and

irrepressible desire.

SALES CONTACT

Stephen Lance

PHONE +61-7 3210 0086

MOBILE +61-439 752 623

stephen.lance@headpictures.com

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Images - previous page, top to bottom: The Von; Two Big Boys; Lone; Love on Track.

This page, clockwise from top left: My Sister and I; Flipsical; Hell’s Gates; Heaven; Disappointment;

Igor and Mal (centre).

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DOCUmENTARy

Photo by Simone Mazengarb

Without Permission was written and directed by Kaliopi Eleni. The film

won Best Documentary at the 2007 SA Short Screen Awards. It also

screened at the 2006 Shorts Film Festival in South Australia, and the

Shorts Outback Festival in 2007.

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DOCUmENTARy

AGNES ABBOTT

DIGITAL BETACAm, 23 mIN

ARTS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO CAAMA Productions

PRODUCER Liz Warning, Brian

Scarce

DIRECTOR Robyn Nardoo

WRITER Robyn Nardoo, Judy Lovett

CAST Agnes Abbott

Agnes Abbott, born in the 1930s,

has lived in her traditional

homelands all her life. Living life

was hard work.

SALES CONTACT

CAAMA Productions

PHONE +61-8 8951 9778

FAx +61-8 8951 9717

MOBILE +61-419 814 960

productions@caama.com.au

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Rachel Clements

PHONE +61-8 8951 9751

FAx +61-8 8951 9717

MOBILE +61-414 484 472

r.clements@caama.com.au

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BEyOND THE BELLy

DIGITAL BETACAm, 28 mIN

HEALTH, RELIGION, CULTURES -

AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO ABC TV Religion and

Ethics Unit

PRODUCER Roger Bayley

CAST Geraldine Doogue (Narrator)

Australian men are in crisis.

They’re fatter than ever before

and by the time they are 40 our

men are dying like never before.

But is obesity the problem?

Or is a big belly a symptom of

an inward spiritual void? By

following three middle-aged

blokes through a weight-loss

program, this story goes beyond

the belly to find out why our

menfolk are not taking care of

themselves. Beyond the mere

physical, we explore how men

are coming to terms with the

challenges of mid-life in a

secular society which celebrates

youth and all but ignores them.

A story for our time.

SALES CONTACT

ABC Content Sales

PHONE +61-2 8333 1500

FAx +61-2 8333 3975

abc.contentsales@abc.net.au

BIN APPETIT

DIGITAL BETACAm, 10 mIN

CRImE, ENVIRONmENT/CONSERVATION,

POLITICAL

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Matthew Pond

DIRECTOR Jenia Ratcliffe

WRITER Jenia Ratcliffe

BIN APPETIT is a twelve minute

documentary about the art of

Dumpster Diving and follows

a group of adults, young and

middle aged, who live out of

the bins in Sydney. They call

themselves Freegans and are

in a protest against the world’s

waste. Societal stigmas are

pushed aside as we celebrate an

alternative approach to living.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au


BUILDING FOUNDATIONS

DVD, 30 mIN

CHILDREN, HEALTH, CULTURES -

AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO Twoshotmedia

PRODUCER Monica Davidson

DIRECTOR Monica Davidson

WRITER Monica Davidson, Rebecca

Sutherland

CAST Judy Brewer-Fischer

Children with autism are widely

misunderstood, and even

pilloried by the media for their

often confusing and anti-social

behaviour. However, children

with autism can be delightful

individuals with much more

promise and possibility of

improvement than most people

realise.

SALES CONTACT

Autism Spectrum Australia

PHONE +61-2 8977 8300

FAx +61-2 8977 8399

rsutherland@aspect.org.au

BURNING DAyLIGHT

DIGITAL BETACAm, 26 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA,

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, ARTS

PROD CO Artemis International

Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Brian Beaton

DIRECTOR Warwick Thornton

WRITER Rachel Swain, Warwick

Thornton

BURNING DAYLIGHT follows the

process of the rehearsals and

community consultation leading

to the stage production of

Burning Daylight. This production

sought to break new territory

in the arena of contemporary

Indigenous dance. The collaboration

between Indigenous dancer

and choreographer Dalisa Pigram

and contemporary choreographer

Serge Aime Coulibaly from

Burkina Faso, West Africa, in

negotiation with the elders of

the Yawuru community and the

dancers in the project is exposed

in the documentary as the

backbone of the final work.

SALES CONTACT

SBS Content Sales and Distribution

PHONE +61-2 9430 3235

FAx +61-2 9430 2882

fiona.gilroy@sbs.com.au

A CAmBODIA STORy

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 14 mIN

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL, FILm/

mEDIA, HISTORy/POLITICS -

INTERNATIONAL, RELIGION

PRODUCER Cameron Frost, Syan

Vallance, Kiera Ephraims

DIRECTOR Cameron Frost, Syan

Vallance, Kiera Ephraims

WRITER Cameron Frost, Syan

Vallance, Kiera Ephraims

CAST Cameron Frost, Syan

Vallance, Kiera Ephraims, Shamsa

Nasr, Jaime Reiri

Based in Cambodia Phnom Pehn

is a NGO (Non Government

Organisation) which has many

projects running in the city

to help destitute women and

children. This film is about the

day in the life of a family that

HAGAR supports. The family has

a terrible history and they only

survive thanks to HAGAR. Their

story is very similar to most

families in Cambodia.

SALES CONTACT

Cameron Frost

FAx +61-8 9796 0809

MOBILE +61-428 649 018

frosty35_04@hotmail.com

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CANTATA jOURNEy

DIGITAL BETACAm, 27 mIN

PROD CO Research Decisions

PRODUCER Hart Cohen

DIRECTOR Hart Cohen

WRITER Hart Cohen

The film tracks the journey of

the Hermannsburg women and

men from their rehearsals at

home in Central Australia to their

triumph on stage at the Sydney

Opera House. The film also tracks

the story of the Horseshoe Bend

Cantata from the conception to

realisation and its significance to

Australian heritage and culture.

SALES CONTACT

ABC Content Sales

PHONE +61-2 8333 1500

FAx +61-2 8333 3975

abc.contentsales@abc.net.au

88 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

CHEEKy DOG

DIGITAL BETACAm, 22 mIN

HEALTH, ARTS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE -

AUSTRALIA

PROD CO CAAMA Productions

PRODUCER Barbara Clifford

DIRECTOR Dena Curtis

WRITER Dena Curtis

CAST Dion Beasley, Joie Boutler

Despite living with Muscular

Dystrophy and being profoundly

deaf, Dion, a 15-year-old artist

from Central Australia, has been

able to create a unique fashion

label to assist his financial

security.

SALES CONTACT

CAAMA Productions

PHONE +61-8 8951 9778

FAx +61-8 8951 9717

MOBILE +61-419 814 960

productions@caama.com.au

THE CHILD STAR

BETACAm/DV/mINI DV/DIGITAL BETA-

CAm/VHS/DVD, 6 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL, CHILDREN, COmEDy

PROD CO Speedy Riddy Creations,

Metro Screen Ltd

PRODUCER Ridwan Hassim

DIRECTOR Ridwan Hassim

WRITER Ridwan Hassim, Yasmeena

Ameera Hassim

CAST Yasmeena Ameera Hassim,

Ridwan Hassim, Alia Alexandra

Eva Hassim, Farida Hassim, Farida

Hassim

Yasmeena is an aspiring child

star who is set to star in two

short films and a feature film

over the next year. THE CHILD

STAR explores her journey of self

discovery with her Mentors who

each want her to be something

different, her Father who wants

her to be like Shirley Temple,

her Mother who wants her to

be a Ballerina and her paternal

Grandmother who wants her to

follow the family tradition and

become a medical doctor. Every

child is a star.

SALES CONTACT

Ridwan Hassim

PHONE +61-2 9759 8878

FAx +61-2 9758 4110

MOBILE +61-424 184 786

ridwanhassim@yahoo.com.au


DANCE LIKE yOUR OLD

mAN

DIGITAL BETACAm, 10 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL, PERFORmING ARTS

PROD CO Chequerboard Productions

Pty Ltd, Chunky Move

PRODUCER Edwina Throsby, Gideon

Obarzanek

DIRECTOR Gideon Obarzanek,

Edwina Throsby

WRITER Edwina Throsby, Gideon

Obarzanek

Six women imitate their dads’

dancing in a film about fathers

as seen through the eyes of their

daughters. These unseen men

come to life through the dances

and reflections of their children.

SALES CONTACT

Edwina Throsby

PHONE +61-2 9699 7554

FAx +61-2 9879 4149

MOBILE +61-413 294 956

edwina@chequerboard.com.au

DESTINy IN ALICE

DIGITAL BETACAm, 26 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA,

WOmEN, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO CAAMA Productions

PRODUCER James Bradley

DIRECTOR Sonja Dare

WRITER Sonja Dare

Welcome to Alice Springs, the

lesbian metropolis of outback

Australia, a place where black

and white women mix and

mingle. Satirical and funny, this

revealing documentary asks the

question: is it hard to sustain

love when racial and cultural

gaps seem insurmountable?

SALES CONTACT

CAAMA Productions

PHONE +61-8 8951 9778

FAx +61-8 8951 9717

MOBILE +61-419 814 960

productions@caama.com.au

DRIVING mISS EmILy

SP BETA, 10 mIN

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGy, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy, PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR James Lee

WRITER James Lee

CAST Miss Emily, Len Lawrence

An ex-laboratory scientist returns

to full time study at University,

working part time to make ends

meet. This documentary brings

viewers along for a night on

the job.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

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DOCUmENTARy

EVERy DAy AT SCHOOL

DIGITAL BETACAm, 3 mIN

CHILDREN, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

ENVIRONmENT/CONSERVATION, FILm/

mEDIA

PROD CO Film Australia

PRODUCER Wendy Gray, Tristan

Bancks

DIRECTOR Tristan Bancks

WRITER Tristan Bancks

Can a bunch of school kids really

change the world in five minutes

a day? This class of primary

school kids demonstrate over

the course of a week that it only

takes five minutes a day to make

a positive impact-from recycling

to planting fruit and vegetables

and telling jokes.

www.sbs.com.au/changetheworld

SALES CONTACT

Film Australia

PHONE +61-2 9413 8777

FAx +61-2 9416 9401

sales@filmaust.com.au

90 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

A FIGHTING CHANCE

DIGITAL BETACAm, 30 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO Jotz Productions Pty Ltd,

Budaya Productions

PRODUCER Katrina Lucas

DIRECTOR Mark Andersson

WRITER Katrina Lucas, Mark

Andersson

CAST Nermin Sabanovic

Once a celebrity and Olympic

boxing champion in his former

homeland of Bosnia, 42-year old

Nermin reckons he has what it

takes. He might have the support

of the Bosnian community

behind him, but his family is not

so sure. Nermin has been out

of the ring for 10 years and his

aging body may not be up to it.

SALES CONTACT

Budaya Productions

PHONE +61-8 8232 5583

info@budaya.com.au

FINDING PLACE

DIGITAL BETACAm, 23 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO CAAMA Productions

PRODUCER Barbara Clifford

DIRECTOR Trisha Morton-Thomas

WRITER Trisha Morton-Thomas

CAST Stefan Dick, Tommy Morton,

Joshua Morton, Peter Bartlett and

Micha Bartlett

FINDING PLACE explores the

issues surrounding ceremonially

initiated men as they deal

with the daily duality of their

social standing, both within

the Aboriginal community and

mainstream Australia.

SALES CONTACT

CAAMA Productions

PHONE +61-8 8951 9778

FAx +61-8 8951 9717

MOBILE +61-419 814 960

productions@caama.com.au


FINGAL RAPSKALLION

SP BETA, 7 mIN

PERFORmING ARTS, CULTURES -

AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Dewmymah Legg

WRITER Dewmymah Legg

CAST Fingal Rapskallion et Bazza,

Si, Zara

A portrait of ‘Fingal Rapskallion’

who is a busker, musician

and writer. An observational/

interview based documentary,

it follows Fingal through the

alleyways, streets and subways

of Melbourne. Busking is a way

of life for some and others just

do it for fun. This documentary

explores themes about

perception, creativity and human

kind.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

FIVE mINUTES TILL

mIDNIGHT

DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 6 mIN

ANImATION, BIOGRAPHICAL, WOmEN

PROD CO Second Banana Films

Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Andrea Gillies

DIRECTOR Steve French

WRITER Andrea Gillies

Five Australians over 93 discuss

their current lives and show

just how extraordinary ordinary

people can be. Their words are

exquisitely illustrated in delicate

drawings that create a new form

of documentary/animentary/

documation.

SALES CONTACT

Steve French

PHONE +61-3 5967 1790

MOBILE +61-425 784 190

steve@secondbanana.com.au

FLOUR, SUGAR, TEA

DIGITAL BETACAm, 26 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA,

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, HISTORy/

POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO Luminous Films Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Gina Twyble

DIRECTOR Lee Willis-Ardler

WRITER Lee Willis-Ardler

CAST Lee Willis-Ardler

Johno is an Aboriginal man

from the far north west of

Queensland. You can hear the

depth of his heartache. The other

day I asked him ‘do you feel

frightened?’ His reply was ‘death

doesn’t scare me, only the

thought of not seeing my kids

grow up, or seeing them go into

the same cycle as me’.

SALES CONTACT

Luminous Films Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9527 2329

FAx +61-2 9527 2329

MOBILE +61-409 652 898

luminous@ozemail.com.au

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DOCUmENTARy

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND:

THE LAST OF THE NOmADS

BETACAm, 24 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO BlackRussian Productions

PRODUCER Paul Roberts

DIRECTOR Glen Stasiuk

WRITER Glen Stasiuk

Journey into the Gibson Desert

to the country traversed by Warri

and Yatungka, the last of the

nomads who were brought in

to Wiluna in 1977 in a time of

drought.

SALES CONTACT

BlackRussian Productions

FAx +61-8 9490 7354

MOBILE +61-414 386 468

gstasiuk@mudoch.edu.au

92 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

GOD RIDDANCE

DV/mINI DV, 10 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

ENVIRONmENT/CONSERVATION,

POLITICAL

PRODUCER Kate Riedel

DIRECTOR Kate Riedel

WRITER Trevor Jenkins

CAST Trevor Jenkins

Trevor Jenkins is a man with a

mental illness, a strong faith and

an industrious will, whose daily

life captured the curiosity of an

entire community.

SALES CONTACT

Kate Riedel

MOBILE +61-417 333 684

kate.riedel@gmail.com

THE GOOD THE BAD AND

UGLy

DV/mINI DV, 26 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, FILm/mEDIA

PROD CO Mija Productions

PRODUCER Jamie Wilson

DIRECTOR Jamie Wilson

WRITER Jamie Wilson

CAST Martin Bono, narrated by

Jamie Wilson

Meet Martin D’Bono (Ugly), he’s

been involved in the night club

scene since the seventies and

still is. Want to find out what

makes this night club guru tick?

SALES CONTACT

Mija Productions

MOBILE +61-428 826 448

jcwilson@mijaproductions.com.

au


GREAT ExPECTATIONS

SP BETA, 10 mIN

WOmEN

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Carina Mergens

WRITER Carina Mergens

CAST Simone Guasick, Anja Luckenkemper,

Chi Sato Obe, Melanie

Jane Power, Carina Mergens

Four women around their

thirties. None of them are

married. They don’t have

children. An invitation for dinner

and the question, “what is it,

that you want?”

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

GRIND GIRLS

SP BETA, 10 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Poppy Shmith

WRITER Poppy Shmith

CAST Jeannie Polson, Steph

Marinovich

The sport of roller derby is

back in Australia. As the first

Mebourne team in over 25 years

prepare for their debut game,

tow members reflect on their

love of skating, and how derby is

changing who they are.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

HANGIN’ OUT WITH jACK

SP BETA, 15 mIN

TEEN, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Ka-Yin Kwok

WRITER Ka-Yin Kwok

CAST Jack Rosenich, Ka-Yin Kwok

Ka-Yin Kwok tries to find out

what life is like for a teenager

living in the flats. She returns to

the public housing estate where

she grew up. There she attemps

to hang out with fifteen year

old Jack.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 93

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DOCUmENTARy

HOmE RUN

DV/mINI DV, 7 mIN

CHILDREN, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

HISTORy/POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Lazaro Hernandez,

George Barbakadze

DIRECTOR Madeleine Hetherton

WRITER Madeleine Hetherton

The long haul trucks of Australia,

ablaze with light, sail through

the night with their loads. At the

helm of his truck, Chris Penfold

is ever on the move in search of

his next pickup or stop. But small

family owned businesses and

family traditions like these are

under threat from many angles/

Will Chris’ son Hayden still dream

of driving trucks like Dad?

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

94 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

HOT UP A SHOPPING

TROLLEy

DIGITAL BETACAm, 2 mIN

ANImATION, CHILDREN, CULTURES

- AUSTRALIAN, ENVIRONmENT/

CONSERVATION

PRODUCER Michelle French, Janine

Coogan

DIRECTOR Michelle French

WRITER Michelle French

A grandma’s daggy 1970s

shopping trolley is transformed

into a vehicle of self-expression,

with the added benefits

of getting people walking,

shopping locally and using

fewer disposable shopping bags.

These transformed trolleys are

guaranteed to be conversationstarters

on your journey to the

shops or market!

www.sbs.com.au/changetheworld

SALES CONTACT

Film Australia

PHONE +61-2 9413 8777

FAx +61-2 9416 9401

sales@filmaust.com.au

IN AFRICA

DIGITAL BETACAm, 9 mIN

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL, NATURE,

TRAVEL/ADVENTURE

PRODUCER Frances Anderson

DIRECTOR Frances Anderson

WRITER Frances Anderson

CAST Charles Fenn

Charles Fenn holidays in Africa

with specific motivation. But

things don’t always go to plan.

His subsequent reflections

provide insight into a complex

ethos may rebuke.

SALES CONTACT

Frances Anderson

United Kingdom

PHONE +44-447 80793 5466

thisisfranc@gmail.com


IN EVERGREEN mEmORy

SP BETA, 10 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, CULTURES -

INTERNATIONAL, PERFORmING ARTS

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Adam Phillips

WRITER Adam Phillips

A look at various Elvis Presley

fans and the influence that the

King of Rock ‘n’ Roll has had on

their lives.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

IN TRANSIT

SP BETA, 10 mIN

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL, CULTURES

- AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR philippa Kelly

WRITER philippa Kelly

CAST Hitomi Imai, Sayaka Kiuchi

Friendship. Immigration. Identity.

Four Japanese girls learn about

Australia . . . and themselves.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

KISS KISS

DVD, 6 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Donna Basserabie-

Sennet, Loosie Craig

DIRECTOR Samantha Rebillet

WRITER Samantha Rebillet

KISS KISS is a socio-culturalhistorical

montage of kissing

stories. The first kiss, the teenage

angst-ridden kiss, the romantice,

the illicit, the best, the worst,

the longest, the wettest, the

last. Told through the personal

stories of many unique and

intriguing subjects.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 95

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DOCUmENTARy

LAST TImE I CRIED

DV/mINI DV, 9 mIN

PSyCHOLOGICAL, CULTURES -

INTERNATIONAL

PRODUCER Genevieve Bailey,

Henrik Bailey

DIRECTOR Genevieve Bailey, Henrik

Bailey

“I cried this morning, but I am

happy now.” We asked 12 friends

5 questions. Aged between

3 and 93, born and raised in

different corners of the globe,

this film gives gentle insight into

what makes people smile.

SALES CONTACT

15/15 Film Festival

PHONE +61-3 9481 8945

FAx +61-3 9481 4954

MOBILE +61-400 472 172

filmfestival15@mail.com

96 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

THE LIST mAKER

DVD, 3 mIN

FILm/mEDIA

PRODUCER Adam Todd, Suzanne

Todd

DIRECTOR Adam Todd, Suzanne

Todd

WRITER Suzanne Todd

CAST Adam Todd

A behind-the-scenes look at the

making of Filmaka Jury film, ‘The

List’.

SALES CONTACT

Filmaka

United States

info@filmaka.com

LOVE REFUGEES

SP BETA, 27 mIN

GAy/LESBIAN, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Emily Beth Nelsen

WRITER Emily Beth Nelsen

From boundless plains to share,

to the land of the free, to the

world’s most progressive city,

and back again. Through bridges

and borders, the filmmaker

crosses hearts connected in

search of a place where love

counts.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au


LUmINOUS

DIGITAL BETACAm, 26 mIN

ARTS

PROD CO ABC Television

PRODUCER Louise Turley

DIRECTOR Louise Turley

WRITER Louise Turley

A musical journey for the 21st

century, where the dark and

moving images of photographer

Bill Henson intersect with an extraordinary

performance by the

Australian Chamber Orchestra.

SALES CONTACT

ABC Content Sales

PHONE +61-2 8333 1500

FAx +61-2 8333 3975

abc.contentsales@abc.net.au

mADE IN AUSTRALIA

SP BETA, 11 mIN

HISTORy/POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN,

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Amile Batalibasi

WRITER Amile Batalibasi

The term ‘outworkers’ is given

to those people in Australia who

work at home sewing clothes

for major Australia retailers. This

film reveals but a few of the

faces behind a Made in Australia

fashion label. It explores the

stories of five Vietnamese

women as they uncover the

harsh realities of their working

lives. This film has relevance to

everyone - we all wear clothes.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

mALAyTOWN STORIES

DVD, 27 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, HISTORy/

POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN, INDIGENOUS

PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO Double Wire Productions

PRODUCER Lenora Thaker

DIRECTOR Douglas Watkin

WRITER Felecia Watkin Lui, Lenora

Thaker

CAST Lenora Thaker, Edward

Watkin, Frederick Watkin, Lala

Nicol, Louisa Tim, Gladys BinGarape,

Dorothy Guivarra

By the 1920s, Cairns’ Malaytown

became home to one of the first

waves of Torres Strait Islander

families to settle on mainland

Australia. Close to the sea,

Malaytown enabled Islander

families to replicate as many

of their cultural traditions as

possible, providing a place of

social and economic support

within a predominantly white

population. In the tradition of

family oral histories, MALAYTOWN

STORIES features interviews with

six former Malaytown residents

and descendants.

SALES CONTACT

Double Wire Productions

FAx +61-7 4033 1100

MOBILE +61-410 326 562

doublewire@yahoo.com

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 97

DOCUmENTARy


DOCUmENTARy

mANjO: TELEmARKETER

ELITE

DV/mINI DV, 7 mIN

COmEDy

PROD CO Spaceboy Productions

PRODUCER Steve Anthopoulos

DIRECTOR Steve Anthopoulos

WRITER Steve Anthopoulos

CAST Bruno xavier, Tarsha Carvey,

Desan Padayachee

Manoj is India’s elite

telemarketer. This documentary

explores the man, his talent and

highly successful telemarketing

firm.

SALES CONTACT

Spaceboy Productions

MOBILE +61-417 988 474

steveanthopoulos@hotmail.com

98 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

mEET THE EyE

DV/mINI DV, 4 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy

PRODUCER Linda Rawlings

DIRECTOR Iveca Lendich

WRITER Linda Rawlings

MEET THE EYE evolved from the

video diary that Iveca Lendich

captured from his wheelchair

over a three-week period. The

project became a collaboration

when Iveca’s somewhat

haunting hall-way images found

their way into a dream of Vicinity

Project Manager, Linda Rawlings.

The dream became a poem and

together with Iveca’s images

they weave a powerful invitation

for the viewer to ‘stop’ and

deepen their connection with

people-with-disabilities.

SALES CONTACT

Linda Rawlings

PHONE +61-8 9370 1389

lojik@westnet.com.au

mSO CENTURy

DIGITAL BETACAm, 26 mIN

ARTS

PROD CO ABC Television

PRODUCER James Griffin

DIRECTOR James Griffin

WRITER James Griffin

CAST Geoffrey Rush

A portrait of the Melbourne

Symphony Orchestra in its 100th

year. Narrated by actor Geoffrey

Rush, the program includes

historical and archival photos and

film plus interviews with present

day MSO personalities.

SALES CONTACT

ABC Content Sales

PHONE +61-2 8333 1500

FAx +61-2 8333 3975

abc.contentsales@abc.net.au


my IDENTIFIED LIFE

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 15 mIN

PROD CO Budaya Productions

PRODUCER Mark Andersson,

Katrina Lucas

DIRECTOR Mark Andersson

WRITER Mark Andersson, Katrina

Lucas

CAST Colin Norris, Grant Norris

A documentary about Australia’s

foremost UFO investigator

86-year-old Colin Norris and the

work he has achieved in over

50 years of researching UFO

phenomenon.

SALES CONTACT

Mark Andersson

PHONE +61-8 8232 5583

info@budaya.com.au

NIGGER LOVERS

DIGITAL BETACAm/HD/HDV/DV/mINI

DV/DVD/VHS, 26 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PRODUCER Daryl Sparkes, Stephen

Hagan

DIRECTOR Rhonda Hagan

WRITER Stephen Hagan, Daryl

Sparkes

NIGGER LOVERS documents one

man’s fight against racism and

prejudice which he encounters

when he tries to have a sign

with the word ‘Nigger’ on it

removed from the sporting field

of Australia’s largest inland city -

Toowoomba, Queensland.

SALES CONTACT

ABC Content Sales

PHONE +61-2 8333 1500

FAx +61-2 8333 3975

abc.contentsales@abc.net.au

NIGHTS AT THE ANU BAR

DV/mINI DV, 7 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PRODUCER Daniel Walding

DIRECTOR Daniel Walding

A documentary profiling

Canberra’s leading music venue,

the ANU Bar. The venue has a

long and profound history for

bringing some of the biggest

Australian and international acts

to Canberra.

www.danielwalding.com/xhtml/

anubar.htm

SALES CONTACT

Daniel Walding

PHONE +61-2 6241 8951

danielwalding@gmail.com

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NUmBER ONE FAN

DVD, 14 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Reid Palmer

DIRECTOR Jolyon Hoff

In 1969, Laurie Nichols rose from

obscurity and earned the title of

Balmain Tigers Number One Fan.

Over the following decades, his

devotion and loyalty saw him

transcend the crowds on the hill

to become an established part of

the team. A renowned shadow

boxer, Laurie was later to fight

hard for the survival of the club.

He died three days before the

newly formed Wests Tigers first

game.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

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PALACE OF DREAmS

(FILM)

35mm, 26 mIN

ARTS, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, FILm/

mEDIA

PROD CO Anthony Buckley Films

Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Anthony Buckley

DIRECTOR Peter James

WRITER Anthony Buckley

A tour through the State Theatre,

Sydney, including backstage

and Wurlitzer organ loft. The

soundtrack comprises excerpts of

the films that have played there

since 1929 and we see some

gala premieres and the State

Orchestra.

SALES CONTACT

Anthony Buckley Films Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-7 4099 1344

FAx +61-7 4099 1355

buckleyfilm@austarnet.com.au

THE PASSION OF GINA

SINOZICH

DIGITAL BETACAm, 28 mIN

ARTS

PROD CO Vagabond Films Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Sylvie Le Clezio

DIRECTOR Olivia Rousset

THE PASSION OF GINA SINOZICH

follows artist Gina Sinozich

as she opens her first major

exhibition in Croatia. Sinozich has

only been painting for four years,

and is 74 years old.

SALES CONTACT

Vagabond Films Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9664 4331

FAx +61-2 9664 4331

MOBILE +61-415 790 392

vagabond@nsw.bigpond.com.au


A PLACE By THE SEA

DIGITAL BETACAm/HD, 25 mIN

CHILDREN, ENVIRONmENT/

CONSERVATION

PROD CO AFTRS Library

PRODUCER Elizabeth Warning

DIRECTOR Jenia Ratcliffe

CAST Various children and adults

who have attended Stewart

House

A PLACE BY THE SEA is an observational

documentary set in

Stewart House; where children

in need of a break attend for

a 12 day period. Interwoven

with footage from the past and

interviews with adults who

attended as children, A PLACE

BY THE SEA is set against the

backdrop of Curl Curl Beach.

A poetic exploration of our

memories as children and the

significance of the sea.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

PLAGUED By mEmORIES

DIGITAL BETACAm, 29 mIN

HISTORy/POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN,

HISTORy/POLITICS - INTERNATIONAL,

HEALTH

PROD CO ABC TV Religion and

Ethics Unit

PRODUCER Steven Salgo

DIRECTOR Steven Salgo

CAST Noel Debien (Narrator)

For many survivors of the

Holocaust the horror has

returned. When Renee Symonds

placed her mother in a nursing

home, her mother’s dementia

not only worsened, but the

loss of her home, family and

freedom, as well as her new

surrounds, triggered memories

suppressed for 60 years. Renee,

a psychotherapist, and the

nursing home, embarked on

a groundbreaking program to

identify the ‘triggers’ and treat

Holocaust survivors experiencing

these psychotic episodes.

SALES CONTACT

ABC Content Sales

PHONE +61-2 8333 1500

FAx +61-2 8333 3975

abc.contentsales@abc.net.au

QUEEN ST GALLERy

DV/mINI DV, 6 mIN

ARTS, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO UTS Department of Media

Arts and Production Faculty of

Humanities and Social Sciences

PRODUCER Donna Chang

DIRECTOR Jade Cantwell, Melissa

Pullicino

WRITER Jade Cantwell, Donna

Chang, Melissa Pullicino

CAST Hikik Mirankar, Anna Couani

Hilik is an artist living in an

inner city street. He gifts his

sculptures to neighbours, who in

turn display the artworks outside

the front of their terrace houses.

Queen St Gallery shows us how

this spontaneous urban art

gallery has changed the dynamic

of the street and the interaction

between its inhabitants.

SALES CONTACT

Donna Chang

FAx +61-2 9554 3332

MOBILE +61-404 250 634

donna.m.change@hotmail.com

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READy OR NOT

BETACAm, 16 mIN

GAy/LESBIAN, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy, WOmEN

PRODUCER Katherine Wilkinson

DIRECTOR Katherine Wilkinson

WRITER Katherine Wilkinson

CAST Fee Easton, Kelly Jones,

Katherine Wilkinson

Kelly came out unexpectedly on

national television, Katherine fell

in love with a straight girl, and

Fee got married to avoid burning

in hell. Three unique stories

explore the impact of discovering

and ultimately claiming a ‘queer’

identity.

SALES CONTACT

Katherine Wilkinson

MOBILE +61-413 929 971

kcwilkinson@hotmail.com

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A RECIPE FOR CHANGE

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL

PROD CO Paul Scott Films Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Paul Scott

DIRECTOR Paul Scott

WRITER Paul Scott

CAST Di Carr, Mary McMahon

Tells the inspiring story of how

an ordinary 81-year-old Sydney

woman changed her world by

baking!

www.sbs.com.au/changetheworld

SALES CONTACT

Film Australia

PHONE +61-2 9413 8777

FAx +61-2 9416 9401

sales@filmaust.com.au

RECKLESS

DV/mINI DV, 15 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, EDUCATION

PRODUCERS Various

DIRECTOR Dan Mirfin

WRITER Dan Mirfin, Suzanna

Braykovich

CAST Drew Thornton, Hayden

Montgomery, Tracy Montgomery,

Kelly Swift

Lee Fuller is a convicted graffiti

artist, condemned at the ripe

old age of fifteen. After two

years incarcerated in a youth

residential centre, he is back on

the street piecing together what

remains of his life. Lee takes

us through the back streets of

Melbourne where the tagging

elite converge. We bear witness

to the highlights of Lee’s tagging

career and the tragedy that lead

to his eventual fall from ‘fame’.

SALES CONTACT

Dan Mirfin

arcpictures@iprimus.com.au


REDFERN ROCKS

DV/mINI DV, 5 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA,

POLITICAL

PRODUCER Elise Potaka, Melissa

Harrison, Meredith Ferguson,

Kathie Smith

DIRECTOR Elise Potaka, Melissa

Harrison, Meredith Ferguson,

Kathie Smith

Politicians talk about them,

journalists and commentators

label them, but the kids of

Redfern are rarely given the

space to tell their own side

of the story. REDFERN ROCKS

puts names and faces to those

growing up in Redfern, in

particular ‘The Block’. They talk

about their suburb - not just the

problems, but also the positive

aspects - and paint a picture

of a place which, despite its

problems, has a strong sense of

community and family.

SALES CONTACT

Elise Potaka

MOBILE +61-408 667 135

elise_potaka@yahoo.com

REmEmBER my NAmE

(FILM)

35mm, 12 mIN

COmEDy, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

mySTERy

PROD CO Bowen Duffy

PRODUCER Bowen Duffy

DIRECTOR Kasimir Burgess, Bowen

Duffy, Nick Moore

WRITER Bowen Duffy, Nick Moore

CAST Rab Turner, Eytan Lenko,

Robert Hayward.

A group of ordinary people

disaffected by the way things

are, see a different way forward

and put their bodies on the line

for change.

SALES CONTACT

Bowen Duffy

FAx +61-3 9429 9939

MOBILE +61-424 177 789

bowenduffy@gmail.com

ROB TIm TOm

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 6 mIN

ARTS, BIOGRAPHICAL, CULTURES -

AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO Reverie Productions

PRODUCER Brendon Killen, Tracey

Adams

DIRECTOR Brendon Killen

WRITER Brendon Killen

CAST Robert Smith, Nancy Smith,

Joanne Smith

Robert Smith is an autistic man

who likes sewing, trains, babies

and listening to white noise. But

he also possesses an amazing

creative talent.

SALES CONTACT

Brendon Killen

brendonkillen@hotmail.com

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SAm AND mARNI

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

ARTS, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL,

ENVIRONmENT/CONSERVATION

PROD CO Film Australia

PRODUCER Carmen Galan, Rod

Freedman

DIRECTOR Carmen Galan

CAST Sarah Lambert, Helmout

Bakaitis

Spending time with people from

different generations can be a

rewarding experience. As Sam

and Marni prepare a meal, we

see how two people with a 60

year age difference can enjoy

each other’s company and grow

from the experience, sharing

memories and stories from the

past and present.

www.sbs.com.au/changetheworld

SALES CONTACT

Film Australia

PHONE +61-2 9413 8777

FAx +61-2 9416 9401

sales@filmaust.com.au

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SCRABBABLE

DVD, 6 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, LITERATURE,

BIOGRAPHICAL

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Tina Lymberis

DIRECTOR Marco Ianniello

With the world championships

always in the back of his

mind, one of Australia’s top

Scrabble players faces some of

his most competitive rivals in

the quiet south coast regions

of Ulladulla. SCRABBABLE is a

short documentary exploring the

player’s passion for the game,

the struggle with the letters and

the obsession that comes with

being a master Scrabble player.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

SPEAKING AUSTRALIAN

HD, 5 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO Scarab Studio

PRODUCER Joel Betts

DIRECTOR Dominic Allen

WRITER Dominic Allen

CAST Ian Skiller

Ian Skiller is a stone fruit farmer

living on the Murray River in

NSW. A few years ago a couple of

refugees arrived at his door with

nothing but a pot and a blanket.

A story about the positive

impacts refugees can make on

declining rural communities.

SALES CONTACT

Dominic Allen

FAx +61-3 9646 2774

MOBILE +61-402 923 479

dom@thescarab.org


SURROUND SOUND

DIGITAL BETACAm, 4 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

ENVIRONmENT/CONSERVATION, FILm/

mEDIA

PROD CO Film Australia

PRODUCER Jane Ramsey

DIRECTOR Stephen Ramsey

WRITER Stephen Ramsey

Ruth and Harold have had

enough of leaf-blowers and

other polluting garden tools,

so they take matters into their

own hands. Working at home

in a “quiet” suburb, aspiring

scriptwriter Harold can’t get

anywhere because he’s driven to

distraction by the cacophony of

sound made by leaf-blowers and

whipper-snippers. He dreams

about violently eliminating their

owners but instead his mother

diverts his anger into a peaceful

protest. She buys a stack of

brooms and hands them out

to real-life leaf-blower owners.

What are their reactions?

www.sbs.com.au/changetheworld

SALES CONTACT

Film Australia

PHONE +61-2 9413 8777

FAx +61-2 9416 9401

sales@filmaust.com.au

THE THANK TANK

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

ANImATION, ARTS, CULTURES -

AUSTRALIAN, ENVIRONmENT/

CONSERVATION

PROD CO Film Australia

PRODUCER Michelle French, Janine

Coogan

DIRECTOR Janine Coogan

CAST Akira Isogawa, Amrita

Cheena, Clover Moore, Janice

Petersen, John Symond, Jude

Bolton, Kylie Kwong, Myf

Warhurst, Reg Mombassa

A simple thank you can go a long

way, so who would you thank?

THE THANK TANK is a collection

of nine personal thank-yous from

prominent Australians such as

fashion designer Akira Isogawa

and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover

Moore. Find out who they thank

and be inspired to add your own

thanks trough the Thank Tank

website.

www.sbs.com.au/changetheworld

SALES CONTACT

Film Australia

PHONE +61-2 9413 8777

FAx +61-2 9416 9401

sales@filmaust.com.au

TOWING THE LINE

DV/mINI DV/DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD,

25 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO Lost and Found Productions

PRODUCER Alison James

DIRECTOR Alison James

WRITER Alison James

CAST Harold Oldridge

TOWING THE LINE explores

ageing, Australian masculinity

and blue collar identity through

an intimate character portrait

of 67 year-old tow truck driver,

Harold Oldridge.

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Alison James

PHONE +61-8 9431 6702

FAx +61-8 9335 1283

alison_james@fti.asn.au

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THE TRIAL OF FILm 2

DV/mINI DV, 19 mIN

COmEDy

PRODUCER Ben Warner

DIRECTOR Ben Warner

WRITER Ben Warner

CAST Colin MacPherson, Lee

Mason, Chris Bunworth, Alexis

Beebe

Film Director, Sputnik, enjoys

great success on the festival

circuit with his multi-award

winning ‘Short Film’. His

reputation is cemented and

the offers start pouring in. But

investors make demands and

Sputnik suddenly finds his art

being dictated to by producers,

investors and power brokers in

the industry. Who are they to tell

Sputnik how to make a film?

www.thetrialoffilm.com

SALES CONTACT

Ben Warner

MOBILE +61-438 809 454

info@digicosm.com.au

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TRIUmPHANT TALE

SP BETA, 11 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Scott Baskett

WRITER Scott Baskett

Jeff and John are both previous

winners of the Great Australian

Vanilla Slice Triumph. Join

them as they journey towards

this year’s competition held

in country Victoria, to find out

who can rightly state claim to

‘Australia’s Best Vanilla Slice’.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

UNDRESSING VANESSA

DIGITAL BETACAm, 21 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL, GAy/LESBIAN,

POLITICAL

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Matthew Pond, Tina

Lymberis

DIRECTOR Matthew Pond

This documentary is about the

unlikely journey of a suburban

Aussie boy - Tobin Saunders -

who after being inspired by his

mother’s 1970’s patio parties

in Sydney’s Northern Beaches,

gave birth to drag identity and

political activist, Vanessa Wagner.

We’ll see Vanessa’s involvement

with Australia’s Gay & Lesbian

Mardi-Gras, gain insight into

her human rights advocacy and

learn of the devastating news

that brought Tobin & Vanessa full

circle and back to the solace he

knew as a boy.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au


URRPEyE

DIGITAL BETACAm, 30 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA, FILm/

mEDIA

PROD CO CAAMA Productions

PRODUCER Melissa Johnston, Liz

Warning

DIRECTOR Adrian Wills

WRITER Adrian Wills

URRPEYE celebrates the diversity,

history, strength and voice of

Indigenous film and television.

This is a story of ‘coming

together’ - where media groups

and cultures have united to

create the National Indigenous

TV station (NITV).

SALES CONTACT

CAAMA Productions

PHONE +61-8 8951 9778

FAx +61-8 8951 9717

MOBILE +61-419 814 960

productions@caama.com.au

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Rachel Clements

PHONE +61-8 8951 9751

FAx +61-8 8951 9717

MOBILE +61-414 484 472

r.clements@caama.com.au

WALKING DANCING

BELONGING

DIGITAL BETACAm, 22 mIN

ARTS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA,

WOmEN

PROD CO CAAMA

PRODUCER Barbara Clifford

DIRECTOR Mitch Torres

WRITER Mitch Torres

CAST Phyllis Ningaramara, Peggy

Griffiths, Minnie Lumai

Three women share their art and

their experiences of being in the

country. They share a sense of

belonging to a place and walking

in it, dancing with it as the songs

of culture and country resonate

in their artistic expression.

SALES CONTACT

CAAMA Productions

PHONE +61-8 8951 9778

FAx +61-8 8951 9717

MOBILE +61-419 814 960

productions@caama.com.au

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Rachel Clements

PHONE +61-8 8951 9751

FAx +61-8 8951 9717

MOBILE +61-414 484 472

r.clements@caama.com.au

WHAT THE FUTURE

SOUNDED LIKE

DIGITAL BETACAm, 28 mIN

ARTS, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGy, CULTURES -

INTERNATIONAL

PROD CO Porthmeor Productions

PRODUCER Claire Harris

DIRECTOR Matthew Bate

From Dr Who to ‘The Dark Side of

the Moon’ to modern day dance

music, the pioneering members

of the Electronic Music Studio,

melody composer Tristram

Cary, radically changed the

sound-scape of the 20th Century.

WHAT THE FUTURE SOUNDED LIKE

tells this fascinating story of

British electronic music.

SALES CONTACT

Porthmeor Productions

PHONE +61-8 8272 8377

FAx +61-8 8272 8477

MOBILE +61-402 280 506

claireharris@optusnet.com.au

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WHEN THE NATIVES GET

RESTLESS

DVD, 26 mIN

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PRODUCER Melissa Johnston

DIRECTOR Adrian Wills

WRITER Adrian Wills, Albert

Hartnett

On New Years Day 2006, on

the Gordon Estate in Dubbo,

complaints of police brutality

towards an Aboriginal

youth sparked a riot, which

immediately enforced the new

riot and affray law available to

the New South Wales police. This

is where the story begins.

SALES CONTACT

ABC Content Sales

PHONE +61-2 8333 1500

FAx +61-2 8333 3975

abc.contentsales@abc.net.au

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WHITE SOUND

BETACAm/DVD, 6 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL, ARTS, HEALTH

PROD CO Metro Screen Ltd

PRODUCER Sarah Tracton

DIRECTOR Sarah Tracton

WRITER Sarah Tracton

CAST Rania Saab, Phillip Debs

An experiential trip into sonic

landscapes, WHITE SOUND

explores the notion of a

‘soundless’ existence. Featuring

interviews with Phillip Debs

and Rania Saab, the film

visualises through deaf and

hearing impaired observance

and impression. Filmed at

the National Art School in

East Sydney, White Space is a

space where noise, silence and

imagination converge.

SALES CONTACT

Sarah Tracton

FAx +61-2 9371 4667

MOBILE +61-418 684 322

sarahtracton@hotmail.com

WILLABERTA jACK

DIGITAL BETACAm, 25 mIN

HISTORy/POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN,

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO CAAMA Productions

PRODUCER Barbara Clifford, Trisha

Morton-Thomas, Elizabeth

Warning

DIRECTOR David Tranter

WRITER Steven McGregor

CAST Donald ‘Crook Hat’

Thompson Kamarre and Alec

Pitjara Peterson

A clash of bush craft and pride

as an Aboriginal man runs for

his life pursued by the law of

the day. Set in 1929, this is an

extraordinary tale of survival and

resilience set amongst the harsh

landscape of Central Australia.

SALES CONTACT

CAAMA Productions

PHONE +61-8 8951 9778

FAx +61-8 8951 9717

MOBILE +61-419 814 960

productions@caama.com.au


WITH EVERy DROP

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

ARTS, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL,

ENVIRONmENT/CONSERVATION

PROD CO Film Australia

PRODUCER Cinzia Guaraldi

DIRECTOR Kay Donovan, Chadia

Gedeon Hajjar

WRITER Chadia Gedeon Hajjar, Kay

Donovan

In Sydney’s drought thirsty

suburbs, one water-conscious

grandmother draws on her

Lebanese upbringing to teach

her family the value of every

single drop. Eighty-seven year

old Salma knows a thing or two

about water conservation from

her childhood in the Lebanese

village of Jezzine, where she

learnt ‘the most important part

of washing is the wringing’,

Selma has squeezed the most

out of every single drop. She

instilled in her own children such

a value for recycling that one of

her sons, a mechanical engineer,

has invented a new way to

control fluid that not only saves

80 per cent of water but could

also revolutionise the way we

turn on a tap.

www.sbs.com.au/changetheworld

SALES CONTACT

Film Australia

PHONE +61-2 9413 8777

FAx +61-2 9416 9401

sales@filmaust.com.au

WITHOUT PERmISSION

DV/mINI DV, 4 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

- AUSTRALIA, HISTORy/POLITICS -

AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO Flinders University of SA

DIRECTOR Kaliopi Eleni

WRITER Kaliopi Eleni

CAST Major Sumner

As the caretaker of sacred lands,

a Ngarrindjeri elder fulfils his

cultural obligation to expose the

truth about stolen Aboriginal

remains.

SALES CONTACT

Flinders University of SA

PHONE +61-8 8201 2578

FAx +61-8 8201 3635

danni.gray@flinders.edu.au

WORKING WITH LOVE

DVD, 27 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, HEALTH

PROD CO Trace Kessler

PRODUCER Ross Kessler, Michelle

Trace

DIRECTOR Ross Kessler, Michelle

Trace

WRITER Michelle Trace

CAST Narration: Ross Kessler,

Michelle Trace, Jane Cilroy

Come on a journey to Iquique,

Chile, to gain an understanding

of the social issues that

young people and families

are presented with. Through a

community approach, outcomes

are achieved. Feedback is gained

from street workers, therapists

and representatives within the

community of Iquique where

drug issues and poverty are a

major issue to the government

and community. Produced by

two Australians who found

WORKING WITH LOVE was a major

ingredient for outcomes in the

under funded programs.

SALES CONTACT

Ross Kessler

PHONE +61-2 6685 4575

FAx +61-2 6685 4575

ross.kessler@gmail.com

Michelle Trace

PHONE +61-2 6685 4575

FAx +61-2 6685 4575

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DOCUmENTARy

yOUCAN2

DIGITAL BETACAm, 3 mIN

CHILDREN, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

EDUCATION, ENVIRONmENT/

CONSERVATION

PROD CO Film Australia

PRODUCER Luke Eve

DIRECTOR Richard Shepherd

CAST Mandy Mcelhinney, Paul

Kelman, Alan Russell

Two young siblings plot to

change the energy habits of

their parents. In a humorous and

slightly anarchistic way Madison

and Mitchell demonstrate in five

promotional campaigns that

small changes can make a big

difference to the environment.

All over Australia, suburb

by suburb, family by family,

Australians are making positive

changes to shape a better future.

As Madison and Mitchell say, ‘if

we can do it, you can too’.

www.sbs.com.au/changetheworld

SALES CONTACT

Film Australia

PHONE +61-2 9413 8777

FAx +61-2 9416 9401

sales@filmaust.com.au

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Made in Australia.

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ANImATION

The Bat and the Butterfly was produced by Michael John wagner and

directed by Dave Jones. It won the Highly Commended Animation Award

at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

It is one of the animated dreamtime stories from the ‘Dust Echoes’

series - animated by Transience and produced by the ABC in association

with Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation.

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 115


ANImATION

BARRy

DV/mINI DV, 8.27 mIN

ANImATION

PROD CO Larry Productions

PRODUCER Henry Smith

DIRECTOR Henry Smith

WRITER Henry Smith

CAST Matthew Kaesler, Simon

Schulz, Sophie Zerner

BARRY is the brilliant sequel

to the multi-award winning

claymation, LARRY. Barry is

the typical school bully; nasty,

rebellious and doesn’t care about

anyone but himself. But like

all bullies, he has something

troubling inside. This is a

beautifully crafted claymation

that illustrates wonderfully the

other side of Larry’s story.

SALES CONTACT

Larry Productions

FAx +61-8 8278 1367

MOBILE +61-431 377 550

smit1100@flinders.edu.au

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Henry Smith

FAx +61-8 8278 1367

MOBILE +61-431 377 550

smit1100@flinders.edu.au

116 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

THE BAT AND THE

BUTTERFLy

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

ANImATION, CHILDREN, INDIGENOUS

PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO ABC

PRODUCER Michael John Wagner

DIRECTOR Dave Jones

WRITER Michael John Wagner

CAST Tom E. Lewis, Pauline

Whyman

In a misguided search for

affection, a ruthless hunter

abducts a caring young woman

from her tribe. After several

days, the young woman finally

escapes by transforming into a

butterfly. In pursuit, the hunter

turns into a bat and is forced to

retreat to the eternal darkness of

the cave.

www.dustechoes.com.au

SALES CONTACT

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

PHONE +61-3 9626 1987

FAx +61-3 9626 1983

rowley.ivana@abc.net.au

BIBLIOmANIA

SP BETA, 8 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Rosalie Alisa Osman

WRITER Rosalie Alisa Osman

CAST Ben Hjorth (Narrator)

A twisted fairytale of obsession.

A kingdom is robbed of every

single book by a greedy and

obsessive Thomas Phillips,

whose quest, at any cost, is to

own every printed work in the

land.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au


BROKEN SPELL

DIGITAL BETACAm/BETACAm/DV/mINI

DV, 4 mIN

ExPERImENTAL, ANImATION,

ENVIRONmENT/CONSERVATION,

ROmANCE

PRODUCER Magda Matwiejew

DIRECTOR Magda Matwiejew

WRITER Magda Matwiejew

CAST Fiona Inglis, Mick Newman

BROKEN SPELL is about the

concepts of love and climate.

A young and beautiful couple

are in love but the relationship

cannot be consummated.

Catastrophic climate change has

destroyed the couple’s love and

cannot bloom because of the environmental

disaster. The lovers

can be seen as a metaphor

for our symbolic relationship

to the planet. We love it, but

mercilessly abuse and devour it.

SALES CONTACT

Magda Matwiejew

MOBILE +61-404 883 676

magda4@netspace.net.au

BROLGA SONG

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

ANImATION, CHILDREN, INDIGENOUS

PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO ABC

PRODUCER Michael John Wagner

DIRECTOR Suren Perera

WRITER Michael John Wagner

CAST Tom E. Lewis

A young boy, Gamarrang, spends

his life searching for the spirits

of his male ancestors. Both his

father and grandfather dies

before he was born - and he

needs to know who they were

before he can know who he

is. As an old man, he finally

discovers their spirits in the

animals.

www.dustechoes.com.au

SALES CONTACT

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

PHONE +61-3 9626 1987

FAx +61-3 9626 1983

rowley.ivana@abc.net.au

THE BRONZE mIRROR

DVD, 6 mIN

ANImATION, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Donna Basserabie-

Sennet

DIRECTOR Susan Danta

WRITER Susan Danta

CAST Jong Da Choi, Claie Kim,

Jong Ja Chang, Hong Mon Lee,

John Kim

Based on a Korean folktale, THE

BRONZE MIRROR is a story about

a family who encounter a mirror

for the first time.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 117

ANImATION


ANImATION

BURLEy

DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 9 mIN

ANImATION, TEEN

PRODUCER Andrew Goode

DIRECTOR David Edwardz, Gareth

Cowen

WRITER David Edwardz

CAST Barbara Baugh, Hayden

Spencer, Marcus Graham, Stefan

Cooper-Fox

A young tetra fish, one in a

million in her school, just wants

some attention. Feeling lonely

and bored, she is attracted by

the manic antics of a gang of

older fish who spend the hours

inventing new extreme sports.

She begins a quest to gain their

acceptance, but at what cost?

SALES CONTACT

Andrew Goode

PHONE +61-7 3876 7156

FAx +61-7 3876 9156

MOBILE +61-412 658 194

andrew@rendition.com.au

118 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

CHOCOLATE CAKE

DVD, 7 mIN

ANImATION, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

ROmANCE

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Ben Commens, Zyra

McAuliffe

DIRECTOR Ben Wright

WRITER Ben Wright

CHOCOLATE CAKE tells the story

of a homeless man, Oldrich

who’s life is thrown into turmoil

when he catches a glimpse of an

enormous chocolate cake. Oldrich

attempts to secure a piece of the

delectable delicacy for himself,

but without money is faced with

a difficult decision.

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

CONFRONTING SHADOWS

SP BETA, 3 mIN

ANImATION

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Sonia Mansour

WRITER Sonia Mansour

CAST Anne-Louise Sarks, Katherine

Harris Blake, Stuart Bowden

Not able to take the bullying

from her peers, Hannah hides in

her secret spot. Upset and alone

she is verbally attacked by a

voice in her head. In desperation

Hannah turns to her art as a

means of escape only to find that

escape alone is not enough.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au


THE CURSE

DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 5 mIN

ANImATION, CHILDREN, INDIGENOUS

PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO ABC

PRODUCER Michael John Wagner

DIRECTOR Luke Jurevicius, Toby

Quarmby

WRITER Michael John Wagner

CAST Tom E. Lewis

While her baby grandson sleeps,

an old woman nurses her sick

son, who has been cursed

by a witch doctor. The witch

doctor summons the spirit of

Namorrodor to spread the curse

via the baby. Using magic, the

old woman exorcises the baby

and the defeats the witch doctor

www.dustechoes.com.au

SALES CONTACT

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

PHONE +61-3 9626 1987

FAx +61-3 9626 1983

rowley.ivana@abc.net.au

CyCLONE CLARE

SP BETA, 4 mIN

ANImATION

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Frank Candiloro

WRITER Frank Candiloro

An insane, mad hatteresque

girl named Cylone Clare takes

medication in order to have

friends, only to discover that

the cure is truly worse than the

disease.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

DIRECTOR’S CUT

SP BETA, 7 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Samuel Bryant

WRITER Samuel Bryant

A half rate animator gets

knocked out by his characters so

they can finish his film.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 119

ANImATION


ANImATION

DOUBLE CROSS

SP BETA, 10 mIN

DRAmA, THRILLER

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Malgorzata Swierczak

WRITER Malgorzata Swierczak

CAST Andrew Kes, Paul Dawber,

Alley Laybourn, David Carroll,

James Taylor, Jonty Reason,

Michael Drake

When the war ends Owen is

finally free to return home.

Finding himself forced to take

part in a mysterious referendum,

he must make a crucial decision,

double back or double cross.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

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DROP BEAR DREAmING

SP BETA, 3 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Micah Parker

WRITER Micah Parker

I’m like a bird, I’ll only fly away,

I don’t know where my soul is, I

don’t know where my home is...

Nelly Furtado

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

EVERyTHING

DV/mINI DV, 2.3 mIN

ExPERImENTAL, ANImATION

PROD CO Grayton Hevern

PRODUCER Grayton Hevern

DIRECTOR Grayton Hevern

WRITER Grayton Hevern

CAST Linda Dwyer

A film exploring a visual representation

of love and how we

can get lost in it.

SALES CONTACT

Grayton Hevern

MOBILE +61-407 509 572

hevern@hotmail.com


FAIRy FLOSS

DVD, 6 mIN

ANImATION, CHILDREN, COmEDy

PROD CO Fogeye Films

PRODUCER Julia Berg

DIRECTOR Hamish Koci

WRITER Joshua McKiterick, Hamish

Koci

CAST Shaun Micallef, Colim Lane,

Frank Woodley, Calandra Gilligan

FAIRY FLOSS takes a corporate

conspiracy and sprinkles it with

fairy dust, promising a lighthearted

romp through dental

hygiene gone rotten.

SALES CONTACT

Joshua McKiterick

MOBILE +61-412 002 031

joshua@fogeyefilms.com

FLUTTERBy

DVD, 4 mIN

ANImATION, CHILDREN

PROD CO Jack Parry Animation

Studios

PRODUCER Marianna Parry

DIRECTOR Jack Parry

WRITER Jack Parry

FLUTTERBY begins with the

energetic birth of Ulysees

butterfly in a grove of gum

trees already occupied by a

rather hungry yet artistic spider,

rapidly expanding his web, with

his sights firmly on this most

majestic prize. As their carefully

choreographed relationship

spirals towards an elegant

crescendo a bumbling intruder

shatters the master plan and

everything comes undone.

SALES CONTACT

Jack Parry Animation Studios

PHONE +61-3 9571 3679

FAx +61-3 9571 3679

MOBILE +61-409 446 095

info@parrystudios.com

FLy

DVD, 2 mIN

ANImATION

PRODUCER Lu Gao

DIRECTOR Lu Gao

WRITER Lu Gao

A short animation of a bird’s

journey through the city,

combining live camera shot with

2D animation.

SALES CONTACT

Lu Gao

MOBILE +61-401 430 915

info@lugao.com

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ANImATION


ANImATION

FRAUGHT

BETACAm/DV/mINI DV/DIGITAL BETA-

CAm/DVD, 8 mIN

DOCUmENTARy, ANImATION, COmEDy

PROD CO d.i.y art

PRODUCER Stephanie Brotchie

DIRECTOR Stephanie Brotchie, Maia

Tarrell

WRITER Maia Tarrell, Chris Pahlow,

Stephanie Brotchie

CAST Laura Cashman, Phil

Brotchie, Vachel Spirason, Evelyn

Gigacz, Spencer Gigacz, Julian

Lichtenstein

When it all goes wrong, there

is only one word that can

adequately describe the horror:

FRAUGHT. A documentary

animation exploring people’s

most awkward, embarrassing

moments.

http://diyartfilms.com/

SALES CONTACT

diy art

MOBILE +61-403 611 837

diy.art@gmail.com

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FROm HERE TO mATERNITy

DVD, 3 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy

PROD CO Off Planet Films

PRODUCER Bill Flowers, Tom

Priestley

DIRECTOR Bill Flowers, Tom

Priestley

WRITER Tom Priestley, Shannon

Priestley, Bill Flowers

CAST Voiceovers by: Tom Priestley,

Shannon Priestley

A young man’s delusions

of grandeur fall prey to the

almighty ‘BABY BONUS’. Basic

instinct becomes basic incentive.

SALES CONTACT

Tom Priestley

FAx +61-3 6343 7992

MOBILE +61-417 539 121

tompriestley@bigpond.com

FUNNy BUNNy

CD-I/DVD, 1 mIN

ANImATION, CHILDREN, COmEDy,

HORROR

PRODUCER San Mei Bong

DIRECTOR San Mei Bong

WRITER Siew Mai Bong, San Mei

Bong

Bunny is having fun on his

own, assembling his new toy

boat, while he drifts off into a

nightmare and gives himself a

huge scare.

SALES CONTACT

San Mei Bong

MOBILE +61-424 020 266

litturtle@hotmail.com


THE GIRL WHO SWALLOWED

BEES (FILM)

35mm, 8 mIN

ANImATION, FANTASy, LITERATURE

PRODUCER Justine Kerrigan

DIRECTOR Paul McDermott

WRITER Paul McDermott

CAST Pia Miranda, Narrated by

Hugo Weaving

A young girl consumed by

bitterness decides to take drastic

and irredeemable measures

to put an end to her continual

suffering. After running through

a number of darkly humorous

options for her demise she

settles on the terribly romantic

‘death by swallowing bees’.

Intent on her mission, she sets

off for the woods where ‘bees

are said to hide’. She disturbs

a hive only to discover, to her

amazement, the bees have other

plans for her and her bitter heart.

SALES CONTACT

Justine Kerrigan

justinekerrigan@bigpond.com

THE GOAT THAT ATE TImE

BETACAm/DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 7

mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy, ENVIRONmENT/

CONSERVATION

PROD CO Ponymikado Films

PRODUCER Lucinda Schreiber

DIRECTOR Lucinda Schreiber

WRITER Lucinda Schreiber

CAST Aden Young

A goat with an appetite for life

realises that time is dangerously

delicious.

SALES CONTACT

Lucinda Schreiber

MOBILE +61-413 444 478

ponymikado@yahoo.com

HIGHER POWER

SP BETA, 3 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR David Lewin

WRITER David Lewin

CAST Peter Lowe

The usual morning blunders of a

hapless priest take a surprising

turn when a clan of ninja appear

from the shadows to lend a

silent hand.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 123

ANImATION


ANImATION

THE HOLLOW TREE

DVD, 7 mIN

ANImATION, CRImE, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy

PROD CO AFTRS

PRODUCER Ben Commens, Lazaro

Hernandez

DIRECTOR Ed Coy

WRITER Ed Coy

After crashing his car, a man runs

into the nearby woods carrying

a mysterious sack. While its

contents seem to weigh on him

physically and emotionally, he is

reluctant to let go - even when

he feels he is being followed.

Should he try to hide his burden

or should he face his demons?

SALES CONTACT

Australian Film Television and

Radio School

PHONE +61-2 9805 6611

FAx +61-2 9887 1030

ruths@aftrs.edu.au

124 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

I LOVE LIKE BLOOD

BETACAm/DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

DOCUmENTARy, ANImATION,

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy, ROmANCE

PRODUCER Beth Frey

DIRECTOR Sarah-Jane Woulahan

WRITER Sarah-Jane Woulahan

CAST Sarah-Jane Woulahan, Dean

Netov, Ben Eltham, Sean Gilligan

I LOVE LIKE BLOOD is an animated

comedy of errors about love,

poetry, stalking and adventures

in romance in the 21st Century.

SALES CONTACT

Beth Frey

PHONE +61-3 9525 8486

FAx +61-3 9525 8416

MOBILE +61-414 690 300

blackout@bigpond.net.au

AN ImAGINARy LIFE

DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 5 mIN

ANImATION, DRAmA

PRODUCER Steve Baker

DIRECTOR Steve Baker

WRITER Steve Baker

What happens to an imaginary

friend once they’re forgotten?

Where do they go? How do they

live? And can their lives ever

have any meaning again?

SALES CONTACT

Steve Baker

stephenpbaker@hotmail.com


KEy:TROP200730

DV/mINI DV, 1 mIN

ExPERImENTAL, ANImATION, COmEDy,

FANTASy, SATIRE

PROD CO Pow Productions

PRODUCER Belinda Barancewicz,

Simon Cadman

DIRECTOR Belinda Barancewicz,

Simon Cadman

WRITER Belinda Barancewicz

CAST Dave Gosper

There are three keys to winning

a short film festival: time, a

strong idea and Ad agency

finance. What if ya got none?

SALES CONTACT

Pow Productions

MOBILE 0410 407 669

belbarproductions@gmail.com

THE LImITED ADVENTURES

OF PHILO FISH

DVD, 5 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy

PROD CO Steve Daniel

PRODUCER Steve Daniel

DIRECTOR Steve Daniel

WRITER Steve Daniel

CAST Steve Daniel, Rob Seip, Jo

Seip

Looking at the world from a fish

bowl.

http://www.youtube.com/

watch?v=5N6d5470Iw8

SALES CONTACT

Steve Daniel

MOBILE +61-433 642 595

minofcyn@yahoo.com.au

LOVESONG (FILM)

16mm/DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 6 mIN

ExPERImENTAL, ANImATION

PRODUCER Gregory Godhard

DIRECTOR Gregory Godhard

LOVESONG is an abstract

animation made with over 60

hand-painted glass ‘panels’.

These panels were then back-lit

and filmed frame-by-frame

with all optical effects made

in-camera. LOVESONG is a filmic

exploration of colour, rhythm

and love.

http://gregorygodhard.blogspot.

com/2006/11/lovesong_04.html

SALES CONTACT

Suspended Animation

PHONE +61-2 9569 1926

greggodhard@ozemail.com.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 125

ANImATION


ANImATION

LUCILLE

SP BETA, 4 mIN

ANImATION

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Tali Gal-On

WRITER Tali Gal-On

CAST Gerard Lane, Carl Nilsson-

Polias, Matt Lewin

A young girl encounters hostile

territoy when she enters a guitar

shop for the first time, colliding

with the store owner, a selfobsessed,

aging rocker.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

126 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

THE LUmINARy

DIGITAL BETACAm, 6 mIN

ANImATION, NATURE

PROD CO Luminary Productions

PRODUCER Shannon Owen

DIRECTOR Nick Kallincos

WRITER Nick Kallincos

What happens when your

inner glow is gone? How is it

re-kindled and at what price?

The Luminary tells the story of

a grieving insect collector. In

his search for understanding

and love he is pitted against

the cyclic nature of things

both inside and outside of his

reclusive world.

SALES CONTACT

Shannon Owen

PHONE +61-3 9343 6657

MOBILE +61-409 407 422

shannon.owen@bigpond.com

mATILDA

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

ANImATION

PROD CO Marieka Walsh

PRODUCER Marieka Walsh

DIRECTOR Marieka Walsh

WRITER Marieka Walsh

A lonely young girl living in the

outback desperately longs for

a horse. She embarks on an

adventure to find one.

SALES CONTACT

Marieka Walsh

FAx +61-2 9439 5200

MOBILE +61-422 880 691

mariekaviolet@gmail.com


mEAT

DVD, 6 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy, SCIENCE FICTION

PROD CO Greenheat Productions

PRODUCER Karena Wynn-Moylan

DIRECTOR Karena Wynn-Moylan

CAST Neil Young, Max Donati,

Karena Wynn-Moylan

An Investigator meets to report

to an Ethnologist and a Registrar

on a strange new life form

entirely made out of meat.

SALES CONTACT

Karena Wynn-Moylan

PHONE +61-2 6687 2675

wynnmoylanl@optusnet.com.au

mERmAID STORy

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

ANImATION, CHILDREN, INDIGENOUS

PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO ABC

PRODUCER Michael John Wagner

DIRECTOR James Calvert

WRITER Michael John Wagner

An old songman feels neglected

by his family, so he leaves and is

drawn to a lake. Mermaids hear

his songs and call him - but he

realises that his family mourn his

absence. The songman returns to

his family with his spirit renewed

and is welcomed home with

open arms.

www.dustechoes.com.au

SALES CONTACT

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

PHONE +61-3 9626 1987

FAx +61-3 9626 1983

rowley.ivana@abc.net.au

THE mImIS

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

ANImATION, CHILDREN, INDIGENOUS

PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO ABC

PRODUCER Michael John Wagner

DIRECTOR Dave Jones

WRITER Michael John Wagner

CAST Tom E. Lewis

This is the time of the day when

the Mimis come out of their

underworld, out from under the

earth and the hills to prepare the

land for the next day. A young

boy, eager to go hunting leaves

his camp but his expedition is cut

short when he comes across the

Mimi spirits and begins following

them. Does the boy realise that

he has left behind a family that

desperately wishes to find him?

www.dustechoes.com.au

SALES CONTACT

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

PHONE +61-3 9626 1987

FAx +61-3 9626 1983

rowley.ivana@abc.net.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 127

ANImATION


ANImATION

mOON mAN

DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 5 mIN

ANImATION, CHILDREN, INDIGENOUS

PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO ABC

PRODUCER Michael John Wagner

DIRECTOR Luke Jurevicius, Toby

Quarmby

WRITER Michael John Wagner

CAST Tom E. Lewis

Before the moon was in the sky,

he was a man who was very

proud of his sons - until they

disrespected him.

www.dustechoes.com.au

SALES CONTACT

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

PHONE +61-3 9626 1987

FAx +61-3 9626 1983

rowley.ivana@abc.net.au

128 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

NORBERT

BETACAm, 7 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy

PROD CO RMIT , mrillogical films

PRODUCER Michael Hill

DIRECTOR Michael Hill

WRITER Michael Hill

CAST VJ Shanmugam, Margie

Locke

NORBERT is born with a

mutation, and soon discovers

that not all in life is fair. On a

quest for acceptance, happiness

and love, NORBERT learns

that hope, like cruelty, springs

eternal.

www.mrillogical.com/norbert.htm

SALES CONTACT

Michael Hill

MOBILE +61-403 957 317

mrillogical@hotmail.com

ONE VERSE, NO CHORUS

DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD/DV/mINI DV,

5 mIN

ExPERImENTAL, ANImATION, FILm/

mEDIA, POLITICAL, CULTURES -

AUSTRALIAN

PRODUCER Bridget Walker

DIRECTOR Bridget Walker

ONE VERSE, NO CHORUS initially

exhibited as a 3-channel

projection installation at

Watch This Space Inc. NT. The

installation was augmented by a

banquet of Four ‘N Twenty Pies,

presented to and consumed by

the audience of the opening

night. Excerpts of the documentation

of this event in addition

to the work initially exhibited

comprise the resulting piece.

SALES CONTACT

Bridget Walker

MOBILE +61-407 971 165

bridg3t_walk3r@hotmail.com


THE PHySIQUE OF THE

CHRIST

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 8 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy, RELIGION

PROD CO Off Planet Films

PRODUCER Bill Flowers, Tom

Priestley

DIRECTOR Bill Flowers, Tom

Priestley

WRITER Bill Flowers, Tom Priestley

CAST Gary Bissland, Bill Flowers,

Tom Preistley, Shannon Priestly

A crazed muscle-bound priest

adds steroid-packed amounts of

artistic license to his own beliefs

in order to convert some angry

bikers.

www.offplanetfilms.com/

physique.htm

SALES CONTACT

Tom Priestley

FAx +61-3 6343 7992

MOBILE +61-417 539 121

tompriestley@bigpond.com

THE PUPPETmAKER

DV/mINI DV, 4 mIN

ANImATION, FANTASy, PSyCHOLOGICAL

PRODUCER Timothy Gaul

DIRECTOR Timothy Gaul

WRITER Timothy Gaul

CAST Timothy Gaul

An ancient puppeteer brings to

life his greatest work - a puppet

that can see the world, his

strings and his maker. Captivated

by the beauty of the world and

horrified by the sight of his

creator, the puppet confronts the

puppetmaker to be true to his

beloved creation.

SALES CONTACT

Timothy Gaul

MOBILE +61-413 624 526

timmygaul@gmail.com

PURGED

DVD, 4 mIN

ANImATION, FANTASy, PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO James Lee

PRODUCER James Lee

DIRECTOR James Lee

WRITER James Lee

CAST James Lee

An angel is banished to the cold

plains of purgatory.

www.aniboom.com/

Player.aspx?v=5395

SALES CONTACT

James Lee

MOBILE +61-431 457 558

jameslee03@hotmail.com

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ANImATION


ANImATION

REVOLVING DOOR

BETACAm/DIGITAL BETACAm, 18 mIN

DOCUmENTARy, ExPERImENTAL,

DOCUmENTARy, ANImATION,

BIOGRAPHICAL, WOmEN

PROD CO Beeworld Pty Ltd

PRODUCER Alexandra Beesley,

David Beesley

DIRECTOR Alexandra Beesley, David

Beesley

WRITER Alexandra Beesley

CAST Gillian

REVOLVING DOOR is an honest,

gripping and compelling semiautobiographical

animated

documentary looking at complex

issues surrounding Gillian, a

street sex worker in Melbourne,

Australia. As Gillian’s story

unfolds, we discover that she is

working in appalling conditions,

is confronted by ever-present

risk and danger whilst constantly

being harassed by the police,

community and even clients she

services.

www.beeworld.net.au/rdoor

SALES CONTACT

Alexandra Beesley

PHONE +61-3 9469 5993

FAx +61-3 9925 2848

info@beeworld.net.au

David Beesley

PHONE +61-3 9469 5993

FAx +61-3 9925 2848

info@beeworld.net.au

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RON THE ZOOKEEPER

DVD, 6 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy

PROD CO Darcy Prendergast

Studios

PRODUCER Darcy Prendergast

DIRECTOR Darcy Prendergast

WRITER Darcy Prendergast

CAST Darcy Prendergast, Marc

Gallagher

When the last male gray

panda arrives at Preystone Zoo,

zookeeper Ron Prendergast

is sent in to retrieve a sperm

sample to save the species

from the brink of extinction. By

whatever means necessary...

SALES CONTACT

Darcy Prendergast Studios

MOBILE +61-401 732 945

darcy.prendergast@gmail.com

RUSALKA V TEmNOTE

DVD, 5 mIN

ANImATION, CULTURES -

INTERNATIONAL, FANTASy

PROD CO Australian National

University

PRODUCER Mariya Kalachova

DIRECTOR Mariya Kalachova

WRITER Mariya Kalachova

This dark fairy tale was a

response to the way mermaid

stories are perceived today. A

mermaid becomes fascinated

by a drowning sailor, and

unwittingly furthers his doom.

SALES CONTACT

Mariya Kalachova

Canada

MOBILE 0408 456 531

open.up.your.eyes@gmail.com


SHmETAmORPHOSIS

BETACAm, 13 mIN

ExPERImENTAL, ANImATION, COmEDy,

SATIRE

PROD CO Jack Feldstein Films

PRODUCER Jack Feldstein

DIRECTOR Jack Feldstein

WRITER Jack Feldstein

CAST Jack Feldstein

A funny re-animated neon film,

SHMETAMORPHOSIS has the

narrative elements of a Spalding

Gray monologue and the visual

style of Andy Warhol pop art.

When a hysterical bug bursts

into Super-Therapist Berthold

Krasenstein’s office, Krasenstein

is well aware of the Kafkaesque

challenges ahead.

SALES CONTACT

Jack Feldstein

PHONE +61-2 9365 2926

FAx +61-2 9365 2926

jack.feldstein@bigpond.com

SPEAR

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

ANImATION, CHILDREN, INDIGENOUS

PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO ABC

PRODUCER Michael John Wagner,

Sophie Byrne

DIRECTOR Nathan Jurevicius,

Maurice Argiro

WRITER Michael John Wagner

The tribe’s strongest and most

respected hunter creates a

magical spear. While he is

hunting, a power-hungry

witchdoctor steals an old

woman’s magical powers

and takes over the tribe in an

attempt to steal the spear. There

is a confrontation between the

spearman and the witchdoctor

- and the witchdoctor ultimately

accepts his punishment

www.dustechoes.com.au

SALES CONTACT

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

PHONE +61-3 9626 1987

FAx +61-3 9626 1983

rowley.ivana@abc.net.au

STANLEy & DEAN

DVD, 6 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy

PRODUCER Kate Croser, Hugh

Sullivan

DIRECTOR Hugh Sullivan

WRITER Hugh Sullivan

With revenge on their minds and

nothing in their wallets, inept

brothers Stanley and Dean set

out on a road trip.

www.abc.net.au/miniseries/stanleyanddean

SALES CONTACT

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

PHONE +61-2 8333 1500

FAx +61-2 8333 5448

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Kate Croser

PHONE +61-8 8348 9316

FAx +61-8 8347 0385

MOBILE +61-403 439 413

k8@internode.on.net

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ANImATION


ANImATION

THE STORy OF NED

DVD, 7 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy, SATIRE

PRODUCER Simon Weaving

DIRECTOR Simon Weaving

WRITER Simon Weaving

CAST John Doyle

John Doyle - as the omnipotent,

but not altogether totally reliable

narrator - tells the tragic story

of Ned, a little story that has no

ending.

SALES CONTACT

Tropfest Events Pty Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9368 0434

FAx +61-2 9360 1594

mail@tropfest.com.au

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SWEET & SOUR

BETACAm, 17 mIN

ANImATION, COmEDy

PRODUCER Sam White, Hugh

Nguyen

DIRECTOR Eddie White

WRITER Eddie White

A dog’s bittersweet love affair

with Chinatown.

www.sweetandsourfilm.com

SALES CONTACT

Eddie White

PHONE +61-8 8331 1446

FAx +61-8 8364 3749

MOBILE +61-405 508 447

eddie@thepra.com.au

THORT BUBBLES /

DIVIDING CELLS

DVD, 7 mIN

ExPERImENTAL, ANImATION,

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO Cab Huf

PRODUCER Caroline Huf

DIRECTOR Caroline Huf

WRITER Caroline Huf

CAST Cab Huf

A short Stop Motion animation

in which a poetic voice over

searches for a thread through a

visceral landscape of thoughts,

projections and imaginings.

With a raw technique, thoughts

become animated plasticine,

medication boxes weave

themselves into a city, and a

window begins to weep.

SALES CONTACT

Cab Huf

FAx +61-7 4938 3746

MOBILE +61-439 527 010

cabbyhuf22@hotmail.com


TICKETWEAVELS

DVD, 2 mIN

ExPERImENTAL, ANImATION,

ENVIRONmENT/CONSERVATION,

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO Cab Huf

DIRECTOR Caroline Huf

TICKETWEAVELS: Two Sydney

train tickets weave themselves

together and apart; their

weaving is their undoing.

SALES CONTACT

Cab Huf

FAx +61-7 4938 3746

MOBILE +61-439 527 010

cabbyhuf22@hotmail.com

TOIL

SP BETA, 7 mIN

ANImATION

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Daniel Agdag

WRITER Daniel Agdag

Minor is built for one purpose,

but the industrialists are denying

him his lifeblood to shore up

their own greedy needs.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

WHIRLPOOL

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

ANImATION, CHILDREN, INDIGENOUS

PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

PROD CO ABC

PRODUCER Michael John Wagner

DIRECTOR James Calvert

WRITER Michael John Wagner

The freshwater and saltwater

people or Arnhem Land battle

over a freshwater woman. A

chase ensues, and in a sacred

section of river the freshwater

people know that they must be

silent and respectful - but the

saltwater people do not. The

saltwater people’s disrespect

conjures giant serpent.

www.dustechoes.com.au

SALES CONTACT

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

PHONE +61-3 9626 1987

FAx +61-3 9626 1983

rowley.ivana@abc.net.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 133

ANImATION


ANImATION

WINTER PEONy

SP BETA, 6 mIN

ANImATION

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Takuya Suzuki

WRITER Takuya Suzuki

CAST Shingo Usami, Hiroki Kani,

Kaori Hamamoto, Shingo Usami

Hana is dying and asks her

husband, Yakichi, what heaven

is. An old friend suggests he go

to Edo where it is believed that

there is a tea that can take you

to heaven. With not much time

he must travel to Edo and master

the ancient art of the Japanese

tea ceremony to find an answer

for Hana. His journey reveals to

him as much wisdom about life

as it does about heaven.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

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2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 135

ANImATION


ANImATION

136 2006/07 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS


Images - previous page, clockwise from top left: Fly; Bronze Mirror; Fraught; The Hollow Tree;

I Love Like Blood; Chasing Shadows. This page, clockwise from top left: Bibliomania; One Verse, No

Chorus; Shmetamorphosis; Spear; Thort Bubbles/Dividing Cells; Burley; Stanley & Dean; Chocolate Cake.

2006/07 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 137


138 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS


ExPERImENTAL

Our Brilliant Second Life, written and directed by Shelly Matulick,

produced Beth Frey. It screened at the Aspen Shortsfest in the USA and

the Hamburg International Short Film Festival in Germany.

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 139


ExPERImENTAL

3494 HOUSES + 1 FENCE

DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD/DV/mINI DV,

6 mIN

ARTS, CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN,

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL, FILm/

mEDIA

PRODUCER Fabian Astore

DIRECTOR Fabian Astore, Mireille

Astore

WRITER Mireille Astore

Shot in the ‘accessible outback’

town of Broken Hill, Australia,

and in Ain-Haj-Elias, Lebanon,

3494 HOUSES + 1 FENCE is an

authoritative and compelling

assertion of the power of place

and of distance, as the banality

of suburban facades is set to the

sounds of Beirut’s many wars.

SALES CONTACT

Mireille Astore

mireille@astore.id.au

Fabian Astore

PHONE +61-2 9805 9641

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60 SECOND RELIEF

DVD, 1 mIN

COmEDy, EROTIC, SATIRE

PROD CO Snuffbox Films

PRODUCER Rupert Owen

DIRECTOR Rupert Owen

WRITER Rupert Owen

CAST Rupert Owen, Naomi

Simmes

A challenge to the OFLC to

actually define pornography.

SALES CONTACT

Snuffbox Films

MOBILE +61-432 983 494

snuffbox@hush.com

AN DUSHLAN

DV/mINI DV/DVD, 12 mIN

DOCUmENTARy, BIOGRAPHICAL,

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, POLITICAL,

HISTORy/POLITICS - INTERNATIONAL

PRODUCER Sean Byrne

DIRECTOR Sean Byrne

WRITER Sean Byrne

CAST Sean Byrne, Noel Leggett,

Micheal O’Sullivan, Joel Hedrick

An exploration into the

relationship between the

Australian Government and Irish

Catholics in Sydney in 1916.

Prime Minister Billy Hughes trys

to turn Champion boxer Les Darcy

into a mascot for WW1, to bolster

enlistment and his chances of

winning the Irish Australian vote

on the Conscription Referendum

of 1916.

SALES CONTACT

Sean Byrne

PHONE +61-2 9971 2936

seanpbyrne@yahoo.com.au


DEPARTURE

DVD, 3 mIN

ENVIRONmENT/CONSERVATION

PRODUCER SJ Ramir

DIRECTOR SJ Ramir

WRITER SJ Ramir

Focussing on the connection

between emotional and

geographical isolation, this

experimental short uses visual

distortion accompanied by

‘uneasy’ audio soundtracks. The

aim is to transport the viewer

to a world where external

geographical landscapes become

metaphors for journeys we make

through internal landscapes of

the soul.

SALES CONTACT

SJ Ramir

MOBILE +61-425 881 247

ramirfilms@hotmail.com

IN ABSENTIA (FILM)

35mm/DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD, 4 mIN

BIOGRAPHICAL, FANTASy,

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PRODUCER James Clayden

DIRECTOR James Clayden

A dense collection of images

that evokes the sensation of

recalling or imaging a journey:

Bright street shots of famous

cities, quiet moments in hotel

rooms, and brief glimpses of a

dream-like figure emerging out

of the darkness.

SALES CONTACT

James Clayden

MOBILE +61-412 529 245

jclayden@iprimus.com.au

INTRINSIC

DVD, 4 mIN

ARTS, WOmEN

PROD CO Monique Malone

PRODUCER Monique Malone

DIRECTOR Monique Malone

WRITER Monique Malone

CAST Rebekah Malone

This piece is an examination

of the human condition

looking at our environmental,

physical and mental instincts.

A woman explores these

instinctual responses through

three locations each with there

own treatment and symbolic

meaning.

SALES CONTACT

Monique Malone

MOBILE +61-422 605 406

moniquemalone@hotmail.com

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 141

ExPERImENTAL


ExPERImENTAL

LILITH

BETACAm/DV/mINI DV/DVD, 6 mIN

ARTS, RELIGION, WOmEN

PROD CO Stama Productions

PRODUCER Jim Stamatakos, Paula

O’Sullivan

DIRECTOR Jim Stamatakos

WRITER Jim Stamatakos

CAST Pamela Karitinos, Vicky

Tsaconas, Talia Traina

A woman faces her demons.

LILITH presents the plight of

abused women by using the

myth of Liltith, the first Eve.

as its base. It’s a no budget

experimental/narrative art film.

SALES CONTACT

Jim Stamatakos

PHONE +61-3 9544 0162

MOBILE +61-1 4806 937

stamasnr@hotmail.com

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LOST WITHOUT yOU

DIGITAL BETACAm/BETACAm, 5 mIN

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, FILm/mEDIA,

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy, SCIENCE/

TECHNOLOGy

PRODUCER Beth Frey

DIRECTOR Fiona McGee

WRITER Paul Alexandrou

CAST Becky Mamo, Brittany

Green, Laura Webb

Becky, Brittany and Laura are

barely in their teens but already

mobile phones are as natural

a part of their lives as they are

a necessity. They use them to

flirt, gossip, hate and share their

innermost dreams and fears. By

their own admission, they’d be

lost without them.

SALES CONTACT

Beth Frey

PHONE +61-3 9525 8486

FAx +61-3 9525 8416

MOBILE +61-414 690 300

blackout@bigpond.net.au

THE mASTERPIECE

DV/mINI DV, 7 mIN

COmEDy

PROD CO The Green Bucket,

Flinders University of SA

PRODUCER Tim Lucas, xavier

Samuel

DIRECTOR Tim Lucas, xavier Samuel

WRITER xavier Samuel, Tim Lucas

CAST Tim Lucas, Malcolm Fox,

Benedict Samuel, Michaeel

Morley

An artist sky rockets to stardom

when a prominent critic takes a

liking to one of his paintings for

all the wrong reasons.

SALES CONTACT

The Green Bucket

FAx +61-8 8332 2212

MOBILE +61-1 4315 4027

kosko@comic.com


mOBILE

DVD, 6 mIN

NATURE, RELIGION, SCIENCE/

TECHNOLOGy

PROD CO Phraseone Productions

PRODUCER Hamish Fraser

DIRECTOR Hamish Fraser

WRITER Hamish Fraser

CAST Bronwyn Birdsall

A young woman deals with

modern times.

SALES CONTACT

Hamish Fraser

MOBILE +61-412 992 273

phraseone@gmail.com

mUFFLED

DV/mINI DV, 7 mIN

EROTIC, GAy/LESBIAN, HEALTH, SATIRE

PRODUCER Yvette Blackwood

DIRECTOR Ra’uf Lucien Simon

WRITER Yvette Blackwood

CAST Kerzlake, Maja Jensen

Two women lie in bed

together. Their relationship and

environment has decayed into

a kind of junkie squalor. They

have made a pact: to escape...

today. L resists, but S forces the

matter, they take drugs, then she

applies goggles and a dust mask

to both their faces, sealing them

with tape and cotton wool.They

step out into the world. MUFFLED

is a black comedy that explores

dependency and disconnection

from lovers and the world.

www.glee.com/muffled

SALES CONTACT

Ra’uf Lucien Simon

PHONE +61-3 6265 9868

lucien_simon@yahoo.com

ON THE OTHER OCEAN

DIGITAL BETACAm, 8 mIN

PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO Go Group

PRODUCER Selin Yaman

DIRECTOR Amiel Courtin-Wilson

WRITER Amiel Courtin-Wilson

CAST Siena Stone, Tony Helman,

Polly Courtin

You there. its late. Imagine

yourself with the lid coming

down. The hymns and requiems.

The sense of movement as

you’re borne along to the next

place.

SALES CONTACT

Amiel Courtin-Wilson

MOBILE +61-413 546 134

amiel@amielcourtin-wilson.com

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 143

ExPERImENTAL


ExPERImENTAL

OUR BRILLIANT SECOND

LIFE

DIGITAL BETACAm/BETACAm, 5 mIN

ANImATION, FILm/mEDIA,

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy, SCIENCE/

TECHNOLOGy

PRODUCER Beth Frey

DIRECTOR Shelley Matulick

WRITER Shelley Matulick

CAST Diana Galea, Blair Styles

Blair and Diana have found a

unique way to live out their

wildest dreams. The only catch

is - it’s in a virtual world. OUR

BRILLIANT SECOND LIFE is an

eye-popping expose of two

people who live together in

the real world but choose to

interact in a cyber realm. Taking

a fast-paced ride, we visit the

virtual world Second Life, where

Blair and Diana have found a

unique way to fulfil their dreams.

SALES CONTACT

Beth Frey

PHONE +61-3 9525 8486

FAx +61-3 9525 8416

MOBILE +61-414 690 300

blackout@bigpond.net.au

144 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

PEEPHOLE

DVD, 2 mIN

ANImATION

PROD CO Peephole Production

DIRECTOR Guy Richards, Peter

Richards

WRITER Guy Richards, Peter

Richards

CAST Sebastian Oliverio, Tallier

Oliverio, Marianne Khoo, Luke

Leonard

View the urban landscape from a

child’s perspective where paper

bag masks and pussy-cats are

part of the everyday.

www.peepholeproductions.tv

SALES CONTACT

Peephole Production

MOBILE +61-410 596 536

guy@peepholeproductions.tv

PLATO’S PHAEDRUS

DV/mINI DV, 11 mIN

ARTS, LITERATURE, EDUCATION

PROD CO Sydney Film School

PRODUCER Jerrie Redman-Lloyd

DIRECTOR Giovanni Lorusso

WRITER Giovanni Lorusso

CAST Simon Chandler, Cristina

Olsen, Benjami Arthur

This project is the first of a long

series of experiences through

the main developments of

philosophy. And it is with love

that it will begin. With love as

the only way to combine the

two sides of the soul: reason and

need. And with metaphysics as

the only way to make explicit

and self-conscious the implicit

and subconscious ideal of the

people.

http://www.k11production.com/

SALES CONTACT

Sydney Film School

PHONE +61-2 9698 2244

FAx +61-2 9698 2246

distribution@sydneyfilmschool.

com


THE REVELATIONS OF

CLEmENT NARSCIONI

DVD, 9 mIN

FANTASy, RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

RELIGION

PROD CO doodle_it productions

PRODUCER Jay Fraser

DIRECTOR Jay Fraser

WRITER Jay Fraser

CAST Karlos Graziano, Clare Fraser,

Jason White, Isabel Sanchez

Delving into the confusion of

temptation and fantasy, where

outlines are blurred and reality is

at war - this is where we find a

small peep hole into the world of

Clement Narscioni.

SALES CONTACT

Jay Fraser

MOBILE +61-417 030 410

rubbishnight@gmail.com

SHORT CONFESSIONS

OF AN ABSENT mINDED

mESSENGER

DV/mINI DV/DIGITAL BETACAm/DVD,

6 mIN

COmEDy

PROD CO Pen + Picture

PRODUCER Michael Ebner

DIRECTOR Michael Ebner

WRITER Mike Mills

CAST Adam Leddin

TG is one of Sydney’s fastest

bicycle messengers. He can

process street names and the

quickest route all with Einsteinesque

agility. But lately he’s

been having blackouts and losing

much more than time.

www.penandpicture.com/film/messenger.htm

SALES CONTACT

Pen + Picture

FAx +61-2 8354 1646

MOBILE +61-407 766 767

fiona@penandpicture.com

FESTIVAL CONTACT

Michael Ebner

michael@penandpicture.com

SPILT

SP BETA, 8 mIN

DRAmA

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

DIRECTOR Kitty Green

WRITER Kitty Green

CAST Stelle Silagy, Erin Nicolson,

Emily Dimitrievoki, Tim Potter

There’s no use crying.

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 145

ExPERImENTAL


ExPERImENTAL

SUBmISSION

DVD, 8.15 mIN

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL,

PSyCHOLOGICAL, THRILLER

PROD CO Stool Pigeon

PRODUCER Benjamin Gilovitz,

Sarah Cyngler, Ari Kleiman, David

Rusanow

DIRECTOR Ari Kleiman

WRITER Ari Kleiman

CAST Mina Melionov, Jonathan

Leahy

When solitude consumes a

person whole, they cannot

be held responsible for their

actions; it is purely a matter of

submission.

www.stoolpigeon.com.au

SALES CONTACT

Stool Pigeon

FAx +61-3 9528 1414

MOBILE +61-404 625 494

contact@stoolpigeon.com.au

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SWIFT

DIGITAL BETACAm, 15 mIN

ARTS, PERFORmING ARTS

PRODUCER Beth Frey

DIRECTOR Ros Warby, Margie

Medlin

WRITER Ros Warby

CAST Ros Warby

Humorous, elegant and

startlingly original, Ros Warby’s

SWIFT is a kaleidoscope of

fanciful characterisations,

choreography and music. The

solo dancer transforms from

gremlin to gentle diva, exposing

complex physical, psychological

and emotional states

experienced by the female

protagonist.

SALES CONTACT

Ros Warby

PHONE +61-3 9534 9782

FAx +61-3 9525 8416

roswarby@iinet.net.au

THIRD EyE OPEN

DVD, 10 mIN

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy,

PSyCHOLOGICAL, THRILLER

PRODUCER Siouxzi Connor, Emma

Rogers, Paul Mernagh

DIRECTOR Siouxzi Connor

WRITER Siouxzi Connor

CAST Meelah, Hamilton, Sebastian

Goldspink, David Attril, Siouxzi

Connor

When Eve discovers a mysterious

photograph on her doorstep one

night, she embarks on a psychosexual

Alice-in-Wonderland

journey through suburbia. She

must open her eyes to the possibilities

that have always been

lurking in dark corners.

http://emersioncreative.

com/3rdeye.htm

SALES CONTACT

Siouxzi Connor

FAx +61-2 9385 1778

MOBILE +61-433 274 659

siouxzi@emersioncreative.com


TOIL AND TROUBLE

BETACAm, 5.3 mIN

COmEDy, FANTASy, POLITICAL

PROD CO VCA School of Film and

Television

PRODUCER Aleks Radovic

DIRECTOR Robbie McEwan

WRITER Robbie McEwan

CAST Sanela Hasanovic, Jonathan

Katz, Ben Fox, Mandy Field,

Paul Bourke, Chris Serong, Tully

Fedarowitsch

In a surreal mime warehouse the

boss lowers the overheads on his

workers. But after almost being

crushed they fight back and earn

black belts in Industrial Relations.

(May contain nuts, acrobatics and

mock German Expressionism).

http://www.toilandtrouble.org/

SALES CONTACT

Victorian College of the Arts

School of Film and Television

PHONE +61-3 9685 9000

FAx +61-3 9685 9001

ftv.info@vca.unimelb.edu.au

TRANSIT

DIGITAL BETACAm, 5 mIN

DOCUmENTARy, BIOGRAPHICAL,

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN, HISTORy/

POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN

PROD CO TOW

PRODUCER Christine Eid

DIRECTOR Christine Eid

WRITER Christine Eid

TRANSIT is a personal exploration

of identity and acceptance told

through snapshots of a fatherdaughter

relationship.

SALES CONTACT

Christine Eid

info@t-o-w.info

VIRTUAL FREEDOm

DVD/VHS/BETACAm/DIGITAL BETACAm,

5 mIN

ANImATION, CULTURES -

INTERNATIONAL, HISTORy/POLITICS

- INTERNATIONAL, SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGy

PRODUCER Beth Frey

DIRECTOR Maung Maung Aye,

Geoffrey Senz

WRITER Geoffrey Senz

CAST Maung Maung Aye

For an exile the internet is more

than a mere resource, it is a

lifeline to his or her homeland.

For Maung Maung Aye, an

ex-Burmese freedom fighter

now living in Australia, it means

even more. It is a portal into

an intriguing world of online

romance, animation and politics.

SALES CONTACT

Beth Frey

PHONE +61-3 9525 8486

FAx +61-3 9525 8416

MOBILE +61-414 690 300

blackout@bigpond.net.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 147

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ExPERImENTAL

WATER mE BEFORE I DIE

DVD, 39 mIN

COmEDy, FANTASy, RELATIONSHIPS/

SExUALITy, ROmANCE

PROD CO Christoffel Films

PRODUCER Nathan Christoffel

DIRECTOR Nathan Christoffel

WRITER Nathan Christoffel

CAST Fionn Quinlan, Darius Devas,

Hayley Bracken, Shane Nagle

WATER ME BEFORE I DIE follows

the life of Wes Anderson, an

eccentric young photographer

who is constantly slipping in

and out of reality in order to get

away from life’s troubles and

the ever-increasing communication

gap.

http://d1024221.mydomainwebhost.com/films1.HTM

SALES CONTACT

Christoffel Films

FAx +61-2 6687 8107

MOBILE +61-422 698 171

christoffelfilms@hotmail.com

148 2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

WHAT HAPPENED TO GAVIN

DAVIES?

DVD, 26 mIN

COmEDy, HORROR, THRILLER

PROD CO Mija Productions

PRODUCER Jamie Wilson, Llywellyn

Staiff

DIRECTOR Jamie Wilson

WRITER Jamie Wilson

CAST Narrated by Jamie Wilson,

Zev Howley, Llywellyn Staiff,

Mark Laurence, Yvette Cottier, Jim

Ewing, Colin Masters, Rick Idak,

Colin Paxman

Melbourne filmmaker Gavin

Davies and crew head

to Warburton to shoot a

documentary for SBS only to find

out theres more to this sleepy

town than meets the eye. What

really happened to Gavin Davies?

SALES CONTACT

Mija Productions

MOBILE +61-428 826 448

jcwilson@mijaproductions.com.

au

WHEN yOUR FEET DON’T

TOUCH THE GROUND

BETACAm/DVD, 2 mIN

ARTS, PSyCHOLOGICAL

PROD CO RJC Photography

PRODUCER Ross J Coulter

DIRECTOR Ross J Coulter

WRITER Ross J Coulter

CAST Hugo Hilton

Marco...Polo...Bangers...

Strawberries...cream... Memories

of childhood exploits confront

quotidian terrors.

SALES CONTACT

Ross J Coulter

MOBILE +61-430 480 410

coultercoulter@hotmail.com


WHO ARE yOU?

DVD, 6 mIN

GAy/LESBIAN, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE -

AUSTRALIA

PRODUCER Jason De Santolo

DIRECTOR Mark McMillan

WRITER Mark McMillan

CAST Stuart Fernton, Jason Carter,

Mitchell Stanley, Frieda Glynn,

Guy Simon, Bradley Rossiter

WHO ARE YOU? is a story of

internal conflict and how we

accept the many parts of our

identity that makes us a whole

person. How we see ourselves

and how we want others to see

us do not always meet up. Does

society force people to hide

parts of who they are within

themselves? And can those parts

ever be allowed to exist as a

whole? WHO ARE YOU? gives

a snapshot into a few peoples

lives, prejudices and identity.

SALES CONTACT

Metro Screen Ltd

PHONE +61-2 9361 5318

FAx +61-2 9361 5320

metro@metroscreen.org.au

Mark McMillan

MOBILE +61-412 805 294

mark.mcmillan@uts.edu.au

2007/08 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 149

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ExPERImENTAL

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Images - previous page, top to bottom: Our Brilliant Second Life; Lost Without You; Toil and Trouble.

This page: Toil and Trouble (top); Virtual Freedom (middle and bottom).

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ANImATION

A-Z * 4 min * Fiction .........................................................7

Barry * 8.27 min * Animation .................................... 116

The Bat and the Butterfly * 5 min * Animation ...... 116

Bibliomania * 8 min * Animation ............................. 116

Broken Spell * 4 min * Animation............................. 117

Brolga Song * 5 min * Animation .............................. 117

The Bronze mirror * 6 min * Animation ................... 117

Burley * 9 min * Animation ....................................... 118

Chikky the Wonder Bird * 2 min * Fiction ................. 17

Chocolate Cake * 7 min * Animation ........................ 118

Confronting Shadows * 3 min * Animation ............. 118

The Curse * 5 min * Animation .................................. 119

Cyclone Clare * 4 min * Animation............................ 119

Director’s Cut * 7 min * Animation ........................... 119

Drop Bear Dreaming * 3 min * Animation ............... 120

Everything * 2.3 min * Animation ............................. 120

Fairy Floss * 6 min * Animation ................................. 121

Five minutes Till midnight * 6 min * Documentary .. 91

Flutterby * 4 min * Animation ................................... 121

Fly * 2 min * Animation .............................................. 121

Fraught * 8 min * Animation ..................................... 122

From Here to maternity * 3 min * Animation ......... 122

Funny Bunny * 1 min * Animation ............................ 122

The Girl Who Swallowed Bees (FILM) * 8 min *

Animation ................................................................. 123

The Goat That Ate Time * 7 min * Animation.......... 123

Higher Power * 3 min * Animation ........................... 123

The Hollow Tree * 7 min * Animation ...................... 124

Hot Up a Shopping Trolley * 2 min * Documentary .. 94

I Love Like Blood * 5 min * Animation .................... 124

I, Object * 5 min * Fiction............................................. 35

An Imaginary Life * 5 min * Animation ................... 124

Key:Trop200730 * 1 min * Animation ...................... 125

The Limited Adventures of Philo Fish * 5 min *

Animation ................................................................. 125

Lovesong (FILM) * 6 min * Animation ....................... 125

Lucille * 4 min * Animation ........................................ 126

The Luminary * 6 min * Animation ........................... 126

matilda * 5 min * Animation ..................................... 126

meat * 6 min * Animation .......................................... 127

mermaid Story * 5 min * Animation ......................... 127

The mimis * 5 min * Animation ................................. 127

moon man * 5 min * Animation ................................ 128

Norbert * 7 min * Animation ..................................... 128

One Verse, No Chorus * 5 min * Animation ............. 128

Our Brilliant Second Life * 5 min * Experimental... 144

The Physique of the Christ * 8 min * Animation .... 129

Please * 2 min * Fiction ................................................ 57

Professor Pebbles (FILM) * 12 min * Fiction .............. 59

The Puppetmaker * 4 min * Animation ................... 129

Purged * 4 min * Animation ...................................... 129

Revolving Door * 18 min * Animation ...................... 130

Ron The Zookeeper * 6 min * Animation ................. 130

Rusalka V Temnote * 5 min * Animation ................. 130

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Shadow City * 5 min * Fiction...................................... 65

Shmetamorphosis * 13 min * Animation ................. 131

Spear * 5 min * Animation ......................................... 131

Stanley & Dean * 6 min * Animation ........................ 131

The Story of Ned * 7 min * Animation...................... 132

Sweet & Sour * 17 min * Animation ......................... 132

The Thank Tank * 5 min * Documentary .................. 105

Thort Bubbles / Dividing Cells * 7 min *

Animation ................................................................. 132

Ticketweavels * 2 min * Animation .......................... 133

Toil * 7 min * Animation ............................................. 133

Virtual Freedom * 5 min * Experimental .................. 147

Whirlpool * 5 min * Animation .................................. 133

Winter Peony * 6 min * Animation ........................... 134

ARTS

3494 Houses + 1 Fence * 6 min * Experimental ...... 140

Agnes Abbott * 23 min * Documentary ...................... 86

Ashes * 11 min * Fiction ............................................... 10

Burning Daylight * 26 min * Documentary ................ 87

Cheeky Dog * 22 min * Documentary ......................... 88

Hour of Prayer * 11 min * Fiction................................ 33

Intrinsic * 4 min * Experimental ................................ 141

Lilith * 6 min * Experimental ..................................... 142

Lullaby * 10 min * Fiction ............................................ 47

Luminous * 26 min * Documentary ............................. 97

mSO Century * 26 min * Documentary ....................... 98

Palace of Dreams (FILM) * 26 min * Documentary .. 100

The Passion Of Gina Sinozich * 28 min *

Documentary ............................................................ 100

Plato’s Phaedrus * 11 min * Experimental .............. 144

Queen St Gallery * 6 min * Documentary ................ 101

The Red Shoes * 5 min * Fiction .................................. 62

Rob Tim Tom * 6 min * Documentary ....................... 103

Sam and marni * 5 min * Documentary ................... 104

Swift * 15 min * Experimental ................................... 146

The Thank Tank * 5 min * Documentary .................. 105

Walking Dancing Belonging * 22 min *

Documentary ............................................................ 107

What The Future Sounded Like * 28 min *

Documentary ............................................................ 107

When your Feet Don’t Touch The Ground * 2 min *

Experimental ............................................................ 148

White Sound * 6 min * Documentary ....................... 108

With Every Drop * 5 min * Documentary.................. 109

BIOGRAPHICAL

An Dushlan * 12 min * Experimental ........................ 140

The Child Star * 6 min * Documentary ........................ 88

Custard * 6 min * Fiction .............................................. 19

Dance Like your Old man * 10 min * Documentary .. 89

Five minutes Till midnight * 6 min * Documentary .. 91

In Absentia (FILM) * 4 min * Experimental .............. 141

Local Hero * 10 min * Fiction ....................................... 45

meet The Eye * 4 min * Documentary ........................ 98


Nights at the ANU Bar * 7 min * Documentary ......... 99

A Recipe for Change * 5 min * Documentary .......... 102

Revolving Door * 18 min * Animation ...................... 130

Rob Tim Tom * 6 min * Documentary ....................... 103

Rodney * 14 min * Fiction ............................................ 63

Scrabbable * 6 min * Documentary .......................... 104

Transit * 5 min * Experimental .................................. 147

Undressing Vanessa * 21 min * Documentary ......... 106

The Von * 7 min * Fiction ............................................. 76

W George: A Weapon of mass Distraction * 3 min *

Fiction.......................................................................... 77

W George: Networking the Neighbours * 3 min *

Fiction.......................................................................... 77

W George: Tracking the Psychopath * 3 min *

Fiction.......................................................................... 78

White Sound * 6 min * Documentary ....................... 108

Without Permission * 4 min * Documentary ........... 109

CHILDREN

Back Seat * 6 min * Fiction .......................................... 10

The Bat and the Butterfly * 5 min * Animation ...... 116

Brolga Song * 5 min * Animation .............................. 117

Building Foundations * 30 min * Documentary ........ 87

The Child Star * 6 min * Documentary ........................ 88

Clouds * 8 min * Fiction ................................................ 17

The Curse * 5 min * Animation .................................. 119

Every Day at School * 3 min * Documentary ............. 90

Fairy Floss * 6 min * Animation ................................. 121

Flutterby * 4 min * Animation ................................... 121

Funny Bunny * 1 min * Animation ............................ 122

Home Run * 7 min * Documentary ............................. 94

Hot Up a Shopping Trolley * 2 min * Documentary .. 94

jolly * 7 min * Fiction.................................................... 38

Kick it to me * 7 min * Fiction ..................................... 39

Lullaby * 10 min * Fiction ............................................ 47

making Poison * 12 min * Fiction ............................... 47

mermaid Story * 5 min * Animation ......................... 127

The mimis * 5 min * Animation ................................. 127

moon man * 5 min * Animation ................................ 128

my Greatest Day Ever * 9 min * Fiction ...................... 51

Nana * 6 min * Fiction .................................................. 52

A Place by the Sea * 25 min * Documentary ........... 101

Promising * 12 min * Fiction ....................................... 60

Shadow Play * 13 min * Fiction .................................. 66

Sharpeye * 6 min * Fiction ........................................... 66

Spear * 5 min * Animation ......................................... 131

The Swimmer * 7.45 min * Fiction .............................. 72

The Turtle * 6 min * Fiction .......................................... 74

Two Big Boys * 6 min * Fiction .................................... 75

What Georgia Doesn’t Know * 8 min * Fiction ......... 79

Whirlpool * 5 min * Animation .................................. 133

youCan2 * 3 min * Documentary ............................... 110

COmEDy

15 * 3 min * Fiction ..........................................................6

60 Second Relief * 1 min * Experimental ................. 140

A-Z * 4 min * Fiction .........................................................7

Almost Aussie * 6 min * Fiction .....................................8

The Apprentice * 9 min * Fiction ....................................9

Ascension * 14 min * Fiction ..........................................9

Ashes * 11 min * Fiction ............................................... 10

Bad yoghurt * 5 min * Fiction...................................... 10

Being Boston * 5 min * Fiction .................................... 11

Between the Flags * 7 min * Fiction .......................... 11

Bibliomania * 8 min * Animation ............................. 116

Blake Stone * 11 min * Fiction .................................... 12

Blind Love * 8 min * Fiction ......................................... 12

Blowback * 6 min * Fiction .......................................... 13

Bookends (FILM) * 7 min * Fiction .............................. 13

Brown Trash * 7 min * Fiction...................................... 15

Car Pool * 9 min * Fiction ............................................. 15

Cardnapped * 3 min * Fiction ...................................... 16

The Child Star * 6 min * Documentary ........................ 88

Consumer Watchdog * 12 min * Fiction ..................... 17

Counter * 7 min * Fiction .............................................. 18

Detached * 3 min * Fiction ........................................... 20

Director’s Cut * 7 min * Animation ........................... 119

Done Dirt Cheap * 6 min * Fiction ............................... 22

Drop Bear Dreaming * 3 min * Animation ............... 120

Dude, Where’s my Vote * 3 min * Fiction .................. 22

Edgar and Elizabeth (FILM) * 17 min * Fiction ........... 23

Fairy Floss * 6 min * Animation ................................. 121

Film Lovers * 5 min * Fiction ....................................... 24

Flipsical * 13 min * Fiction ........................................... 24

Fore! * 6 min * Fiction .................................................. 25

Fraught * 8 min * Animation ..................................... 122

From Here to maternity * 3 min * Animation ......... 122

Frontbum Dancin’ * 7 min * Fiction ............................ 25

Full Honeymoon * 13 min * Fiction ............................ 26

Funny Bunny * 1 min * Animation ............................ 122

Get Him * 6 min * Fiction ............................................. 26

The Girl in the Window * 4 min * Fiction ................... 27

The Goat That Ate Time * 7 min * Animation.......... 123

great times in rehab * 6 min * Fiction ....................... 28

Harry * 15 min * Fiction................................................ 30

Head over Heels * 8 min * Fiction .............................. 30

Higher Power * 3 min * Animation ........................... 123

Hotel motel * 14 min * Fiction..................................... 33

How to be Australin...with Vin & Raj * 7.5 min *

Fiction.......................................................................... 33

Hush * 6 min * Fiction .................................................. 34

I Want to be a Pirate * 7 min * Fiction ....................... 35

In the Ladies Lounge * 12 min * Fiction .................... 36

The Infallible Giants of the Sea * 47 min * Fiction... 36

joyeux Anniversaire maman * 7 min * Fiction ......... 38

Key:Trop200730 * 1 min * Animation ...................... 125

Kwatye * 6 min * Fiction .............................................. 41

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La meme Nuit * 18 min * Fiction................................. 41

Last Drinks * 6 min * Fiction ........................................ 41

The Limited Adventures of Philo Fish * 5 min *

Animation ................................................................. 125

The List * 3 min * Fiction .............................................. 43

Liveblog & Sugarbabe * 15 min * Fiction .................. 44

Local Hero * 10 min * Fiction ....................................... 45

Love on Track * 4 min * Fiction ................................... 46

Love, War & Auditions * 7 min * Fiction .................... 47

making Poison * 12 min * Fiction ............................... 47

manjo: Telemarketer Elite * 7 min * Documentary .. 98

The masterpiece * 7 min * Experimental ................. 142

meat * 6 min * Animation .......................................... 127

mere Oblivion * 7 min * Fiction .................................. 49

my Greatest Day Ever * 9 min * Fiction ...................... 51

Norbert * 7 min * Animation ..................................... 128

Numb Skulls * 13 min * Fiction ................................... 52

The O Word * 9 min * Fiction ....................................... 52

Oh, monah * 3 min * Fiction ........................................ 53

The Pain of the macho * 5 min * Fiction .................... 54

Pajero 5 * 11 min * Fiction ........................................... 55

The Physique of the Christ * 8 min * Animation .... 129

The Picnic * 6 min * Fiction .......................................... 56

Pig Latin * 6 min * Fiction ............................................ 56

Please Kill Trevor Dowset * 12 min * Fiction ............ 58

Point Blank * 8 min * Fiction ....................................... 58

Prada Handbag * 21 min * Fiction .............................. 58

Pregnant Paws * 2 min * Fiction ................................. 59

Professor Pebbles (FILM) * 12 min * Fiction .............. 59

Punch * 11 min * Fiction .............................................. 60

Puppet Love * 7 min * Fiction ..................................... 61

Recall * 7 min * Fiction ................................................. 62

Remember my Name (FILM) * 12 min *

Documentary ............................................................ 103

Road Rage * 7 min * Fiction ........................................ 63

Ron The Zookeeper * 6 min * Animation ................. 130

Saturday Night Newtown, Sunday morning Enmore *

8 min * Fiction ............................................................ 64

Selling Hopkins * 8 min * Fiction ................................ 65

Shmetamorphosis * 13 min * Animation ................. 131

Short Confessions of an Absent minded messenger *

6 min * Experimental ............................................... 145

Single sexy Bilingual * 14 min * Fiction .................... 66

Snookered * 2 min * Fiction ........................................ 67

Some Kind of Crazy * 14 min * Fiction ....................... 68

Spider (FILM) * 9 min * Fiction..................................... 69

Stairway to Eleven * 13 min * Fiction ........................ 69

Stanley & Dean * 6 min * Animation ........................ 131

The Story of Ned * 7 min * Animation...................... 132

Sweet & Sour * 17 min * Animation ......................... 132

Toil and Trouble * 5.3 min * Experimental ............... 147

The Trial of Film 2 * 19 min * Documentary ............ 106

The Turn * 8 min * Fiction ............................................ 74

Txt me * 5 min * Fiction ............................................... 75

Unknown Combo * 7 min * Fiction ............................. 76

The Von * 7 min * Fiction ............................................. 76

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Water me Before I Die * 39 min * Experimental ..... 148

What Happened to Gavin Davies? * 26 min *

Experimental ............................................................ 148

Where The magic Happens * 7 min * Fiction ............ 81

Who Do I Think I Am? * 3 min * Fiction ..................... 81

CRImE

The Apprentice * 9 min * Fiction ....................................9

Between the Flags * 7 min * Fiction .......................... 11

Bin Appetit * 10 min * Documentary .......................... 86

The Bread * 12 min * Fiction ....................................... 14

Cherry Bomb * 14 min * Fiction .................................. 16

Crossbow * 14 min * Fiction ......................................... 18

The Dealer * 17 min * Fiction ...................................... 19

Disappointment * 16 min * Fiction ............................. 21

The Grey Cloud * 7 min * Fiction ................................. 28

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow * 13 min * Fiction......... 29

The Heist * 9 min * Fiction ........................................... 31

The Hollow Tree * 7 min * Animation ...................... 124

Hotel motel * 14 min * Fiction..................................... 33

The Interrogation of Bryan (FILM) * 22 min *

Fiction.......................................................................... 36

joyride * 8 min * Fiction ............................................... 38

Kindle * 9 min * Fiction ................................................ 40

mockingbird * 14 min * Fiction ................................... 50

Only He Knows * 17 min * Fiction............................... 53

The Raid * 3 min * Fiction ............................................ 61

The Removalist * 7 min * Fiction ................................ 63

Shadow City * 5 min * Fiction...................................... 65

Spike Up (FILM) * 29 min * Fiction .............................. 69

Stranger in Town (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction ................ 71

Unknown Combo * 7 min * Fiction ............................. 76

CULTURES - AUSTRALIAN

3494 Houses + 1 Fence * 6 min * Experimental ...... 140

67 * 4 min * Fiction ..........................................................6

Almost Aussie * 6 min * Fiction .....................................8

An Dushlan * 12 min * Experimental ........................ 140

Between the Flags * 7 min * Fiction .......................... 11

Beyond the Belly * 28 min * Documentary ............... 86

Blood Lines * 6 min * Fiction ....................................... 13

Building Foundations * 30 min * Documentary ........ 87

Burning Daylight * 26 min * Documentary ................ 87

Days Like These * 6 min * Fiction ............................... 19

The Dealer * 17 min * Fiction ...................................... 19

Don’t Panic * 6 min * Fiction ....................................... 21

Done Dirt Cheap * 6 min * Fiction ............................... 22

Every Day at School * 3 min * Documentary ............. 90

Fighting Chance, A * 30 min * Documentary ............ 90

Fingal Rapskallion * 7 min * Documentary ............... 91

Flour, Sugar, Tea * 26 min * Documentary ................. 91

The Gift * 6 min * Fiction ............................................. 26

God Riddance * 10 min * Documentary ..................... 92

The Good The Bad and Ugly * 26 min *

Documentary .............................................................. 92


Grind Girls * 10 min * Documentary ........................... 93

Hangin’ Out With jack * 15 min * Documentary ....... 93

Harry * 15 min * Fiction................................................ 30

Home Run * 7 min * Documentary ............................. 94

Hot Up a Shopping Trolley * 2 min * Documentary .. 94

How to be Australin...with Vin & Raj * 7.5 min *

Fiction.......................................................................... 33

How To Bury The Dead * 8 min * Fiction .................... 34

Hush * 6 min * Fiction .................................................. 34

In Evergreen memory * 10 min * Documentary ........ 95

In Transit * 10 min * Documentary ............................. 95

The Infallible Giants of the Sea * 47 min * Fiction... 36

jackie jackie * 6 min * Fiction ..................................... 37

joyeux Anniversaire maman * 7 min * Fiction ......... 38

joyride * 8 min * Fiction ............................................... 38

Katoomba * 25 min * Fiction ....................................... 39

Lost Without you * 5 min * Experimental ............... 142

made In Australia * 11 min * Documentary .............. 97

malaytown Stories * 27 min * Documentary ............. 97

Nights at the ANU Bar * 7 min * Documentary ......... 99

Number One Fan * 14 min * Documentary .............. 100

Oh, monah * 3 min * Fiction ........................................ 53

One Verse, No Chorus * 5 min * Animation ............. 128

Opposites Attract * 16 min * Fiction ........................... 53

The Other Side * 15 min * Fiction ............................... 54

Palace of Dreams (FILM) * 26 min * Documentary .. 100

Play Date * 5 min * Fiction .......................................... 57

Pleasance * 13 min * Fiction ....................................... 57

Queen St Gallery * 6 min * Documentary ................ 101

The Raid * 3 min * Fiction ............................................ 61

Reckless * 15 min * Documentary ............................. 102

Remember my Name (FILM) * 12 min *

Documentary ............................................................ 103

Rob Tim Tom * 6 min * Documentary ....................... 103

Rodney * 14 min * Fiction ............................................ 63

Sam and marni * 5 min * Documentary ................... 104

Scrabbable * 6 min * Documentary .......................... 104

The Sound of CRy * 9 min * Fiction ............................. 68

Speaking Australian * 5 min * Documentary .......... 104

Storytime * 9 min * Fiction .......................................... 70

Surround Sound * 4 min * Documentary .................. 105

The Swimmer * 7.45 min * Fiction .............................. 72

The Swimming Lesson * 15 min * Fiction .................. 72

The Thank Tank * 5 min * Documentary .................. 105

Too Late * 6 min * Fiction ............................................. 73

Towing the Line * 25 min * Documentary................ 105

Transit * 5 min * Experimental .................................. 147

Triumphant Tale * 11 min * Documentary ............... 106

The Turtle * 6 min * Fiction .......................................... 74

Twenty Five Cents * 6 min * Fiction............................ 75

What The Future Sounded Like * 28 min *

Documentary ............................................................ 107

With Every Drop * 5 min * Documentary.................. 109

Working With Love * 27 min * Documentary .......... 109

youCan2 * 3 min * Documentary ............................... 110

CULTURES - INTERNATIONAL

3494 Houses + 1 Fence * 6 min * Experimental ...... 140

Almost Aussie * 6 min * Fiction .....................................8

Bread * 5 min * Fiction ................................................. 14

Bread * 5 min * Fiction ................................................. 14

Brown Trash * 7 min * Fiction...................................... 15

A Cambodia Story * 14 min * Documentary .............. 87

The Dealer * 17 min * Fiction ...................................... 19

Hour of Prayer * 11 min * Fiction................................ 33

In Africa * 9 min * Documentary ................................. 94

In Evergreen memory * 10 min * Documentary ........ 95

In Transit * 10 min * Documentary ............................. 95

Last Time I Cried * 9 min * Documentary ................... 96

my Country * 11 min * Fiction ..................................... 50

The Other Side * 15 min * Fiction ............................... 54

The Pain of the macho * 5 min * Fiction .................... 54

The Present * 8 min * Fiction ...................................... 59

Punch * 11 min * Fiction .............................................. 60

Rusalka V Temnote * 5 min * Animation ................. 130

Sam and marni * 5 min * Documentary ................... 104

The Sound of CRy * 9 min * Fiction ............................. 68

Submission * 8.15 min * Experimental ..................... 146

The Swimmer * 7.45 min * Fiction .............................. 72

The Swordsman * 10 min * Fiction ............................. 72

Twenty Five Cents * 6 min * Fiction............................ 75

Virtual Freedom * 5 min * Experimental .................. 147

What The Future Sounded Like * 28 min *

Documentary ............................................................ 107

With Every Drop * 5 min * Documentary.................. 109

DRAmA

296 Smith Street * 15 min * Fiction ..............................6

Ambassador * 13 min * Fiction ......................................8

Animal * 9 min * Fiction ..................................................9

Blackberries * 8 min * Fiction ..................................... 12

Bribes and Ransom * 10 min * Fiction ....................... 15

Crocodile Dreaming (FILM) * 26 min * Fiction ........... 18

A Different cut * 10 min * Fiction ............................... 20

Double Cross * 10 min * Animation .......................... 120

Fast Lane * 15 min * Fiction ......................................... 24

Gone to Earth * 15 min * Fiction ................................. 27

The Guardian * 10 min * Fiction .................................. 29

Heaven * 14 min * Fiction ............................................ 31

Igor and maL * 9 min * Fiction .................................... 35

An Imaginary Life * 5 min * Animation ................... 124

Little Wings * 15 min * Fiction .................................... 44

Lone * 15 min * Fiction ................................................. 45

The Picnic * 6 min * Fiction .......................................... 56

Sacrifice * 16 min * Fiction ........................................... 64

Small Change * 7 min * Fiction ................................... 67

Spilt * 8 min * Experimental ...................................... 145

The Stars down to Earth * 9 min * Fiction ................. 70

Tala (Rythym) * 13 min * Fiction ................................ 73

Watermelon * 7 min * Fiction...................................... 79

Work In Profress * 7 min * Fiction .............................. 81

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EDUCATION

The Last Supper * 19 min * Fiction ............................. 42

Plato’s Phaedrus * 11 min * Experimental .............. 144

Reckless * 15 min * Documentary ............................. 102

Rodney * 14 min * Fiction ............................................ 63

The Sound of CRy * 9 min * Fiction ............................. 68

youCan2 * 3 min * Documentary ............................... 110

ENVIRONmENT/CONSERVATION

Bin Appetit * 10 min * Documentary .......................... 86

Broken Spell * 4 min * Animation............................. 117

Departure * 3 min * Experimental ............................ 141

Every Day at School * 3 min * Documentary ............. 90

The Goat That Ate Time * 7 min * Animation.......... 123

God Riddance * 10 min * Documentary ..................... 92

Hot Up a Shopping Trolley * 2 min * Documentary .. 94

A Place by the Sea * 25 min * Documentary ........... 101

The Raid * 3 min * Fiction ............................................ 61

Sam and marni * 5 min * Documentary ................... 104

Surround Sound * 4 min * Documentary .................. 105

The Thank Tank * 5 min * Documentary .................. 105

Ticketweavels * 2 min * Animation .......................... 133

With Every Drop * 5 min * Documentary.................. 109

youCan2 * 3 min * Documentary ............................... 110

EROTIC

60 Second Relief * 1 min * Experimental ................. 140

muffled * 7 min * Experimental ................................ 143

my Sister and I * 11 min * Fiction ............................... 51

FANTASy

Detached * 3 min * Fiction ........................................... 20

The Girl Who Swallowed Bees (FILM) * 8 min *

Animation ................................................................. 123

The Heist * 9 min * Fiction ........................................... 31

In Absentia (FILM) * 4 min * Experimental .............. 141

The Iron Boy * 12 min * Fiction ................................... 37

Key:Trop200730 * 1 min * Animation ...................... 125

Kill Only This One * 16 min * Fiction .......................... 40

Le Petit Chef * 7 min * Fiction ..................................... 42

Learning 2 Fly * 5 min * Fiction .................................. 43

Pajero 5 * 11 min * Fiction ........................................... 55

Professor Pebbles (FILM) * 12 min * Fiction .............. 59

The Puppetmaker * 4 min * Animation ................... 129

Purged * 4 min * Animation ...................................... 129

Raphael * 8 min * Fiction ............................................. 61

The Revelations of Clement Narscioni * 9 min *

Experimental ............................................................ 145

Rusalka V Temnote * 5 min * Animation ................. 130

The Swordsman * 10 min * Fiction ............................. 72

Toil and Trouble * 5.3 min * Experimental ............... 147

The Visitor * 12 min * Fiction ...................................... 76

Water me Before I Die * 39 min * Experimental ..... 148

156 2006/07 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

Work In Profress * 7 min * Fiction .............................. 81

FILm/mEDIA

3494 Houses + 1 Fence * 6 min * Experimental ...... 140

Ableman’s Final Account * 13 min * Fiction .................7

Acheron (FILM) * 13 min * Fiction ..................................7

A Cambodia Story * 14 min * Documentary .............. 87

Clouds * 8 min * Fiction ................................................ 17

Counter * 7 min * Fiction .............................................. 18

Every Day at School * 3 min * Documentary ............. 90

The Good The Bad and Ugly * 26 min *

Documentary .............................................................. 92

Leader of The Pack * 23 min * Fiction ........................ 42

The List maker * 3 min * Documentary ...................... 96

Lost Without you * 5 min * Experimental ............... 142

Love you mum * 18 min * Fiction ................................ 46

making Poison * 12 min * Fiction ............................... 47

One Verse, No Chorus * 5 min * Animation ............. 128

Our Brilliant Second Life * 5 min * Experimental... 144

Palace of Dreams (FILM) * 26 min * Documentary .. 100

Raphael * 8 min * Fiction ............................................. 61

Surround Sound * 4 min * Documentary .................. 105

Touch * 8 min * Fiction ................................................. 73

Urrpeye * 30 min * Documentary .............................. 107

The Voyeur * 9 min * Fiction ........................................ 77

Welcome to Pipe mountain * 24 min * Fiction ......... 79

GAy/LESBIAN

Disappointment * 16 min * Fiction ............................. 21

Frontbum Dancin’ * 7 min * Fiction ............................ 25

How To Bury The Dead * 8 min * Fiction .................... 34

In the Ladies Lounge * 12 min * Fiction .................... 36

Love Refugees * 27 min * Documentary .................... 96

The manual (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction ......................... 48

mirror mirror * 10 min * Fiction ................................... 49

muffled * 7 min * Experimental ................................ 143

my Last Ten Hours With you * 15 min * Fiction ......... 51

my Sister and I * 11 min * Fiction ............................... 51

Prada Handbag * 21 min * Fiction .............................. 58

Ready or Not * 16 min * Documentary ..................... 102

Single sexy Bilingual * 14 min * Fiction .................... 66

Stray * 15 min * Fiction ................................................ 71

Undressing Vanessa * 21 min * Documentary ......... 106

Who Are you? * 6 min * Experimental ...................... 149

HEALTH

Beyond the Belly * 28 min * Documentary ............... 86

Building Foundations * 30 min * Documentary ........ 87

Cheeky Dog * 22 min * Documentary ......................... 88

EGIL * 9 min * Fiction .................................................... 23

The Last Supper * 19 min * Fiction ............................. 42

Love you mum * 18 min * Fiction ................................ 46

muffled * 7 min * Experimental ................................ 143

Plagued by memories * 29 min * Documentary ..... 101


Rodney * 14 min * Fiction ............................................ 63

Warhead (FILM) * 14 min * Fiction .............................. 78

White Sound * 6 min * Documentary ....................... 108

Working With Love * 27 min * Documentary .......... 109

HISTORy/POLITICS - AUSTRALIAN

Almost Aussie * 6 min * Fiction .....................................8

Flour, Sugar, Tea * 26 min * Documentary ................. 91

Hell’s Gate * 21 min * Fiction ...................................... 31

Home Run * 7 min * Documentary ............................. 94

How to be Australin...with Vin & Raj * 7.5 min *

Fiction.......................................................................... 33

made In Australia * 11 min * Documentary .............. 97

malaytown Stories * 27 min * Documentary ............. 97

my Country * 11 min * Fiction ..................................... 50

The Other Side * 15 min * Fiction ............................... 54

Plagued by memories * 29 min * Documentary ..... 101

The Sound of CRy * 9 min * Fiction ............................. 68

Transit * 5 min * Experimental .................................. 147

Willaberta jack * 25 min * Documentary ................. 108

Without Permission * 4 min * Documentary ........... 109

HISTORy/POLITICS - INTERNATIONAL

An Dushlan * 12 min * Experimental ........................ 140

A Cambodia Story * 14 min * Documentary .............. 87

Plagued by memories * 29 min * Documentary ..... 101

The Swimmer * 7.45 min * Fiction .............................. 72

Virtual Freedom * 5 min * Experimental .................. 147

HORROR

Advantage (FILM) * 9 min * Fiction ..............................8

Cerebral Sin * 54 min * Fiction .................................... 16

EGIL * 9 min * Fiction .................................................... 23

Full Honeymoon * 13 min * Fiction ............................ 26

Funny Bunny * 1 min * Animation ............................ 122

The Heist * 9 min * Fiction ........................................... 31

Igor and maL * 9 min * Fiction .................................... 35

jenni’s Torment * 8 min * Fiction ............................... 37

Le Petit Chef * 7 min * Fiction ..................................... 42

Lost Property (FILM) * 2 min * Fiction ........................ 45

Numb Skulls * 13 min * Fiction ................................... 52

Puppet Love * 7 min * Fiction ..................................... 61

Real Thing * 5 min * Fiction ......................................... 62

Some Kind of Crazy * 14 min * Fiction ....................... 68

Storytime * 9 min * Fiction .......................................... 70

The Voyeur * 9 min * Fiction ........................................ 77

What Happened to Gavin Davies? * 26 min *

Experimental ............................................................ 148

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE - AUSTRALIA

Agnes Abbott * 23 min * Documentary ...................... 86

Animal * 9 min * Fiction ..................................................9

Back Seat * 6 min * Fiction .......................................... 10

The Bat and the Butterfly * 5 min * Animation ...... 116

Brolga Song * 5 min * Animation .............................. 117

Burning Daylight * 26 min * Documentary ................ 87

Cheeky Dog * 22 min * Documentary ......................... 88

Crocodile Dreaming (FILM) * 26 min * Fiction ........... 18

The Curse * 5 min * Animation .................................. 119

Destiny in Alice * 26 min * Documentary .................. 89

Done Dirt Cheap * 6 min * Fiction ............................... 22

Finding Place * 23 min * Documentary ...................... 90

Flour, Sugar, Tea * 26 min * Documentary ................. 91

Footprints in the Sand: The Last of the Nomads *

24 min * Documentary .............................................. 92

jackie jackie * 6 min * Fiction ..................................... 37

Kick it to me * 7 min * Fiction ..................................... 39

malaytown Stories * 27 min * Documentary ............. 97

mermaid Story * 5 min * Animation ......................... 127

The mimis * 5 min * Animation ................................. 127

moon man * 5 min * Animation ................................ 128

my Country * 11 min * Fiction ..................................... 50

Nana * 6 min * Fiction .................................................. 52

Nigger Lovers * 26 min * Documentary ..................... 99

Redfern Rocks * 5 min * Documentary ..................... 103

Sharpeye * 6 min * Fiction ........................................... 66

Spear * 5 min * Animation ......................................... 131

Storytime * 9 min * Fiction .......................................... 70

Too Late * 6 min * Fiction ............................................. 73

Two Big Boys * 6 min * Fiction .................................... 75

Urrpeye * 30 min * Documentary .............................. 107

Walking Dancing Belonging * 22 min *

Documentary ............................................................ 107

When the Natives Get Restless * 26 min *

Documentary ............................................................ 108

Whirlpool * 5 min * Animation .................................. 133

Who Are you? * 6 min * Experimental ...................... 149

Willaberta jack * 25 min * Documentary ................. 108

Without Permission * 4 min * Documentary ........... 109

LITERATURE

The Gift * 6 min * Fiction ............................................. 26

The Girl Who Swallowed Bees (FILM) * 8 min *

Animation ................................................................. 123

Plato’s Phaedrus * 11 min * Experimental .............. 144

Scrabbable * 6 min * Documentary .......................... 104

mUSICAL

The Girl in the moon * 14 min * Fiction ..................... 27

The Kitchen * 5 min * Fiction ...................................... 40

Prada Handbag * 21 min * Fiction .............................. 58

Stairway to Eleven * 13 min * Fiction ........................ 69

mySTERy

Blake Stone * 11 min * Fiction .................................... 12

Cardnapped * 3 min * Fiction ...................................... 16

Dude, Where’s my Vote * 3 min * Fiction .................. 22

The Grey Cloud * 7 min * Fiction ................................. 28

2006/07 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 157

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The Interrogation of Bryan (FILM) * 22 min *

Fiction.......................................................................... 36

Lost Property (FILM) * 2 min * Fiction ........................ 45

mama Told me Not To Come * 15 min * Fiction ........ 48

Remember my Name (FILM) * 12 min *

Documentary ............................................................ 103

Safe Trip * 3 min * Fiction ............................................ 64

Still * 7 min * Fiction ..................................................... 70

Storytime * 9 min * Fiction .......................................... 70

Stranger in Town (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction ................ 71

Traffick * 3 min * Fiction .............................................. 74

Unknown Combo * 7 min * Fiction ............................. 76

When Darkness Falls * 13 min * Fiction ..................... 80

NATURE

15 * 3 min * Fiction ..........................................................6

In Africa * 9 min * Documentary ................................. 94

The Luminary * 6 min * Animation ........................... 126

mobile * 6 min * Experimental .................................. 143

NUCLEAR ISSUES

The Present * 8 min * Fiction ...................................... 59

PERFORmING ARTS

Dance Like your Old man * 10 min * Documentary .. 89

Fingal Rapskallion * 7 min * Documentary ............... 91

Frontbum Dancin’ * 7 min * Fiction ............................ 25

In Evergreen memory * 10 min * Documentary ........ 95

Kill Only This One * 16 min * Fiction .......................... 40

Shadow Play * 13 min * Fiction .................................. 66

Swift * 15 min * Experimental ................................... 146

POLITICAL

An Dushlan * 12 min * Experimental ........................ 140

Bin Appetit * 10 min * Documentary .......................... 86

Bread * 5 min * Fiction ................................................. 14

Don’t Panic * 6 min * Fiction ....................................... 21

God Riddance * 10 min * Documentary ..................... 92

Love you mum * 18 min * Fiction ................................ 46

The manual (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction ......................... 48

One Verse, No Chorus * 5 min * Animation ............. 128

Point Blank * 8 min * Fiction ....................................... 58

Redfern Rocks * 5 min * Documentary ..................... 103

Toil and Trouble * 5.3 min * Experimental ............... 147

Undressing Vanessa * 21 min * Documentary ......... 106

PSyCHOLOGICAL

67 * 4 min * Fiction ..........................................................6

Acheron (FILM) * 13 min * Fiction ..................................7

Cerebral Sin * 54 min * Fiction .................................... 16

A Different cut * 10 min * Fiction ............................... 20

Driving miss Emily * 10 min * Documentary ............. 89

Dusk Night Dawn (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction ............... 23

158 2006/07 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

Frail * 7 min * Fiction .................................................... 25

Half Windsor * 12 min * Fiction .................................. 30

Hell’s Gate * 21 min * Fiction ...................................... 31

Help * 6 min * Fiction ................................................... 32

In Absentia (FILM) * 4 min * Experimental .............. 141

Kill Only This One * 16 min * Fiction .......................... 40

Last Time I Cried * 9 min * Documentary ................... 96

Learning 2 Fly * 5 min * Fiction .................................. 43

Lloyd Ormerod Wants His Face Back (FILM) * 14 min *

Fiction.......................................................................... 44

mama Told me Not To Come * 15 min * Fiction ........ 48

The manual (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction ......................... 48

mirror mirror * 10 min * Fiction ................................... 49

my Sister and I * 11 min * Fiction ............................... 51

Only He Knows * 17 min * Fiction............................... 53

Play Date * 5 min * Fiction .......................................... 57

The Psychology of Killing * 15 min * Fiction ............. 60

The Puppetmaker * 4 min * Animation ................... 129

Purged * 4 min * Animation ...................................... 129

Solus * 5 min * Fiction .................................................. 67

Spike Up (FILM) * 29 min * Fiction .............................. 69

Still * 7 min * Fiction ..................................................... 70

Stranger in Town (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction ................ 71

Submission * 8.15 min * Experimental ..................... 146

Third Eye Open * 10 min * Experimental .................. 146

Thort Bubbles / Dividing Cells * 7 min *

Animation ................................................................. 132

Ticketweavels * 2 min * Animation .......................... 133

Touch * 8 min * Fiction ................................................. 73

The Visitor * 12 min * Fiction ...................................... 76

Warhead (FILM) * 14 min * Fiction .............................. 78

Welcome to Pipe mountain * 24 min * Fiction ......... 79

The Wheelchair * 7 min * Fiction ................................ 80

When your Feet Don’t Touch The Ground * 2 min *

Experimental ............................................................ 148

RELATIONSHIPS/SExUALITy

Advantage (FILM) * 9 min * Fiction ..............................8

Bookends (FILM) * 7 min * Fiction .............................. 13

The Bread * 12 min * Fiction ....................................... 14

Breathing * 7 min * Fiction .......................................... 14

The Bronze mirror * 6 min * Animation ................... 117

Chocolate Cake * 7 min * Animation ........................ 118

Crossbow * 14 min * Fiction ......................................... 18

Destiny in Alice * 26 min * Documentary .................. 89

Disappointment * 16 min * Fiction ............................. 21

Dollhouse * 5 min * Fiction .......................................... 21

Driving miss Emily * 10 min * Documentary ............. 89

Dugong * 18 min * Fiction ........................................... 22

Dusk Night Dawn (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction ............... 23

EGIL * 9 min * Fiction .................................................... 23

Film Lovers * 5 min * Fiction ....................................... 24

Flipsical * 13 min * Fiction ........................................... 24

From Here to maternity * 3 min * Animation ......... 122


The Girl in the moon * 14 min * Fiction ..................... 27

The Girl in the Window * 4 min * Fiction ................... 27

The Hollow Tree * 7 min * Animation ...................... 124

How To Bury The Dead * 8 min * Fiction .................... 34

I Love Like Blood * 5 min * Animation .................... 124

The Infallible Giants of the Sea * 47 min * Fiction... 36

joyride * 8 min * Fiction ............................................... 38

Kiss Kiss * 6 min * Documentary ................................. 95

Leader of The Pack * 23 min * Fiction ........................ 42

Learning 2 Fly * 5 min * Fiction .................................. 43

Lost Without you * 5 min * Experimental ............... 142

Love Refugees * 27 min * Documentary .................... 96

meet The Eye * 4 min * Documentary ........................ 98

mirror mirror * 10 min * Fiction ................................... 49

misled * 4.5 min * Fiction ............................................. 49

mockingbird * 14 min * Fiction ................................... 50

The morgue * 7.5 min * Fiction ................................... 50

my Last Ten Hours With you * 15 min * Fiction ......... 51

The O Word * 9 min * Fiction ....................................... 52

Oh, monah * 3 min * Fiction ........................................ 53

Opposites Attract * 16 min * Fiction ........................... 53

Our Brilliant Second Life * 5 min * Experimental... 144

Paradise * 14 min * Fiction .......................................... 55

Passing Through * 7 min * Fiction .............................. 55

Piranha * 13 min * Fiction ........................................... 56

Play Date * 5 min * Fiction .......................................... 57

Pleasance * 13 min * Fiction ....................................... 57

Promising * 12 min * Fiction ....................................... 60

Punch * 11 min * Fiction .............................................. 60

Ready or Not * 16 min * Documentary ..................... 102

The Revelations of Clement Narscioni * 9 min *

Experimental ............................................................ 145

Saturday Night Newtown, Sunday morning Enmore *

8 min * Fiction ............................................................ 64

Sex With The Ex * 8 min * Fiction ............................... 65

Single sexy Bilingual * 14 min * Fiction .................... 66

Spider (FILM) * 9 min * Fiction..................................... 69

The Stars down to Earth * 9 min * Fiction ................. 70

Still * 7 min * Fiction ..................................................... 70

Stray * 15 min * Fiction ................................................ 71

Summer Breeze * 15 min * Fiction ............................. 71

Third Eye Open * 10 min * Experimental .................. 146

Thort Bubbles / Dividing Cells * 7 min *

Animation ................................................................. 132

The Turn * 8 min * Fiction ............................................ 74

Txt me * 5 min * Fiction ............................................... 75

The Visitor * 12 min * Fiction ...................................... 76

W George: A Weapon of mass Distraction * 3 min *

Fiction.......................................................................... 77

W George: Networking the Neighbours * 3 min *

Fiction.......................................................................... 77

W George: Tracking the Psychopath * 3 min *

Fiction.......................................................................... 78

Walnut * 11 min * Fiction ............................................. 78

Water me Before I Die * 39 min * Experimental ..... 148

The Wheelchair * 7 min * Fiction ................................ 80

Where The magic Happens * 7 min * Fiction ............ 81

RELIGION

Beyond the Belly * 28 min * Documentary ............... 86

A Cambodia Story * 14 min * Documentary .............. 87

Lilith * 6 min * Experimental ..................................... 142

mobile * 6 min * Experimental .................................. 143

The Other Half * 25 min * Fiction................................ 54

The Physique of the Christ * 8 min * Animation .... 129

The Revelations of Clement Narscioni * 9 min *

Experimental ............................................................ 145

ROAD mOVIE

Licorice * 8 min * Fiction .............................................. 43

meditations on a Name * 9 min * Fiction .................. 48

Paradise * 14 min * Fiction .......................................... 55

ROmANCE

Bookends (FILM) * 7 min * Fiction .............................. 13

Broken Spell * 4 min * Animation............................. 117

Chocolate Cake * 7 min * Animation ........................ 118

Dollhouse * 5 min * Fiction .......................................... 21

Film Lovers * 5 min * Fiction ....................................... 24

Full Honeymoon * 13 min * Fiction ............................ 26

The Heist * 9 min * Fiction ........................................... 31

I Love Like Blood * 5 min * Animation .................... 124

I Love Sarah jane (FILM) * 14 min * Fiction ............... 34

The Infallible Giants of the Sea * 47 min * Fiction... 36

Katoomba * 25 min * Fiction ....................................... 39

La meme Nuit * 18 min * Fiction................................. 41

Leader of The Pack * 23 min * Fiction ........................ 42

The List * 3 min * Fiction .............................................. 43

Love Always xx * 15 min * Fiction .............................. 46

Love on Track * 4 min * Fiction ................................... 46

mockingbird * 14 min * Fiction ................................... 50

my Last Ten Hours With you * 15 min * Fiction ......... 51

my Sister and I * 11 min * Fiction ............................... 51

The Pain of the macho * 5 min * Fiction .................... 54

Piranha * 13 min * Fiction ........................................... 56

Puppet Love * 7 min * Fiction ..................................... 61

Raphael * 8 min * Fiction ............................................. 61

The Red Shoes * 5 min * Fiction .................................. 62

Saturday Night Newtown, Sunday morning Enmore *

8 min * Fiction ............................................................ 64

Selling Hopkins * 8 min * Fiction ................................ 65

Some Kind of Crazy * 14 min * Fiction ....................... 68

Soulmate * 7 min * Fiction .......................................... 68

Summer Breeze * 15 min * Fiction ............................. 71

Txt me * 5 min * Fiction ............................................... 75

The Von * 7 min * Fiction ............................................. 76

Water me Before I Die * 39 min * Experimental ..... 148

yolk (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction ...................................... 82

2006/07 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 159

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SATIRE

60 Second Relief * 1 min * Experimental ................. 140

The Apprentice * 9 min * Fiction ....................................9

Key:Trop200730 * 1 min * Animation ...................... 125

Local Hero * 10 min * Fiction ....................................... 45

muffled * 7 min * Experimental ................................ 143

Oh, monah * 3 min * Fiction ........................................ 53

Point Blank * 8 min * Fiction ....................................... 58

Shmetamorphosis * 13 min * Animation ................. 131

The Story of Ned * 7 min * Animation...................... 132

Welcome to Pipe mountain * 24 min * Fiction ......... 79

Where The magic Happens * 7 min * Fiction ............ 81

SCIENCE FICTION

Ableman’s Final Account * 13 min * Fiction .................7

Acheron (FILM) * 13 min * Fiction ..................................7

Ascension * 14 min * Fiction ..........................................9

The BBQ * 7 min * Fiction ............................................. 11

Flipsical * 13 min * Fiction ........................................... 24

Igor and maL * 9 min * Fiction .................................... 35

jump * 9 min * Fiction .................................................. 39

Lone * 15 min * Fiction ................................................. 45

meat * 6 min * Animation .......................................... 127

Shadow City * 5 min * Fiction...................................... 65

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGy

Driving miss Emily * 10 min * Documentary ............. 89

Lost Without you * 5 min * Experimental ............... 142

mobile * 6 min * Experimental .................................. 143

Our Brilliant Second Life * 5 min * Experimental... 144

Virtual Freedom * 5 min * Experimental .................. 147

What The Future Sounded Like * 28 min *

Documentary ............................................................ 107

TEEN

Brown Trash * 7 min * Fiction...................................... 15

Burley * 9 min * Animation ....................................... 118

Crossbow * 14 min * Fiction ......................................... 18

Dollhouse * 5 min * Fiction .......................................... 21

The Girl in the Window * 4 min * Fiction ................... 27

Hangin’ Out With jack * 15 min * Documentary ....... 93

Kindle * 9 min * Fiction ................................................ 40

misled * 4.5 min * Fiction ............................................. 49

Stray * 15 min * Fiction ................................................ 71

The Swimming Lesson * 15 min * Fiction .................. 72

What Georgia Doesn’t Know * 8 min * Fiction ......... 79

yolk (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction ...................................... 82

THRILLER

Blake Stone * 11 min * Fiction .................................... 12

Cardnapped * 3 min * Fiction ...................................... 16

Cerebral Sin * 54 min * Fiction .................................... 16

Death’s Requiem * 30 min * Fiction ........................... 20

160 2006/07 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

Don’t Panic * 6 min * Fiction ....................................... 21

Double Cross * 10 min * Animation .......................... 120

Dude, Where’s my Vote * 3 min * Fiction .................. 22

Fore! * 6 min * Fiction .................................................. 25

Get Him * 6 min * Fiction ............................................. 26

The Grey Cloud * 7 min * Fiction ................................. 28

Gypsy Trailer * 30 min * Fiction .................................. 29

Hell’s Gate * 21 min * Fiction ...................................... 31

Help * 6 min * Fiction ................................................... 32

The Hitman * 5 min * Fiction ....................................... 32

Hour of Prayer * 11 min * Fiction................................ 33

The Iron Boy * 12 min * Fiction ................................... 37

Le Petit Chef * 7 min * Fiction ..................................... 42

The List * 3 min * Fiction .............................................. 43

Lost Property (FILM) * 2 min * Fiction ........................ 45

mama Told me Not To Come * 15 min * Fiction ........ 48

The Psychology of Killing * 15 min * Fiction ............. 60

Real Thing * 5 min * Fiction ......................................... 62

The Removalist * 7 min * Fiction ................................ 63

Safe Trip * 3 min * Fiction ............................................ 64

Spike Up (FILM) * 29 min * Fiction .............................. 69

Submission * 8.15 min * Experimental ..................... 146

The Swimming Lesson * 15 min * Fiction .................. 72

Third Eye Open * 10 min * Experimental .................. 146

Traffick * 3 min * Fiction .............................................. 74

The Voyeur * 9 min * Fiction ........................................ 77

What Happened to Gavin Davies? * 26 min *

Experimental ............................................................ 148

TRAVEL/ADVENTURE

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow * 13 min * Fiction......... 29

In Africa * 9 min * Documentary ................................. 94

Licorice * 8 min * Fiction .............................................. 43

The Swordsman * 10 min * Fiction ............................. 72

WAR

Him (FILM) * 4 min * Fiction ......................................... 32

Warhead (FILM) * 14 min * Fiction .............................. 78

WESTERN

Bribes and Ransom * 10 min * Fiction ....................... 15

WOmEN

67 * 4 min * Fiction ..........................................................6

Animal * 9 min * Fiction ..................................................9

Bread * 5 min * Fiction ................................................. 14

Destiny in Alice * 26 min * Documentary .................. 89

Five minutes Till midnight * 6 min * Documentary .. 91

Frail * 7 min * Fiction .................................................... 25

Gone to Earth * 15 min * Fiction ................................. 27

Great Expectations * 10 min * Documentary ............. 93

Help * 6 min * Fiction ................................................... 32

In the Ladies Lounge * 12 min * Fiction .................... 36


Intrinsic * 4 min * Experimental ................................ 141

joyride * 8 min * Fiction ............................................... 38

Katoomba * 25 min * Fiction ....................................... 39

Licorice * 8 min * Fiction .............................................. 43

Lilith * 6 min * Experimental ..................................... 142

Lullaby * 10 min * Fiction ............................................ 47

The O Word * 9 min * Fiction ....................................... 52

Only He Knows * 17 min * Fiction............................... 53

Opposites Attract * 16 min * Fiction ........................... 53

The Other Half * 25 min * Fiction................................ 54

Ready or Not * 16 min * Documentary ..................... 102

The Red Shoes * 5 min * Fiction .................................. 62

Revolving Door * 18 min * Animation ...................... 130

Safe Trip * 3 min * Fiction ............................................ 64

Touch * 8 min * Fiction ................................................. 73

Traffick * 3 min * Fiction .............................................. 74

Walking Dancing Belonging * 22 min *

Documentary ............................................................ 107

What’ll I be when I grow up? * 7 min * Fiction ........ 80

The Wheelchair * 7 min * Fiction ................................ 80

2006/07 AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS 161

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15 * 3 min * Fiction ..........................................................6

296 Smith Street * 15 min * Fiction ..............................6

3494 Houses + 1 Fence * 6 min * Experimental .......140

60 Second Relief * 1 min * Experimental ..................140

67 * 4 min * Fiction ..........................................................6

A-Z * 4 min * Fiction .........................................................7

Ableman’s Final Account * 13 min * Fiction .................7

Acheron (FILM) * 13 min * Fiction ..................................7

Advantage (FILM) * 9 min * Fiction ..............................8

Agnes Abbott * 23 min * Documentary .......................86

Almost Aussie * 6 min * Fiction .....................................8

Ambassador * 13 min * Fiction ......................................8

An Dushlan * 12 min * Experimental .........................140

Animal * 9 min * Fiction ..................................................9

The Apprentice * 9 min * Fiction ....................................9

Ascension * 14 min * Fiction ..........................................9

Ashes * 11 min * Fiction ................................................10

Back Seat * 6 min * Fiction ...........................................10

Bad yoghurt * 5 min * Fiction.......................................10

Barry * 8.27 min * Animation .....................................116

The Bat and the Butterfly * 5 min * Animation .......116

The BBQ * 7 min * Fiction ..............................................11

Being Boston * 5 min * Fiction .....................................11

Between the Flags * 7 min * Fiction ...........................11

Beyond the Belly * 28 min * Documentary ................86

Bibliomania * 8 min * Animation ..............................116

Bin Appetit * 10 min * Documentary ...........................86

Blackberries * 8 min * Fiction ......................................12

Blake Stone * 11 min * Fiction .....................................12

Blind Love * 8 min * Fiction ..........................................12

Blood Lines * 6 min * Fiction ........................................13

Blowback * 6 min * Fiction ...........................................13

Bookends (FILM) * 7 min * Fiction ...............................13

Bread * 5 min * Fiction ..................................................14

The Bread * 12 min * Fiction ........................................14

Breathing * 7 min * Fiction ...........................................14

Bribes and Ransom * 10 min * Fiction ........................15

Broken Spell * 4 min * Animation..............................117

Brolga Song * 5 min * Animation ...............................117

The Bronze mirror * 6 min * Animation ....................117

Brown Trash * 7 min * Fiction.......................................15

Building Foundations * 30 min * Documentary .........87

Burley * 9 min * Animation ........................................118

Burning Daylight * 26 min * Documentary .................87

A Cambodia Story * 14 min * Documentary ...............87

Cantata journey * 27 min * Documentary ..................88

Car Pool * 9 min * Fiction ..............................................15

Cardnapped * 3 min * Fiction .......................................16

Cerebral Sin * 54 min * Fiction .....................................16

Cheeky Dog * 22 min * Documentary ..........................88

Cherry Bomb * 14 min * Fiction ...................................16

Chikky the Wonder Bird * 2 min * Fiction ..................17

The Child Star * 6 min * Documentary .........................88

Chocolate Cake * 7 min * Animation .........................118

Clouds * 8 min * Fiction .................................................17

Confronting Shadows * 3 min * Animation ..............118

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Consumer Watchdog * 12 min * Fiction ......................17

Counter * 7 min * Fiction ...............................................18

Crocodile Dreaming (FILM) * 26 min * Fiction ............18

Crossbow * 14 min * Fiction ..........................................18

The Curse * 5 min * Animation ...................................119

Custard * 6 min * Fiction ...............................................19

Cyclone Clare * 4 min * Animation.............................119

Dance Like your Old man * 10 min * Documentary ...89

Days Like These * 6 min * Fiction ................................19

The Dealer * 17 min * Fiction .......................................19

Death’s Requiem * 30 min * Fiction ............................20

Departure * 3 min * Experimental .............................141

Destiny in Alice * 26 min * Documentary ...................89

Detached * 3 min * Fiction ............................................20

A Different cut * 10 min * Fiction ................................20

Director’s Cut * 7 min * Animation ............................119

Disappointment * 16 min * Fiction ..............................21

Dollhouse * 5 min * Fiction ...........................................21

Don’t Panic * 6 min * Fiction ........................................21

Done Dirt Cheap * 6 min * Fiction ................................22

Double Cross * 10 min * Animation ...........................120

Driving miss Emily * 10 min * Documentary ..............89

Drop Bear Dreaming * 3 min * Animation ................120

Dude, Where’s my Vote * 3 min * Fiction ...................22

Dugong * 18 min * Fiction ............................................22

Dusk Night Dawn (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction ................23

Edgar and Elizabeth (FILM) * 17 min * Fiction ............23

EGIL * 9 min * Fiction .....................................................23

Every Day at School * 3 min * Documentary ..............90

Everything * 2.3 min * Animation ..............................120

Fairy Floss * 6 min * Animation ..................................121

Fast Lane * 15 min * Fiction ..........................................24

Fighting Chance, A * 30 min * Documentary .............90

Film Lovers * 5 min * Fiction ........................................24

Finding Place * 23 min * Documentary .......................90

Fingal Rapskallion * 7 min * Documentary ................91

Five minutes Till midnight * 6 min * Documentary ...91

Flipsical * 13 min * Fiction ............................................24

Flour, Sugar, Tea * 26 min * Documentary ..................91

Flutterby * 4 min * Animation ....................................121

Fly * 2 min * Animation ...............................................121

Footprints in the Sand: The Last of the Nomads * 24

min * Documentary .....................................................92

Fore! * 6 min * Fiction ...................................................25

Frail * 7 min * Fiction .....................................................25

Fraught * 8 min * Animation ......................................122

From Here to maternity * 3 min * Animation ..........122

Frontbum Dancin’ * 7 min * Fiction .............................25

Full Honeymoon * 13 min * Fiction .............................26

Funny Bunny * 1 min * Animation .............................122

Get Him * 6 min * Fiction ..............................................26

The Gift * 6 min * Fiction ..............................................26

The Girl in the moon * 14 min * Fiction ......................27

The Girl in the Window * 4 min * Fiction ....................27

The Girl Who Swallowed Bees (FILM) * 8 min *

Animation ..................................................................123


The Goat That Ate Time * 7 min * Animation...........123

God Riddance * 10 min * Documentary ......................92

Gone to Earth * 15 min * Fiction ..................................27

The Good The Bad and Ugly * 26 min *

Documentary ...............................................................92

Great Expectations * 10 min * Documentary ..............93

great times in rehab * 6 min * Fiction ........................28

The Grey Cloud * 7 min * Fiction ..................................28

Grind Girls * 10 min * Documentary ............................93

The Guardian * 10 min * Fiction ...................................29

Gypsy Trailer * 30 min * Fiction ...................................29

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow * 13 min * Fiction..........29

Half Windsor * 12 min * Fiction ...................................30

Hangin’ Out With jack * 15 min * Documentary ........93

Harry * 15 min * Fiction.................................................30

Head over Heels * 8 min * Fiction ...............................30

Heaven * 14 min * Fiction .............................................31

The Heist * 9 min * Fiction ............................................31

Hell’s Gate * 21 min * Fiction .......................................31

Help * 6 min * Fiction ....................................................32

Higher Power * 3 min * Animation ............................123

Him (FILM) * 4 min * Fiction ..........................................32

The Hitman * 5 min * Fiction ........................................32

The Hollow Tree * 7 min * Animation .......................124

Home Run * 7 min * Documentary ..............................94

Hot Up a Shopping Trolley * 2 min * Documentary ...94

Hotel motel * 14 min * Fiction......................................33

Hour of Prayer * 11 min * Fiction.................................33

How to be Australin...with Vin & Raj * 7.5 min *

Fiction...........................................................................33

How To Bury The Dead * 8 min * Fiction .....................34

Hush * 6 min * Fiction ...................................................34

I Love Like Blood * 5 min * Animation .....................124

I Love Sarah jane (FILM) * 14 min * Fiction ................34

I Want to be a Pirate * 7 min * Fiction ........................35

I, Object * 5 min * Fiction..............................................35

Igor and maL * 9 min * Fiction .....................................35

An Imaginary Life * 5 min * Animation ....................124

In Absentia (FILM) * 4 min * Experimental ...............141

In Africa * 9 min * Documentary ..................................94

In Evergreen memory * 10 min * Documentary .........95

In the Ladies Lounge * 12 min * Fiction .....................36

In Transit * 10 min * Documentary ..............................95

The Infallible Giants of the Sea * 47 min * Fiction....36

The Interrogation of Bryan (FILM) * 22 min * Fiction 36

Intrinsic * 4 min * Experimental .................................141

The Iron Boy * 12 min * Fiction ....................................37

jackie jackie * 6 min * Fiction ......................................37

jenni’s Torment * 8 min * Fiction ................................37

jolly * 7 min * Fiction.....................................................38

joyeux Anniversaire maman * 7 min * Fiction ..........38

joyride * 8 min * Fiction ................................................38

jump * 9 min * Fiction ...................................................39

Katoomba * 25 min * Fiction ........................................39

Key:Trop200730 * 1 min * Animation .......................125

Kick it to me * 7 min * Fiction ......................................39

Kill Only This One * 16 min * Fiction ...........................40

Kindle * 9 min * Fiction .................................................40

Kiss Kiss * 6 min * Documentary ..................................95

The Kitchen * 5 min * Fiction .......................................40

Kwatye * 6 min * Fiction ...............................................41

La meme Nuit * 18 min * Fiction..................................41

Last Drinks * 6 min * Fiction .........................................41

The Last Supper * 19 min * Fiction ..............................42

Last Time I Cried * 9 min * Documentary ....................96

Le Petit Chef * 7 min * Fiction ......................................42

Leader of The Pack * 23 min * Fiction .........................42

Learning 2 Fly * 5 min * Fiction ...................................43

Licorice * 8 min * Fiction ...............................................43

Lilith * 6 min * Experimental ......................................142

The Limited Adventures of Philo Fish * 5 min *

Animation ..................................................................125

The List maker * 3 min * Documentary .......................96

The List * 3 min * Fiction ...............................................43

Little Wings * 15 min * Fiction .....................................44

Liveblog & Sugarbabe * 15 min * Fiction ...................44

Lloyd Ormerod Wants His Face Back (FILM) * 14 min *

Fiction...........................................................................44

Local Hero * 10 min * Fiction ........................................45

Lone * 15 min * Fiction ..................................................45

Lost Property (FILM) * 2 min * Fiction .........................45

Lost Without you * 5 min * Experimental ................142

Love Always xx * 15 min * Fiction ...............................46

Love on Track * 4 min * Fiction ....................................46

Love Refugees * 27 min * Documentary .....................96

Love you mum * 18 min * Fiction .................................46

Love, War & Auditions * 7 min * Fiction .....................47

Lovesong (FILM) * 6 min * Animation ........................125

Lucille * 4 min * Animation .........................................126

Lullaby * 10 min * Fiction .............................................47

The Luminary * 6 min * Animation ............................126

Luminous * 26 min * Documentary ..............................97

made In Australia * 11 min * Documentary ...............97

making Poison * 12 min * Fiction ................................47

malaytown Stories * 27 min * Documentary ..............97

mama Told me Not To Come * 15 min * Fiction .........48

manjo: Telemarketer Elite * 7 min * Documentary ...98

The manual (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction ..........................48

The masterpiece * 7 min * Experimental ..................142

matilda * 5 min * Animation ......................................126

meat * 6 min * Animation ...........................................127

meditations on a Name * 9 min * Fiction ...................48

meet The Eye * 4 min * Documentary .........................98

mere Oblivion * 7 min * Fiction ...................................49

mermaid Story * 5 min * Animation ..........................127

The mimis * 5 min * Animation ..................................127

mirror mirror * 10 min * Fiction ....................................49

misled * 4.5 min * Fiction ..............................................49

mobile * 6 min * Experimental ...................................143

mockingbird * 14 min * Fiction ....................................50

moon man * 5 min * Animation .................................128

The morgue * 7.5 min * Fiction ....................................50

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mSO Century * 26 min * Documentary ........................98

muffled * 7 min * Experimental .................................143

my Country * 11 min * Fiction ......................................50

my Greatest Day Ever * 9 min * Fiction .......................51

my Identified Life * 15 min * Documentary ...............99

my Last Ten Hours With you * 15 min * Fiction ..........51

my Sister and I * 11 min * Fiction ................................51

Nana * 6 min * Fiction ...................................................52

Nigger Lovers * 26 min * Documentary ......................99

Nights at the ANU Bar * 7 min * Documentary ..........99

Norbert * 7 min * Animation ......................................128

Numb Skulls * 13 min * Fiction ....................................52

Number One Fan * 14 min * Documentary ...............100

The O Word * 9 min * Fiction ........................................52

Oh, monah * 3 min * Fiction .........................................53

One Verse, No Chorus * 5 min * Animation ..............128

Only He Knows * 17 min * Fiction................................53

Opposites Attract * 16 min * Fiction ............................53

The Other Half * 25 min * Fiction.................................54

The Other Side * 15 min * Fiction ................................54

Our Brilliant Second Life * 5 min * Experimental....144

The Pain of the macho * 5 min * Fiction .....................54

Pajero 5 * 11 min * Fiction ............................................55

Palace of Dreams (FILM) * 26 min * Documentary ...100

Paradise * 14 min * Fiction ...........................................55

Passing Through * 7 min * Fiction ...............................55

The Passion Of Gina Sinozich * 28 min *

Documentary .............................................................100

The Physique of the Christ * 8 min * Animation .....129

The Picnic * 6 min * Fiction ...........................................56

Pig Latin * 6 min * Fiction .............................................56

Piranha * 13 min * Fiction ............................................56

A Place by the Sea * 25 min * Documentary ............101

Plagued by memories * 29 min * Documentary ......101

Plato’s Phaedrus * 11 min * Experimental ...............144

Play Date * 5 min * Fiction ...........................................57

Pleasance * 13 min * Fiction ........................................57

Please * 2 min * Fiction .................................................57

Please Kill Trevor Dowset * 12 min * Fiction .............58

Point Blank * 8 min * Fiction ........................................58

Prada Handbag * 21 min * Fiction ...............................58

Pregnant Paws * 2 min * Fiction ..................................59

The Present * 8 min * Fiction .......................................59

Professor Pebbles (FILM) * 12 min * Fiction ...............59

Promising * 12 min * Fiction ........................................60

The Psychology of Killing * 15 min * Fiction ..............60

Punch * 11 min * Fiction ...............................................60

Puppet Love * 7 min * Fiction ......................................61

The Puppetmaker * 4 min * Animation ....................129

Purged * 4 min * Animation .......................................129

Queen St Gallery * 6 min * Documentary .................101

The Raid * 3 min * Fiction .............................................61

Raphael * 8 min * Fiction ..............................................61

Ready or Not * 16 min * Documentary ......................102

Real Thing * 5 min * Fiction ..........................................62

Recall * 7 min * Fiction ..................................................62

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A Recipe for Change * 5 min * Documentary ...........102

Reckless * 15 min * Documentary ..............................102

The Red Shoes * 5 min * Fiction ...................................62

Redfern Rocks * 5 min * Documentary ......................103

Remember my Name (FILM) * 12 min *

Documentary .............................................................103

The Removalist * 7 min * Fiction .................................63

The Revelations of Clement Narscioni * 9 min *

Experimental .............................................................145

Revolving Door * 18 min * Animation .......................130

Road Rage * 7 min * Fiction .........................................63

Rob Tim Tom * 6 min * Documentary ........................103

Rodney * 14 min * Fiction .............................................63

Ron The Zookeeper * 6 min * Animation ..................130

Rusalka V Temnote * 5 min * Animation ..................130

Sacrifice * 16 min * Fiction ............................................64

Safe Trip * 3 min * Fiction .............................................64

Sam and marni * 5 min * Documentary ....................104

Saturday Night Newtown, Sunday morning Enmore *

8 min * Fiction .............................................................64

Scrabbable * 6 min * Documentary ...........................104

Selling Hopkins * 8 min * Fiction .................................65

Sex With The Ex * 8 min * Fiction ................................65

Shadow City * 5 min * Fiction.......................................65

Shadow Play * 13 min * Fiction ...................................66

Sharpeye * 6 min * Fiction ............................................66

Shmetamorphosis * 13 min * Animation ..................131

Short Confessions of an Absent minded messenger *

6 min * Experimental ................................................145

Single sexy Bilingual * 14 min * Fiction .....................66

Small Change * 7 min * Fiction ....................................67

Snookered * 2 min * Fiction .........................................67

Solus * 5 min * Fiction ...................................................67

Some Kind of Crazy * 14 min * Fiction ........................68

Soulmate * 7 min * Fiction ...........................................68

The Sound of CRy * 9 min * Fiction ..............................68

Speaking Australian * 5 min * Documentary ...........104

Spear * 5 min * Animation ..........................................131

Spider (FILM) * 9 min * Fiction......................................69

Spike Up (FILM) * 29 min * Fiction ...............................69

Spilt * 8 min * Experimental .......................................145

Stairway to Eleven * 13 min * Fiction .........................69

Stanley & Dean * 6 min * Animation .........................131

The Stars down to Earth * 9 min * Fiction ..................70

Still * 7 min * Fiction ......................................................70

The Story of Ned * 7 min * Animation.......................132

Storytime * 9 min * Fiction ...........................................70

Stranger in Town (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction .................71

Stray * 15 min * Fiction .................................................71

Submission * 8.15 min * Experimental ......................146

Summer Breeze * 15 min * Fiction ..............................71

Surround Sound * 4 min * Documentary ...................105

Sweet & Sour * 17 min * Animation ..........................132

Swift * 15 min * Experimental ....................................146

The Swimmer * 7.45 min * Fiction ...............................72

The Swimming Lesson * 15 min * Fiction ...................72


The Swordsman * 10 min * Fiction ..............................72

Tala (Rythym) * 13 min * Fiction .................................73

The Thank Tank * 5 min * Documentary ...................105

Third Eye Open * 10 min * Experimental ...................146

Thort Bubbles / Dividing Cells * 7 min *

Animation ..................................................................132

Ticketweavels * 2 min * Animation ...........................133

Toil * 7 min * Animation ..............................................133

Toil and Trouble * 5.3 min * Experimental ................147

Too Late * 6 min * Fiction ..............................................73

Touch * 8 min * Fiction ..................................................73

Towing the Line * 25 min * Documentary.................105

Traffick * 3 min * Fiction ...............................................74

Transit * 5 min * Experimental ...................................147

The Trial of Film 2 * 19 min * Documentary .............106

Triumphant Tale * 11 min * Documentary ................106

The Turn * 8 min * Fiction .............................................74

The Turtle * 6 min * Fiction ...........................................74

Twenty Five Cents * 6 min * Fiction.............................75

Two Big Boys * 6 min * Fiction .....................................75

Txt me * 5 min * Fiction ................................................75

Undressing Vanessa * 21 min * Documentary ..........106

Unknown Combo * 7 min * Fiction ..............................76

Urrpeye * 30 min * Documentary ...............................107

Virtual Freedom * 5 min * Experimental ...................147

The Visitor * 12 min * Fiction .......................................76

The Von * 7 min * Fiction ..............................................76

The Voyeur * 9 min * Fiction .........................................77

W George: A Weapon of mass Distraction * 3 min *

Fiction...........................................................................77

W George: Networking the Neighbours * 3 min *

Fiction...........................................................................77

W George: Tracking the Psychopath * 3 min *

Fiction...........................................................................78

Walking Dancing Belonging * 22 min *

Documentary .............................................................107

Walnut * 11 min * Fiction ..............................................78

Warhead (FILM) * 14 min * Fiction ...............................78

Water me Before I Die * 39 min * Experimental ......148

Watermelon * 7 min * Fiction.......................................79

Welcome to Pipe mountain * 24 min * Fiction ..........79

What Georgia Doesn’t Know * 8 min * Fiction ..........79

What Happened to Gavin Davies? * 26 min *

Experimental .............................................................148

What The Future Sounded Like * 28 min *

Documentary .............................................................107

What’ll I be when I grow up? * 7 min * Fiction .........80

The Wheelchair * 7 min * Fiction .................................80

When Darkness Falls * 13 min * Fiction ......................80

When the Natives Get Restless * 26 min *

Documentary .............................................................108

When your Feet Don’t Touch The Ground * 2 min *

Experimental .............................................................148

Where The magic Happens * 7 min * Fiction .............81

Whirlpool * 5 min * Animation ...................................133

White Sound * 6 min * Documentary ........................108

Who Are you? * 6 min * Experimental .......................149

Who Do I Think I Am? * 3 min * Fiction ......................81

Willaberta jack * 25 min * Documentary ..................108

Winter Peony * 6 min * Animation ............................134

With Every Drop * 5 min * Documentary...................109

Without Permission * 4 min * Documentary ............109

Work In Profress * 7 min * Fiction ...............................81

Working With Love * 27 min * Documentary ...........109

yolk (FILM) * 15 min * Fiction .......................................82

youCan2 * 3 min * Documentary ................................110

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Disclaimer:

The information included in this guide is of a general nature only, has been drawn from a variety of sources

and is not intended as legal, accounting or other professional advice. The AFC has undertaken all reasonable

measures to ensure its accuracy and specifically disclaims any liability for loss or risk, personal or otherwise,

which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents.

Information is current at the time of going to press, but details may change post-publication. Due to space

restrictions it has been necessary in some instances to reduce synopses.

Compiled by AFC Research and Marketing units: Rachel Cullen, Melodie Gibson, Morgan Gregory,

Jain Moralee, Juno Fidock.

Programming: Eric Scheid.

Production coordinated by AFC Communications: Fiona Jennings and Natalie Holdsworth.

Designed by Natalie Holdsworth. Original design by Boccalatte.

© Australian Film Commission 2007

Front cover images (clockwise from top left): The Swimming Lesson (director and writer: Bowen Ellames,

producer: Sylvia Warme, still credit: Simone Mazengarb), Mermaid Story (director: James Calvert, producer:

Michael John Wagner, animated by the People’s Republic of Animation), The Manual (director and writer:

Sarah Spillane, producer: Ben Gregg, still photographer: Simon Cardwell), Lucille (director and writer: Tali

Gal-on), Yolk (director: Stephen Lance, producer: Damon Escott and Sally Madgwick, writer: Stephen Lance

and Cory Taylor, still photographer: Damon Escott).

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