Australia

Little Big Hero

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Directed by Nirali Somaia; Written by Nirali Somaia

Directed by Nirali Somaia; Written by Nirali Somaia

Fettuccine is an irritable donkey who enjoys solitude. However, his life is turned upside down when toddler Scout enters the scene.

6 minutes

Dark Origins

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Directed by Evan Randall Green; Produced by Evan Randall Green; Written by Evan Randall Green

Directed by Evan Randall Green; Produced by Evan Randall Green; Written by Evan Randall Green

A psychologist discovers the terrifying trauma haunting her young patient may in fact lurk beyond the girl’s fractured mind.

12 minutes

Bless You

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Directed by Philip Watts; Written by Philip Watts

Directed by Philip Watts; Written by Philip Watts

An architect in the skies grows bored of his creation and decides to spice things up.

2 minutes

Husk

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Directed by Paul Howell; Produced by Paul Howell; Written by Paul Howell

Directed by Paul Howell; Produced by Paul Howell; Written by Paul Howell

While collecting paper scraps for her den, Husk, a life size tree spirit, has a shock encounter with some feral fairies in the street-art urban environment of Melbourne, Australia. Nothing is as it seems as this hypnotic story unfolds.

4 minutes

Shift

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Directed by James Croke; Produced by Jessica Cribb; Written by James Croke

Directed by James Croke; Produced by Jessica Cribb; Written by James Croke

Adam’s reputation is ruined. Worse still, the funding he requires for his experiments has been withdrawn. He is a legitimate genius, but it is his determination to move from theory into practice that has lead to his undoing.

Adam’s initial experiments failed and the subsequent controversy lead to the withdrawal of all support for his “unorthodox” methods. Undeterred, Adam resolves to prove his critics wrong and “reclaim” his funding by robbing a high security bank. Whatever his experiment, it seems it will play a part in the heist. In a risky step Adam begins to experiment on himself. He has been injured in the past, suffering a horrible burn to his arm, but he presses on. After initial success, he begins to experiment in full. Under cover of darkness, Adam tests the device. When triggered it makes Adam flicker in and out of existence—”shifting.” He disappears and reappears some distance away.

10 minutes

She’s Having a Baby!

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Written by Stefan Meza, Chris Smellin, & Robert Smellin; Directed/Produced by Chris Smellin and Robert Smellin

Written by Stefan Meza, Chris Smellin, & Robert Smellin; Directed/Produced by Chris Smellin and Robert Smellin

Simon wakes up alone and tied to Jenny’s bed. Jenny is a psychotic woman in her late 30s, obsessed with having a little baby boy or girl. Held prisoner, Simon is forced to help Jenny conceive her baby or die. A cat and mouse struggle unfolds as Simon fights to survive.

14 min

Locked Up

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Written/Directed by Jane Eakin; Produced by Ruth Millard & Jane Eakin

Written/Directed by Jane Eakin; Produced by Ruth Millard & Jane Eakin

While on night duty at a storage lock-up, Simon sees a woman crying to herself outside her storage unit. He leans in to get a better look, but she runs away. Then Simon hears singing coming from inside the lock-up. Is there someone in there wanting to get out?

Some things are better left locked up.

9 min

The Rose of Turaida

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Written/Directed/Produced by Ryan Grobins

Written/Directed/Produced by Ryan Grobins

Based on a true story set in 17th century Latvia, “The Rose of Turaida” tells of the tragedy of a beautiful young woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice for love and honor.

6 min

Cedric & Hope

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Written/Directed by Pierce Davison; Produced by Jacob Fjord

Cedric’s life is just perfect. He has a two-bedroom hovel and he has Faith – his beautiful, but dim, princess girlfriend. He’d do anything for her… for he adores her so. That is until she dumps him for the prospect of some battle-hardened knights.

As a forlorn Cedric struggles to get over his break-up a chance encounter with Hope thrusts them both into a series of unfortunate events. Enlisted into a scheme to bring soap back from the holy crusades, Cedric is given the opportunity to become the brutal and bloodied soldier that Faith desires – but is that what he really wants?

14 min.

Blood On The Game Dice

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Blood On The Gaming Dice

Written/Directed by Daniel Knight; Produced by Ahren Morris

Another Saturday night, and things are about to get critical at the gaming table.

Having just completed the 9th level to the Labyrinth of Lorzak, the party has now found themselves ambushed by a swarm of gelatinous cubes hell bent on engulfing what’s left of their miserable hides.

While Kat deals with the Orc Shaman in charge, it’s up to Craig and Ryan to hold back the cubes of doom and once again restore freedom to the region!

If only Gus can find his healing potion…

Blood On The Game Dice is a short film for any sized party of levels 2 and over.

12 min.

Secret Life of Objects – Outhouse

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Written/Directed/Produced by Nathan Jones

Secret Life of Objects is an animated series being developed by Nathan Jones. The series is composed of 30 stories and 30 objects and explores the social interactions of various commonly occurring personality types brought to life through the animation of everyday objects.

“Outhouse” is the first short film/episode of the series and is the story of a cynical, used up, toilet paper roll and a far less worldly new kid on the bock—a modern day parable, dark comedy, and humorous exploration of social politics.

Every object has a story…

3 min

Dead Union

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Written by Drew Nielsen, Justin Leggereit, Jacinta Goyne, & Joe Lewis; Directed by Drew Nielsen; Produced by Indianna Wren

In 1769, on a voyage to map uncharted land, five British sailors survive a shipwreck and find themselves washed ashore on a seemingly uninhabited island. Lead by Captain Charles E. Cromwell, the survivors venture into the jungle in search of food, shelter, and possible rescue. However, things take a turn for the worse when one of the crew encounters a strange young girl whose bite turns him into a member of the walking dead. Captain Cromwell and his men must fight to survive, and face the dangerous threat from within.

6 min

Bad Moon Rising

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Written by Scott Hamilton & Peter J. Hamilton; Directed/Produced by Scott Hamilton

Held captive in a basement, a man is repeatedly beaten. As his torture intensifies, he breaks. His captors have won, but they’ve missed one little, bloody, thing…

8 min

One Small Step

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Written/Directed/Produced by Damien Slevin

On July 24th 1969, man finally reached the Moon as 600 million people watched. They were not the only ones.

4 min

The Pledge (Panata)

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Written/Directed/Produced by Scott Wurth

Tap ‘Philippines’ and ‘Crucifixion’ into your computer and you will have no difficulty finding gruesome and disturbing images of men nailed to crosses, surrounding by rubber-necking tourists and locals determined to party.

Passion Plays and pageants are common throughout the Christian world in the week before Easter. In the Philippines, these bloody re-enactments of the passion of Jesus Christ have become notorious because they are so literal.

During Holy Week, hooded penitents walk the barrios, scourging themselves with whips until their blood runs into the dust.

On Holy Friday, dozens carry heavy wooden crosses through the streets. A chosen few are part of well-rehearsed pageants, which follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to a makeshift Calvary where three crosses are erected. The ‘nailings’ then begin.

For Westerners, sneering at a ritual they see as a mixture of religious kitsch, Big-Brother voyeurism and medieval mortification rites, conducted by the poor and ignorant, is the easy option.

Scott Wurth’s revealing documentary ‘PANATA’ (The Pledge) resolutely goes behind the clichés. Over five years, the Australian film-maker visited Pampanga province during Holy Week. By filming widely and speaking to everyone, from bishops and priests to the inmates of a local prison, a more complex and thought-provoking view of the practices emerges.

They will not easily give it up.

25 min

Turn

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Producer: Stuart Parkyn, Director/Writer: Michael Lucas

Turn is a surreal comedy about traffic, survival and love. Two drivers—ambitious Christine and struggling Leo—find themselves stuck in a side alley whilst trying to turn on to an impenetrable motorway. As minutes turn to hours, and hours turn to days, Christine and Leo realize they are completely trapped together and must find a way to survive.

Michael Lucas came up with the idea for Turn as he crossed a busy motorway. “I found myself stranded on a traffic island for ten minutes. After the frustration subsided, I began to see the humor in the situation. I realized I had walked into a classic ‘what if’ scenario: “What if the traffic never stopped?” I felt that this simple idea could be funny and captivating, but could also tap into universal themes.”

11 min

Thirty-Five

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Producer: Michael Lucas; Director/Writer: Christopher Mill

Thirty-Five is a short horror film about a young boy’s fears becoming a reality. In a suburb much like any other, Jake and his family have just moved into number 35. When Jake complains to his mother that there is something under his bed, she reassures him that there is nothing to be afraid of. Jake, however, is about to prove that parents aren’t always right.

10 min

Rattus Pistofficus

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Producer/Writer: Nigel Christensen; Director: Josh Reed, Sam Reed

Larry, a small, orange rat and Josh, a big ugly man, fight for the right to a place to call home. A breathtaking portrayal of the rise of the underclass in the eternal struggle of the proletariat for dignity and compassion in a selfish, unfeeling world.  Well…with a rat.

5 min

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

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Producer: Julia Lucas; Director: Anthony Lucas; Writer: Mark Shirrefs

Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself. Starring the voice talents of Joel Edgerton, Helmut Bakaitis, and Tommy Dysart.

26 min

Herman, The Legal Labrador

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Producer: Jeremy Parker; Director/Writer: David Blumenstein

A man is dead, and the police have picked up Danny Hoang. The evidence is compelling, but is Danny innocent? Herman, The Legal Labrador thinks so! Herman, the city’s top canine defense attorney, has legal knowledge, cunning and a shiny, healthy coat, and a little sniffing leads him to a secret, powerful brotherhood of crime, comprised of, among others, the Mafia, the Yakuza, the Ku Klux Klan, the Scientonomists, the Shriners, the Market Researchers of America and the entire nation of Ireland. But can a group of the evilest people in the world really be behind this frame-up, or is the truth far stupider?

22 min

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