Shorts Programme 3

Friday 29th November, 9.00pm - 10.30pm
@ Classic Cinemas 9 Gordon St, Elsternwick VIC 3185, Australia


Next Train from Castlemaine
Dir. Melisa Visca
Australia | 8 mins
Logline: "Next Train from Castlemaine" is a bittersweet and emotional relationship drama about an old, recently widowed man, Ronan, who battles to keep his independence and is forced to make decisions that might change the course of the rest of his life as his daughter, Daisy, is moving him into a nursing home.


On the Unkindness of Ravens
Dir. Shannon Anderson
Australia | 5 mins
Logline: When a young girl chooses to go on an adventure with her friends, over keeping a promise to her grandmother, she quickly learns that life doesn’t always work out the way you expect and the people you think will be around forever won’t be. On The Unkindness of Ravens juxtaposes the cruelty of man to nature and the fading physical bond between daughter and grandmother.


Believing Baxter
Dir. R. Lucien Simon
Australia | 9 mins
Logline: Alex is woken by his girlfriend, Ruth’s, erotic groaning. He thinks nothing of it until she starts repeating the name ‘Baxter’. The pleasure this Baxter elicits from Ruth is unbearable for Alex so he wakes her and demands to know who this Baxter is. The revelation will shock and disturb Alex and in the end cost him more than he could ever had imagined.


Bet the Demon Wins
Dir. Denise Hurley
Australia | 8 mins
Logline: A teenager struggles to fight off the demons that have come to haunt her following rejection by her father and betrayal by her sister.


Jaala - Sames
Dirs. Bernadette Murray & Wilk
Australia | 3 mins
Logline: Music Video for Australain artist Jaala for her track ''Sames'' from 'Joonya Spirit', released May 2018 on Bedroom Suck Records. Wilk and Bernadette Murray crashed their respective computers countless times to make this little visual masterpiece.


Dir. Laurie Ann McAinsh
Australia | 9 mins
Logline: Mitch Cleary, a young quadriplegic and victim of a coward’s punch, has to leave his rehabilitation clinic, but where will the system place him?


Dir. Anna Maguire
Australia | 19 mins
Logline: 'Sacrifice' is a military love story told from a different perspective. Sacrifice follows the new life of Blake Robinson and James Hunter as they are pulled apart by forces out of their control. A heart breaking look into the Sacrifices all people make no matter where this may lie.


After each film there will be a minute-long break, during which we invite the audience to complete scorecards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audience's response.

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