Sydney Lift-Off 2017 – Local Filmmakers Showcase

Local Filmmakers Showcase

Wednesday 22nd November, 7.45 - late
@ Dendy Cinemas, 261-263 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


Dir. Dave Christison
Australia | 20
Ten years on, a father's relentless search for his daughter leads him to a remote farmhouse, three states away from where she went missing.


Dir. Siobhan Mulready
Australia | 12
To win the attention of his father, 14-year-old Trent is conducting an anthropological study on the effects of the drought on his rural community. But with the aridity spreads anger and despair, and the discovery of a dark side to his father leads Trent into a darkness of his own.


Dir. Simon Williams
Australia | 13.5
An inspiring journey that dives deep into the reflection of one man coming to terms with the breathtaking nature of time.


Sametime "Where the Wind Blows"
Dirs. Luke & Brando
Australia | 4 mins
Music Video for Sametime's "Where the Wind Blows". Intercutting performance of Sametime performing the track on a cliff's edge overlooking the ocean, with the story of two young brothers who venture forth into the world to arrive at that same cliff to build a DIY hang glider and fly it off the cliff and into the unknown.


A Static Wind
Dir. Isaac Elliott
Australia | 15.5
On an annual trip to her aunties house in a small country town 14 year old Silvy meets this years crop of foster children; an older girl, Mia, worldly and confident and 9yo Grayson. On a sweltering summer night the three of them sneak out to the local pool, it is there that Silvy relives her past finding a little of her younger self in Grayson and accepting the tragic beauty of the small things.


Dir. Cheree Cassidy
Australia | 15 mins
An alcoholic seeks redemption from the man whose life he destroyed, leaving his own fate in the hands of those he wronged.


The Wall
Dir. Nick Baker, Tristan Klein
Australia | 6
Fleeing their city, a grandmother and her grandson reach a tall, endless wall.


Dir. Sen Wong
Australia | 3.5
Baby encapsulates the selfishness of love, explored through the paranoia and envy of one side. Doubt creates a silence where everything is too hard to change. In the end the protagonist finds that real love can only be found in yoga and crystals.


Dir. Graeme Robertson
Australia | 5.5
When Helen's ex-boyfriend shows up at her work, he wants a specific kind of favour.


Dir. Chris Grainger, Jefferson Grainger
Australia | 7
Talc is a character story about a man in remote Australia, who found a book that contained a 5000 year old Sumerian sculpture, which lead him to believe that there were meanings in symbols and letters. He watches the sky at night and wonders if there is life beyond the stars.

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audiences response.

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