Shorts Programme 4

Friday 22nd November, 9.00pm - 10.45pm
@ FOX STUDIOS AUSTRALIA, Building 16, 38 Driver Avenue, Moore Park, NSW 2021, Australia


The Jump
Dirs. Dean Hollis & Nat Johnston
Australia | 20 mins
Logline: 1985. The small coastal town of Wahan Bay is home to three tweenagers, near inseparable friends, Mitchell, Lex and Brendan. The kids, under the wise guidance and watchful eye of Mitchell's Grandad, spend their time fishing, roasting marshmallows and gliding through the streets of their small town on their Malvern Star bikes. It's summer holidays and the three decide to build the greatest bike jump the town has ever seen. But when tragedy and adult life strike, the three are faced with a new challenge. Together they must learn the importance of leaning on your mates, growing up, and bike jumps.


Stuart X
Dir. Thibault Upton
Australia | 5 mins
Logline: Stuart Iredale was born with Fragile X during the 1950s; a time when the disability was little know. He was misdiagnosed with mental illness and spent 40 years of his life in psychiatric hospitals where he was misunderstood, drugged and abused At 60 years old Stuart was correctly diagnosed with Fragile X. He now has a set of processes and care that provide him with an entirely different quality of life. Today he has shown progress towards recovery from years of mistreatment and responds to music therapy by dancing.


Dir. Tine Pia Jensen
Australia | 15 mins
Logline: Cheeky and daring, Sugar Baby Alia enacts a scheme to secretly film her encounters with wealthy men, but this time her plan takes an unexpected turn.


Barking Mad
Dir. Kostia Liakhov
Australia | 3 mins
Logline: How much barking does it take to drive someone mad? For George, it's two days, seven hours and three minutes. If George ever wants to nap in peace, he must pick a bone with his awfully optimistic neighbour and her peppy pooch.


Collision Course
Dir. Christian D'Alessi
Australia | 9 mins
Logline: Inspired by true events and set against the harsh Australian outback, a troubled young man's past, present and future will collide.


The Twist
Dir. Navid Bahadori
Australia | 5 mins
Logline: The Twist is an animated short form documentary series that brings to life some of Australia’s most intriguing true crime stories - complex, real stories with real victims and real perpetrators.


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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