AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND
A Godless Country
Australia / Drama / 20 minutes
Director/Writer: Jesse Richardson
Producer: Jesse Richardson, Dave Redman
Cast: Jesse Richardson, Samantha McClurg
Moreton Bay Penal Settlement. 1832. Finn and Mary O'shea, two Irish convicts, labour under the evils of colonial Australia - a place liberty does not yet exist. But when fate takes their beloved daughter, Annie, they abscond to the bush in a desperate attempt to find a way back to Ireland - to return 'home'. Forsaken in a heartless, unforgiving land and relentlessly hunted by the convict over-seer, they must find a way back to their faith, each other and their daughter or become victims of A Godless Country.
From Sent Ash To Dancing Ground
Australia / Drama / 20 minutes
Director/Writer: Maëva Spyropoulos
Producer: Maëva Spyropoulos, Alexandros Ouzas
Cast: Ellen Grimshaw, Mark Diaco
A woman finds her footing in remote surrounds after unforeseen events guide her through an unusual grieving process.
Australia / Drama / 11 minutes
Director: Brian Patto
Writer: Christopher Gillingham
Producer: Darren McFarlane, Georgia Mappin
Cast: Basel Patto, Lara Matti
A father living in war-torn Iraq protects his daughter from violent fanatics, using the innocent game of hide-and-seek.
Australia / Crime / 17 minutes
Director/Writer: Steve Young
Producer: Steve Young, Joshua Hoareau
Cast: Steve Young, Serge De Nardo
Hells Kitchen captures a moment in time, New York City, 1978, and explores the power struggle inside New York's crime families. When mobsters and business associates start vanishing or turning up dead, Jimmy' The Don' Gallo tasks his enforcer and underboss Johnny Santorelli to find who's responsible.
New Zealand / Drama / 5 minutes
Director/Writer: Celia Jaspers
Producer: Celia Jaspers, Auriga Martin
Cast: Charlotte Jaspers, Frank Edwards
When she sees an old man unable to pay for his milk, a young girl has a change of heart.
My Friend Anxiety
Australia / Drama / 30 minutes
Director/Writer: Ryan Chamley
Producer: Madison Chamley, Stu Ross
Cast: Doug Lyons, Jackson Tozer
Cole, an anxiety riddled designer by day, aspiring comic book artist by night comes face to face with the manifestation of his Anxiety in the form of an overbearing character wearing a fur coat that can only be seen and heard by Cole, making the simplest tasks in life incredibly difficult.
Cole must learn to reason and negotiate with his anxiety, if he’s to live any version of a ‘normal’ life.
Australia/USA / Drama / 15 minutes
Director/Writer: Felicity Price
Producer: Tim Duffy, John Markland
Cast: Amanda Brooks, Shiloh Fernandez
Disowned as a child by her father, a wealthy and infamous composer, a young English woman returns to New York, the glamorous playground of her youth, to help the brother she hasn’t seen since childhood. Awaiting trial for murder in New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail and fearful for his life, her brother implores her to do the one thing she cannot: beg their father for help. Based on true events.
Australia / Drama / 29 minutes
Director: Frank Magree, David Cleeve
Writer: Frank Magree, Karen Donald
Producer: Paul Henri, Made Rama Trang
Cast: Frank Magree, Paul Henri
An Australian soldier is held captive during the Vietnam war. A young marine enters his world presenting him with a harrowing choice.
New Zealand / Dama/ 16 minutes
Director: Isaac Bell
Writer: Matt Kelleher
Producer: Lissandra Leite, Isaac Bell
Cast: Common Ruka, James Jennings
"Max is a small boy with a big imagination. Him and his Dad form a tight knit crew. But when Dad gets a new girlfriend, Max must find a way to confront this new menace before she steals his dad forever."
Australia / Drama / 8 minutes
Director/Producer: Niamh Donohoe
Writer: Niamh Donohoe, Imogen Short
Cast: Hannah Bath, Catherine Glavicic
Mel is ecstatic to be declared “Woman in Finance 2020” - it epitomises everything she wants to achieve in her life: synergy, alignment, strategy, outcomes.
The Spaces Between
Australia / Drama / 19 minutes
Director/Writer: Alexandra Leary
Producer: Kimberley Duband
Cast: Tegan Crowley, Rick Davies
An exploration of love, loss, friendship and fertility, The Spaces Between exposes the cracks that can develop in even the strongest relationships, and the lengths we will go to heal them.
Australia / Fantasy / 21 minutes
Director: Andrew Jaksch
Writer: Philip Cristian Claassen
Producer: Melanie Killingsworth, Andrew Jaksch
Cast: Jessica Tanner, Tom Farrah
Today is November 19th, 1969, and this young successful couple find themselves in a vicious cycle, trapped within an impenetrable void. He wields his power and entitlement like weapons, can she distinguish one day from another? And how does she survive?