Short of the Week

Australia

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Matthew Jenkin / 11 min / Australia / 2014

A man tries to relive his failed relationship by hiring an actress to play his ex-­girlfriend. If only she could get the accent right…

Comedy about Identity in Live-Action

Nic Wooding is nothing like Bruce Lee. But he can play badminton too.

Thriller about Human Nature in Live-Action
Sam Dixon, Skye White / 8 min / Australia / 2013

Drunk, alone, and in the middle of nowhere, a young man picks up a strange old hitchhiker on his way home to Queensland

Dark Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Daniel Reisinger / 11 min / Australia / 2013

In a world where every loser is pretending their life is awesome on Facebook – Allan Kasvotski’s status updates are suddenly coming true [NSFW].

Comedy about Sexuality in Live-Action
JJ Winlove / 16 min / Australia / 2013

When nice guy Zac finds his deepest fantasies inadvertently appearing on a computer screen, he has little hope of saving face, and even less of saving his relationship.

Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Frazer Bailey / 16 min / Australia / 2013

You want the meaning of life? You’ve got 5 minutes. Glenn Owen Dodds knows the answer.

Documentary about Life & Society in Multi-Media
Matthew Bate / 14 min / Australia / 2013

Murder, sex, drugs, art & politics… A film exploring the mystery of why sneakers appear on telephone lines around the world.

Sci-Fi about The End in Special FX
Christopher Frey / 7 min / Australia / 2013

As gravity appears to fail all around them, the inhabitants of a neighbourhood begin to mysteriously float into the sky.

Sci-Fi about Friendship in Live-Action
Paul Slater / 7 min / Australia / 2013

Part-time chef Steve Palmer finds himself 3 seconds out of sync with the universe after he attempts to travel through time.

Horror about The End in Live-Action

Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter

Dark Comedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Nash Edgerton / 10 min / Australia / 2013

Jack has the perfect birthday surprise planned for Emelie. Sometimes, though, plans go horrifically wrong. The new short film from Blue Tongue Films & Nash Edgerton.

Dark Comedy about Family in Animation
Simon Cottee / 5 min / Australia / 2013

A melancholy boy attends his estranged Father’s wedding to a large Latina woman aboard a small and cramped boat on a shark infested sea.

Sci-Fi about Family in Live-Action
Stuart Willis / 18 min / Australia / 2012

Set in a dystopian future where the lower classes are left on Earth with only a space elevator that connects them with the possibilities of a better life.

Sci-Fi about Human Nature in Found Footage
Neil Harvey / 9 min / Australia / 2012

Robbie, NASA’s sentient robot astronaut, relates his life and times in the space program. A powerful narrative constructed entirely of archival footage.

Poem about Beauty in Live-Action
Damion Power / 11 min / Australia / 2012

16 year old Adam cruelly teases a classmate. When he seeks her out to apologise, she has quite different plans for him. Years later, when least expected, the memory of this event comes back to haunt Adam.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
David Michôd / 16:00 min / Australia / 2012

Harry really wants a rabbit. Harry’s dad really wants his wife back. A subtle but moving Sundance short from Australian director, David Michôd (Animal Kingdom).

Dark Comedy about Life & Society in Animation
Nick Khoo / 2 min / Australia / 2012

A revenge fantasy about that jerk behind you in traffic.

Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Owen Trevor / 5 min / Australia / 2011

Two friends. One race. Two laps. No prisoners. The 2011 Rushes Soho Shorts International Winner is a charming story of friendship and competition.

Satire about Revenge in Live-Action
Kris Moyes / 10 min / Australia / 2011

An over-the-top bloody romp of fashion by Australian Kris Moyes for the label Romance was Born.

Essay about Life & Society in Motion Graphics
Patrick Clair / 3 min / Australia / 2011

Warfare is entering a digital generation. In this infographics piece from down under we learn about one of the scariest new viruses out there.

Fantasy about Hope in Stop-Motion
Christopher Kezelos / 12 min / Australia / 2011

Born into a world of numbers, an oppressed zero discovers that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can be truly something.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Dominic Allen / 4 min / Australia / 2011

Suspense builds as a bystander watches two running men and contemplates the motivations of the scene in this short from aboriginal Australia.

Music Video about Other Worlds in Animation
Jason Pamment, Ari Gibson / 4 min / Australia / 2011

Incredibly rich & lyrical music video that will sweep you into another world from the Australian band, The Aubreys.

Drama about Family in Live-Action
Corrie Jones / 17 min / Australia / 2010

Things get tense as a young boy struggles to accept his father’s disability.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
David Michôd / 13 min / Australia / 2010

A stylish and meditative film centering on the unhappy life of a neglected teen, told from the perspective of his neighbor who attempts to make sense of him.