Short of the Week

Australia

Sci-Fi about Revenge in Live-Action
Michael Spiccia / 13 min / Australia / 2014

A girl with a secret past comes out of hiding and is forced to take on the town bullies with the thing she fears most – herself.

Drama about Conquest in Live-Action

On the verge of forced retirement, a worn-out, aging sheep shearer takes drastic measures to keep his numbers up.

Drama about Loss in Live-Action
Matthew Thorne / 12 min / Australia / 2014

A man suffering from Alzheimer’s desperately tries to put together the pieces of his past.

Drama about Human Nature in Live-Action
Ariel Kleiman / 20 min / Australia / 2014

A Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner. After three months submerged underwater in a Russian submarine, the men have become savages. Oleg fears that losing perspective may mean losing himself.

Tragedy about Human Nature in Live-Action
Antonio Orena-Barlin / 13 min / Australia / 2014

An ordinary day in suburbia is shattered by the unexpected. Based on true events.

Romance about Love in Live-Action
Kevin Lim / 8 min / Australia / 2014

Through chance and coincidence, infinitely small decisions can produce new life.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Sam Dixon / 12 min / Australia / 2014

Desperate to impress the boys he idolises, fifteen year old Casey agrees to steal a hunting rifle from a crippled old man’s cabin in the hills.

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.