Show Me Shorts: Australian Focus
07 Oct 2021
Art House, Film Festival, Special Event
1 hours 37 minutes
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Show Me Shorts: Australian Focus

1 hours 37 minutes | Rated M

We have a lot in common with our neighbours across the ditch. We also have many things that divide us and make us distinct. Australia is a country that includes one of the oldest cultures in the World, as well as a rapidly evolving global face. The stories here illustrate the richness and diversity of this vast land. Explore Aboriginal insights and meditations, rural folk battling the force of climate change, along with a fugitive refugee and a funny little take on Covid playdates.

Total length: 97 min
Rating: M Offensive language.

Drama, 17 mins, Australia
When fugitive Ayaan encounters a man on a rural beach, she must decide whether to trust him, or journey on alone.
Dir/Writ: Alies Sluiter
Prod: Meng Xiong, Federica Belletti, William Littleton

Bama (Community)
Documentary, 5 mins, Australia
After the first day of private school in the city, an Aboriginal boy reflects on his fear of losing the magic of family and community while being so far away from them.
Dir/Writ/Prod: Jahvis Loveday

Drama, 16 mins, Australia
A young woman takes a road trip to Brisbane to terminate her pregnancy, alongside her reluctant mother.
Dir/Prod: Luisa Martiri
Writ: Alex Philp

Animation, 20 mins, Australia
Bourke New South Wales is a ‘forgotten’ place, but an undeniably beautiful one. Lifeblood is a meditative
exploration of the beauty and complexity of this place, its history, and Australian identity.
Dir/Writ/Prod: Nicholas Tory
Writ: Jonathan Nix, Aunty Dot Martin, Phil Sullivan

Two Sands
Drama, 7 mins, Australia
As Garang struggles on his first day at high school in Australia, memories of being lost in South Sudan are triggered. Garang must find a way to bridge the gap between where he is now, and where he’s come from.
Dir/Writ: Poppy van Oorde-Grainger
Writ: Kook Manuer
Prod: Lauren Brunswick, David Kucha

Documentary, 14 mins, Australia
Daniel Wilfred, a young songman from southeast Arnhem Land performs all over the world with his voice and biḻma (clapping sticks). He tells the story about keeping his culture alive, and shares his Manikay (ceremonial song).
Dir/Writ: Daniel Wilfred
Dir: Nicola Bell
Prod: Courtney Collins

Drama, 15 mins, Australia
Luke thinks the drought is breaking, so he doesn’t de-stock as planned, but instead gets his herd ready to calve in the spring. His family are the lucky ones, they’re on good country… but the rain doesn’t come.
Dir/Writ: Eddy Bell
Prod: Nonny Klaile, Luke Mulquiney, Steven Rees

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