|Synopsis Collection #1|
Below are the 13 films that make up Collection #1
the 2009 Best of Newtown Flicks
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Winner 'Best Independent' film award, 2009 festival
Director, Scriptwriter: Vincent Taylor
Producer: Heydon Films
Cinematographer: Jac Fitzgerald
Editors: Nick Moore, Paul Williams
Actors: Anna Lise Phillips, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor
Synopsis: Journeying through a cold and isolated landscape, Ryan and Anna reluctantly fulfill a promise to visit Ryan's dying father. The couple's marriage is in ruins but they have agreed to keep this to themselves until their obligation has been completed. Confined together in their car with silent tension they are confronted by a bizarre phenomenon that will change their lives forever.
Sweet Kicks 7.00
Director, Scriptwriter, Editor: Thomas McKeith
Producer: Esward Winn-Dix
Cinematographer: Lufti Hady
Actors: William Howarth, Lachlan Nicolson, Anna Davoll
Synopsis: What do you do when a stunning man with beautiful hair is chatting up the love of your life inside a nightclub, and you're stuck outside wearing scruffy sneakers with a blockhead bouncer giving you attitude?
The Water 4.19
Winner 'Audience Bites Back' award, 2009 festival
Director: Carl Firth
Producers, Scriptwriters, Editors: Carl Firth, Dean Nye
Cinematographers: Rose McVittie, Rod Silman
Actors: Dean Nye, Julia Achilleos
Synopsis: Following his fiancé’s tragic death one man takes revenge against her killer.
Winner 'Directors’ Choice’ award, 2009 festival
Directors, Producers, Writers: Ben Field, Liam Doyle
Cinematographer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Ben Field
Actors: Kain O'Keefe, Indiana Evans
Synopsis: Based on true events. A young man is trapped in a life that is spinning out of control and is pushed to the edge of reason.
Man’s Best Friend 6.17
Directors: Andrew Martyn, Michael Wayne
Producer, Writer, Cinematographer: Michael Wayne
Editor: Andrew Martyn
Actors: Michael Wayne, Ralphie
Synopsis: A man copes with the devastating loss of his pet dog.
Il Nastro Rosso 8.03
Director: Leslie Marsh
Producer: Natalie Lopes
Scriptwriter: Vincenzo Riemma
Cinematographer: Brad Jarrett
Editor: Leslie Marsh
Actor: Vincenzo Riemma
Synopsis: Salvatore’s life has turned to crap. Each day is a bit worse than the one before. Is there no hope for this pitiful existence?
Retail Therapy 5.15
Directors: Natalie Lopes, Leslie Marsh
Producers: Natalie Lopes, Leslie Marsh
Scriptwriter: Natalie Lopes
Cinematographers: Leslie Marsh, Celia Lam
Editor: Leslie Marsh
Actors: Jarred Smith, Ann Rafferty, Janelle Pearce, Isobel Wooding, Loretta Palmeiro, Sam Faull, Kate Dougan, Nigel Hunt, Natalie Lopes
Synopsis: Do you have issues with IKEA? This film could provide a solution to your problem.
Winner 'Best Student' film award, 2009 festival
Director, Producer, scriptwriter, cinematographer, editor: Luke Randal
Synopsis: A tiny robot is given the gift of life with only one limitation - the length of his power cable. When a curious bird arrives at the workshop window, his lust to live outside his reach may be his demise.
Mercury Vapour 6.40
Winner 'JVC' award, 2009 festival
Directors: Zoe Barnes, Samantha McManus
Producer: Sean O'Keeffe
Scriptwriters, Editors: Zoe Barnes, Samantha McManus
Cinematographer: Samantha McManus
Actors: Rachel Clough
Synopsis: What to do when a girl finds herself alone at school surrounded by unknown villains?
The Garden 7.19
Director: Brent Wiliams
Producers, Scriptwriters: Brent Wiliams, Dejay Vi Nguyen
Cinematographer: Evan Papageorgiou
Editor: Brent Wiliams
Actors: Peter Sumner, Luke Sumner
Synopsis: An old man struggling to make ends meet is attempting to cut corners by growing a vegetable garden in the backyard. Meanwhile his son, Jamie, who is in jail, is frustrated that he can't do more to help - or can he?
One Last Gift 17.00
Director, Producer: Rob Steele
Scriptwriter: Bill Purnell
Cinematographer: Richard Jones
Editor: Richard Lewis
Actors: Lyn Collingwood, Rob Steele
Synopsis: What happens when a gift is given and a disaster strikes?
Broken Road 4.15
Director, Scriptwriter, Editor: Brodie Rocca
Producer: Lynsey Urquhart
Scriptwriter: Bill Purnell
Cinematographer: Nathan Solomon
Actors: Mirko Grillini, Hayley Rocca, Sierra Rocca
Synopsis: When a father and his two daughters break down in the middle of the desert, they are forced to confront the tensions between them.
Leaving The Nest 15.05
Director, Scriptwriter: Dan Jones
Producer: Laura Jones
Cinematographer: Tim Barnsley
Editor: Stephen Rogan
Actors: Luke Ayres, Carina Jones
Synopsis: A young man and his girlfriend can no longer stand living with his parents and his mother’s nagging. They move out to a place of their own. It’s not long before they discover that the grass is not so green on the other side.