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2010 Festival Program - Sunday

Welcome to the 2010 Newtown Flicks Short Film Festival program. With 10 sessions across two and a half days, you're guaranteed to find something that'll tickle your fancy, spin you out, inform or just plain confuse you!

Unlike petrol and food, session prices are the same as last year with Saturday and Sunday sessions a flat rate of $11 . In order to keep prices down, we've foregone the use of a ticketing agency. Tickets will be available for sale at the door or you can reserve you're tickets by filling out the following form

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This years sessions are a mix of genres that'll take you on a journey and once again jump on board and be part of the jury by voting for your favourite film and giving them the opportunity to be a finalist in the 'Audience Bites Back' Session on Sunday night.

 

 

 

Sunday Sessions

Click on any of the sessions below to see all the films and synopsis that will be screening during that individual session.

 

NOTE: Films marked with '*' are not valid for voting for the 'Audience Bites Back' session.


 

 



  • -Sunday Offerings-

 

 

Target Practicetarget practice 150


Director: Doug mason

Producer: Doug mason

Cinematographer: Dennis Gutteridge

Editor: Doug mason

 

Synopsis: Two men at a pistol shooting club. One uses an old-style revolver and the other uses a semi-automatic. They are engaged in a mysterious shooting contest.

 

 

The Subspace Anaomalythe subspace anomaly 150


Director: Doug mason

Producer: Doug mason

Scriptwriter: Doug mason

Cinematographer: Doug mason

Editor: Doug mason

 

Synopsis: The sudden occurrence of strange phenomena whereby a section of tram track has to be diverted around a region of spatial instability

 

 

Opening Dayopening day 150


Director: Justin Olstein

Producer: Siobhan Jackson

Scriptwriter: Justin Olstein

Cinematographer: Kelly Hucker

Editor: Justin Olstein

 

Actors: Ben Pfeiffer, Julia Grace

 

Synopsis: It's opening day at the Shortbread Children’s' Theatre school holiday pantomime. However, for thespians Nick, Nikki, Leon and Janet this has never been their gig of choice. And, when Nick discovers some unsettling news about Nikki, he is forced to respond to his own artistic predicament with all its shortcomings.

 

 

 

 

Reach *

 

reachWinner '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.

 

 

Fade *

 

fadeWinner '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.

 

 

 

Burden *


burdenWinner '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.

 

 

The Water *

 

the-waterWinner '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.

 

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-Lolly Bag-

 

 

Citizen #1citizen1 150


Director: Ben Wilson

Producer: Ben Wilson / Oscar Molinari

Scriptwriter: Ben Wilson

Cinematographer: Zachary Peel McGregor

Editor: Ben Wilson

 

Actors: Thomas Rawle, Tom Myers, Gus Gardiner

 

Synopsis: Music video for Papa vs Pretty's "Citizen#1" featuring an army of zombified children…..on bikes!!

 

 

Surprisesurprise 150


Director: Robin Bury and Ben Dalton

Producer: Robin Bury and Ben Dalton

Scriptwriter: Robin Bury and Ben Dalton

Cinematographer: Nate Martin

Editor: James Minns

 

Actors: Justin Golby, Gina Pollock

 

Synopsis: Craig is throwing his girlfriend Jande a surprise birthday party. The guests await their arrival, however some are more welcome than others and this old school farce just might make you think twice about planning a surprise party ever again.

 

 

Bird Brainbird brain 150


Director: Patrick McCabe

Producer: Patrick McCabe and Leanne Smith

Scriptwriter: Patrick McCabe

Cinematographer: Elvis Promod Vittal

Editor: Peter Worland

 

Actors: Chris Broadstock

 

Synopsis: Brain feels invisible to the world. He still lives with his mum and he's resigned himself to a life of petty crime. His only escape is his artwork.

 

 

The Biography of a  Battlerthe battler 150


Director: Kylia Gral

Producer: Roy Smith

Scriptwriter: Scott Welshvv

 

Actors: Peter Flaherty, Maureen Hartley

 

Synopsis: This is the story of an un-sung anti hero. It explores one man's struggle to unlock the secrets of his inner soul and ambition. When he does, it winds up a Hell of a lot more Oedipal the he ever expected.

 

 

New Realitynew reality 150


Director: Peter McGuiness

Producer: Peter McGuiness

Cinematographer: Peter McGuiness

Editor: Ken Simpson

 

Actors: Goran Tomic

 

Synopsis: A man leaves his apartment in search of light!

 

 

Dirty Heart Beatdirty heartbeat 150


Director: Goran Tomic

Producer: Goran Tomic

Scriptwriter: Goran Tomic

Cinematographer: Goran Tomic

Editor: Goran Tomic

 

Synopsis: This is a reflexion of my youth, a reflection on where I use to roam as a teenager. It was my initial heartbeat, before it slowly exhausted its innocence. This short film is a dedication to memory lane and to those who are now captured there.

 

 

Vowvow 150


Director: Ross Miklaszewicz

Producer: Ross Miklaszewicz

Scriptwriter: Ross Miklaszewicz

Cinematographer: Mark Balfour

Editor: Ross Miklaszewicz

 

Actors: Robert Gowards, Abigail Austin and Simon Alhallapadp

 

Synopsis: A powerful man has a request to fulfill. Can & will he go through with it or will he crumble, failing to deliver.

 


Mendel's Tree *Mendels_Tree_150

 

Director: Fin Edquist

 

Synopsis: Mendel is an Orthodox Jew with a problem. He loves Christmas. Now his parents are on their way over. Sometimes Christmas trees aren't just for Christmas…They're for life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-Ease Back-

 

 

Torrenttorrent 150


Director: Luke Ayres

Producer: Luke Ayres

Scriptwriter: Luke Ayres

Cinematographer: Luke Ayres

Editor: Luke Ayres

 

Actors: Lachie Edwards, Will Carter

 

Synopsis: An art house piece set in WWII in which a young conscript battles the borderline between his dreams and a hellish waking world he cannot confront.

 

 

 

Under CutUnder_Cut_150

 

Synopsis: The story of urban Lebanese Boys in Auburn, Sydney and how a hair cut can define you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silence is Goldensilence is golden 150


Director: Cameron Davies

Producer: Cameron Davies, Ross Miklaszewicz and Mark Balfour

Scriptwriter: Cameron Davies

Cinematographer: Ross Miklaszewicz

Editor: Cameron Davies, Ross Miklaszewicz and Mark Balfour

 

Actors: Angela Barnes, Alex Dalrymple

 

Synopsis: An average woman is shown going through the motions of her average working day. She lives on her own and is shown eating breakfast alone. At her home she endures loud music from her neighbor rather than knock on the door and talk to them. She then decides to try internet dating and commences emailing a man. What will happen?

 

 

Rollingrolling 150


Director: Nick Hunter

Producer: Libby Glanville

Scriptwriter: Seaton Kay-Smith

Cinematographer: Tom Judd

Editor: Nick Hunter

 

Actors: Nick Hunter, Kira Lee Carpenter

 

Synopsis: This is a world where people move according to the results of ethereal dice, one man faces the decision to play by society's law or break the rules and risk everything.

 

 

The Tragedy of RichardThe_Tragedy_of_Richard_150

 

Director: Kipan Rothbury

Producer: Noni Couell

Scriptwriter: Kipan Rotyhbury/William Shakespeare

Cinematographer: Michael Wozniac

Editor: Gabe Dowrick

 

Actors: Kipan Rothbury

 

Synopsis: A modern day adaptation about gambling addiction, set within the last scene of Shakespeare's play Richard II where we see Richard jailed and he is considering life's circumstances.

 

 

Need to Knowneed to know 150

Director: James Minns

Producer: James Minns

Scriptwriter: James Minns

Cinematographer: James Minns

Editor: James Minns

 

Actors: James Minns, Nikoleta Szabados

 

Synopsis: In 2008, two university students discover a time machine disguised as a public telephone, giving its user the power to send information to the past, present or

 

 

Avivaaviva 150

 

Director: Stephen Rangott

Cinematographer: Stephen Rangott

Editor: Stephen Rangott

 

Actors: Tanya Jackson, Lillian Burstow

 

Synopsis: Aviva is the story of a woman who deals with a drug addiction. But this addiction is starting to take over her life both physically and mentally. She travels to her drug dealers house to get her fix. From the time she gets there reality starts to blur as she meets up with her friends and family. Although she is starting to wonder whether the people around her are really there, or her mind is playing tricks on her.

 

 

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-Get a Belly Full-

 

 

Providence Parkprovidence park 150


Director: Daniel Krige

Producer: Matthew Reeder

Scriptwriter: Hugh Jellie

Cinematographer: Judd Overton

Editor: Suresh Ayyarr

 

Actors: Rachael Taylor, Sarah Grant

 

Synopsis: A day in the park turns into a magical experience when a little dog encourages people to throw a stick for it - and returns with what they need most.

 

 

Synesthesiasynesthesia 150


Director: Rachel Storey

Producer: Rachel Storey and Matthew Fox

Scriptwriter: Rachel Storey

Cinematographer: Matthew Fox

Editor: Rachel Storey

 

Actors: Danielle Nakkan, David Bulters

 

Synopsis: Synesthesia is a story of love and perception set over three time periods, drawing attention to the way in which the world appears only as we see it. Synesthesia - is it a curse upon the individual or a blessing upon the world?

 

 

Turning Pointturning point 150


Director: Brent Williams

Producer: Dejay Vi Nguyen

Scriptwriter: Brent Williams

Cinematographer: Evan Papageorgiou

Editor: Brent Williams

 

Actors: Ben Brock, Daryl Heath

 

Synopsis: Hank nd Sam are on a hunting trip while Tracey and Matt are on a camping holiday for the weekend. How will their paths cross? Filmed in the haunting Australian wilderness, 'Turning Point" is a film that asks the question "how far would you go?"

 

 

What if Girlwhat if girl 150


Director: Heremaia Rudkin

Producer: Heremaia Rudkin

Scriptwriter: Heremaia Rudkin

Cinematographer: Richard Narramore

Editor: Heremaia Rudkin

 

Actors: Iain McDonald, Sarah Jane George

 

Synopsis: Steven Anderson is a mainstream twenty something male in the rat race, he sees the same people at the bus stop every morning and barely knows any of them, but when one of them doesn't turn up he realises what impact she actually had on him.

 

 

Me and the Devil Blues *Me_and_the_Devil_Blues_150

 

Director: Aidan Prewett

Producer: Marty Singh

 

Synopsis: Two goofy Australian musicians take to the American Blues Trail to confront the mysterious legend of the crossroads.

 

 

 

-Audience Bites Back-

 

 

  • The Audience Bites Back session will be updated over the festival weekend.

After each session has finished and all the audience votes are calculated then the winners will be posted under this session.

 

 

Before Midnightbefore midnight 150

 

Director: Dave Wutton

Producer:  Brian Sisk

Scriptwriter: Dave Wutton

Cinematographer: Colm O'Murchu

Editor: Chad Merriman

 

Actors: Jamie Zamudio, Ron Hadley

 

Synopsis: In a make or break deal, you can get broken. A desperate Real Estate agent goes for broke in a scam that has to be finalised before midnight. The comedy just gets blacker!

 

 

The Black Dogthe black dog 150

 

Director: Shaun Katz

Producer: Shaun Katz

Scriptwriter: Shaun Katz

Cinematographer: James Caley

Editor: Shaun Katz

Actors: Bridgett Snedon, Stephen Peacocke

 

Synopsis: A young woman, in a confused and drug addled state, invites her neighbor in from next door. Her desperation causes him at once feel repelled and yet also sympathetic for her, resulting in a most unusual and emotionally startling encounter.

 

 

Jodiejodie 150


Director: Dean Ginsburg

Producer: Dean Ginsburg

Cinematographer: Dean Ginsburg

Editor: Dean Ginsburg

Actors: Amanda Smith, Clayton Moss

 

Synopsis: Jodie's connection with her boyfriend is under strain as they navigate through an event that will change their lives forever.

 

 

For Better or Worsefor better or worse 150

Director: Rodney Owen

Producer: Rodney Owen

Cinematographer: Rodney Owen

Editor: Rodney Owen

Actors: Evan Ferguson, Katie Moore

 

Synopsis: Greg and Gen, a young married couple, seek counseling to save their failing marriage. In the session, they recount their relationship, starting with their active sex, in the beginning. As it starts to die down, so too does communication between the couple. As Greg admits to confiding in a close friend, Rebecca, Gen admits to feelings of jealousy, mistrust and resentment. As the session draws to a close the couple is faced with the most important question of their marriage, do they still love each other?

 

 

Viva Las Possumviva las possum 150

Director: Marcus Hamill

Producer: Lib Kelly

Scriptwriter: Andy Muir

Cinematographer: Earle Dresner

Editor: Toby Dennen

Actors: Joel Russell, Rudi Baker and Sophie Cleary

 

Synopsis: When a young couple is woken in the middle of the night to the sound of movement in their roof, they can only imagine that they have possums in their attic. On investigation by the pest inspector, they find they have something far worse….Elvis!

 

 

This is Televisionthis is television 150


Director: Jack Rozycki

Producer: Elizabeth McLoughlin

Scriptwriter: Jack Rozycki

Cinematographer: Chris Haysom

Editor: Alana Smithers

 

Actors: Val Athanassiou, Kristy-Lea Payne

 

Synopsis: Ralph is a hard working modern man who wants nothing more than to provide for his loving wife.

 

 

The Biography of a  Battlerthe battler 150


Director: Kylia Gral

Producer: Roy Smith

Scriptwriter: Scott Welshvv

 

Actors: Peter Flaherty, Maureen Hartley

 

Synopsis: This is the story of an un-sung anti hero. It explores one man's struggle to unlock the secrets of his inner soul and ambition. When he does, it winds up a Hell of a lot more Oedipal the he ever expected.

 

 

Silence is Goldensilence is golden 150


Director: Cameron Davies

Producer: Cameron Davies, Ross Miklaszewicz and Mark Balfour

Scriptwriter: Cameron Davies

Cinematographer: Ross Miklaszewicz

Editor: Cameron Davies, Ross Miklaszewicz and Mark Balfour

 

Actors: Angela Barnes, Alex Dalrymple

 

Synopsis: An average woman is shown going through the motions of her average working day. She lives on her own and is shown eating breakfast alone. At her home she endures loud music from her neighbor rather than knock on the door and talk to them. She then decides to try internet dating and commences emailing a man. What will happen?

 

 

What if Girlwhat if girl 150


Director: Heremaia Rudkin

Producer: Heremaia Rudkin

Scriptwriter: Heremaia Rudkin

Cinematographer: Richard Narramore

Editor: Heremaia Rudkin

 

Actors: Iain McDonald, Sarah Jane George

 

Synopsis: Steven Anderson is a mainstream twenty something male in the rat race, he sees the same people at the bus stop every morning and barely knows any of them, but when one of them doesn't turn up he realises what impact she actually had on him.

 

 

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