Australian Shorts Fiction – Program Four

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WOW Film Festival

Australian Shorts Fiction – Program Four

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 09 February 2013


Diversity is celebrated in WOW Australian Shorts – A mix of entertaining and stimulating films.


50-50 – 14 minutes 30 seconds (Drama)

Annmaree Bell, Producer
Megan Riakos, Director / Writer
Lauren Richards, Production Designer

50-50 follows Nellie Cameron, a real life prostitute famous on the streets of Kings Cross in the 1920’s and 30’s. Nellie is enjoying the perks of her world, the drugs, the money, the fame, but in her game she can’t afford to love. Stars Jessica McNamee (The Vow,The Loved Ones, Packed to the Rafters).


Crystal Jam – 14 minutes 45 seconds – (Live Action Animation)

AFTRS, Producer
Leonie Savvides, Director / Writer
Kitty Taube, Production Designer

Crystal and James fell in love in an online virtual world but have never met. When James dies mysteriously Crystal travels to see him for the first time…Stars Sarah Snook (Packed to the Rafters, Sisters of War, My Place).


Beneath the Waves – 13 minutes 23 seconds (Drama)

Rebecca Eguia, Producer
Renee Marie, Director
Ella Gibbins, DOP
Kazia Boyd, Production Designer

Throughout her short life, deaf teenager Eleanor, has become disconnected from the world, especially from her father. Eleanor must find the strength to reconnect in this tough world. Stars
Freya Tingley (Cloudstreet), and Susan Boyd.


The Rose Tattoo – 12 minutes (Drama – Australia)

Julian Galea, Producer
Alanna Rose, Director / Writer

In the summer of 1951 the mysterious death of their friend, Dusty Rose, changes three young Aboriginal men. Thirty years later, memories resurface and secrets are revealed.


Naked Lady – 11 minutes 30 seconds (Drama – Australia)

Michelle Bleicher, Producer
Cigdem Serce, Director / Writer
Bianca Speigel, Production Designer

Living in Sydney’s Western Suburbs, young Turkish Woman, Elif struggles with love, independence and her parent’s cultural expectations. To please her father or to make her own choices. Stars Nadine Joy.

LA Short Film Festival 2011 (Los Angeles, (USA), Canberra Short Film Festival 2011 (Australia), Baghdad International Film Festival 2011 (Iraq).


Slashed – 11 minutes (Comedy)

Graham Gates/Rogan Brown, Producer
Rebecca Thomson, Director
Claire D’Este, Writer
Gillian Page-Lee, Production Designer

Worlds collide when erotic fantasies cross the digital frontier. As Renata, “Star Police” enthusiast, writes an alternate showdown between space cop, Draker and his nemesis Thrax, a real life showdown occurs with Frieda. Stars Coco Whelan, Jane Stoddart (Cupcake,: A Zombie Lesbian Musical), Sara Cooper (My Brother Jack, Arctic Blast).

New York City International Film Festival 2011, , Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival 2011 (Belgium), Mardi Gras Film Festival 2011 (Sydney), Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2011 Special Commendation & Audience Award for Favourite Australian Film, Dungog Film Festival 2011 (Aus), St. Kilda Film Festival 2011.


Dates & Times:
7:30pm, Saturday 9 February 2013

Festival Pass $30 (All sessions including Opening Night), 3 Sessions (All 3 sessions on Saturday 9) $15, Single Session $10*
* Transaction fees apply


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Ticket Prices

Festival Pass $30
3 Sessions $15
Single Session $10

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00