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2015 HOT SHOTS
funding approvals details

 

SHORT FICTION – LIVE ACTION

June 2015

ELVIS
Genre Drama
Writer/Director Lucy Gaffy
Producer Kiki Dillon
Executive Producer Michaela Perske
Synopsis Trapped in a seaside caravan park, little Elvis thinks up a scheme to break free, determined to make a better life for herself.

A TERRIBLE BEAUTY
Genre Science Fiction
Writer/Director Sarah-Jane Woulahan
Producers Anna Kojevnikov, Sally Storey
Synopsis After her father destroys her prototype ‘Soulmate’ robot, a replacement for her dead mother, Olivia questions her fundamental belief in a world without suffering and the nature of love.

WHIRLPOOL
Genre Drama
Writer/Director Corrie Jones
Producers Melissa Kelly, Jaclyn Hewer
Synopsis After Regan’s father is killed in a fire, Regan and her friend, Lucas, set out to seek retribution on the couple who they believe are responsible for his death. Based on the short story Cumberland Breakdown by Joyce Carol Oates.

 

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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF WILLIE BINGHAM
Genre Horror Absurdist
Writer/Director Matthew Richards
Producer Brendan Guerin
Synopsis In the future, amputations replace incarceration and the death penalty. Based on the short story The Wilbur Bledsoe Amputations by Michael L Fawcett.

ELVIS
Genre Drama
Writer/Director Lucy Gaffy
Producer Kiki Dillon
Executive Producer Michaela Perske
Synopsis Trapped in a seaside caravan park, little Elvis thinks up a scheme to break free, determined to make a better life for herself.

A TERRIBLE BEAUTY
Genre Science Fiction
Writer/Director Sarah-Jane Woulahan
Producers Anna Kojevnikov, Sally Storey
Synopsis After her father destroys her prototype ‘Soulmate’ robot, a replacement for her dead mother, Olivia questions her fundamental belief in a world without suffering and the nature of love.

WHIRLPOOL
Genre Drama
Writer/Director Corrie Jones
Producers Melissa Kelly, Jaclyn Hewer
Synopsis After Regan’s father is killed in a fire, Regan and her friend, Lucas, set out to seek retribution on the couple who they believe are responsible for his death. Based on the short story Cumberland Breakdown by Joyce Carol Oates.

THE DEEP END
Genre
Drama
Producers Belinda Mravicic, Rose Ricketson
Writer/Director Clare Young
Synopsis Emily, a 16-year-old Canberra girl, is searching for love in a bleak world where sex is cheap and romance is fantasy.

FISH WITH LEGS
Genre
Comedy
Producers Nikos Andronicos, Tania Frampton
Director Dave Carter
Writer Nikos Andronicos
Synopsis A school of fish wakes up one morning to discover that everyone has sprouted legs. Is it evolution, or a punishment from God?

GHOSTBEAR
Genre
Family
Producers Justine Kerrigan, Lincoln Wogan
Writer/Director Paul McDermott
Synopsis A polar bear cub, the Ghostbear, wanders through the Arctic wasteland in search of his place in the world and his birthplace in the stars.

KILL YOUR DINNER
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Producers Christopher Sharp, Matt Dooley
Writer/Director Bryn Chainey
Synopsis During one of the worst ever attempts at a father-son bonding experience, a teenager must face his dad’s new hippy girlfriend and the prospect of killing his own dinner.

PROBLEM PLAY
Genre
Drama
Producers Lauren Edwards, Liam Heyen
Writer/Director Matthew Moore
Synopsis During rehearsals for a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, an actress struggling to come to terms with her character begins to question who she is.

WANDERING SOUL
Genre
Drama, Horror
Producer Jade van der Lei
Director Josh Tanner
Writers Jade van der Lei, Josh Tanner
Synopsis Pressured into abandoning a burial ceremony prematurely, a Viet Cong soldier stationed in the claustrophobic Cu Chi tunnels at the height of the Vietnam War finds himself terrorised by his fallen comrades, who are unwilling to rest in peace.

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