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Funding Approvals
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2012-2013 Shorts Development

Springboard Short Film Initiative

THE APARTMENT
Genre
Drama
Producer Robert Coe
Director Tom McKeith
Writer Sam McKeith
Synopsis A woman has spent her life caring for her Dad, who has given up the will to live after the death of his wife. The woman longs to be in love. For one evening she ventures out with a man and experiences the outside world and the possibilities that it holds. She realises what it is that she's given up, but returns to her father because she loves him. 

BLUEY
Genre
Drama
Producer Heather Oxenham
Writer/Director Darlene Johnson
Synopsis Bluey is an intense portrayal of an angry young girl who is trapped in a violent world of inner and outer turmoil. She desperately wants to break out of this cycle but doesn’t know how. It’s a story about courage and survival. One day she meets a mystery mentor, and for the first time, Bluey plunges into the depths of her own being.

DARIO
Genre
Comedy
Producer Robin Geradts-Gill
Director Hannah Moon
Writer Stephen Sholl
Synopsis Megan’s got what she thought she wanted – a hot surfer boyfriend and a chance to reinvent herself over the summer. But who’s the fat kid who keeps crashing her party? And how long can she get away with ignoring him?

MARTHA THE MONSTER
Genre
Action adventure, Comedy, Drama
Producers Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin
Writer Christopher Weekes
Synopsis In an upside down world, where humans live alongside kids-tv show monsters, Martha, a 20-something soft spoken blue furred creature, is having a crisis of identity. Unable to fit in as either monster or human, she’s pushed to her limits one incredible day to discover it’s “Okay to be Different”.

SKIN
Genre
Drama
Producers Dan Lake, Trish Lake
Director Liselle Mei
Synopsis A teenage girl cannot accept her dad’s sexuality, causing a rift between them. Only by claiming her own sexual experience is she able to heal their relationship and embrace change.

Shorts Completion

DATE APPROVED TITLE AMOUNT TEAM
December 2012 Emo (the Musical) $40,000 w/d: Neil Triffett; p: Lee Matthews
May 2013 Bloomers $37,500 w: Michelle Law; d: Corrie Chen; p: Jiao Chen
May 2013 Test Drive $20,000 w/d: Lynne Vincent McCarthy; p: Sam Jennings, Angus Stevens

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