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The Screen Guide

MIDAS is a retelling of the story of King Midas and the Golden Touch. It is told from the perspective of the narrator who was read the tale over and over again as a child. The film begins brightly but becomes darker as some of the narration's unspoken implications are revealed.

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Crew

Director
Niki Bern
Writers
Justine Larbalestier
Producer
Isabel Perez
Dir. of Photography
Murray Lui
Composer
Katia Beaugeasis
Editor
Bin Li
Production Designer
Beth Garswood

Cast

Mike Miller - Hannah Colles - Jason Chatwin - Zoe Carides

Production Details

Production Completion
1999
Production Company
Australian Film Television and Radio School

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Transmediale - International Media Art Festival Berlin
    (2000)
  • Poitiers International School Film Festival (Henri Langlois Recontres)
    (2000)
  • Chicago International Festival Of Childrens' Films
    (2000)
  • Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
    (1999)