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The Screen Guide

SKUD is a gritty, passionate film about a young woman boxer, Tasha, who is drawn to the edge of existence through her friendship with Matt, a homeless youth, who introduces her to the adrenalin and danger of trainsurfing. A contemporary story told in classic black and white social-realist style, SKUD draws on the stark industrial landscape of inner-urban Melbourne in its depiction of youth alienation. Out of this bleakness, two kindred spirits share their passions for boxing and trainsurfing and forge an unexpected friendship - that takes them both to the edge...

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Crew

Director
Donna Swan
Writers
Donna Swan
Producer
Hugh Burton  Donna Swan
Dir. of Photography:
Laszlo Baranyai ACS
Composer:
Janine De Lorenzo  Al Mullins
Editor:
Donna Swan
Production Designer:
Eliza Greenhatch

Cast

Cast
Heather Bradley - Samuel Johnson - Lynda Gibson - Jules Hutchison

Production Details

Production Completion Date
1996
Production Company
Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television

Sales

Australian Sales
Australian Film Institute Distribution
International Sales
Donna Swan

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
    (1999)
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
    (1998)
  • Olympia International Film Festival for Children & Young People
    (1998)
  • Short Film Festival Tubingen
    (1998)
  • Mediawave International Festival of Visual Arts
    (1998)
  • St Petersburg Internnational Film Festival "Festival of Festivals"
    (1998)
  • Edge of the World Short Film Festival
    (1998)
  • Cinerail International Film Festival
    (1998)
  • Brief Encounters Short Film Festival
    (1998)
  • Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival
    (1997)
  • Kiev International Film Festival
    (1997)
  • Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films
    (1997)
  • Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television
    (1996)