2AM a short film by Huseyin Hassan
Selphie D'Souza has decided to become an actress. She still lives with her parents, is in a stale relationship, and has only ever performed in her high school's production of Ghost: The Musical, but they're just minor hurdles.
Selphie's friends are stay-at-home-adults content in their comfort zones; Jane is a downtrodden call centre employee, B is a hedonistic faux-hippie, James is a naive Maccas loving tradie, and Momo is an optimistic, business savvy opportunist.
Lucky Country follows the extraordinarily mundane adventures of a bunch of suburban misfits. Ain't no trendy millennials living in shabby chic share houses, throwing ironic parties here.
Written and Directed by Serah Nathan
A teaser trailer for the launch of Gabriel Bergmoser's (2015 winner of the Sir Peter Ustinov Screenwriting Award) debut novel, The Boone Shepard.
Boone Shepard by Gabriel Bergmoser is the first in a series of young adult novels following the adventures of an Australian expat, errant journalist and accidental hero.
Cinematography: Charlie Alexander
Production Design: Helen Turton
Lighting: Steven Robinson
Production Assistance: Brierly Broad
Passage of Flick is a Magical Realism film about an adventurous young girl who discovers the ability to time travel within the confines of her bedroom. As she visits her future selves through the fourth dimension, she must come to terms with the harsh realities of growing up.
Written and Directed by James Vinson
Produced by Mark Harris
Cinematography by Charlie Alexander
Starring Mariah Cini, Monique Fisher, Livinia Andriopoulos
Broken Sleep is a whimsical Sci Fi Romance depicting a Victorian woman who time travels into a tattoo parlour. She gradually develops a relationship with the failed tattooist who inhabits the ramshackled parlour as she keeps reappearing at different moments in his life.
Written and Directed by: Tom Dowuona-Hyde
Produced by: Mark Harris and Brierly Broad
A dangerous convict is recruited by a clandestine team of professionals who devote their lives to saving victims of human trafficking and killing the ones who commit these crimes.
This proof-of-concept trailer is currently in post-production. Keep up to date with the series at https://www.facebook.com/TraffikSeries/!
Written by Diana Djurcinovska
Produced by Mark Harris and Diana Djurcinovska
Directed by Byron Brochmann
Cinematography by Mark Kenfield
Edited by Max Miller
Starring: Danielle Butlin, Sunny Koll, Jake Ryan, Ashleigh Coleman, James McLean, Gregory Caine, Karina Sorelli, Miroslav Dobric, Matt Jones, Melinda Natale, Jema Pierson, Megan Cook
Control explores eating disorders in high-functioning professions. Told through a variety of interviews, theater, animation and the film-makers' journey, it presents an ultimately optimistic dialogue about the silent sufferers.
Produced and Directed by Mark Harris and Brierly Broad
Concept by Brierly Broad
A psychiatrist wakes up expecting the same old day with the same old routine. But today, her roommate and her boyfriend force her to bring her work into her own home. Hostage situations have never been this much fun.
6x Official Selection
Peninsula Short Film Festival 2017 Finalist
Written and Directed by Diana Djurcinovska
Produced and 1st AD'd by Mark Harris
Cinematography by Mark Kenfield
Starring: Jana Wilkes, Dean Kirkright, Lauren Gregory, Albert Goikhman
Waiting on Sound is a 5 episode web series from Melbourne based production company Running Panda Films, whose first project, the feature film The Legend of Ben Hall, a bushranger epic, is currently in post-production.
The series is featured on FilmInk, Australia's best film magazine.
Written and Directed by: Samuel Galloway
A perfect day turns sour when Alana's horrible dreams haunt her attempts to throw the perfect birthday.
Nominated for Best Cinematography at 2015 48 Hour Film Project Melbourne.
Director: Sebastian Bertoli
Writer: Wil Greenway
Producers: Sebastian Bertoli, Mark Harris, Jeni Bezuidenhout, Chris Bennett
Cinematography: Chris Bennett
Starring: Jeni Bezuidenhout, Isabelle Bertoli
Sound/Stills Photography: Luke Lennox
Composer: Stephen Chambers, Estella Severain
Gaffers: Kellie Tori, Kathryn Langshaw
Production Designer: Helen Turton
Make-Up: Alex Chapman
Set in a small suburban town in the Western Suburbs, Strays focuses on two young outcasts, Riley and Ruby, who after a chance encounter, both get caught up in each other’s lives full of shame, revenge, regret and violence, but give each other hope along the way.
Written and Directed by Stephen Tandy
An artist Jacob, grapples with reality after an encounter one morning with a mysterious woman on a bridge. This meeting and her death afterwards stirs his dormant creativity and sets off a series of events which not only ripples through his own relationship with girlfriend Mia, but causes cracks to form in the close bonds of others within his world.
Written and directed by: Chelsea Denny
Two strangers meet in a janitor's closet and together take a vacation from reality into a dreamscape of colour.
Cannes Short Film Corner 2014
Written and Directed by Diorella Mirasol
‘Splendor Solis’ is a science fiction/fantasy short film, following a selfish and hedonistic King on his quest for enlightenment in a desolate, future world.
A selfish and hedonistic King encounters the embodiment of nature in a prophetic dream, a delicate Flower who reveals to him a promising pilgrimage to a better land. Upon waking the King journeys across the barren plains of his Kingdom to find not only her, but the key to happiness he believes she may hold. Unfortunately, the polluted nature of man has tainted not only the landscape, but also those who walk upon it; The Flower may need his help as much as he needs hers.
Uniting together, the two ascend a perilous mountain range, journeying to the source of nature and serenity in the sky: the Splendor Solis. The King must learn to overcome his selfishness, care for another being and in doing so learn where happiness truly lies.
2015 Unreal Film Festival Official Selection
2015 Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival
2015 Mirror Mountain Film Festival Official Selection
Written and Directed by: David Mahler
A girl moves back to her home city and struggles to maintain an old friendship whilst a new & exciting one emerges.
Best Feature Film: 2015 Made in Melbourne Film Festival
Winner of Best International Feature at the 2015 Starlite Film Festival Florida
Official selection at the 2015 Going Green Festival USA
Available on Roku and Vimeo
Written and Directed by: Sophia Townsend
Co-Producers: Nathan Barillaro, Tom Swinburn, Sophia Townsend
Associate Producer: Rain Fuller
Starring: Rain Fuller, Michael Edward Williams, Nathan Barillaro, Glenn Luck, Jenni Townsend
Cinematography: Tom Swinburn
Additional Camera Operator: Mark Harris
Sound Editor: Livia Ruzic
The Melbourne 48 Hour FIlm Project brings together filmmaking teams to write, shoot, edit, and hand in a film over one crazy weekend.
Festival Producer for the 2014 competition.