THE South Australian Film Corporation has committed $100,000 of funding to two short films to provide production experience and festival exposure for emerging talents in the film industry.
Each short will receive $50,000 as part of the Short Film Fund. Applications were assessed by a committee of industry experts.
“There was a strong field of candidates, each with different and compelling short film proposals. In the end the assessment committee felt that the two strongest projects both justified SAFC investment, and we were pleased to be in a position to be able to green light both films” said SAFC CEO Richard Harris.
Project 1: Say Nothing
Team: Marion Pilowsky (Writer/Director), Lee Sellars (Co-Writer), Christine Williams (Producer)
Synopsis: “At a dinner party, a group of people are reunited a year after the death of one of their friends. During the evening, relationships crack to breaking point and actions not taken may have lifelong consequences.”
Project 2: The Cordial Misadventures of Captain Invisible and the Winged Wonder (working title)*
Team: Matt Vesely (Writer/Director), Sophie Hyde & Christine Williams (Co-Producers).
Synopsis: “Connor, a perennially friend-zoned doormat, has got his best friend - and the completely oblivious love of his life – Rach, an amazing birthday present. Something that’s sure to blow her away. But, things take a turn for the strange, and pretty soon Connor begins to wonder whether he would have been better off going with a gift voucher.”