Pete is teaching his son the art of shoplifting...

Trailer for short film, released December 2010
Running time: 13:50
Format: Short Black Comedy, HD 16:9
Featuring: Gary Samolin, Ivan Bradara & Nathan O'Rourke
Writer/Director: Neil Triffett
Producer: Lee Matthews
Cinematographer: Michael Latham
Production Designer: Dane Naoum
Composer: Callum Thomson
Sound Designer: Neil Triffett with Finn Robertson
Editor: Neil Triffett

Synopsis:
Australian suburbia 1992. Pete is teaching his youngest son the family business: the art of shoplifting. However, with his eldest son now stealing off the Internet and with the introduction of new security devices in department stores, Pete's times seem to be changing. As the eldest son begins to take control of the direction the family is heading, Pete must work out a way around the new security devices or lose his place in the family entirely. The lengths he goes to shock even him as they begin to threaten what is left of his imploding family.

Recognition:
Official Selection: 54th Rochester International Film Festival, USA, April 2012
Official Selection: Byron Bay Film Festival, March 2012
Official Selection: Three One Six Oh! Film Festival, February 2012
Official Selection: FlickerFest, January 2012
Audience Choice Award, Closing Night:
Made in Melbourne Film Festival, December 2011
Official Selection: Hollywood Shorts, November 2011
Official Selection: Canberra Film Festival, September 2011
Official Selection: Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF), August 2011
Official Selection: Fresh Film Fest, Prague Czech Republic, August 2011
Official Selection: Mudfest, Australia, August 2011
Awarded: Best Short Film; Show Us Your Shorts program, Warburton Film Festival, Australia, June 2011
Official Selection: St Kilda Film Festival, Australia, May 2011
Nominated: Best Achievement in Directing, VCA, December 2010
Awarded: Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student, VCA, December 2010
Premiere Screening: ACMI Federation Square, Dec 2010.

Full Cast and Crew:
Pete: Gary Samolin
Danny: Ivan Bradara
Tyler: Nathan O'Rourke
Angela: Maureen Andrew
Security Guard: Jeremy Kewley
Trudy: Catherine McKay

Security Tagging Girl: Stephanie Mauro
Disapproving Shopper: Clare O'Shannessy
Security Guards: Jordan Prosser, Ilya Kerig, Sam Burns-Warr
TV Salesman: Amir Rezaei
Panel Installers: Tim Mager, Peter Cassidy
Checkout Boy: Jason Albury
Shoppers: Keith Bates, Patricia Jenkins, Bianca Jones, Kristy Symons
Police Telephone Operator: Katherine Schachte

Writer / Director: Neil Triffett
Producer: Lee Matthews
Director of Photography: Michael Latham
1st Assistants Camera: Marcus Allemann, Tim Eyles
2nd Assistant Camera: Kate Lefoe
Gaffer: Tom Savige
Best Boy & Grip: Nathan Vernon
Production Designer: Dane Naoum
Production Design Assistants: Kelly Hucker, Laura Cousens
Costumier: Samara Tynan
Wardrobe Assistant: Natale Testa
Make-up Artists: Robert "Chum" Li, Alana Auden
Make-up Effects: Alana Auden
On-Set Sound Recordist & Mixer: Gunay Demirci
Boom Operator: Luke Richardson
Production Manager: Bryony McLachlan
First Assistant Director: Andrew Blogg
Script Supervisor: Laura Cousens
Unit Manager: Colin Triffett
Safety Consultant: Reg Roordink
Chaperone to Mr O'Rourke: Carolyn O'Rourke
Stills Photographers: Robert "Chum" Li, Jaklene Vukasinovic
Editor: Neil Triffett
Sound Designer: Neil Triffett with Finn Robertson
Composer / Score: Callum Thomson
Audition Readers: Jeremy Kewley, Victoria Stanford, James Robertson, Robert Fearon
VCA Staff:
Supervising Producer: Nicolette Freeman
Technical Support: Gordon Lyon
Sound Designer: Peter Frost
Consultant Editor: Cindy Clarkson
Online Editor & Colourist: Declan Loughran

Special Thanks:
Drew Rhodes
Tony Wood
Cameron Ford
Robert Greenberg
Julietta Boscolo
Allison Byrne
Alice Hucker
Kelly Hucker
Libby Abbott
Katherine Schachte
Ben Holmes
Kayla Roberts
Tracey Wightman
Olivia, Sarah and Isobelle Wightman
Tracey Claire
Min Vavala
Andrew O'Keefe
Siobhan Jackson

Ellen Stowers from Harbour Town Shopping Centre
Maureen Neilson from Harbour Town Toyworld
Zoran Rojkovsky from Terry White Pharmacy GPSC
Karen Fogarty from Gladstone Park Shopping Centre
Ross Gaudion from Vitag Equipment
Anthony Kiss from Dimmey's Richmond
Robert Boskovski and Kyla White from Costco
Melbourne Mannequin Hire
Gelatavita Ice-Cream
Supadeal Furniture
Stereophonic.com.au

More via: matthewswood.com/Shoplifting.htm

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