Sniffer is my first proper short film, financed by the Pacific Film & Television Commission, at 21 I was the youngest director to have a film fully financed by them.
The film is a short Roald Dahl style dark childrens comedy, written by AFI award winning writer Dana Carsley.
It features 8 year old Thomas, who has been left with his cat loving aunt, while his parents are away exploring Africa. Desperately missing his beloved dog Sniffer, Thomas calls the vet to arrange a visit to bring him some new Smells, only to discover the depth of his Aunts nastyness.
The Film was shot on super 16mm, and was my first time working with both animals and children, an experience I found tremendously rewarding.