Manos Arriba is a short comedy about Brett, who grudgingly agrees to attend a fancy dress party. The party is like any other, dancing, a quickly evaporating bar tab, bad music and a grown man dressed as a baby. The party is in full swing when Brett visits the bathroom, but the vibe is completely different when he returns. Shock and fear is painted on the party goers faces, tears stream down cheeks. It’s a stick up, and all the guests are the hostages.
Does Brett try and be the hero or has he enjoyed one too many free beers?
Starring Ben O'Toole (The Water Diviner, Love Child), Gus Murray (The Great Gatsby), Adam Dunn (Ca$h Cow, UNindian), Alex Ritchard (Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story), James Fraser (The Water Diviner, December Boys) and Bella McDiarmid.
Directed by Andrew Seaton
Written by Alex Ritchard & Andrew Seaton
Produced by Matt Webb
Cinematography by Matthew Samperi
Associate Producer Nick Mutton
Official Selection - San Diego Film Festival 2014
WINNER - Grand Jury Prize - OIFF 2015
WINNER - Best Comedy - #TOFF 2015
Official Selection - TMFF 2015
Official Selection - Los Angeles Cinefest 2015
Official Selection - CineShift Festival 2015
Official Selection - Live International Short Film Festival 2015
Daily Short Pick - Film Shortage 2015
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