World Premiere - Monster Fest, Melbourne, 2016
Official Selection - Sydney Underground Film Festival, 2017
"My house. My rules."
A cautionary fable about uneasy sexual politics and the wreckage of modern gender relations, Cigarette is a bracing, confronting and wickedly entertaining collision between female pain and male privilege.
When a woman (Rebecca Fortuna) invites her date (Ryan Heath) up to her apartment, she surprises him by performing an impromptu striptease. But is this a seduction... or an evaluation? And will he fail horribly?
The new short film from writer/director/editor Paul Anthony Nelson (TRENCH, 2017; TALKBACK, 2011; SCOPE, 2010) makes no judgements on its characters, but critiques the society that led them to this point, leaving the audience to decide where their sympathies lie.
She ..... Rebecca Fortuna
He ....... Ryan Heath
Written, Edited and Directed by Paul Anthony Nelson
Produced by Aaron Rowlands
Cinematography by Sarah Alkemade
Music by Cat Lew
'My House, My Rules' song written by Adam Rudegeair
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