Would you kill a child during war-time?
‘When four Australian soldiers capture a young Afghani boy spying on their position, tensions rise among them as they deicide whether he’s helping the Taliban or simply playing’.
ENTRENCHED is a short film that explores the challenging question of morals and ethics, and whether it's okay to kill a child during wartime. Touching on racial prejudices, it is a short and concise story that delivers a powerful message relevant in today's social climate.
Starring Australian actors Toby Wallace, Julian Maroun, Johnny Brady and Jamie Meyer-Williams - Entrenched just won Best International Film at the GI Film Festival.
The filmmakers behind this mini epic:
Written & Directed by Joseph Chebatte
Produced by Julian Maroun & Joseph Chebatte
Line Producer: Mahveen S.
Cinematographer: Kent Marcus
Editor: Sean Lahiff
Sound Designer: Liam Moses
Production Designer: Charlotte Mungommery
Costume Designer: Brodie Simpson
Hair & Makeup: Jessica Marshall and Melanie Shires
Armourer: Dan Martin
Stunt Coordinator: Dean Gould
VFX Artist: Will Suen
Military Advisor: Corey Bidart
Independently shot in a tiny studio in Sydney, Australia.
ENTRENCHED short film is a proof of concept for a feature film of the same premise.