Living on the edge of a giant, remote salt lake, a father and daughter eke out a frugal existence in self-imposed exile.
Their calm yet monotonous world is shattered with the discovery of a mysterious stranger. On the verge of death, the man's arrival throws them into conflict, stirring up fears and forcing them to confront the very things they've been hiding from.
Format - 4.5K HD 2.33:1 // Duration - 21 mins
Winner - $1000 : UNISHORTS New Zealand (2013) 'Best Postgraduate Fiction'
Winner - $1000 : UNISHORTS New Zealand (2013) 'Best Film Overall - Audience vote'
Winner - Australian Cinematographer's Society Awards (2013) VIc & Tas 'Gold Award Fictional Short'
Winner - FIKE International Short Film Festival (2013) 'Best Cinematography'
Winner - FIKE International Short Film Festival (2013) 'Special Mention'
Winner - Evolution International Film Festival (2012) 'Best Cinematography'
Winner - Tbilisi International Student Film Festival (2012) 'Best Cinematography'
Winner - Lucerne International Film Festival (2012) 'Award of Merit'
Winner - $1500 : Digital Pictures and the VCA 'Outstanding Script Award (Masters)'
Winner - $1500 : Margaret Lawrence Justice Award.
Winner - $1000 : Film Victoria 'Best Masters By Coursework Production'
Winner - $1000+ screening : Cinema Nova 'Best Potential For Theatrical Distribution'
Featuring - Olaf Savage, Isabel Macmaster, Ian Harry
Writer/Director - Matt Richards
Cinematographer - Matt Wood
Editor - Patrick McCabe
Sound Design/Score - John Nguyen
Production Design - Daniel Buckland
Producers - Brendan Guerin & Matt Richards
Supervising Producer - Sandra Sciberras
Tbilisi International Student Film Festival "AMIRANI 2012" - May 7-11 2012 (Georgia)
Short Film Today: Short Films from Australia - May 23 2012 (USA)
Kolkata Clapstick International Student Film Festival - June 1-3 2012 (India)
14th Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival - June 2-6 2012 (Israel)
Palm Springs International Shortsfest - June 19-25 2012 (USA)
Melbourne International Film Festival - August 2-19 2012 (Australia)
Short Film Today: Short Films from Australia - September 12 2012 (USA)
Down Under Berlin - Australian Film Festival - September 13-16 2012 (Germany)
Raindance Film Festival - September 26-October 7 2012 (UK)
FeSanCor - October 16-23 2012 (Chile)
Evolution International Film Festival - October 21-25 2012 (Spain)
Starz Denver Film Festival - November 1-11 2012 (USA)
11th ISVF of Beijing Film Academy - November 4-10 2012 (China)
Oaxaca Film Fest - November 8-17 2012 (Mexico)
Brisbane International Film Festival - November 14-25 2012 (Australia)
Short Film Today: Short Films from Australia - January 24 2013 (USA)
Byron Bay International Film Festival - March 1-10 2013 (Australia)
Long Shorts Two: The Shadow Electric - March 25 (Australia)
23rd International Student Film Festival of Cergy Pontoise - April 6-7 2013 (France)
Uni Shorts Film Festival - April 13-14 2013 (New Zealand)
Cluj Shorts International Film Festival - April 19-20 2013 (Romania)
West End Film Festival - April 21 2013 (Australia)
42nd Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival - April 23-28 2013 (Germany)
St Kilda Film Festival - May 23-31 2013 (Australia)
Blue Mountains Film Festival - October 4 2013 (Australia)
30th Festival de Cine de Bogotá - October 16-24 2013 (Colombia)
10th Konstanzer kurz.film.spiele. - October 19 2013 (Germany)
FIKE 2013 11th International Short Film Competition - October 22-26 2013 (Portugal)
DUKAFEST - November 21-24 2013 (Bosnia)
Heart of Gold International Film Festival - October 9-12 2014 (Australia)