All Alvy wants is to wish his son a happy birthday. But every time he calls his ex wife's house, his son is strangely occupied. So Alvy tends to the rides and patrons at the Fun City amusement park, adrift in a sea of wonder and joy that he can't relate to.
When a little boy is found unconscious in the games room, Alvy seizes the chance to exercise his fatherly duty. But the experience forces him to take stock of his hollow situation. And, after an unexpected altercation with a young co-worker, Alvy's realises that his bare anger cannot bring about a better parenting scenario, but a changed perspective can.
Directed by Justin Olstein. Written by Andrew Kavanagh. Produced by Matt Downey.
Made as part of Open Channel/Screen Australia's 'Raw Nerve' program
Locarno Film Festival - Pardi di domani
Nominee, Best Short Film - ATOM Awards
Flickerfest Short Film Festival
St Tropez International Film Festival
Charleston International Film Festival
Byron Bay International Film Festival
West Chester Film Festival
Norwich Film Festival
Maryland International Film Festival
St Kilda Film Festival
Edinburgh Shorts Film Festival
Catalina Film Festival
Shorts Film Festival - Adelaide