1. A family living in the shadow of a space elevator struggles to survive in a dystopian future.

    A short sci-fi epic.

    Watch it big (in HD!). Watch it loud!!

    Shot in Melbourne, Bendigo and on - quite literally on - Lake Eppalock.


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    **NEW* Director's Notes: directorsnotes.com/2012/12/05/dn267-payload-stuart-willis/
    Short of the Week : shortoftheweek.com/2012/10/01/payload/
    io9 : io9.com/5947943/an-emotionally-intense-short-film-about-hard-living-in-a-space-elevator-town
    CNET : cnet.com.au/is-aussie-made-indie-sci-fi-the-hot-new-thing-339341874.htm
    Director's Live Interview : directorslive.com/originals/meet-the-filmmaker/meet-the-filmmaker-stuart-willis-2/

    Dylan Russell, Shane Nagle, Margaret Rivette, and Joanne Owen-Smith

    Written and Directed by Stuart Willis : stuwillis.com
    Produced by Thomas Bicknell

    Director of Photography: Robert C. Morton : robertcmorton.com
    Colourist: Alex Meddick
    Production Design by Lunabella Gawler and Judith Desmond
    Costume Design by Isabella Stadler

    Edited by Stuart Willis and James Fenton

    VFX Supervisor: Alex Fry : alexfry.com
    3D Concept Design and Generalist: Kris Jasper
    Concept Illustrator: Mel Cook : melaniecook.com
    Graphic Designer: Lisa Cookson

    Music composed by David Barber : davidbarber.com.au
    Sound design by Leon East : noisepig.com

    Full Cast at Crew at IMDB: imdb.com/title/tt1836884/fullcredits

    Supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust culturaltrust.ianpotter.org.au/home
    RED MX supplied by Inspiration Studios inspirationstudios.com.au
    Lighting supplied by Parkinson Sound Lighting soundlightingservices.com/Home
    Cinesync Pro couresty of Rising Sun Research cinesync.com
    Digital Intermediate courtesy of Rising Sun Pictures rsp.com.au

    Full list of Festivals, Screenings, Awards and Nominations is available out our website.

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  2. A man returns to the Midwestern farm of his childhood on a desperate mission to unearth the horrifying truth of what landed there in the summer of 1960. View trailer: vimeo.com/55338337

    imdb.com/title/tt2831474 | thelandingfilm.com/ | facebook.com/thelandingQPIXFILM

    See our VFX featurette: vimeo.com/113455347

    WINNER - Best Short Film - 46th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival (2015 Academy Awards® Qualifying Win)
    WINNER - Best Foreign Film - 18th LA Shorts Fest (2015 Academy Awards® Qualifying Win)
    WINNER - Best International Short - 38th Cleveland International Film Festival
    WINNER - Youth Jury Award, Best Short - Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2014
    WINNER - Best Short, Screamfest® Horror Film Festival, 2014
    WINNER - Jury Award, Narrative Short - Beverly Hills Film Festival, 2014
    WINNER - Octopus d'Or, Best International Short, Strasbourg International Fantastic Festival, 2014
    WINNER - Short Film Category - Fade In Awards, 2015
    WINNER - Prix du Public, Courts des Iles Festival, 2015
    WINNER - Best Real Image Short Film, FANCINE, XXIV Fantastic Film Festival of Málaga
    WINNER - Best International Live-Action Short - 10th Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival
    WINNER - Best Of Fest & Best Sci-Fi Short - FilmQuest Festival 2014
    WINNER - Best Narrative Short (50 minutes or less) 2013 IPAF ATOM Awards
    WINNER - Honorable Mention, Narrative Short, Fargo Film Festival, 2015
    WINNER - Best Director, Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival, 2014
    WINNER - Golden Tripod for Best Cinematography in Short Film, 2014 National ACS Awards
    NOMINATED - Best Direction in Short Film, 2014 Australian Directors Guild Awards
    NOMINATED - Best Editing in a Short Film, 2014 Australian Screen Editors Awards
    NOMINATED - Best Production Design, Original Score, Sound and VFX, 2014 St Kilda Film Festival


    Warsaw Film Festival, 2013
    20th Austin Film Festival, 2013
    Foyle Film Festival, 2013
    Brisbane International Film Festival, 2013
    Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, 2014
    Byron Bay International Film Festival, 2014
    Omaha Film Festival, 2014
    Sarasota Film Festival, 2014
    Imagine: Amsterdam International Fantastic Film Festival, 2014
    Arizona International Film Festival, 2014
    SCI-FI LONDON Film Festival, 2014
    Newport Beach Film Festival, 2014
    St Kilda Film Festival, 2014
    Huesca International Film Festival, 2014
    Festrioa International Film Festival, 2014
    Revelation Perth International Film Festival, 2014
    Fantasia Film Festival, 2014
    Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2014
    Hollyshorts Film Festival, 2014
    Cambridge Film Festival 2014
    MOTELx - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival, 2014
    Shnit International Shortfilmfestival, 2014


    Father | Henry Nixon
    Edward | David Roberts
    Young Edward | Tom Usher


    Director | Josh Tanner
    Producer | Jade van der Lei
    Written by | Josh Tanner & Jade van der Lei
    Executive Producers | Mat Petrenko, Rob Matheison & Murray Berghan
    Associate Producers | Alana Jessop & Jacob Livermore
    Production Design | Charlie Shelley & Christopher Cox
    Cinematographer | Jason Hargreaves ACS
    Composer | Guy Gross
    Sound Designers | Tony Vaccher & John Dennison
    Editor | Derryn Watts
    Visual Effects Supervisor | Richard Waterhouse



    JOSH TANNER (director/writer)
    tannerofjosh (at) gmail.com

    JADE VAN DER LEI (producer/writer)
    jade (at) perceptionpictures.com.au

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  3. A darkly atmospheric short film starring Joshua Leonard (Blair Witch Project, Bates Motel, Togetherness). Written and directed by P.J. Wolff and filmed in Joshua Tree, CA. Thanks vimeo fans for all the likes and amazing comments about 9 Minutes!!

    # vimeo.com/98898769 Uploaded 292K Plays 61 Comments


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