• TRUTH IS…

    TRUTH IS…

    DIRECTOR: Ben Davies
    PRODUCER: Conor Reid
    STATE: NSW

    Join the conversation #TruthIs

    SYNOPSIS: The true story behind Australia’s brutal bikie war.

    DIRECTOR’S BIO: Ben Davies is a TV producer who makes factual TV programs and documentaries. He is both the creator and series producer of the international hit TV series Bondi Rescue. He has won 6 Logies and had an AFI nomination.

  • DARKNESS COMES

    DARKNESS COMES

    DIRECTOR: John Marsh
    PRODUCER: John Marsh & Dane Hallett
    STATE: NSW

    Join the conversation #DarknessComes

    SYNOPSIS: A desperate man, a derelict farmhouse, an ever-present menace: What happens when darkness comes?

    DIRECTOR’S BIO: Having grown up in a fantasy world fuelled by the great outdoors, comic books, cartoons and film, it was clear very early on that John Marsh was destined to be a ‘creative’. John’s directorial debut Happenstance was an award-winning finalist at Tropfest in 2010, which has since travelled the word and played at many prestigious film festivals. John recently co-founded the production company Idea Garage with long-time collaborator and friend Dane Hallett and Darkness Comes is the first collaboration from their stables.

  • COPING

    COPING

    DIRECTOR: Kaiya Jones
    PRODUCER: Julian Costanzo
    STATE: VIC

    Join the conversation #Coping

    SYNOPSIS: Sometimes it takes a tragedy to change a person.

    DIRECTOR’S BIO: Born in Scotland, Kaiya moved to Australia at the age of 8 and at the age of 10, decided herself that she wanted to become and actor. Having worked on TV series The Saddle Club and Neighbours, she was constantly surrounded by enthusiastic filmmakers. She made multiple short films for fun but with help from Julian Costanzo and other incredibly talented individuals, completed what is now a Tropfest Australia finalist film.

  • CHARADES

    CHARADES

    DIRECTOR: Julian Lucas
    PRODUCER: Jack White
    STATE: VIC

    Join the conversation #Charades

    SYNOPSIS: Practice doesn’t always make perfect

    DIRECTOR’S BIO: Julian is a freelance filmmaker from Melbourne. Although he has written and directed a few short films in the past, his passion lies with music videos and comedies. The filmmaking lifestyle suits him perfectly. People have told him that working from home is something that 60 year olds do, but he’s pretty content paving his own way in life.

  • BAMBOOZLED – WINNER DEC 2013

    BAMBOOZLED

    DIRECTOR: Matt Hardie
    PRODUCER: Matt Hardie
    STATE: NSW

    Join the conversation #Bamboozled

    SYNOPSIS: No matter what changes, love is forever.

    DIRECTOR’S BIO: Originally from WA, Matt moved to Sydney in 2006 to attend the acting course at NIDA. Since graduating, Matt has appeared as an actor in a number of roles in theatre, film and television. Last year Matt wrote and directed Let it Rain, which won the Nikon DSLR category at Tropfest February 2013. The success of the film has inspired Matt to pursue his writing and directing as well as his acting.

  • THE SQUIRREL KING

    THE SQUIRREL KING

    DIRECTOR: Dimitri Ellerington
    PRODUCER: Dimitri Ellerington
    STATE: NSW

    Join the conversation #TheSquirrelKing

    SYNOPSIS: Meet Ricky Powell; The Lazy Hustler, The Bummy Sophisticate…The Squirrel King

    DIRECTOR’S BIO: After slumming his way through art college, Dimitri was lucky enough to find himself as the production runner on the first “Babe” feature. For him, it was a profound experience and inspired him to pursue a career in film and television. After graduating from the VCA Film School, he’s been working as an Assistant Director, while developing short, doco & feature projects. In 2005, Big Men; Bigger Dreams, his first documentary, was nominated for both an AFI and Dendy Award, and his short film Dream What You Want was a finalist in Tropfest Australia 2009.

  • SORRY BABY

    SORRY BABY

    DIRECTOR: Spencer Harvey & Lloyd Harvey
    PRODUCER: Spencer Harvey & Lloyd Harvey
    STATE: NSW

    Join the conversation #SorryBaby

    SYNOPSIS: Sometimes, sorry doesn’t cut it.

    DIRECTOR’S BIO: Spencer and Lloyd Harvey are a sister/brother writer and director duo born in Sydney. The pair have taken from pen to screen a myriad of short films that have achieved multiple awards and international and national festival screenings. They have been offered official selections from the likes of coveted Oscar Qualifying Film Festivals: Palm Springs International ShortsFest, Austin Film Festival, FLICKERS Rhode Island Film Festival and L.A. Shorts Fest. They are currently writing their feature debut.

  • OFF THE METER

    OFF THE METER

    DIRECTOR: Carl J. Sorheim
    PRODUCER: Julian V. Costanzo
    STATE: VIC

    Join the conversation #OffTheMeter

    SYNOPSIS: Cab driver Daniel Folkmover has a heart of gold, dad jokes aplenty and a slightly shady operation on the side…

    DIRECTOR’S BIO: Director, writer and actor, Carl J. Sorheim has had a keen interest in film, performance and writing as far back as he can recall. Moving from Norway to Australia to study theatre in 2003, he quickly fell in love with the beauty and diversity of Australia. With a soft spot for underdog stories, Sorheim worked tirelessly to find an outlet for his somewhat dark and sometimes comical view of the world. In 2010, Carl, with a bunch of great actors and storytellers, formed the production company Cameralla, to tell funny, strange and – hopefully – slightly different stories.

  • MAKEOVER – SECOND PRIZE

    MAKEOVER

    DIRECTOR: Don Percy
    PRODUCER: Don Percy
    STATE: VIC

    Join the conversation #Makeover

    SYNOPSIS: Spring is in the air… and it’s time for a change!

    DIRECTOR’S BIO: Don Percy
 began
 shooting
 films
 at
 age
 10.
Soon after graduating from the Swinburne Film and Television School, came his award-winning short The Skateboard Saga. 
In
 1999
 Don
 directed
 the
 documentary
 Funny
 by
 George:
 The
 George
 Wallace
 Story
 for
 ABC TV.
 Shortly
 after,
 Don
 formed
 Adonis Films, and
 continues
 to
 direct
 TVCs,
 corporates,
 music
 videos
 and
 shorts as well as completing
 the
 short
 feature
 Inanimate Objects. With
 a
 desire
 to
 move
 into
 a
 more
 dramatic
 realm,
 Don
 currently
 has
 several
 film
 and
 television
 projects
 in
 development.

  • STILL LIFE

    STILL LIFE

    DIRECTOR: Martin Sharpe
    PRODUCER: Martin Sharpe
    STATE: VIC

    Join the conversation #StillLife

    SYNOPSIS: Life’s never still for long

    DIRECTOR’S BIO: Passionate about films since being awestruck by Jurassic Park at 11, Martin began to write and direct. His first short film The Crimson Room starring Ashleigh Zukerman went on to screen at over 30 international festivals and win the Golden Palm award at the Mexico International Film Festival. Martin is currently studying Visual Effects & 3D animation at AIE, where he met the Still Life team, and is in the process of preparing his next short film.

  • SINE

    SINE

    DIRECTOR: Adrian Cabrié
    PRODUCER: Alex Meerbach
    STATE: VIC

    Join the conversation #Sine

    SYNOPSIS: Out of jail, with nothing to lose, Adam’s robbery attempt takes a turn for the worse when he bumps in to an ex-girlfriend.

    DIRECTOR’S BIO: Adrian has written, directed & edited over 30 short films, with his works shown at a number of festivals over the years. After forming Truncated Pictures in 2004 with his brother Michel, they began work on a full-length feature film, ‘Verite’ (‘In Moments of Darkness’). Adrian’s second feature film is currently in pre-production, where he will oversee various elements of the filmmaking process.

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Tropfest travels to Africa!

Posted in Blog on Wednesday 05.03.14

That’s right! We’re taking Tropfest on a tour of South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe in March! As a guest of the Australian High Commission in Pretoria, Tropfest Managing Director Michael Laverty, will visit Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Pretoria to present a series of short film screenings to South African audiences. The film program will comprise highlights... Read more

‘Revive’ wins People’s Choice Award!

Posted in Blog on Monday 16.12.13

Your reviews are in… The winner of the Tropfest People’s Choice Award is ‘Revive’ by Ruben Pracas! Congratulations to Ruben, Chae and to the entire ‘Revive’ team! ‘Revive’ was closely followed by Don Percy’s ‘Makeover’ and Tom Abood’s ‘Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense’. Congrats to all! The Tropfest People’s Choice Award was determined by... Read more

BAMBOOZLED takes out First Prize at Tropfest Australia 22!

Posted in Blog on Monday 09.12.13

Huge congratulations to Matt Hardie for taking out First Prize at Tropfest Australia 22 last night! His film BAMBOOZLED was selected by a panel of heavy hitting industry judges including Hollywood producer Bruna Papandrea, award-winning writer/director Kriv Stenders, internationally-acclaimed director Robert Luketic, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Adam Elliot, Australian actor/director Nash Edgerton and award-winning Actor Susie... Read more

It’s Tropfest Day!

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Saturday 07.12.13

It’s Tropfest day! We’re set and ready to roll, live from Centennial Park! If you need any info on how to get to the event, head here. You can also download our event map here. We strongly encourage the use of public transport and have organised additional bus and train services all day to meet... Read more

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