Meet The 2013 Finalists

  • CARAMELLA ISLAND

    CARAMELLA ISLAND

    DIRECTOR: Sophie French & AbbSchool (extra-curricular activities group) at Abbotsleigh School for Girls
    PRODUCER: Sophie French

    STATE: NSW

    SYNOPSIS: ‘Caramella Island’ is the ultimate challenge for nine sugar–crazed contestants—to survive without sweets. Contestants are stranded on a desserted island covered in scrumptious treats. Who will crack under temptation? And who will win without taking one mouth-watering bite?

  • THE ADVENTURES OF LUCY – WINNER Trop Jr December 2013

    THE ADVENTURES OF LUCY

    DIRECTOR: Adrian Di Salle
    PRODUCER: Adrian Di Salle

    STATE: VIC

    SYNOPSIS: Lucy is a young girl made of paper who lives in a world entirely made of paper. Venture with Lucy into her dreams as she fights off evil monsters, navigates across oceans, explores into the dark and floats through space. What will Lucy see? What will she discover?

  • IT’S NOT EASY BEING A MONSTER

    IT’S NOT EASY BEING A MONSTER

    DIRECTOR: Oliver Bailey
    PRODUCER: Oliver Bailey, Oliver Crawford Smith and Joseph Bondy

    STATE: VIC

    SYNOPSIS: A young monster struggles to cope with his identity and how nobody else is like him. After being left to face the world by himself, he becomes depressed as he realizes how alone he truly is until he sees something that changes his life forever…

  • ONE SMALL STEP

    ONE SMALL STEP

    DIRECTOR: Nicola Hook
    PRODUCER: Nicola Hook

    STATE: NSW

    SYNOPSIS: A young boy from the 1940s falls in love with the moon, and dreams of being the first person to go there. His older brother thinks his ideas are silly but when his brother’s relentless teasing pushes him to the breaking point, neither brother is prepared for what happens next…

  • RED PANDA MAN

    RED PANDA MAN

    DIRECTOR: Darwin Schulze
    PRODUCER: Darwin Schulze

    STATE: NSW

    SYNOPSIS: Professor John Smith has been kidnapped and only one person can save him – Red Panda Man. The evil kidnappers aren’t going to give up without a fight, but they end up regretting the day they met… Red Panda Man!

  • PENELOPE’S PENGUIN – SECOND PRIZE

    PENELOPE’S PENGUIN

    DIRECTOR: Oliver Levi-Malouf
    PRODUCER:  Oliver Levi-Malouf

    STATE: ACT

    SYNOPSIS: In a world where growing up means the arrival of your own animal doppelganger, Penelope is a late bloomer. But even though she waits anxiously for an animal to come, will she be content when it finally arrives?

  • EYES – THIRD PRIZE

    EYES

    DIRECTOR: Conor Jamieson
    PRODUCER: Conor Jamieson

    STATE: VIC

    SYNOPSIS: A young girls life is turned upside down when the murder of her best friend leads to a series if unseen events. She blames a monster for her friends death, but when she notices changes in herself, she begins to wonder who the real killer was.

  • FIGMENT

    FIGMENT

    DIRECTOR: Kalana Vithana
    PRODUCER: Kalana Vithana

    STATE: VIC

    SYNOPSIS: At first, Daniel and Violet seem to be your typical ordinary teenage couple. But when Daniel is confronted by his friends about Violet’s existence, he is left shattered. Are his friends right about her? Is his sanity truly in ruins? Is he really turning into a self- destructive monster?

  • ROAR!

    ROAR!

    DIRECTOR: Catriona Warren
    PRODUCER: Emma Buckley

    STATE: VIC

    SYNOPSIS: When a young girl is dismissed by her older siblings as too young and too small to matter, she sets out to prove neither age or size is any barrier to succeeding where others fail.

  • THE COMEDIAN

    THE COMEDIAN

    DIRECTOR: Eloise Dalais, Eloise MacLennan, Aedan MacNamara, Sid Sohoni, Tom Williams & Miles Bessis
    PRODUCER:  as above

    STATE: NSW

    SYNOPSIS:  Georgia James is a comedian. She is funny. She knows it. Whether the world agrees with her or not.

  • THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR

    THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR

    DIRECTOR: Michael Firus
    PRODUCER: Michael Firus

    STATE: VIC

    SYNOPSIS: Brigette is a 15 year old girl living in a small town. She is burdened by the longing to do well at school, but sadly is faring badly. Through quiet contemplation she comes to the realization that to face those fears she calls ‘her monsters’ is the only way forward.

Latest News

ADRIAN DI SALLE’S ‘THE ADVENTURES OF LUCY’ WINS FIRST PRIZE AT TROP JR DECEMBER 2013!

Posted in Blog on Monday 16.12.13

Congratulations to Adrian di Salle for winning Trop Jr December 2013 with his film ‘The Adventures of Lucy‘. It was 4th time lucky for Adrian, who having previously entered Trop Jr three times before, not only made it to the finals this year, but walked away with first prize! Two time finalist for 2013, Oliver... Read more

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT TROP JR THIS SUNDAY?

Posted in Blog on Wednesday 04.12.13

We can’t wait for Trop Jr this Sunday December 8! Everything kicks off at 11am! There will be lots of family friendly entertainment, including a live performance of the winning score from APRA Tropscore Jr by 15 year old Alana Patmore. Audiences will also enjoy a live performance from hip-hop group Beats, followed by a... Read more

MEET OUR 16 FINALISTS FOR TROP JR DECEMBER 2013!

Posted in Blog on Tuesday 19.11.13

Animal onesies, special effects galore, 1920s film noir and a reimagining of man’s first steps on the moon are just some of the bite-sized viewing treats that audiences can expect when Trop Jr hits Sydney on December 8. Kicking off for the seventh time, Trop Jr will screen live outdoors on the big screen to hundreds of fans... Read more

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED!

Posted in Blog on Monday 21.10.13

Jr Troppers, you are incredible! The second Trop Jr in one year and we have been overwhelmed with entries from young filmmakers all around the world! Congratulations to everyone who worked on an entry for Trop Jr December 2013! Stay tuned for the Finalist Announcement in mid-November.