Meet The 2013 Finalists

  • THE SILENT FILM’O'NATOR

    THE SILENT FILM’O'NATOR

    DIRECTOR: Liam Alexander & Harry Vasey
    PRODUCER: Liam Alexander & Harry Vasey

    STATE: NSW

    SYNOPSIS: A normal day at the beach takes an unexpected twist after a boy finds a mysterious button, what will happen if he pushes it? Will it blow something up? Trigger the end of the world? What does the button do?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • MONSTER

    MONSTER

    DIRECTOR: Lilian Andrew
    PRODUCER: Lilian Andrew

    STATE: NSW

    SYNOPSIS: Have you ever been having a great time, with not a care in the world until your friend tells you about her ferocious man-eating monster that would be “SO COOL WHEN YOU SEE IT”? Well this is just what happens to poor innocent Holly.

  • 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…

  • 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?

  • WITHIN

    WITHIN

    DIRECTOR: Hamish O’Donnell

    STATE: VIC

    SYNOPSIS: A teenage boy’s family has mysteriously gone missing in the dead of the night. Hamish recounts the nights events to a police officer, who soon discovers that what lies at the root of the mystery is far more sinister than he could have possibly imagined.

  • 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!

  • TALL AGAIN

    TALL AGAIN

    DIRECTOR: Josh Lorschy
    PRODUCER: Josh Lorschy

    STATE: NSW

    SYNOPSIS: Ever woken up to find your brother has shrunk himself? When Ben wakes to find a miniature Josh, the two brothers start on an adventure to make Josh tall again. Josh needs to get back to normal size, but will they figure out how to do it?

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Posted in Blog on Wednesday 10.09.14

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Entries are now OPEN!

Posted in Blog on Wednesday 13.08.14

After months of seeing behind-the-scenes pics of your Trop Jr entries on Instagram and Twitter, we’re excited to announce that Entries Open day has arrived! That’s right, you can now enter your film into Trop Jr 2014! We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on, and how you’ve interpreted the TSI, “FLY”. This year’s Festival is... Read more

Trop Jr Roughcut returns!

Posted in Blog on Monday 05.05.14

Wanna know what it’s like working with Peter Jackson? Or how you can make a steadicam for less than 20 cents? Join us at Trop Jr Roughcut 2014 this July and learn from the industry’s best! Featuring an incredible line up of speakers including The Hobbit’s Stephen Hunter and the Pocket Filmmaker Jason van Genderen,... Read more

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

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