Horse Feathers To Premiere At Flickerfest


I am very excited to be able to tell you that our short film Horse Feathers is finally getting its premiere! It will be screening at Flickerfest 2014 in the Best of Australian Shorts program.

Flickerfest is Australia’s only Academy® accredited short film festival, films in competition at Flickerfest are fiercely competing for a number of prestigious prizes including The Academy® accredited Awards, For Best International Short Film & The Yoram Gross Award For Best International Animation; the Flickerfest Award for Best Australian Short Film (now Academy® accredited), plus a host of other hotly contested prizes that recognize the various craft areas inherent in making a great short film.

Horse Feathers is directed by Tim Russell and produced by Jiao Chen & Caroline Tresise.

Claire is a female jockey on the wane. After securing a ride for the weekend she battles the physical and emotional demands of race preparation. Ultimately Claire must decide what’s worth fighting for.

Check out the IMDb page for Horse Feathers.


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Also selected to screen as the Best of Australian Shorts is our short film Ngurrumbang so if you missed its premiere earlier this year at the Sydney Film Festival nows your chance to see it at the pavilion in Bondi! Our Director of Photography Adam Howden recently won the Australian Cinematographers Society Gold for Fictional Drama Shorts.

Ngurrumbang is directed by Alex Ryan and produced by Jiao Chen.

A colonial girl’s loyalty to her protective father is put to the test when she finds a gravely injured Aboriginal man by the river.

Check out the official website for Ngurrumbang here or connect with the filmmakers on Facebook.

Tau Seru

Special mention should also go to my friend Rodd Rathjen whose AACTA nominated film Tau Seru, which premiered at Cannes Critic’s Week earlier this year is also screening. It is a great opportunity to see a wonderful a film!

Tau Seru is directed by Rodd Rathjen and produced by Rodd Rathjen & Tashi Wangail.

In the vastness of the Himalayas, a young nomad’s curiosity lies beyond the horizon.

Check out the official website for Tau Seru here.


Finally congratulations goes to my friend and producer Jiao Chen who not only has Horse Feathers and Ngurrumbang screening at the festival but a third film Bloomers.

is directed by Corrie Chen and produced by Jiao Chen.

When Stella realises she’s the only girl in her class who doesn’t have her period. She sets out to fast-track her way to womanhood through somewhat unconventional methods.

You can connect with the filmmakers from Bloomers on Facebook.

In all it is great to see this years line up featuring so many short films created by filmmakers I am close with. I know each of these filmmakers are passionate about their craft and I wish everyone good luck and look forward to writing another post soon about the accolades these films will get! What a wonderful way to kick off the summer.

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