So, following on from the success of being shortlisted for our entry in the 2015 Lights! Canberra! Action! Marina and I set about making an entry for this year’s short film festival. The film is titled ‘237’ (after the hotel key that must appear as one of specified objects).

The format of the festival stipulates that entrants have 10 days to shoot and submit a film. The film must contain 10 specified objects or places and be somehow linked to a nominated theme … this year’s theme was ‘Chance’. The ten objects or places for this year’s film were:

  1. A deck of cards
  2. PJ O’Reilly’s – either southside or the city
  3. Weather Report ‘Chance of rain’ – this item can be audio
  4. Weetangera Cemetery – MAP
  5. A question mark
  6. The National Film and Sound Archive
  7. Dice
  8. The Police Box on Red Hill by Geoff Filmer – MAP
  9. A raffle ticket
  10. The key to room 237, Avenue Hotel

We managed to include all ten … see if you can spot them!

Our movie is largely a meditation on the nature of freedom, it’s a kind of love story and it’s narrated beautifully in Italian by Marina.

And since we were shortlisted and made the Final Twelve we got to attend the public screening of all twelve shortlisted film at the Rose Gardens, Old Parliament House.

Here’s a picture of Marina and I accepting our finalist certificates from Chris Bourke MLA


Please let us know what you think of the movie in the comments below 🙂

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