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Clockwise from left: LET’S SEE HOW FAST THIS BABY WILL GO, MARTHA THE MONSTER, BLIGHT, MRS McCUTCHEON, DEIGHTIES.

Australia’s leading Academy Accredited & BAFTA recognised Short Film Festival, Flickerfest 2018 is just around the corner with five shorts involving West Australian creatives selected in the program. Congrats to the teams at LET SEE HOW FAST THIS BABY WILL GO, MRS McCUTCHEON, BLIGHT, MARTHA THE MONSTER and DEIGHTIES for their selections.

Tell your friends in Sydney to grab their tickets and for us in WA, Flickerfest will once again be touring Perth and the regions in 2018 with the support of Screenwest and Lotterywest.

Stay tuned to the Flickerfest website for dates of the Flickerfest WA Tour.

Let’s See How Fast This Baby Will Go

It’s 1996 and young Gloria Harrison’s life is out of control, she is 17, pregnant and in labour and decides the best way to get to the hospital is to buy a new car. She doesn’t realise it yet, but the agonising process of buying a car will not only allow her to give birth to a new person but become one herself. Based on Gloria’s Harrison’s true story, originally heard on This American Life.
Stars Liv Hewson (SANTA CLARITA DIET, TOP OF THE LAKE) and Tara Morice (STRICTLY BALLROOM, DANCE ACADEMY).

  • Director: Julietta Boscolo
  • Writer: Julietta Boscolo
  • Producer: Eva Di Blasio
  • Exec Producer: Robyn Kershaw

Mrs McCutcheon

Having always felt he was born in the wrong body, 10-year-old Tom chooses the name Mrs McCutcheon rather than the name he was given at birth.

  • Director: John Sheedy
  • Writers: John Sheedy, Ben Young
  • Producers: Andre Lima, Jenny Vila

Deigthies

Having lost his wife 18 months earlier, octogenarian Phil decides that he no longer wishes to be alone anymore and to embark on a quest to find new love.

  • Director: Mason Fleming
  • Writer: Pascal Mercay
  • Producer: Jessica Lytton

Blight

Set in the early 20th century on Australia’s western frontier, a police Constable hunts down a band of dangerous Criminals aided by a young, female Aboriginal Tracker.

  • Director: Perun Bonser
  • Writer: Perun Bonser
  • Producers: Ryan Hodgson, Melissa Kelly

Martha The Monster

In an upside-down world where humans live alongside monsters, Martha, a 20-something furry, is having a major crisis.

  • Director: Christopher Weekes
  • Writer: Christopher Weekes
  • Producers: Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin

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