Wild Beats: Short Film Program Ages 18+

6.00PM Sun 6 Oct 2019 (1hr 35mins)
GOMA | Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

BIFF’s program of short films celebrates the unique craft of short-form filmmaking — a platform for emerging filmmakers that delicately balances the nuanced skill of storytelling and visual language, with imagination the only limitation. QAGOMA is thrilled to present its inaugural BIFF Short Film Awards in 2019, including the Screen Queensland Short Film Award for Queensland-made shorts, with the goal of discovering and supporting the next generation of Queensland’s creative talent.

Desperate Pleasures

In a heated exchange over the merits of their home town, a dissatisfied cocaine-dealing real estate agent and a lonely office worker have their own biases exposed.

Marion

On her 35th birthday, a lonely webcam girl decides to go on a date with her teenage neighbour.

Hard-ish Bodies

A plus-size male stripper knocks on the wrong door and is thrust into the criminal underworld. His only chance to save the club and himself is to do what he does best . . . dance!

POV

A man wakes to find a live feed of his own kitchen on his TV as a sinister mystery unfurls.

Wild Will

When the neighbourhood dog catcher William Page is found wandering the streets disorientated, he is brought back to the local police station for assistance. However, the situation soon disintegrates.

Roughnut

The friendship of two teenage boys growing up in Australian suburbia is strained after a brutal incident of bullying.

A Jar of Nuts

After his beloved mother chokes to death on a pistachio, a lonely 40-year-old’s intricate plan to take his own life is repeatedly thwarted in this dark comedy.

CREDITS

DESPERATE PLEASURES

8 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: ANGUS KIRBY / SCRIPTWRITER: ANGUS KIRBY / PRODUCER: JENNIFER EMBELTON / CAST: SHANAY DE MARCO, SEAN MCCARTHY / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

MARION

22 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: DANIEL FLYNN ANDERSON / SCRIPTWRITER: DANIEL FLYNN ANDERSON / PRODUCER: RACHEL LIVIERO / CAST: LAUREN ORRELL, JACE FLEMING / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

HARD-ISH BODIES

9 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: MIKE CARREON / SCRIPTWRITER: MIKE CARREON / PRODUCERS: ROLANDO ROMERO, STEPHANIE MOORE / CAST: MIKE CARREON, JAMES C LEARY, REGINA SOTO/ SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

POV

11 MINUTES, UK, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: PAUL ASHTON / SCRIPTWRITER: PAUL ASHTON / PRODUCER: PAUL ASHTON / CAST: NICHOLAS AARON / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

WILD WILL

13 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: ALAN KING / SCRIPTWRITER: ALAN KING / PRODUCERS: ALAN KING, ANGELA LING / CAST: ALAN KING, BRETT COUSINS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

ROUGHNUT

15 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTORS: ADAM WEBB, KYLE THOMPSON / SCRIPTWRITERS: ADAM WEBB, KYLE THOMPSON / PRODUCER: GREG MAGUIRE / CAST: JAKE HARRISON, WILLIAM BEAZLEY / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

A JAR OF NUTS

17 MINUTES, GREECE, UK, GREEK WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTORS: SAWAS STAVROU / SCRIPTWRITER: SAWAS STAVROU / PRODUCERS: MARIOS PETRONDAS, EMMA DOXIADI / CAST: MAKIS PAPADIMITRIOU, KATERINA LATTA, ALEXANDROS MYLONAS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP