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Made in Melbourne Shorts 2014

This highlights programme is a curated selection of shorts made in Melbourne that screened at Flickerfest 2014. Including The Kingdom of Doug, winner of the Academy® Accredited Flickerfest Best Australian Short Film Award and Slomo, winner of the Academy® Accredited Flickerfest Award for Best Documentary Short Film.

  • We Keep On Dancing

    We Keep On Dancing is a short comedy-drama about human connection expressed through the strange meeting and the even stranger dance shared by Danny the mechanic and Alan the lonesome gent with the rundown Beetle in the Rainbow Mechanics workshop.

  • Off Course

    Two friends Chaz and Henry come across Ben an injured university student who has just been mugged. Chaz and Henry begin to interrogate Ben towards a life changing conversation, which pushes him to reconsider the big decisions in his life.

  • Fun City

    When a divorced fun park attendant fails to speak to his young son on his birthday, he takes his frustrations out on a co-worker and discovers that anger is a limp substitute for a changed perspective.

  • Aboriginal Heart

    A young city doctor’s first job in an Indigenous outback community takes a turn when some savvy local Aboriginal women compel him to buy all their artwork.

  • The Kingdom of Doug

    Josie and her fellow cult members have gathered in an ice skating rink to commit mass suicide. When Josie loses faith in Doug, her charismatic cult leader, she starts questioning their choice to die.

  • The Hunter

    Jarlo a young Aboriginal hunter reunites with his true love Miboo to begin a journey on a fateful quest. As they walk through ancient lands they come upon an ominous sign. When Jarlo decides to ignore the sign and continue alone into a sacred area, he soon realizes that the law of the land makes no exceptions, not even for love.

  • Thanks For The Ride

    An apathetic hearse driver unwillingly embarks on a journey to the coast with a troubled stranger.

  • The Last Time I Saw Richard

    Two boys form a bond to protect themselves from the darklings that hide in the night shadows.

  • Slomo

    Depressed and frustrated with his life Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.