Melbourne Indie Film Festival - Official Selections 2016

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1. Cosmic Whistleblowers (2015)

PG | 77 min | Documentary

Filmmaker Simon Sharman goes in search of truth to the Roswell UFO mystery of 1947, but its the UFO investigators themselves who become the focus when controversial new evidence is unearthed and deception becomes the name of the game.

Director: Simon Sharman

Votes: 118

2. Skateboard or Die (2018)

105 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

Mike is thrust into a world of murder and assassination after running into his best friend Ed, presumed killed in action 10 years ago. In order to keep themselves alive, Mike and Ed must now work together as members of - The Hunters Club.

Director: Kit McDee | Stars: Brad McMurray, Nicholas Gunn, Carmel Rose, Ashlee Lollback

Votes: 86

3. Intersection (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A guilt-ridden man who blames himself for the accidental death of his only child meets a mysterious beautiful woman in the same remote town where the fateful car crash occurred. There is a spark between them. But she carries a dark past.

Director: Tim French | Stars: Hoyt Richards, Anabella Casanova, Johnny Williams, Bonnie Hellman

Votes: 74 | Gross: $0.00M

4. Love Socks (2015)

70 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The mismatches of love and body functions.

Director: Shailla Quadra | Stars: Michele-Antonio Mattiuzzi, Shailla Quadra, Adam Williamson, Natalie Rose

Votes: 21

5. Made in Taiwan (2015)

78 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Under the elusive name 'Made In Taiwan', experimental film maker Jack invents an exciting type of film, which induces a high in the viewer and becomes an underground phenomenon throughout ... See full summary »

Directors: Jonny Moore, Leonora Lim-Moore | Stars: Alexander Jeremy, Esther Yang, Douglas Rutter, Mason Lee

Votes: 23

6. Mile End (2015)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Paul meets John while he's out running. A sinister chain of events arouses his suspicions about his new friend. But by then it's too late - their lives are bound together by a shared fate.

Director: Graham Higgins | Stars: Alex Humes, Mark Arnold, Heidi Agerholm Balle, Valmike Rampersad

Votes: 101

7. Mission NinetyTwo (2015)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

A scientist is thrown in between the cross fire of a mafia gang and multinational energy enterprises, as she uncovers an international conspiracy during her secret research in the Canadian wilderness.

Director: Guido Tölke | Stars: Julia Dordel, Denise M'Baye, Uwe Boll, Mark Eichenseher

Votes: 47

8. The Pineville Heist (2016)

80 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A high school teen stumbles into the aftermath of a bank robbery gone wrong and finds himself locked inside his school trying to keep himself and his teacher alive as one of the psychotic robbers hunts them down.

Director: Lee Chambers | Stars: Basil Hoffman, Priscilla-Anne Jacob, Carl Bailey, Jacob Brown

Votes: 96

9. Senza Distanza (2018)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

There is a B&B where every room is a city of the world. You can choose the room-city you want to go to and you'll live in its time zone. It's a training course for long distance relationships. Apparently.

Director: Andrea Di Iorio | Stars: Giovanni Anzaldo, Elena Arvigo, Marco Cassini, Lucrezia Guidone

Votes: 15

10. Where Do We Go from Here? (2015)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

When Jen starts her new job as a nurse at the 'Easy Love Care Home', she is surprised to find James, a 25 year old man living and working in the building. James and his three, elderly best ... See full summary »

Director: John McPhail | Stars: Tyler Collins, Lucy-Jane Quinlan, Alison Peebles, Richard Addison

Votes: 121

11. 3 Minutes (I) (2016)

7 min | Short, Drama

Three minutes isn't a long amount of time. But when it's filled with everything you can't say, it can be an eternity. Ashley and Dane feel the pressure of words unspoken, as they wait to see the results of a home pregnancy test.

Director: Shannon Browning | Stars: Lauren Hamilton Neill, Joseph Westwood, Nicholas Linehan

12. An Entanglement (2016)

15 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A woman's world comes crashing down when a stranger reveals he's been hired to kill her. What follows is a dark proposition: pay double, and she can turn the hit back on her murderous husband.

Director: Dylan Sanford | Stars: Shiri Appleby, Sean Bell, Karla Gullien, Susan Hull

Votes: 13

13. Anchor (I) (2015)

13 min | Short, Drama

A depressed teenage boy is admitted into a psychiatric unit and struggles to come to terms with his illness and accept that he needs help.

Director: Emma Wright | Stars: Elijah Wellsmore, Josh Kieser, Melinda Joan Reed, Caroline Bailes

Votes: 10

14. Balloon Ride (2015)

6 min | Animation, Short, Drama

'A devastating tale of a broken family'

Director: Evan Hughes

15. Business Trip (2015)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A woman is stunned to receive a text from her husband after finding out his flight has crashed with no survivors.

Director: Anthony Dillon | Stars: Anthony Dillon, Chris Asimos, Hannah Day, Elizabeth O'Callaghan

16. Dance with Me (2015)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A wise 14 yo must drag her father back to reality when he tries to teach his wife dances steps.

Director: Anthony Dillon | Stars: Justin Hosking, Maggie McCormack, Juliette Salom, Don Bridges

17. Earth Beneath My Feet (2015)

20 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

A young woman navigates life and death after a tragic loss.

Director: Stella Goulart | Stars: Elaine Claxton, Dan Cooke, Ella Jane New, Jackson New

18. El Chévere (2016)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Family

A stranger comes to town in search of an unstoppable creature known only as El Chévere

Director: Tony Reames | Stars: Christopher Reames, Evan Reames, Quinn Reames, Quinn Reames

20. Flight Fright (2015)

7 min | Short, Comedy

A nervous airline passenger starts to see strange things after taking nerve medicine.

Director: James Politano | Stars: Eddie Deezen, Gerald Dewey, Swisyzinna, London Kim

Votes: 8

21. Gardening at Night (2016)

13 min | Short, Drama

Waiting puts time out of joint as Samantha anticipates the death of her oldest friend, Anne, across the country. After midnight Samantha abandons the stillness of her house to tame her ... See full summary »

Director: Shayna Connelly | Star: Janelle Snow

22. Hook Man (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A struggling music producer sells his soul to a drum machine.

Director: Kevin Ignatius | Stars: Nick Psinakis, Tyler Haines, Jerry Hoffman, Quinn P. Smith

23. In the Valley of the Moon (2015)

14 min | Short, Action, Drama

During the madness of WW1 trench warfare, an Irish and German soldier meet in No Mans' Land.

Director: Brian Rossney | Stars: Eric Lawlor, Stephen Mullan

24. Jehovah (2015)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Horror | Completed

A ruthless murderer is constantly interrupted during his attempt to torture his victim.

26. Like a Summer Sonata (2016)

12 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Two Strangers, one secret, a lot to lose.

Director: Natalie MacMahon | Stars: Jonathan Florez, Natalie MacMahon, Katja Pro

27. Little Things (I) (2015)

34 min | Short, Comedy, Drama | Completed

An unconventional love story that is motivated by any preconceived notions of homosexuality, and the effect it has on young people in college.

Director: Francois Cu | Stars: Timothy Michael Gould, Adriana Hardy, Luis Ramos, Arthur Moore

28. Love Train (2016)

7 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

Mischievous old Harry tunnels into the nursing home where his senile wife Meg resides to recreate their first date and win her heart... again.

Director: Mike Wedderburn | Stars: Gary Files, Noela Foxcroft, Jon Lenthall, Ellen Roe

Votes: 6

29. Nicky Martin: Country Superstar (2016)

9 min | Short, Comedy

Nicky wants to be a country music star, but doesn't know how to sing or play guitar. He wants to be a cowboy, but he's afraid of all four-legged animals. After hearing about a singing contest at the County Fair, Nicky gathers his cohorts and prepares for what he believes is the chance of a lifetime.

Director: Andrew Elliott | Stars: Mike Bissonette, Kevin Vaughan, Jenn Daugherty, Skinner Myers

30. Nolens Volens (2016)

21 min | Short, Drama

Metaphorical short movie, about the mysterious set-up of the upcoming local school play. But what if the school play gets a real twist ?

Director: Piet Sonck | Stars: Abbas Shirafkan, Celia Van Liedekerke, Liesa Van Liedekerke

Votes: 5

31. One True Love (2016)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Two witches wonder if they will ever find the men who will fulfill their destinies and grant them eternal youth.

Director: Fook Ngo | Stars: Alexander Cherman, Kim Givens, Albert Goikhman, Michelle Hardy

32. Postpartum (II) (2016)

10 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Final day of a mother who suffers with postpartum depression.

Director: Nancy Paton | Stars: Jacqueline Caley, Mathew Gallivan, Malgorzata Mierzejewska, Nadia Mierzejewska

33. Qupid (2016)

10 min | Short, Thriller

Kidnapped victim Roo must escape a wannabe cupid before she is injected with an untested serum.

Director: Jessica Flood | Stars: Sally Dulson, Lucas Pittaway, Diana Popovska, Paul Wilson

34. Rajam (2015)

13 min | Short, Drama

A woman living under strict Sharia Law is accused of adultery, imprisoned and sentenced to death by stoning.

Director: Amanda Renee Knox | Stars: Najla Said, Sam Kasem, Deja Soufka, Tulsi Ram

35. Rustling (2014)

Short, Drama

A young, war-weary soldier tries to find peace, but cannot escape his traumatic past.

Director: Joshua Lundberg | Star: Dylan Mullan

36. Scams Incorporated (2016)

11 min | Short, Comedy

Three people trying for one job find themselves charmed by a charismatic boss and his beautiful colleagues. But their hopes of a fresh start unravel when they learn this secretive business specialises in scams. When deception is the aim, are good people prepared to abandon their morals for a job?

Director: Matt Mirams | Stars: Scott Major, Peter Flaherty, Tim L Long, Calypso Spendlove

Votes: 13

38. T-County (2016)

29 min | Short, Drama

A down-on-his-luck prize fighter struggles to break out of his backwoods community. But when the sin's of his father are revealed, Eddie must decide if family is worth fighting for.

Director: Brock Yurich | Stars: Mark Brotherton, Christine Cartell, Brandon Martin, Paulo Mota

39. Terrence (2015)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Terrence is a bull. The ultimate party animal. It's Janine's birthday and Terrence is in love with her but she's about to be engaged to his best friend, Stu. When Janine seduces Terrence, the bull and Stu face off in a deadly finale.

Director: Hunter Tait | Stars: Shiloh Blachett, James Corcoran, Taylah Cupples, Sophie Davy

40. Testimony (2015)

9 min | Short, Drama

In 1991, Cat O'Neill testifies in a domestic abuse court hearing. Case parties: Mum and Dad.

Director: Kamila Dydyna | Stars: Neill Fleming, Barrington Cullen, Stephanie Behan, Ellen Corcoran

Votes: 9

41. Texting: A Love Story (2015)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A short, awkward romantic comedy about love, intimacy, and connection in the digital age.

Director: Jeanette L. Buck | Stars: Lisa Bol, Rob Goeller, Becky Markert, Rachel Mock

42. The Anchor (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama

A middle-aged widower being haunted by a frostbitten specter takes in a homeless teenage girl in an attempt to replicate her into his dead wife.

Director: Harry Anderson | Stars: Rowan Howard, Alanah Parkin, Jack Riddle, Jason Cosgrave

43. The Brightest Star (2015)

Short, Drama

A young girl gives her dying mother one last gift.

Director: Grant Pollard | Stars: Ross Owen Williams, Victoria Welton, Grace Welton

Votes: 13

44. The Crush Space (2015)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

When three siblings Laura, Patrick and Grace are called back to the suburbs to visit their mother, each has a secret to hide. Trapped on the drive to a family reunion, it's not a matter of if their mother will find out, but when.

Director: Erin Latimer | Stars: Jack Douglas, Isabella Martin, Gisele Scales, Emm Wiseman

Votes: 6

45. The Dead Bird (2014)

16 min | Short, Drama

A teenage boy trapped by an unforgiving family situation in rural Australia, searches for a way out.

Director: Damian Overton | Stars: Alexander Gavioli, Ryan Light, Blair Martin, Alex McCoy

46. The Fawn Response (2016)

18 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Two serial killers meet over coffee because they have targeted the same victim by mistake.

Director: Wynter Rhys | Stars: Dan Crisafulli, Hans Luther, Kay Whitney

47. The Mother (2015)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

When a hardened widow receives an unexpected visit, she is given the chance to shed light on her husband's death.

Director: Paolo Monico | Stars: Michele Hicks, Boris McGiver, Mary Testa, Sylvia Kauders

Votes: 9