Short film

Two Tickets to Mars embraces the pessimism and metaphysical questions that come with facing the end of the world: Austin Film Festival short film review

October 26, 2021

In these pandemic-driven times, the idea of inhabiting another planet sounds more and more appealing.  And with space travel now becoming somewhat generally accessible – sure, you have to be filthy rich, but it’s still a step up from it being exclusive to astronauts only – it stands to reason that such a concept could […]

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Interview: Director Saul Abraham on directing short film Enjoy and exploring men’s mental health

July 14, 2021

Statistics regarding the prevalence of mental illness in men today have become a more commonly known factor as the walls of machoism continue to break down.  No longer a subject that goes undiscussed, the depression aspect of a man’s mental psyche is at the centre of Saul Abraham‘s striking short film, Enjoy. Following its screening […]

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Tribeca Film Festival Shorts Review: Enjoy is a delicate look at depression in men

June 18, 2021

A sensitive subject that manages to transcend its 18 minute containment, Saul Abraham‘s Enjoy is a delicate look at depression, specifically in men, and how difficult it is to remove your own psyche from spiralling downwards. 1 in 8 men in Australia experience some form of depression or anxiety, 3 times more common than it […]

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SXSW Short Film Review: The Thing That Ate The Birds holds up a mirror to one’s own conscience in a more fantastical manner

March 18, 2021

Written and directed by Sophie Mair and Dan Gitsham, The Thing That Ate The Birds is an atmospheric short that teases a darker universe we can only hope could be expanded on. Abel (Eoin Slattery) and Grace (Rebecca Palmer) are on the verge of separation, but the tragic circumstances surrounding their farmland have pushed their […]

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SXSW Short Film Review: The Nipple Whisperer maintains a genuine sense of heart amongst its odd temperament

March 17, 2021

Immediately telling from its title, Jan Van Dyck’s The Nipple Whisperer is a bizarre offering, but it’s one that maintains a genuine sense of heart amongst its odd temperament. If you weren’t already privy to the title you’d think Van Dyck’s film was taking on a much more serious subject, with the film’s titular character […]

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Sketchbook Pictures

If you thought 2020 wasn’t scary enough, check out horror short Bill

July 9, 2020

Bill, recently released by Sketchbook Pictures‘ Dan Gitsham and Sophie Mair, might only clock in around the three minute mark, but it certainly makes an impact. Featuring Roxanna Vilk as a woman trying desperately to contact her dead husband, the horror short is eerie, suspenseful, and lingers long after the final scare. Inspired by the ghost […]

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Tribeca Film Festival Review: Query addresses the social norms of sexuality in a disarmingly comfortable manner

April 5, 2020

*Due to the current global crisis the planned 2020 Tribeca Film Festival has been postponed. The AU Review has been in contact with the respective representatives for available films in order to give them the coverage they intended. Much like the recent slate of short films that were intended for this year’s SXSW Film Festival, […]

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SXSW Short Film Review: Single is a biting commentary on living with a physical disability

March 18, 2020

*The AU Review will continue with its planned SXSW 2020 coverage.  We have been in contact with the respective representatives for available films in order to give them the coverage they intended. Proof that more than enough can be conveyed in a fraction of the time of a standard feature, Ashley Eakins‘ short-feature Single is […]

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Gamescom 2016: New Overwatch short, “The Last Bastion,” is your dose of positivity for the day

August 19, 2016

Blizzard Entertainment have released the latest animated short for their popular team-shooter Overwatch. The short, entitled The Last Bastion, debuted at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany and provides a little backstory for Defense hero Bastion. Check it out below.

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MudFest short film festival set to feature largest screen ever, 15 short films

February 27, 2016

Mudgee is prepared to welcome thousands to its 12th annual MudFest, an outdoor short film festival  on 19 March 2016. Held on the sweeping grounds of Bunnamagoo Estate, this year’s event is set to be the biggest yet and features the largest screen MudFest has ever used. As dusk falls guests will be treated to around […]

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