8th Heathcote Film Festival
Saturday 25th August 2018
Through the Haze (Australia – 2017) 8 minutes – Comedy/Drama
Cast: Christopher Millington, Andrew Faulkner & Roby Favretto
Synopsis: When a hazing ritual at a construction site goes horribly wrong, things quickly spiral out of control.
Lost Property Office (Australia – 2017) 7 minutes – Animation
Writer/Director: Daniel Agdag
Synopsis: Ed is a thorough and practical custodian of a large city transit’s Lost Property Office.
In many ways he is as lost as the items he is tasked to look after.
Un Buen Ejemplo (Spain – 2018) 2 minutes – Drama
Director: Leonardo Pérez Writer: Alberto Ramos Barranco
Cast: Kyra Pérez, Alvaro Ramos & Maitane San Nicolas
Synopsis: Are we a good example? We will never know.
Catastrophe (Nederlands – 2017) 2 minutes – Animation
Writer/Director: Jamille van Wijngaarden
Cast: Ricky Weissman & Wimie Wilhelm
Synopsis: When a pet bird keels over in its cage, suspicion naturally falls on the cat in the apartment.
Bluey (Australia – 2016) 15 minutes – Drama
Writer/Director: Darlene Johnson
Cast: Tasia Zalar, Matt Nable & Corey Webster
Synopsis: Bluey, an angry young woman trapped in a life of violence, meets a mystery mentor who could change everything. Bluey is a story of courage, heart and the fight for survival.
Love is Blind (United Kingdom – 2015) 7 minutes – Comedy
Writer/Director: Dan Hodgson
Cast: Sophie Allen, Will Best & Ace Mahbaz
Synopsis: Alice, in the passionate embrace of her young lover, finally succumbs to temptation. However, when her husband James returns home early, Alice finds herself in an emotional minefield as she attempts to save her marriage while simultaneously negotiating her lover's escape.
Garden Party (French – 2017) 7 minutes – Animation
Writers/Directors: Florian Babikian & Vincent Bayoux
Cast: Andrea Demetriades, Louisa Mignone, John Bluthal & Matthew Becker
Synopsis: In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.
Deighties(Australia – 2016) 8 minutes – Documentary
Director: Mason Fleming Writer: Pascal Mercay
Synopsis: A tender look at dating in the golden years of your life - your eighties. Phil, a widower at the age of 86, decides to venture into the unfamiliar world of online dating in a search for companionship.
Spoetnik(Netherlands – 2015) 11 minutes – Comedy
Writer/Director: Noel Loozen
Cast: Jiri Loozen, Romy Gevers & Michel van Dousselaere
Synopsis: Teenager Sam from Limburg starts working at Spoetnik, a clandestine chips stand named after its specialty. Right across the street is a brothel with an alluring girl who evidently needs Sam’s help.
Stems(United Kingdom – 2015) 2 minutes – Animation
Director: Ainslie Henderson
Synopsis: Ainslie Henderson's eulogy to the short life span of stop motion animation puppets.
Mrs McCutcheon (Australia – 2017) 13 minutes – Comedy/Drama
Director: John Sheedy Writers: John Sheedy (Story) & Ben Young
Cast: Alec Golinger, Wesley Patten & Nadine Garner
Synopsis: 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; he also prefers the flow of a dress rather than the cut of a pant.
Golfing with Ida (USA – 2015) 2 minutes – Documentary
Writer/Director: Dustin Cohen
Cast: Ida Pieracci
Synopsis: Ida Pieracci is a San Jose Country Club legend. At 102 years of age, she holds the course record with eleven holes-in-one and is still regularly playing golf today. What's the key to a long, happy life? "Just being a good kid!"
FYSH (Australia – 2017) 13 minutes – Adventure Drama
Writer/Director: Billie Pleffer
Cast: Ronald Falk
Synopsis: This is the story of an old man and the fish that changed his life.