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Pretty Good Friends + The Gallant Captain

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Pretty Good Friends (2015 / 77mins)

Jules (Jenni Townsend) moves back to her home city of Melbourne and in with her old childhood friend, Sam (Rain Fuller). Hoping to start a fresh, Jules struggles to maintain her old friendship while a new emerges with Sam’s boyfriend, Alex (Nathan Barillaro).

Set against the backdrop of Melbourne’s inner city, Pretty Good Friends has been labelled Australia’s first ‘mumblecore’ film, establishing itself as a truly independent venture exploring the ups and downs of close relationships and self-discovery.

Director / Writer / Producer - Sophie Townsend

Writer / Producer - Nathan Barillaro

Producers - Rain Fuller, Tom Swinburn


The Gallant Captain (2013 / 8mins)

When Will discovers a box of memories in his father's wardrobe, he embarks on a fantastic seafaring voyage. With his trusty first mate Cat in tow, Will's vivid imagination begins to unravel. Faced with certain peril, Will must learn to become The Gallant Captain.

The Gallant Captain was written and developed by Graeme Base in collaboration with Katrina Mathers and Melbourne animation studio The Lampshade Collective; the production company that previously made the multi-award winning short animated film Nullarbor.

Directors - Katrina Mathers, Graeme Base

Producers - Katrina Mathers, Merrin Jensen, Daryl Munton, Patrick Sarell

Later Event: 24 February
Shorts Session #1