Absolution (short film) released online

  After a festival circuit spanning North America, Europe and Australia our independent short film Absolution is now online. We intend to produce a heap more short projects over the next few years, the first of which we'll be shooting this summer. A big final thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to make the film, you know who you are and you are awesome. Sincerely, thank you. Official Selection Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada) Official Selection Pasadena International Film Festival (USA) Official Selection Kansas City Film [...]

Absolution receives another US Festival official selection

About the World Arts Film Festival (from the website) The World Arts Film Festival, presented in collaboration with the non-profit, World Arts Education, highlights the creativity of a new generation of filmmakers inviting both established masters and first-time directors. As part of World Arts’ global educational outreach, the festival will bring diverse groups of filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds, including those with special needs, to meet and mentor each other and their audiences through this new venue. Created by individuals in New York, Los Angeles and Jacksonville, and supported [...]

Official Selection for Absolution at Inaugural Capricorn International Film Festival 2015

Eleven months and four days after our VIFF world premiere, and following official selections at three US festivals (Pasadena, Kansas City & Media) and Corona Fastnet in Ireland, our independent short film Absolution (shot in Perth, WA) is making its Australian festival debut this Saturday September 19, 2015 at the Inaugural Capricorn International Film Festival. It's great to know the film will be screened at an Australian festival before the end of its run! Congratulations and thank you to the cast and crew for their generous time and talent [...]

Official Selections continue for Absolution

Our Perth made short drama Absolution has continued its tour of the international film festival circuit throughout North America and now Europe. Following screenings at VIFF (Vancouver International) and Pasadena International, Absolution has been received official selection from Kansas City International Film Festival, Media Film Festival (Pennsylvania, USA) and Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival (Ireland). Huge thank you to all involved. It was only with the support of dedicated, talented volunteers (cast and crew) that this film was able to be made. Teaser Trailer: https://vimeo.com/113062936   [...]

Absolution screening at Australian Revelations

We are lucky to have Absolution screening as part of Perth's Revelation International Film Festival Australian Revelations January 2015 screening. On January 27 The Babadook will be headlining and Absolution will get a run too. Each month a classic Aussie film plays along with a local short film at the new Backlot Studios private cinema located between Northbridge and Leederville. This will be our first public screening to an Australian audience. Following The Babadook there will be a panel discussion with local film writers Mark Naglazas, Travis J Johnson [...]

Absolution: Official Selection at Pasadena International Film Festival

We are happy to announce that our first independent narrative short film Absolution has received "Official Selection" at the 2015 Pasadena International Film Festival! It'll be Absolution's US Premiere following our world premiere at Vancouver International Film Festival in October 2014. Once again I just want to say a heartfelt thank you to the cast and crew without who's talent, time and effort this film would never have been made. Perth has a lot of film-making talent and it was a pleasure to meet and work with people for [...]

Absolution short film blog 4 – Production and Post Recap

Absolution has received official selection at Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and had its world premiere on October 1, 2014 (it will also be showing on October 6). "VIFF is one of the largest film festivals in North America. For 16 days, almost 365 films from over 70 countries will play on nine screens." Thank you to the cast and crew whom gave so much time, energy and expertise to make this film happen and reach the level that it has. Without you this film wouldn't have been made. [...]

Absolution short film blog 3 – Pre-production for the Director

I should have written this while I was in pre-production (we finished shooting on Jan 25), but I didn't so I'm writing it looking back. This should give some context as to what it took prior to filming and after scriptwriting to get to production. I won't talk in detail about the production design, costume design, or camera department in heavy specifics as that work was done by others. Maybe I can ask some of those awesome people to write a guest blog... Casting Melody reflects and recharges [...]

Absolution short film blog 2 – Getting a short film made when you (for now) don’t have a crew or deep pockets

A lot has happened in the two months since the first Absolution blog went up on November 20, except for the week or so over Christmas and New Years where very little happened. As it should be. In late November I was hoping and starting to try to recruit crew to help make Absolution. I am very happy, surprised, grateful and lucky to have had a team of people come on board to make this short film happen. Before I give them all a big thank you I thought [...]

Absolution short film blog 1 – Getting back to filmmaking

This is the first in a series of blogs tracking the making of Alucinor Productions first short film. Absolution John and Rachel meet by chance in a Laundromat five years after separating. Haunted by guilt, regret and confusion, this is their last shot at absolution. We are finally making our first short film since Uni (2007). We've made some (corporate/government/youth) dramas since then including the When Separating series and Adolescents and Alcohol dating back to 2008, but not just a pure short film. It's scary how fast the time [...]

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