NYC: Australian Short Film Today


"A Cautionary Tail" (dir. Simon Rippingale)

Featuring the latest and most exciting short films from Down Under, this annual program returns with award-winning shorts, including Simon Rippingale’s A Cautionary Tail, narrated by Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett and winner of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Best Short Animation Award, and John Evagora's Joey, which won Best Short Film, Best Director and Best Actor awards in Australia's longest running short film festival St. Kilda in 2013.

Curated by Susan Talbot. Reception follows.

Co-sponsored by Chris and Francesca Beale, ADVANCE, and American Australian Association.

Still Life 
6 mins, Animation
Director/Producer: Martin Sharpe
Life’s never still for long.
Tropfest 2013: Finalist

17 mins, Drama
Director: John Evagora
Producer: Polly Staniford
He steals, he sells, he scores. Day in, day out. But today is special.
St. Kilda 2013: Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Steve Mouzakis)

A Cautionary Tail 
15 mins, Animation
Director: Simon Rippingale
Producer: Pauline Piper
Narrated by Cate Blanchett. Original score by Michael Yezerski, composer for The Lost Thing.
A dark, funny fable about learning to treasure the things that make us unique.
AACTA 2014: Best Short Animation

The iMom 
14 mins, Drama
Writer/director/producer: Ariel Martin
The iMom is a wildly successful product that’s guaranteed to raise your kids for you.
Flickerfest 2014: Avid Award for Best Editing in an Australian Short Film

8 mins, Animation
Director/Producer: Andrew Martin
Indigestion gets Gus into trouble.
St. Kilda 2013: Best Comedy (animation)

Sleight of Hand 
10 mins, Stop Motion
Director: Michael Cusack
Producer: Richard Chataway
A man yearns to know his place in the world and how he fits in. Sometimes it's better not to know.
St. Kilda 2013: Best Animation Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2013: Best Short Animation Film

Dave's Dead 
15 mins, Comedy
Director: Alethea Jones
Producers: Julian Costanzo, Luke Ryan
Dave's dead. Tom’s giving the eulogy. But there’s a problem.
St. Kilda 2013: Audience Choice Award Sydney Film Festival 2012: Dendy Awards Finalist Short Shorts 2013: Best Screenplay  

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the Asia Society website.

Group(s): Advance


Thu, May 15, 2014
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern


Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York City, New York 10021
United States