The husband and wife team behind a Helensburgh film/photography studio are producing their first film festival.
Owners of LundinStudio, Dennis and Karen Lundin have curated 12 short films (Australian and International) along with a local feature for the inaugural Coal Coast Film Festival on Saturday.
Anita's Theatre in Thirroul will screen the films from 3pm with the 7pm finale to be Message Man, an action thriller about a retired assassin written and directed by Corey Pearson.
Other films on the bill are a mix of drama, action, fantasy, comedy, romance, horror and a documentary.
Tickets are $20 through www.ticketmaster.com.au
More details are at: www.coalcoastfilmfestival.com
THE SHORT FILMS
- Drop Pocket - student short film by Margaux Hemard (AUS Drama) - A man seeking redemption for abandoning his child, tries to reconnect over a game of pool.
- The Son, The Father by Lukas Hassel (INT Drama) - The events on a young boy’s birthday have twisted consequences far into his future.
- Wingman by Ben McCullough (AUS Fantasy) - Alone in the open skies, a pilot finds herself in need of assistance. (http://54thstory.com/)
- The Assassin's Apprentice (INT Action) by Russell Emanuel - An assassin’s apprentice is primed for her first mission.
- The Road to Vagator (AUS Adventure) by Jess Milne & Nick Bolton - A series of challenges leads a man to an important discovery.
- Radio Lune- Radio Moon by Pierre Gaffié (INT Romance) - A radio host’s professional life affects her personal decisions.
- Judgement by Julian Neuhaus (AUS Drama) - A man at the end of his tether has a meaningful encounter with a stranger.
- By Blood (PAR LE SANG) by Guillaume Enard & Jonathan Delerue (INT Drama) - When a mysterious knight appears, an old man, once a ruthless war lord, believes Death has come for him.
- Cut Off by Ryan Cauchi (AUS Horror) Wildcard - A true millennial horror story.
- Kommando 1944 by Derek Quick (INT War) Wildcard - An Asian American soldier is thrown into a Nazi camp in Germany.
- Air Rage by Olivier Bonenfant (AUS Comedy) - A pilot must deal with air rage when his plane becomes unresponsive.
- Empower by Xin Xin (INT Documentary) - A journalistic exploration of US entrepreneurship education at the highest level.