september, 2019

201929sep4:00 pmAussie Shorts - Take 3Diverse directors | AUS | 2018-2019 | 82 min | English, diverse w. English subtitles | Diverse Premieres4:00 pm Country:AustraliaGenre:Comedy,Documentary,Drama,ThrillerPremiere Status:Berlin,GermanFilm Tags:Film Team in Attendance,Filmmaker in Attendance,With Q&A

Film Info

Last chance to watch Australian short films at Down Under Berlin 2019: Become witness of how a man’s unknown desires awake (Black Lips), how a street artist battles his depression through his alter ego “Tubby, the robot” (Happy Android), how a young woman faces her fear of motherhood (Drum Wave), how a dogcatcher goes wild at a police station (Wild Will), how the past is catching up with the present (The Visitor) and how a heartbroken director has a meltdown in front of the camera (Free Therapy).


Black Lips

Adrian Chiarella | AUS | 2018 | 15 min | Drama | English, Chinese w. English subtitles | Berlin Premiere

A lonely abalone trader is awakened by a longing he’s never explored before.

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Happy Android

Jaina Kalifa | AUS | 2019 | 25 min | Documentary | German Premiere

Street performer Paul Cooper has an unlikely ally in his ongoing battle with anxiety and depression – his robot, Tubby.

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Drum Wave

Natalie Erika James | AUS | 2018 | 10 min | Drama | Chinese w. English subtitles | German Premiere

A young pianist is forced to confront her fear of motherhood when she marries into a remote island community with bizarre fertility rituals.

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Wild Will

Alan King | AUS | 2019 | 12 min | Thriller | English | German Premiere

Dogcatcher William is found wandering the streets. At the police station, the situation escalates to hell on earth.

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The Visitor

Justin Olstein | AUS | 2018 | 10 min | Drama | English, German, Polish w. English subtitles | Berlin Premiere

On a rainy night, the world of Naomi is shaken by the appearance of a young woman on the run.

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Free Therapy

Aaron Lucas | AUS | 2019 | 10 min | Comedy | English | Berlin Premiere

A director with a broken heart directs a break up scene and has a breakdown on set while the cameras keep rolling.

In attendance of director Aaron Lucas and producer Eloise Walker. 

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