september, 2019

201929sep4:00 pmDrum WaveNatalie Erika James | AUS | 2018 | Drama | 10 min | Chinese w. English subtitles | German Premiere4:00 pm Country:AustraliaGenre:DramaPremiere Status:German

Film Info

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

Part of the short film program “Aussie Shorts – Take 3″ on Sunday, 29 September 2019, at 4:00pm. 


Director James’ debut feature, Relic, produced by Carver Films (Snowtown, Partisan) & Nine Stories (Riva Marker, Jake Gyllenhaal), and supported by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO, Screen Australia and Film Victoria is currently in production.

She is signed to WME and directs commercials and music videos through Melbourne production company, Fiction. James has previously won Australian Music Video of the Year at the 2015 Triple J Awards for directing the music video Mine by artist Life is Better Blonde.

Main actress Jennu Wu is known for her role in the Golden Globe nominated TV series, Top of the Lake: China Girl, written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Jane Campion;

Cast: Jenny Wu, Yuchen Wang


Festivals & Awards

Sydney Film Festival

Fantastic Fest

Cinefest Oz

Heart of Gold Film Festival

Port Shorts Film Festival

Cleveland International Film Festival

Flickerfest Film Festival

St Kilda Film Festival

Freshflix Film Festival – Best Drama, Best Cinematography
Australian Cinematographers Society Award – Best Short Film Cinematography

West End Film Festival 2019 – Best Cinematography



Film Stills & Trailer