september, 2019

201929sep4:00 pmFree TherapyAaron Lucas | AUS | 2018 | Comedy | 10 min | English | Berlin Premiere4:00 pm Country:AustraliaGenre:ComedyPremiere Status:BerlinFilm Tags:Film Team in Attendance,Filmmaker in Attendance,With Q&A

Film Info

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

Tammy is breaking up with Tim, and Tim starts to cry – well that’s how the scene is supposed to go. But the actor playing Tim can’t make himself cry so the director steps into the role, a role he knows too well. Using the scene to relive his recent traumatic breakup, the director has a lot to get off his chest.

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


“I wrote this film to make fun of the concept of an ‘artist’ – particularly of an artist with power. Time and time again is the bad behaviour of artists with power excused as ‘genius’. They are then given power again to manipulate and be horrible to other people in the name of art. The character of the director in this film is using this ‘scene’ as a guise to relive his trauma and to get over it. More than that, this short was an opportunity to work with an exciting crew and cast to create something funny, weird and wonderful. These are a few of my favourite things.” – Director Aaron Lucas

Cast: Campbell Bews, Joshua Spriggs, Alexandra Herlihy

Additional Info

Followed by a Q&A with director Aaron Lucas and producer Eloise Walker.

Festivals & Awards

Munich Film Awards 2019 – Best Short Film

Film Stills & Trailer