Official Selections - Freshflix x Vivid 2018
Goodness gracious what a bloody red hot Official Selection lineup we've got for our 2018 Season that will be a part of Vivid ideas in Sydney this year... At the MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART no less!!! Get on down to the Vivid Ideas Exchange on the top floor of the MCA to catch this cracking assortment of cinematic gold along with the most spectacular view of the lights on the first Saturday night of Vivid, 26 May! Grab your tickets HERE
Director: Clare Sladden & Jasmine Sladden (Australia)
A man fights to save his unconventional relationship during an emotional break-up.
Director: Ren Thackham (Australia)
On a mysterious dirt road in the harsh yet beautiful Australian outback, Ned Williams (Lee Priest), a beast with a dark side, is trying to escape authority and Constable Rose (Danny Bolt), a true blue honest bloke, is trying to get out of the desert without being shot, run over... or eaten.
THE BLUE DUCKS
Director: Ellen Richardson (Australia)
A teenager must humiliate her younger sister in order to not lose face in front of her clique.
Director: Sophie Hawkshaw (Australia)
Kate Myers drives through the gates of the Portsmouth Immigration Detention Centre at the end of each day as a SARCO guard. It’s just a job. And a job she needs. Determined to not let herself get caught up in the politics of the place, suddenly Kate’s world cracks. Kate sees the humanity in the clients of her workplace. Maybe she’s not as good at turning a blind eye as she always thought. Maybe she can’t just leave the work at work. And maybe the line between mother and guard has begun to blur.
Director: Tel Benjamin (Australia)
Maya and Cassie are going to rob Wayne Mason’s house. It should be one of the easiest scores the duo has ever made, if only they can keep their existential crises in check...
Director: Mansoor Noor (Australia)
Based on a true-ish story, it's Omar's first day playing a terrorist when an actual ISIS terrorist takes over the film set, leaving Omar to save the crew. If only they could tell him apart from the actual terrorist.
Director: Chloé Boreham (Australia)
Sophie and Christophe are on the verge of making love when they are interrupted by a strange phone call which sends their night into disarray.
Director: Ryan Cauchi (Australia)
A true millennial horror story.
JIM'S A PINEAPPLE
Director: Chris Thompson (Australia)
Jim's a Pineapple follows a young woman's devotion to a pineapple that she claims is her lover Jim. While the everyone else claims she's crazy, she remains unwavered in her efforts to conviction to protecting the pineapple.
Director: Matthew Jenkin (Australia)
It’s Christmas Eve. It’s 4pm. Daniel has one hour to get his semen sample to the health clinic and anything that could go wrong, does go wrong.
Director: Gene Alberts (Australia)
Scumbag fills up his days smoking cigarettes and looking for opportunities on the street to make a quick buck. When he stumbles upon a loaded handgun his situation quickly escalates as he tests his new found power.
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE DUCKS
Director: Tim Goodwin & Pearce Hoskinson (Australia)
It’s a perfect day in the park and Guy wants nothing more than to feed the ducks at the pond. Sadly, an official sign forbids it. He is approached by a charismatic duck who tries to get him to hand over the bread. But Guy isn’t about to break the law.
Director: Jelena Sinik (Australia)
In our age of attention scarcity, ‘On’ explores just where our gaze is falling. Take a curious and playful glimpse into both the connectedness and enduring loneliness of the modern condition, through this intimate and unexamined lens.