Official Selections - Freshflix x Vivid 2019

Well hooly dooly, our team have been blissfully swimming through a hell of a lot of hot little films and we are buzzed to be be bringing you some real sizzlers for our 2019 season! Come on down to the Vivid Ideas Exchange at the MCA in Sydney and gorge your eyeballs on some excellent films (and insane Vivid views) on Saturday June 8. Grab your tickets HERE… bring it on, baby!!

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JOY BOY

Drama

Director: Stef Smith (Australia)

Based on a true story, Joy Boy is a moving and fractured retelling of the defining moments in the life of a young gay man, Jonny, caught between his conservative family, an evangelical church and his emergent sexuality.

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AN ACT OF LOVE

Drama

Director: Lucy Knox (Australia)

The intimate connection between identical twins May and June is tested when one attempts to step beyond their shared identity.

CALLING

Comedy

Director: Miley Tunnecliffe (Australia)

A modern comedy chronicling the dysfunctional relationship between a mother and daughter entirely through their phone calls.

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2050

Comedy

Director: Lupashko Alexandra (Russia)

The future has come. But some would like to stay in the past.

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DRUM WAVE

Drama

Director: Natalie Erika James (Australia)

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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THE OCEAN

Drama/Dance

Director: Sinead McDevitt

One woman's universe expands the more she connects with her lover. A same-sex love story brought to life in dance and light.

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PIPE DREAM

Action/Film Noir

Director: Benoit McCullough (Australia)

Slippy the Soap yearns for a life outside his bathtub. But when his eye washes down the drain he has to journey deeper into the labyrinth of the bathroom to get it back.

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THE CONTRACT

Comedy

Director: Joel Kohn (Australia)

Exasperated by his troubled home life, Neville meets up with a Jazz-loving hitman who might just be the answer to his problems.

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THE LOST SOUND

Experimental/Animation

Director: Steffie Yee (Australia)

Inspired by the poem 'On Ç' by Hiromi Itō, a woman looks at the matrilineal inheritance of linguistic tones in her family, mourning the parts of languages that become extinct through semantic evolution.

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THE WITCH’S MESS

Comedy

Director: Tim Goodwin, Pearce Hoskinson (Australia)

A witch in her cabin is visited by a health inspector. It doesn't go well...

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CHERRY SEASON

Drama

Director: Joshua Longhurst (Australia)

Summer has arrived in Shantelle’s hometown of Young, NSW. Between stacking the shelves with cherries and scrolling through women on her feed, there doesn’t appear to be much going on in Shantelle’s life to keep her there. But when she discovers her wayward teenage half-sister, Tamara, posting raunchy pics online, Shantelle must hunt her down and, with the help of a callow workmate, stop Tamara crossing a dangerous line.

Faced with prejudice in her small country town as she attempts to balance the duality of her responsibility and her sexuality, Shantelle must choose who to protect – her sister, herself or a young gay man at risk. 

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