Sydney Indie Film Festival – Feature Film “Not knowing who you are is a beautiful source of surprises” + Short Films “Recapture” “Shipping Anonymous” “Zina”!
+ Q&A with the Filmmakers! @ The Bayview!
Feel Good Sunday Session! Comedy, Road trip, Romance, Adventures, all Good Things!
"Not knowing who you are is a beautiful source of surprises" (SWEDEN, BELGIUM, DENMARK, FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, SPAIN)
Film introduced by Filmmaker Karl Sterner (Not knowing who you are is a beautiful source of surprises) followed by Q&A after screenings!
Director: Karl Sterner
Cast: Lucas Gren, Karl Sterner, Erik Sterner, Suvi Panas, Stella Hilb, Serkan Kaya, Anne Cazenave, Nuno Amaral
Synopsis: Johan’s girlfriend, Annelie, has dumped him one month before their wedding. His best friend, Markus, buys him an interrail ticket and sends him off alone on a journey full of challenges. Challenges both the natural once appearing from the nature of travelling but also certain challenges that Markus texts and forces him to do.
The journey starts in Sweden and heads through Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and ends up in Lisbon, Portugal. Along the way his encounters with other lost souls helps him see things from another perspective and a possible new romance with the Russian girl, Nadia, shows him that life together with Annelie wasn’t so great after all. Later on when Annelie has another sudden change of heart and starts looking for Johan he no longer knows what he wants; whether to return to her or just go with the flow and maybe try something together with Nadia.
Films introduced by Filmmakers Courtney Brown (Shipping Anonymous) and Ivan Malekin (Zina) followed by Q&A after screenings!
Director: Ben Coope, Jake Anderson
Cast: Will Patino
Synopsis: Battling through dark times, taking up photography helped Will Patino recapture the joy of life.
As photographers moving into the world of moving images it made sense to take on a project about a subject we are familiar with, so doing a profile film on a photographer was a logical choice.
Picking a photographer that was inspiring to us was easy, William Patino has a truly inspiring story about his journey into photography, what it means to him, how it has changed his outlook and now his career. Will’s whole outlook on life and what truly matters was forged after battling depression for a number of years, this journey and how far it has taken him, from a 9-5 job as a tradie to full time photographer traveling the world creating images for different clients has been inspiring us and many photographers worldwide for a long time.
Spending a few days hanging out with Will discussing life, image making and what it means to each of us while creating this short film was an honour and we hope we have done his story justice.
Shipping Anonymous (AUSTRALIA)
Director: Courtney Brown
Cast: Billie Milne, Jackie Brooke, Matt Rudduck, Sasha Dyer, Tim Mason Scott, Tim Walker
Synopsis: A group of passionate, misfit television fans are kicked out of the last remaining place with free wifi. They are forced to become a fake support group so that they may access the last remaining wifi hot spot at the 'City Support Group Clinic'
Director: Ivan Malekin
Cast: Clara Francesca, Frank Fazio, Peter Flaherty
Synopsis: Zina is a firecracker, a young and sexy Russian woman who drinks heavily, angers quickly, goes after what she wants. Tony is a young man new in town, fleeing a broken relationship, lost and alone. Together, Zina and Tony will share a night they won't forget - full of seduction, near misses, bloody noses and wild surprises.
Film introduced by Filmmakers Courtney Brown (Shipping Anonymous) and Ivan Malekin (Zina) followed by Q&A after screenings!