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A still from Bluey, a film by acclaimed Australian director Darlene Johnson

AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM TODAY returned to Boston, a long time destination for its evening of short films, on 25 September 2017.

The 90-minute program of 11 short films opened with Matthew Saville's A Writer and Three Script Editors Walk Into a Bar, a three minute film on the agony of screenwriting. The program also included - among other films - Bluey, a drama by Darlene Johnson about a troubled young woman who has lost her child; Habits, an animation by Kathy Sarpi about a woman in need of self-improvement; The Mother Situation, directed by well known Australian actor Matt Day; The Dam, by Brendon McDonall, a drama about feelings between two lifetime friends that can no longer be contained; Identical, a mockumentary about identical twins, starring, written and directed by identical twins Mark and (stand up comedian) Brett Nichols; and Meat and Potatoes, by Arielle Thomas and Ellenor Argyropoulous, a comedy about a vegan woman who is starving in the Outback during the Apocalypse; there is no food, but there are dead bodies ...


Bluey, a drama about a troubled girl who has lost her daughter, directed by Australian Director's Guild award winner Darlene Johnson and starring Tasia Talar as Bluey and Matt Nable - a Rugby League player turned actor - as her boxing trainer, won the 2017 Audience Award at Australian Short Film Today in Boston.

The screening was presented at MIT in association with the MIT Lecture Series Committee and was sponsored by the American Australian Association - New England Chapter.


Lecture Series Committee


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