Writer/director Sunday Emerson Gullifer won the UTS Golden Eye People’s Choice Award for MEAT last night.
MEAT— a short film about privilege, guilt, masculinity and boarding school—was selected for support and development as part of the Metro Screen Breaks program with funding from Screen NSW.
“MEAT recalls what it is to be a teenager, confused and at odds with the world,” explains Sunday. “Audiences may not like Matthews – he has rich parents and he does shitty things – but I do hope they empathise with him. Here is a kid who makes some bad decisions and loses his way. And we watch on, implicated by our silence; complicit observers. So often in life it is easier to watch than it is to act, easier to keep driving. MEAT challenges us to be accountable instead.”
MEAT was also recently nominated for Best Direction in a Student Film at the Australian Directors Guild Awards.
Congratulations Sunday from everyone at Metro Screen!