Hot off the back of his Best Film award at the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival, Craig Boreham [Metro screen Projects and Productions Coordinator] has picked up another award for his Screen Australia funded short film ‘Drowning’.
Craig picked up the 2011 City of Melbourne Emerging Filmmaker Award for Best Australian Short, at this year’s Melbourne Queer Film festival. The winners received the gorgeous Oz Shorts award designed by Fred White, and $2000 cash.
Judge Kim Yutani from Los Angeles’ Outfest said: “A stylish and sexy coming of age story with a heart… can’t wait to see more from this director and these actors.” Judge Tom Ballard said: “Believable, confronting and sexy, Drowning details teenage angst without tipping into soap opera or cliche.”
Drowning, written and directed by Craig and produced by Annmaree J Bell of Azure Productions, is a journey through the final moments of childhood as two friends are dragged toward their adult lives. Realisations of their place in the world, their familial responsibilities and awakening sexualities shape the men they will become and their changing relationship with each other. The film features up and coming Australian actors, Miles Szanto, Xavier Samuel, Tess Haubrich and Bren Foster.
Special commendation went to ‘Slashed’, directed by Rebecca Thomson and Tonnette Stanford’s [long time Metro screen member] ‘Slut the Musical’ picked up the Selectors’ Choice Award.
‘Drowning’ will screen locally in the upcoming Adelaide Shorts Film Festival and the St Kilda Film Festival in Melbourne and internationally the Cinema Des Antipodes program at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Website – http://www.azureproductions.com.au/drowning/index.html
Contact – Producer, Annmaree J Bell
Azure Productions – phone 0402309124 or email email@example.com