Our Films Battled It Out At Tropfest and TropJr 2013

By February 26, 2013 Congratulations

Screened in the domain as part of the TropJr program was the short ‘Pretty Normal Activity’ made in our Young Filmmakers workshop in the Metro Screen Studios. The short was written, directed and produced by young filmmakers with the guidance of Metro Screen tutor and filmmaker – Simon Koloadin.

Playing in the main Tropfest event was ‘Scene 16’ funded through Screen Australia’s Raw Nerve program and ‘CA$H COW – a 63% true story’, produced by Rachel Fiddes our Learning and Development Manager, and with several recent graduates on the crew.

We have a long history of supporting Tropfest and TropJr, taking out the top prize in 2009 at Tropfest with the film ‘Be My Brother’ made with production subsidies through the Jumpstart program and at TropJr with ‘Dry Water: the making of’ made in our Young Filmmaker workshops.

“So excited to be in the Tropfest finals – loved every minute of working with Dan Reisinger and Adam Dunn, they are very talented boys. Also so grateful for all the support that Metro Screen and the team provided while making the film – and to the students and recent graduates that helped out. Thanks guys!” Rachel Fiddess producer of ‘‘CA$H COW – a 63% true story’


Tropfest finalists:

‘Scene 16’ funded through Screen Australia’s Raw Nerve program, part of our Breaks.

An ambitious soap actress goes to great lengths to nail a scene.

Director: Katie Wall
Producer: Conor Reid

‘CA$H COW – a 63% true story’ production support from us with several recent graduates on crew. 

Adam is a classically trained actor, whose day job is playing the CASH COW on the Sunrise breakfast television giveaway. He dreams of winning his own cash prize, getting away from his soul-destroying day job, and hitting the big time…

Director: Daniel Reisinger
Producer(s): Rachel Fiddes, Adam Dunn, Daniel Reisinger

TropJr finalist

‘Pretty Normal Activity’ made through our Young Filmmakers workshops.

After three friends watch horror films they decide to set up a camera to see if anything goes on in the night. What they find is not what they expected!!!

Director: Jack Dignan
Producer: Julian Kopkas