For the second year running a film made under the Metro Screen Breaks Program has been selected for the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films. In 2013 Samuel Leighton-Dore completed his debut short film Showboy funded by the Metro Screen and Screen Australia Raw Nerve Program, under the Breaks funding umbrella.
After the unexpected death of his mother, a young football player finds himself struggling to support his depressed father – while fighting to keep safe the secret he once shared with his mother. Showboy was written and directed by Samuel Leighton Dore, produced by Diana Burnett and stars Lucas Pittaway and will screen at the Sydney Film Festival Sat 14 June and Sun 15 June.Book Tickets.
Following the screening on Sunday meet the Dendy Awards finalists, including Samuel Leighton-Dore, at a Panel discussion upstairs at The Hub, hosted by Metro Screen, and grill them on what it took to bring their acclaimed short film from idea to red-carpet premiere.
Watch filmmaker Samuel Leighton-Dore talk about making his 2013 Breaks film Showboy.