Short Film

Client: Verandah Post Films – Community film group
Project: Dear Old Dad
Role: Director, Digital Video Editing, Titles

This was my first directing project with VPF, made for Tropfest 2004. Three days shooting. Completed as a DVD with behind-the-scenes photos for sale in Bowraville Theatre.

Awards: Best First Film at the 2004 Northern Womens Film Festival, North Coast Camera, Lismore NSW
Screenings: Bowraville Theatre, Aurora TV

Director: Rosie Sutherland
Screenplay: Sue McKinley
Producer: Lea Gillard
Director of Photography: Alan Samuels

Cast: Lisa Besmehn, Victoria Maggs, Andrew Maggs, Fred Smith, Mark Vereker, John Beilby

Duration: 7min
Shooting Guage: miniDV
Screening Format: DVD or miniDV

The Story:
Poor old Harry’s dead. His youngest daughter Lizzie will miss him a lot. Lizzie’s estranged siblings Margot and Roger return from the city for their Dad’s funeral.
They can barely hide their distaste for Harry’s small-town, beer and races lifestyle – so why did they bother to show up?

Watch an excerpt from Dear Old Dad: