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ADAM’S TALLIT

16 minute short film  |  35mm  |  2.35:1  |  Colour

A reclusive widow reluctantly babysits her vivacious young grandson, and discovers that what she wants isn’t actually what she needs. 

Nominee, Best Short Fiction Film  |  AFI / AACTA AWARDS
Best Short Film  |  MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Coming of Age Film  |  AMSTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL
Nominee, Best Short Film  |  SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Special Commendation Award  |  MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL
Platinum Reel Award, Short Film  |  NEVADA FILM FESTIVAL
Nominee, Best Short Film  |  ST TROPEZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Director Award  | BLUE SNOWMAN FILM FESTIVAL
Excellence Award, Short Film  |  INDIE FEST USA
Best Short Screenplay, Nominee  |  ALASKA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Screenplay & Film With Best Potential for Theatrical Release  |  VCA GRADUATE AWARDS

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Festival screenings list

Starring SUE JONES, HENRY WISE, FELICITY SOPER & RANDALL BERGER
Cinematography LASZLO BARANYAI ACS, HSC
Sound Design DANE CODY & JOHN KASSAB
Production Design JACQUI LOTHIAN
Producer MARIE MAROUN
Written, Directed & Edited by JUSTIN OLSTEIN

“A tender study on reconnection.” BRONWYN KIDD, FLICKERFEST

“The writing is assured. All the performances are finely nuanced. Justin has a distinct and impressive voice as a filmmaker.” STUART McDONALD (TANGLE, SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH, ODDBALL)

“A very accomplished and moving piece of filmmaking.” LAURA MACDONALD, DUNGOG FILM FESTIVAL

“The film stands out because of its gentle performances and beautifully restrained direction.” BEN LAW, MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL

“Beautifully realised. This short feels very true.” MONIQUE SHAFTER, MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL

“Beautifully captures the innocence of childhood set against the harsher realities of grief and recovery.” JULIET PORTER (FLOATING, BREATHE)

This film was produced with the support of the City of Port Phillip, through the Cultural Development Fund

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