SETTING SUN: PALM

Rating: CTC
Length: 90 minutes
The Palm
Sunday 30th April, 4.30pm.

Milk and Honey
Latte e Miele (Milk & Honey) is a story about the first night in Australia and how with sisterhood a woman can achieve anything.
Directors:  Andrea Demetriades, Louisa Mignone Producer: Annmaree J Bell

Dinner With Donna
Comedy
When Bob meets Donna for dinner he is hoping for romance but she has something different in mind. A twisted tale of bad science, bad food and a very bad possum.
Director/producer: Andrew Robb
Andrew has been making short films for the past decade. He was nominated in the Best Documentary category at the St Kilda Film Festival, and has received awards from the Setting Sun Short Film Festival, including the People’s Choice award last year for Millennium Man.

Cinders and the Seven Stage of Grief
Drama/fantasy
A classic fairy story, twisted into a girl-power cautionary tale. With the help of a kickass fairy godmother, a modern-day Cinderella learns happiness only comes when you are true to yourself.
Director: Constance Washington
Producer: Jennifer Monk
The first short film from the Girls Act Good female talent collective, this is also the directorial debut for Constance Washington.

Caught Between the Frames
Drama
Guy and Jane are worlds apart, but a brush with destiny assures Guy she is the one.
Director: Alaine Thompson
Producers: Alaine Thompson and Cassandra Chiong
Alaine Thompson is currently in her final year of her Bachelor of Communications (Media) at RMIT and has been involved in RMITV Student Community Television.

The Prince of Chinatown
Comedy
A young tourist returns home, to find he is still lost.
Director: Patrick Mooney
Producers: Patrick Mooney and Nadja Zimmermann
Patrick Mooney is a young independent filmmaker based in Melbourne. He is a member of the Artist Film Workshop, a Melbourne based group who experiment with motion picture celluloid. The Prince of Chinatown is his first short film since his graduation from Swinburne School of Film and Television.

Midnight Ice Cream Run
Animation/sci-fi comedy
Officer Jam, a 10-foot tall cop, stops at an ice cream shop for a midnight snack. There she meets a depressed teenager. While attempting to talk to her, the ice cream shop is held up by a duo of heavily armed cyborgs.
Finalist: Best Animation
Director: Johnny McPherson
Producer: Mark Lycette
A graduate from RMIT Bachelor of Design (Animation and Interactive Media) course, Johnny McPherson’s graduate film was shown at the Melbourne International Animation Festival 2016. 

Heathen
Drama
To win the attention of his father, a 14-year-old boy conducts an anthropological study on the effects of the drought on his rural community.
Director: Siobhan Mulready
Producer: Caitlin Johnston
Siobhan Mulready is a Brisbane director who spends most of her time making ads and the rest of her time eating making films and eating cheese.

Your First Boss
Comedy
A boy works for a particularly overbearing fruit shop owner.
Director: Jesse Maskell
Producer: Annie Thiele
Jesse Maskell’s film Road to the Grand Final, co-directed by Mark Hellinger, won two awards at the Setting Sun Short Film Festival in 2015. Annie Thiele is a director, writer and producer.

We’re Here Now
Drama
Two sisters find themselves hiding out in a public toilet cubicle when the youngest has to take a pregnancy test.
Director/Producer: Nikki Richardson
Nikki hails from country Victoria. We're Here Now is her first film.

iStick
Light drama
A young girl learns that there are more enjoyable pastimes than just video games.
Director/Producer: Gary Hegedus
Gary Hegedus has spent 15 years as manager/owner of an independent filmmaking production company.

Don’t Change
Drama
When Cassie becomes the victim of bullying at school, she struggles to find the reason why she is being targeted. Don't Change is a coming-of-age story about overcoming self-doubt and accepting who you are.
Director: Hayley Beveridge
Producers: Pete Valley/Diana Djurcinovska
Diana Djurcinovska is a Melbourne writer who has created two short films. Hayley Beveridge is an actress and filmmaker.

Olympic Nick: A Donutmentary
Documentary
The true story of how a $3.7 billion dollar rail project got derailed by an 83 year old man selling doughnuts from a caravan.
Finalist: Best Documentary West, Best Cultural Diversity
Directors: Rachel Morssink/Ian Tran
Producers: Ian Tran/Tessa Mansfield-Hung
Ian Tran was a physiotherapist, but his love of film led him to Olympic Nick, his first professionally-produced short film. It has screened widely, with Ian Tran receiving the Raw Nerve Initiative for emerging filmmakers and the Gold Remi (documentary under 60 minutes) at the 49th Worldfest Film Festival in 2016.pist for the past 15 years, I, vitality and curious exploration of the human condition into his film
* Cry Baby Session