“Scumbag” in postproduction, would you like to take part in a test screening? and North Arm – The Lights (Official Video) released

Scumbag” a new short film directed by Gene Alberts is now in post production after a very successful new-wave style location shoot in Marrickville. Shot on Arri Alexa staring Mikey S. Field “Scumbag” follows a down-and-out who finds a gun and starts exploring some of the deadly new options available to him!
We would like to do some test screens of the edit we have so if you would like to watch “Scumbag” and give some input about how we might tweak the edit contact Samuel Vines on facebook!
North Arm – The Lights (Official Video) Directed by Imogen Grist was released at the end of August
Shot using the amazing scenery of the Blue Mountains (West of Sydney) to dwarf dominate Roderick Smith.
Roderick wakes up in this giant landscape! Initially he struggles against his fate but as the clip progresses he starts to accept beautiful surroundings, and in the final section shot on Kings Tableland at sun set he dances with joy!
Watch it here!

Directed by Imogen Grist
Camera Samuel Vines

phoenix heart films makes its film festival debut with “tea for three” in the filmzeit kaufbeuren film festival


“Tea Tor Three” is a co production by phoenix heart films and the T42 dance company. It was made in a very free and artistic way and has been selected by filmzeit kaufbeuren to show in its international short film category on the 4th of Oct. This is the first short film which phoenix heart films has made…
…and its also the first time its been accepted into a film festival so we are really HAPPY about that!!

“Tea for Three” looks at power relations and mental illness, from a playful often surreal viewpoint and was co-made by a mixed gender cast.


A house wife tries to run her house with confidence, but her feeling of control is replaced by sinister visions…
This improvised film contains surreal dance elements, and takes place during an afternoon. A highly strung house wife micro-manages her jumpy maid whilst her husband completely ignores her, Strange things start to happen to the wife and she starts bullying the maid to feel in control… but when the glamorous guest arrives the beautiful meal is consumed in beastly way while the husband and guest flirt and play footsie under the table! The illusion of control which the wife had created falls apart and the tea for three climaxes into a psychedelic nightmare!

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