Director: Matt Holcomb
Producer: Annie Kinnane
Writer: Louise D'Arcy
Cinematographer: Geoffrey Hall
Editor: Trevor Holcomb
Production Designer: Bloss Flint
Synopsis: A life-size cut-out of an Australian military officer intended to be a source of comfort for his daughter and wife instead causes emotional upheaval and reveals a dark secret.
Screening Time: Sunday, October 25th 5:00 pm
Web Site: http://cutoutpictures.com.au/flatdaddy
Annie Kinnane (Producer) moved across into television commercial production after a successful career in marketing and PR and has been producing TVCs, branded entertainment, music videos, event films for over 12 years. In 2013 a coffee conversation with director Matt Holcomb led them to apply for production funding from Screen NSW (AUSTRALIA) via its Emerging Filmmakers Fund for his short film and they were one of three successful teams. Their film FLAT DADDY as gone on to screen at major film festivals across Australia and North America and most recently has been nominated for Best Short Fiction Film in the Australian Academy Of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) 2015 and Best Short Film Production in the Screen Producer’s Australia Awards.
Matt Holcomb (Director) after studying method acting at the Conservatory Theatre Ensemble in Mill Valley, California, and Professional Screenwriting for Film and Television at RMIT, Matt cut his teeth on corporate documentaries and music videos before becoming a commercials director. He turned his hand to shorts and directed short films PINBALL (2011), GODDESS (2010), PENSION DAY (2007) and SWIMMING WITH HAROLD HOLT (2005) and FLAT DADDY (2104) starring AFI and AACTA Award-winning actress, Kat Stewart (OFFSPRING, UNDERBELLY). FLAT DADDY had its world premiere at the 2015 St Kilda Film Festival, where it screened on opening night and received nominations for Best Director and Best Original Score; was invited to screen in competition at the 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest and will screen at the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival.
Al Clark (Executive Producer) has been a journalist, a record company executive, the founder/editor of a film annual, the author of two books and, for the past 30 years, a film producer and executive producer – first in the UK, then in Australia. His Australian films – which have played at most major festivals and been distributed all over the world – include the directing debuts of Andrew Dominik (CHOPPER), John Polson (SIAM SUNSET) and Patrick Hughes (RED HILL), and the feature debuts in leading roles of Russell Crowe (THE CROSSING), Guy Pearce (THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT), Eric Bana (CHOPPER), Joel Edgerton (THE HARD WORD) and Ryan Kwanten (RED HILL). PRISCILLA, directed by Stephan Elliott, was nominated for a Golden Globe as best picture, won an Oscar for costume design, plus two BAFTAs and multiple festival awards, and remains one of the most successful Australian films of all time. The stage musical derived from it has now played lengthy seasons in ten countries. A former board member of the Australian Film Commission, he was the recipient, in January 2013, of the AACTA Raymond Longford Award for lifetime achievement.
Geoffrey Hall ACS (Cinematographer) has earned a formidable reputation as one of Australia’s great cinematographers – his work in all film genres, drama TVCs, documentary and music videos, have seen him earn accolades and awards both here in Australian and overseas. His work on the much lauded feature film CHOPPER launched an international career which has to date, seen Geoff filming in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.