By This River

By This River

Credits

Director

Melissa Anastasi

Country

Australia 2013

Running Time

14mins

Category

Short

Language

English

Winner of Best Direction in a Student Film at the 2014 Australian Director’s Guild Awards.

Based on the Christos Tsiolkas’ short story, Disco at the End of Communism, is this absorbing meditation on grief, ritual and mythology.

A grief-stricken young boy (Zac Ynfante) builds a raft in a touchingly innocent attempt to reunite with his deceased mother. He believes she now lives in the mythical Land of the Dead, which lies at the end of the river flowing alongside his family’s property.

Written by: Melissa Anastasi, Chris Squadrito
Produced by: Rachel Argall
Cast: Zac Ynfante, Callum McManis, Tony Poli, Lucia Mastrantone

About the Director:
A graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Melissa Anastasi’s films have screened at festivals around the world. She is a recipient of the Kenneth B Myer Award for Exceptional Talent and the European Union Film Award. 

SYDNEY Sessions

Wednesday 29 October, 7:00 pm

Screens as part of GASFF Australian Shorts

MELBOURNE Sessions

Thursday 23 October, 7:00 pm

Screens as part of GASFF Australian Shorts