Destination: The Underground Shorts Block


Modern Houses
2016/ USA/ 18 Min/ Drama
Directed by Matthew Dixon
Starring: Lili Taylor

Modern Houses is psychological-thriller about the creative process.

Max Lin had been architecture’s celebrated young star. Perched on the cutting edge of form and function, her stunning, sculptural designs challenged the conventional limits of buildings as art. A year ago, her career derailed. Under the weight of brilliance, expectation, endless delays, and the eyes of her own face staring back at her from the cover of Architectural Digest, she cracked. But she’s back. Having locked herself away for the last 72 hours, racing to finish the model of what will be her greatest design, she steps back for the final look. It’s perfect. And then, from inside, she hears the whisper that every artist fears.

2016/ Australia/ 17 Min/ Sci-Fi, Crime, Thriller
Directed by Trevor Smith
Starring: Anthony Brandon Wong, Christopher Sommers

In the near future, in a rich sophisticated society, human trafficking has become legalised and taken over as the world’s most prolific trade. Beautiful girls are in high demand and very desirable to the wealthy — they have become the most valuable commodity on planet earth.

2016/ Norway/ 11 Min/ Dark Comedy
Directed by Adam A. Losurdo
Starring: Herman L. Opedal, Tonje Brattås


A senseless wandering ghoul roaming the world full of the hunger-less undead and hateful humans will soon discover a craving, leaving him completely and utterly without hope.

After a mysterious disease struck society, poor Karl, like the rest of his kind, became one of the many outcasts in the modern world. While most folks went about their everyday lives, eventually accepting and ignoring the timid zombies themselves, those that became hostile towards the infected, faced no true consequences.

Until… all hope was gone.

2016/ Australia, USA/ 6 Min/ Documentary
Directed by Camilla Turnbull
Starring: Kristina Hammar

An experimental documentary exploring the desire to self-destruct.

A young woman recounts the resounding effects of a relationship breakdown, and how she developed a compulsive skin-picking habit.

Passion Gap
2017/ South Africa/ 20 Min/ Drama, Thriller
Directed by Matt Portman, Jason Donald
Starring: Shuraigh Meyer, Marguerite Van Eeden, Aaron Jacobs

Elani survived her brutal childhood by carefully watching people. Now she plans to use her relationship with Mikey to get out of Cape Town for good. All she has to do is manage his ego for one more night, but the seeds of violence were planted in her early on.

Private Eyes
2017/ USA/ 11 Min/ Drama
Directed by Nicholas Leon
Starring: Cera Naccarato, Marissa Salazar, Jaime Bennington

A struggling photographer takes a strange job from an even stranger client.

White Face
2017/ USA/ 21 Min/ Drama
Directed by Mtume Gant
Starring: Mtume Gant, Kara Young, Frank Deal

New York Actor Charles Rogers hates his skin and all that hardship that comes with it. Feeling trapped by his race, Charles believes he has found the solution to his problems – change his appearance to embody ‘Whiteness’ – erase all that he has ever been and join the group he’s believes he should be a part of. But is this ever possible?