It’s less than two weeks to go until the fourth ReelGood Film Festival hits town, and what better way to herald in the home stretch than by announcing the stellar line-up of flicks that we’ve got in store for you. Early buzz suggests that it’s the best lot yet. If you’re a RGFF veteran, then you would know how huge that is. If you’re a first timer, welcome to the future. Without further ado, we’d like to present our program for Cinema 1&2 for the ReelGood Film Festival 2017:
OPENING NIGHT (3rd of March, 2017)
EMO The Musical (dir. Neil Triffett) + Q&A
Ethan embarks on a new journey as he tries to fit in at his new school.
One of the most popular films at the most recent Melbourne International Film Festival, Emo The Musical is coming to the opening night of RGFF17. Ticket’s are going fast, so grab them now! Here’s a recent review.
MAIN DAY (4th of March, 2017)
OPENING FILM: Dress in Black (dir. Dan Daly)
Over a passage of time, Olivia reflects on why she is struggling to get out of bed.
Nothing to Write Home About (dir. Jack Dyball)
The night before Simon’s best friend’s funeral should have been nothing to write home about, until he met Ainslie.
Thanks for the Ride (dir. Tenika Smith)
An apathetic hearse driver unwillingly embarks on a journey to the coast with a troubled stranger.
Mary in the Locker Room (dir. Jamieson Pearce)
Mary is at the gym. Surrounded by all the hot young things, she keeps her head down. But there is one stud at whom she can’t help but sneak a peek.
Cake (dir. Jacinto Muinos)
A late night internet hook-up between a housebound gamer and a relentless party boy runs overtime and awkwardly transitions into a neighbourhood BBQ.
Under The Table (dir. Max Walter)
Ping pong balls, murder and very short shorts, UNDER THE TABLE is a black comedy that explores the concept of masculinity in 1970’s Australia.
Tanglewood (dir. Jordan Prosser)
Sarah and Zach live in the depths of the forest after a mysterious plague forces them to flee the city. Years of isolation make Sarah hard and controlling, while Zach becomes depressed and fatalistic. As they drift further apart, the monstrous beings in the forest draw closer, threatening their tenuous existence.
Between Trees (dir. Jayden Stevens)
Two teenage boys, on the run, hide out in the woods. They steal from a nearby house to survive, but things begin to spiral out of control.
Boxhead (dir. Tymon Langford)
When a brutal college initiation ritual fails to inflict the desired outcome on a new student, the perpetrators are forced to consider how far they will go to preserve tradition.
The Gaze (dir. Roxie Halley)
Desperate to escape her tired routine, an exhausted dancer must stand against constant scrutiny from an invisible audience, and from herself.
1000 Cigarettes (dir. Sophie Hayward)
Two Friends, one gun and a broken down car.
Homebodies (dir. Yianni Warnock)
Shannon cooks dinner whilst speaking to a perverted stranger online. Andrew takes a bath wrapped in seared Christmas lights. What could possibly shock these lost souls from their malaise?
Crush (dir. Lara Blues)
Lost in an emotional fog, five teenage lives are shaken when Anelise’s two best friends are missing and wanted for murder.
The Man Who Caught A Mermaid (dir. Kaitlin Tinker)
An old fisherman is obsessed with capturing a mermaid.
My Best Friend Is Stuck on a Ceiling (dir. Matt Vesely)
Connor, secretly in love with his best friend Rach, has gotten her a pretty cool birthday present. Something that’s sure to knock her off her feet. But, when things take a sharply peculiar turn, Connor begins to wonder whether he would have been better off just getting a gift voucher.
Creswick (dir. Natalie James)
Sam’s fear of her childhood home is brought to light when her ageing father claims there is another presence in the house.
Curve (dir. Tim Egan)
Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death. Beneath her, strange sounds emanate up from the darkness …
There’s Always Time For Basketball (dir. Carl Stella)
They say practice makes perfect.
Plunge (dir. Kate Lefoe)
A romantic day trip tests the relationship of two young lovers.
CLOSING FILM: Welcome Home Allen (dir. Andrew Kavanagh)
A group of soldiers return home from war, in the final part of Andrew Kavanagh’s trilogy of shorts about the collision between the past and present.