The Gidji

screens: 
Fri, 04/15/2011 - 10:00
Fri, 04/15/2011 - 11:45
Director: 
Pat Herford
length: 
8min
year: 
2009
country: 
Australia

Two young men with a fishing spear go head-to-head with the local toughs on a remote coast where friendship is hard to find and it's hard to catch a break unless you're one step ahead.

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Director's Bio: 
Pat Herford is a 27 year-old filmmaker whose first film documented his friends as they surfed the remote south-west corner of Australia. From there he discovered his love of the craft and completed a Bachelor of Media Studies at Murdoch University, Perth. After making several music videos and short dramas, including a two-year honours project set in 1932 Hollywood, he moved to Melbourne to undertake a Masters in Film and Television Direction at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2009 his short film Drainman won the Melbourne 48 Hour Film Project. For the completion of his Masters, he wrote, produced and directed his short film The Gidji which premiered at Palm Springs International Shortfest in 2010. He has since relocated to Toronto where he continues to write his first feature project.