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Avoid the short films trap

While writing and directing a well-received short film can be a great stepping stone to features, aspiring feature directors should avoid the trap of making short after short.

Producer Raquelle David expressed that view on social media, prompting a flood of comments, some in full support, others disagreeing.

.Australian writers and directors that have made one solid short film need to stop making more,. said David, who has produced more than a dozen shorts and is developing several features.

.Seriously, stop. Focus on the feature or high-end TV concept and work with producers that will help you realise it. I'm so worried about our industry pumping out great shorts but bugger all else..

Screenwriter Shane Danielsen, who made his directing debut on the short The Guests, which screened in official competition in Cannes, produced by David, responded, .Could not agree more..

Danielsen, who wrote the features Errors of the Human Body
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'Home and Away': Catherine Mack teases Natalie, Brax, Zac triangle

'Home and Away': Catherine Mack teases Natalie, Brax, Zac triangle
Home and Away star Catherine Mack has revealed more details of the new love triangle storyline ahead for her character Natalie Davison. Viewers have seen Natalie have an on-off relationship with bad boy Brax (Steve Peacocke) in recent months, but an upcoming plot twist sees her grow closer to ex-boyfriend Zac Maguire, played by new cast member Charlie Clausen. As previously reported, Zac is a prison education officer, who is introduced to the Summer Bay soap when Natalie asks him to keep an eye on Casey Braxton (Lincoln Younes) while he is in jail. Discussing Natalie's history with Zac, Mack told TV Week: "He was a couple of years above her at university and they had a relationship. They thought they would be together for the rest of their lives. "They were really in love. But, without giving too much away, he did some bad things (more)
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'Home and Away' star confirms Zac, Brax, Natalie love triangle

'Home and Away' star confirms Zac, Brax, Natalie love triangle
Home and Away's newcomer Zac MaGuire will come between Brax and Natalie in a new love triangle storyline. Charlie Clausen, whose casting as Zac was confirmed earlier this week, has given an insight into his character's personality in an interview with The West Australian. "They were together back in the old uni days and Nat gets in touch when Casey goes to prison and asks Zac to keep an eye on him," Clausen revealed. "The whole Brax, Nat thing, Zac is definitely coming in as that third point of a love triangle. It's my specialty to be honest; I've done quite a few shows where I get brought in as the third point of a love triangle." Meanwhile, (more)
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'Home and Away' reveals new character Zac Maguire

'Home and Away' reveals new character Zac Maguire
Home and Away bosses have announced the casting of actor Charlie Clausen as a face from Natalie Davison's past. The 35-year-old has taken on the role of Zac Macguire, a prison education officer who will get to know Casey Braxton (Lincoln Younes) in an upcoming storyline.

Pictured: Charlie Clausen as Zac Maguire in Home and Away. Zac had a stint in jail when he was younger, but has since turned his life around and tries to help others do the same. Natalie (Catherine Mack) asks Zac to keep an eye on Casey while he is in prison, still keen to help the Braxton teen. However, with Zac now back in Natalie's life, (more)
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St Kilda Film Festival announces nominees

Short film fest, The St Kilda Film Festival has announced its award nominees across 18 categories. Winners will be announced on Sunday 27 May

The announcement:

Now in its 29th year the St Kilda Film Festival’s (Skff) Top 100 competition recognises and awards local filmmakers of all levels of experience who excel in creative and craft and who show potential for growth within the industry.

From an increasingly competitive field of entrants, 62 nominees are in the running for 18 prestigious awards and their share of $40,000 of cash and in-kind prizes, with the winner of the Best Film being awarded $10,000 cash.

The nominations for the 2012 Best Short Film include: At The Formal (Directed by Andrew Kavanagh & Produced by Ramona Telecican). Peekaboo (Directed by Damien Power & Produced by Joe Weatherstone) The Palace (Directed by Anthony Maras & Produced by Anthony Maras, Kate Croser, Andros Achilleos) and Transmission (Directed by Zak Hilditch & Produced by Liz Kearney)

Nominees
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