Ben Chuah wins Different Films’ short film screenwriting competition

(L-r) Ben Chuah, Purnima Padmanabhan and Lj Charleston.

Ben Chuah’s Nite X has won the inaugural short film screenwriting competition conducted by Lee Matthews’ Different Films.

The screenplay centres on a casual hook-up between a young and older man in the middle of the night, a window into inter-generational queer relationships and the attraction and dynamics between sexual partners from different worlds.

Chuah will develop the project with Different Films, produced by Daniel Chua, directed by Matthews and released via Different Films’ YouTube channel in 2020.

The company is now looking for experienced crew members who are eager to achieve credits as heads of department on Nite X.

A fan of The Family Law and dramas Lost and The Cry, 33-year-old Chuah has completed an Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting at Rmit.

Matthews initiated the Screenwriter of Distinction Competition to unearth a new voice from Australia’s diverse writing talent pool.
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