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Film file

Generation 14plus

Smashed

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Dean has a thing for Jess – and it drives him crazy that she's with Christian. Egged on by his friends, he manoeuvres everyone into making a hot-tempered and brainless move. This unreal drama of one night's events tells a tale of hubris, jealousy, complete loss of control and the desire to undo the past. An intelligent and unsettling short thriller about passion, powerlessness and an attempt to turn back the clock.

by
Sean Lahiff

Australia 2017

English

13 min · Colour

With

Toby Wallace (Dean)
Harrison Gilbertson (Ray)
Sarah Jeavons (Jess)
Leo Santangelo (Christian)
Henry Reimer Meaney (Paul)

Crew

Director
Sean Lahiff
Screenplay
Dave Haddin, Sean Lahiff, Michael Clarkin
Director of Photography
Maxx Corkindale
Editor
Sean Lahiff
Music
Ken Stringfellow
Sound Design
Pete Best
Sound
Des Kenneally
Production Design
Tony Cronin
Costumes
Chloe Spalding
Make-up
Rebecca Buratto
Casting
Angela Heesom
Assistant Director
Shannon Crotty
Production Manager
Michael J. Smith
Producer
Michael Clarkin s.p.a.
Executive Producers
Anthony Keenan, Jon Hoh, Stephen Boyle

Biography

Sean Lahiff

The son of film director Craig Lahiff, he grew up in Adelaide, Australia and inherited his love of cinema from his father. He has worked as an editor and VFX editor on diverse productions - from cult Australian horror films to Hollywood blockbusters. One of his most recent works was directing the horror-comedy short Too Dark.

Filmography (short films)

2003 Clothtape: Hollow Vows 2004 Meat Wallet: Filth Kill 2005 Sterilising Sol-3 2015 Too Dark 2017 Smashed (Zerschlagen)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017

Produced by

Snakepit Media