Tinashé wants his freedom. Away from his mother and her constant complaining. Tinashé’s best friend Victor takes him in, he has his own apartment and some room in his bed. Their mutual friend Zarah comes over, the three of them hang out together, cook and dance. This new life feels deeply familiar and yet excitingly new. Everything matters, and nothing really matters at all. A time full of possibilities and new challenges.
by Tig Terera
with Negassa Sarka, Raji Olana, Trinna Talasaia, Juedd Mari, Troy Twomey, Gemma
Australia 2021 English 18’ Colour recommendation: 14 years and up


  • Negassa Sarka (Tinashé)
  • Raji Olana (Victor)
  • Trinna Talasaia (Zarah)
  • Juedd Mari (Mother)
  • Troy Twomey (clerk)
  • Gemma (woman at park)


Written and Directed byTig Terera
CinematographyJesse Lane
EditingJesse Lane
MusicSamuel Cooke
Sound DesignMig Artugue
Production DesignClaudia Tilley
CostumesSarah-Jane McMartin
CastingBaro Sura
Location ManagerKanya Oldaker
Production ManagerDarcie Richards

Produced by

Lilah Benetti

World Sales

Tig Terera

Tig Terera

Born in Zimbabwe in 1996 and raised in Australia, the screenwriter and director focuses in his cinematic work on human emotions and members of minority groups.


2018 Solibet; short documentary 2019 Charlotte; short documentary 2020 Chenge; short film 2021 Tinashé; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022