First Contact

First Contact

First Contact
Australia, 2011, 21 Minute Running Time
US Premiere
Topics: Drama, Family Friendly
Language: English

A father and his teenage daughter live in the Australian outback, eking out an existence between research, hunting and School of the Air—the daughter’s only connection to the outside world via a short wave radio. When a nearly dead black man makes his way into their home, he shatters their world with sudden impact.

DIRECTOR: Matthew Richards
Editor: Patrick McCabe
Screenwriter: Matthew Richards
Cinematographer: Matt Wood
Principal Cast: olaf savage,Isabel Macmaster,Ian Harry


This film is playing as a part of...


Short Stories from Down Under   

Short Stories from Down Under
81 min.
With 30 short films in this year’s Festival, Australia is at the forefront of quality short form storytelling among the nations of the world. With a remarkably diverse wealth of gifted young filmmaking talent to call upon, and a rich trove of characters to share and stories to tell, the land down un... more



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