Spoilia Oceani

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Music Video from Australia, 5 minutes

Screens Friday, February 27, 2015
Screening Block 1: 12pm-3:15pm

Directed by Stephen Banham
Produced by Stephen Banham, Sophie Calderbank, Alyssa Mason

The year is 1960. Deep in the Australian wilderness, three cult members force an innocent woman to kneel before their pagan idol. Nearby, a handsome young driver sweats behind the wheel of a speeding car, hoping it’s not too late. Spoilia Oceani weaves a narrative of revenge, cult sacrifice and doomed love within a picturesque landscape. It is an epic tale combining quirky characters and stylized violence set to the mix of contemporary and orchestral styles that characterize Adelaide-based band Monkey Puzzle Tree.

About the Director

After studying filmmaking and its history, Stephen Banham wrote and directed short films, music videos and the micro-budget feature Adelaide. Through the South Australian Film Corporation’s Writing for Film initiative, he was selected from over fifty writers to develop the feature film Drop Bears. Stephen recently worked as David Michôd’s (Animal Kingdom) assistant on The Rover (Guy Pearce/Robert Pattinson), shadowing Michôd from pre-production to final day of shooting.


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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