A brilliant yet harrowing short written and directed by W.A.M. Bleakley of SWAG (previously featured here). Based on real events, “A Birthday Party” tells the story of a teenager whose loyalty is tested when he witnesses his friends commit a heinous act. Shot on 16mm by cinematographer Simon J. Walsh, watch above and see full credits below!


Lincoln Vickery
Charles Grounds
Darcy Kent
Elliot Kerdel

Writer & Director: W.A.M. Bleakley
Producers: Lucy Knox, Sunday Emerson Gullifer
Director of Photography: Simon J. Walsh
Editor: Paul Rowe
Production Designer: Daphne Do
1st Assistant Director: Blake Curtis
Original Music: Maxwell Riess
Sound Designer: Nick Batterham
Colourist: Pete Ritchie
1st Camera Assistant: Kitty Allwood
2nd Camera Assistant: Gabriel Hutchings
Gaffer: Lachlan Pezet
Runner: Christopher Martin-McCombe
Script Supervisor: Meaghan Palmer
Unit Manager: Ben Rollinson
Edit Consultant: Cindy Clarkson
Sound Recordist: David Ross
Boom Operator: Hugh Palmer
Art Director: Verity Kimpton
Wardrobe: Bec Judd
Hair & Makeup: Jami Riley, Alex Marshall
Stills Photographers: Kirrilee Bailey, Dannika Horvat, Jayden Stevens
Stunt Coordinator: Reg Roordink
Weapons Consultant: Lucy Knox
Sound Mixer: Neil S. Bell
Online Editor: Andrew Connell
Laboratory Supervisor: Werner Winkleman
Visual Effects: Paul Rowe, Lucy Knox


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