Short Film: BEAST, 20min., Australia, Thriller/Film Noir

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In a small town on the eastern coast of Australia lives the quiet and caring Sophie. Her only relationships are with town gossip Bea, with whom she works at the local butcher, and her grandson Liam, a single paramedic.
Sophie has been marginalise for nearly a decade in the wake of a fatal accident involving her daughter, and the dominating Bea has given Sophie hopes of rejoining the community by “weaving her magic with the girls”.

Just when things are finally looking up, Sophie stumbles upon something dark and inconceivable that forces her to make an impossible decision. A decision for love…

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    Film Noir, Drama
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 16, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    23,000 AUD
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    ARRI 2K
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Get to know the Thriller Short Film A PEACEFUL MAN, Playing at the Oct. 29th Film Festival

RSVP your FREE TIX for the HORROR/THRILLER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – Thursday October 29 2015. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto. Part of the Monthly FEEDBACK Film Festival.

One of the short films that’s playing at the festival is….

A PEACEFUL MAN, Australia, 4min, Action/Thriller
Directed by Harrison Norris

Beaten within an inch of his life, a peaceful man has a gruesome epiphany through violence.

Director’s Statement

Hi there, I’m Harrison Norris, the writer/director/editor/producer/etc of ‘A Peaceful Man’

The short was conceived from the concept that: no matter how rational or non-violent we see ourselves, under the right circumstances we are all capable of anything; whether we know it or not. The film is a fine slice of time, revolving around the exact moment the titular peaceful man, Harper, realises he is capable of monstrous things to save himself; and his transformation into a different man entirely.

The short was an entirely self-funded passion project, and required me to take up several months of stunt work in order to bring it, and its graphic novel adaption, to life.

I have always been strongly drawn to graphic novels so I enlisted Peter Pound to create an adaption of the film. Peter was the conceptual artist on Mad Max 4: Fury Road, and one of the men who helped kick-start the Australian indie horror comics movement in Australia, back in the 80’s, so it’s been a privilege sharing this journey with him.

Film Type: Short

Genres: Drama, Action

Runtime: 4 minutes 15 seconds

Completion Date: July 30, 2014

Production Budget: 5,000 AUD

Country of Origin: Australia

Country of Filming: Australia

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: RED

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Film Color: Color