THE FUTURE (07:11)

(2011) ‘When you’re young and in love, the future seems bright… but then what?’

Written & directed by Venetia Taylor
Produced by Daniel Prypchan

CAST
Brooke Ellen Louttit
Alex Bryant-Smith
Helen Tonkin
Peter McAllum
Ben Brave
Stephanie Wood

CREW
Production manager: Stephanie Wood
Camera: Sissy M Reyes
Sound design & location recording: Joseph Dutaillis
Special FX makeup: Sylwia Lukosz
Makeup assistant: Katrina Kyriacou
Edit: Venetia Taylor
Props buyer: Janet Lumley
Catering: Ben Brave
Associate facilitator: Miles Thomas

MUSIC
Music arranged by Gene Taylor
Music performed by Frank Spitznagel (piano), Eddie Trainer (guitar), Gene Taylor (double bass) & Alistair McMenemy (drums)
Gene Taylor Trio
Alfie & Gene: Bass & Drums, Performance/Production/Recording

I have put The Future first because it may look simple but shooting 4 actors round a table with complicated eye lines isn’t easy. Also, the director got good performances from the actors. All in all I thought it was funny, thought provoking, extremely well made and displayed a real understanding of cinema.
Lesley Manville, Judge, Thurrock Int. Short Film Festival UK 2014

There were eight films in this screening, with the highlight being Australian film The Future from writer/director Venetia Taylor. Set in a restaurant as a Beth and Simon get engaged, they kiss and wish to see what the future holds for them, as the kiss ends their wish comes true. They are joined in the restaurant by their future selves and they see firsthand what they are to become. Filled with rapid fire and occasionally dark humour, the film is stolen by the performances of Peter McAllum and Helen Tonkin as the future couple.
Sam McCaffrey, One & Other, York, 11th November 2012

Be careful what you wish for in director Venetia Taylor’s comical short film, The Future. Simple and sweet, the possibility of a sneak peek into the rest of your life can be too tempting to ignore to a young couple in their prime. A minimalistic set and great lighting enhances this out of the box story to a surreal level that feels like your own life is on the screen.
Erica Laxson, DC Metro Theater Arts, 16th September 2012

SCREENINGS
2015 3. Lange Nacht der Berliner Filmfestivals, Germany
2015 Official Selection XpoNorth Film Showcase, Scotland
2015 Official Selection 300 Minutes International Film Festival, Germany
2015 Official Selection Courts des Îles Festival, French Polynesia
2015 Official Selection Independent Days FilmFest, Germany
2015 Official Selection Image In Cabestany, France
2015 Official Selection DAMN Film Series, US
2014 Official Selection I 400 Corti Film Fest, Italy
2014 Iron Mule Comedy Film Series, US
2014 Cinémonde Private Screening Series, US
2014 Official Selection Thurrock International Film Festival, UK
2014 Official Selection Down Under Berlin Film Festival, Germany
2014 Official Selection Marblehead Film Festival, US
2014 Official Selection Viewster Online Film Festival
2014 Official Selection Stony Brook Film Festival, US
2014 Official Selection Eye Of Newt Film Festival, Sydney
2014 Official Selection Tally Shorts Film Festival, US
2014 Official Selection American Online Film Awards, US
2013 Official Selection YES Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Crested Butte Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Malta Short Film Festival, Malta
2013 Official Selection San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Shortini Film Festival, Italy
2013 Official Selection Waterfront Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Festival Alto Vicentino, Italy
2013 Official Selection Prescott Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Hoboken International Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Heritage Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Tupelo Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Rochester International Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Big Island Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Landau Int. Short Film Festival, Germany
2013 Official Selection Outpost Film Festival, WA
2013 Official Selection Omaha Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Phoenix Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Durango Independent Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Sedona International Film Festival, US
2013 Official Selection Dieciminuti Film Festival, Italy
2013 Official Selection Trail Dance Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Moondance International Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Anchorage International Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Cockatoo Island Film Festival, Sydney
2012 Official Selection Sandfly Film Festival, NSW
2012 Official Selection Starz Denver Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Purbeck Film Festival, UK
2012 Official Selection Barrie Film Festival, Canada
2012 Official Selection FreeNetWorld Int. Film Festival, Serbia
2012 Official Selection Asiana Int. Short Film Festival, South Korea
2012 Official Selection Lucca Film Festival, Italy
2012 Official Selection Fiaticorti Film Festival, Italy
2012 Official Selection Screen Stockport Film Festival, UK
2012 Official Selection Blue Mountains Film Festival, NSW
2012 Official Selection Harlem International Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Louisville International Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Fieri International Film Festival, Albania
2012 Official Selection Calgary International Film Festival, CA
2012 Official Selection Canterbury Short Film Festival, NZ
2012 Official Selection FilmVideo Montecatini, Italy
2012 Official Selection Broad Humour Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Cornwall Film Festival, UK
2012 Official Selection Scone FilmFest, NSW
2012 Official Selection Crystal Palace International Film Festival, UK
2012 Official Selection Cologne Comedy Short Film Festival, Germany
2012 Official Selection Poppy Jasper Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection San Diego Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Brantford Film Festival, CA
2012 Official Selection Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK
2012 Official Selection Tisza Mozi Film Festival, Hungary
2012 Official Selection Williamstown Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Cincinnati Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Pentedattilo Film Festival, Italy
2012 Official Selection Montgomery Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Healdsburg Int. Short Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Sarnia Shorts, UK
2012 Official Selection Isle of Wight Film Festival, UK
2012 Official Selection MoliseCinema Festival, Italy
2012 Official Selection ShowFest International Film Festival, Sydney
2012 Official Selection TriMedia Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection NYC Filmmaker’s Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Inland NSW Film Festival, NSW
2012 Official Selection DC Shorts Film Festival, US
2012 Finalist Janison Short Sharp Film Festival, NSW
2012 Official Selection Patras International Film Festival, Greece
2012 Official Selection Salento International Film Festival, Italy
2012 Official Selection Deep Fried Film Festival, Scotland
2012 Official Selection Indie Gems Film Festival, Sydney
2012 Official Selection Film Festival of Colorado, US
2012 Official Selection Who Likes Short Shorts, US
2012 Official Selection Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Scotland
2012 Official Selection Detroit Windsor Int. Film Festival, US
2012 Out Of Competition Frederick Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Holmfirth Film Festival, UK
2012 Out Of Competition Los Gurkos Short Film Festival, Austria
2012 Official Selection Dungog Film Festival, NSW
2012 Official Selection Big Sur Int. Short Film Screening Series, US
2012 Official Selection Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, Wales
2012 Official Selection Reel Shorts Film Festival, CA
2012 Official Selection Arizona International Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Sonoma International Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Indie Spirit Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Palm Beach International Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Newport Beach Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Soul 4 Reel Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection CineGlobe Film Festival, CERN, Geneva
2012 Finalist Shepparton Shorts Film Festival, VIC
2012 Official Selection Warrambeen Film Festival, VIC
2012 Official Selection Flatpack Film Festival, UK
2012 Official Selection Byron Bay Film Festival, NSW
2012 Finalist, Young At Heart Short Film Awards, Sydney
2012 Official Selection Norwich Film Festival, UK
2012 Official Selection Taos Shortz Film Festival, US
2012 Official Selection Flickerfest Short Film Festival, Sydney

AWARDS
2014 Best International Film (Thurrock Int. Film Festival, UK)
2014 Tally Shorts Film Festival Favourite (Tally Shorts, US)
2013 Audience Award Best Short (YES Film Festival, US)
2013 Digital Film Award (San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, US)
2013 Best of Fest Winner (Rochester International Film Festival, US)
2013 Special Mention Award (Imphal Film Festival, India)
2012 Best International Short Film (Screen Stockport Film Festival, UK)
2012 Third Prize Open Category (Barrie Film Festival, CA)
2012 Best Short Short (Harlem International Film Festival, US)
2012 Special Mention (NYC Filmmaker’s Festival, US)
2012 Best Comedy (Poppy Jasper Film Festival, US)
2012 Special Mention (Pentedattilo Film Festival, Italy)
2012 Best Film (Janison Short Sharp Film Festival, NSW)
2012 Best Short Short Comedy (Detroit Windsor Int. Film Festival, US)
2012 Best Int. Short Comedy (Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, UK)
2012 Judges Encouragement Award (Shepparton Shorts, VIC)
2012 Honourable Mention Comedy Fiction (Taos Shortz, US)

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