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The Ideal Candidate

A character driven, zany, thought provoking comedy web series which challenges our belief system of the human persona.

TIC follows the story of ‘Sue’ who is very keen to find a job but her dotty personality often gets between her and the ability to score a job – and when successful – fails to keep a job for very long. Set in a painfully mundane environment with all the predictable and conventional structures that an office environment holds – is an idiosyncratic and eccentric character lacking in convention and common sense. TIC is both hilarious and thought provoking, edgy and at times uncomfortable. It aims to challenge our belief system of the human persona and what is perceived as normal.

It raises questions such as: Is it taboo to resent the conventional in our society? Are highly unconventional people considered mad? Or is it actually our too conventional and restrictive society that is mad? Is what we perceive as ‘normal’ a concept imposed onto us by an oppressive society that is not keen on anything askew from the conventional? Is it our inherent human need for approval that makes us conformists and essentially sheep? And do we only become truly free when we stop looking for approval? Are we compromising, not just our free and creative thinking, but also the will to express our unique personalities in the pursuit of approval?

Essentially, what is unusual about the main character Sue is that she does not need anyone’s approval and this lack makes it impossible to control her.

SERAPHIM

SERAPHIM is a fast paced, high impact fantasy/action feature film that focuses on Sera, a girl going to high school and surviving life in the inner city, unaware that she is the first Seraphim Angel created in two thousand years. When Sera’s existence becomes known, Jessica and Fenris, two Seraphim warriors from different sides of the great battle, are dispatched to secure her loyalty or kill her.

Sera’s life is torn apart when her Grandfather is attacked and killed by Fenris, an agent of the Nameless one. As she is hunted, she discovers that she is destined to become Seraphim, an immortal of great power – iIf she can survive that long!

Jessica is informed that Fenris, the only Seraphim Angel to fall from grace and enter the service of the Nameless One has entered our world. As Fenris is also Jessica’s former mentor, Jerssica allies herself with the planet’s surviving Norse gods to oppose Fenris. Fenris is set on wiping out humanity, and she needs to find and harness Sera to do it.

The story of SERAPHIM is a set in a universe that is a massive game of chess between two omnipotent beings, “The Creator” and “The Nameless One”. Unable to fight each other directly for fear of ripping the fabric of the universe apart, they battle through subordinates. These chess pieces are Seraphim Angels and Norse Gods who choose sides and battle for the right of humanity to exist on Earth.

In the dark hours between dusk and dawn in a modern city, battle will be waged over humanity’s fate. While the world sleeps, the greatest warriors and tacticians of an unwritten history will live and die to sway the decision of one young girl.

SERAPHIM focuses on Sera’s journey as she discovers who and what she is, suddenly becoming the central figure in a divisive war that had gone since creation. At the same time she is being given the power to be judge, jury and possible executioner of humanity.

The SERAPHIM project described above is a stand-alone feature film. We envision further productions on the back of a successful feature film. and have plotted a two-season television series to follow on from a successful feature film. These plans indiate the story and franchising potential, and complement SERAPHIM.

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Memory of Breathing

In the near future, the magnetic poles switch due to erosion of the earth’s magnetic field, reversing the direction of electrical current worldwide, and crashing all computers. Everything that relied on computers stopped working, most notably safeguards at biological research facilities. The global pandemic resulting from “The Crash” almost wiped out humanity.

New medical technology developed during the pandemic allows for Corpses can be bought back to a state of animation through the continued injection of a drug, with the main side effect being loss of most high-level brain function. This treatment is reserved for those committing capital crimes such as murder. Given the value of every life in the post Crash world, these crimes are punishable by execution with an added term of post-death labour to repay society for the life taken.

Little Rebekah Holyoake killed her brother, and is now a corpse. As an American, she transfers to the Australian prison system when her parents migrate. She arrives at a Corpse Work Compound that isn’t set up for nine year olds, especially for those who have kept their original personality when re-animated.

But her struggle to find a place for herself in this new post-death “life” is being threatened by interests from both within and outside the prison system. Her desire to improve soon earns her respect from the warden and his assistant. She meets challenges from the Right to Death lobby, other prisoners and even her parents, proving that she can succeed in a hostile environment. Holyoake will find her most dangerous challenge will come from the legal system itself, when the law that allows her to exist is challenged.

This project is a Feature Film.

Stalking Daylight

Stalking Daylight follows Dresher, a young woman whose everyday life is turned upside down drawn when she is drawn into the conflict between the Nightstalkers and the Daylighters, The Earth has changed, and those inhabitants who worship dark technology are at odds with those, who live a life uncomplicated by the complexities of technology. As both societies face off, Dresher may be the only one that can save them both.

Stalking Daylight creates a visually striking world, where technology is now the opiate of the masses, and Dreshers realisations as she journeys to a place where technology is not worshipped has a strong message to our society today and the choices we face.

The writers, Marianne de Pierres and Lynne Jamneck are both published authors.

Stalking Daylight is a feature film.

The Heist

If two’s company, three’s just trouble. When the trigger-happy Justin and Lance screw up Claudia’s well-laid plans for the rural bank they’ve got to hit, an unexpected foe threatens to rip the trio apart. Three friends, two choices, one bank.

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Credits
Emma Lung, Toby Schmitz, Leigh Scully, Tory Mussett
Writer / Director: Georgia Clark
Producer: Matt Carter

Festivals
Screened – Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Victoria, Australia, July 2007
Finalist – Shepparton Film Festival, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, March 2008
Finalist – Zompire Film Festival, May 2008, USA

Running Time : 9.25 minutes

© Copyright Enchanter 2007

Leonore’s Song

Yunyu is lost somewhere between 3D and 2D, the past and the present and life, death and the infinite. Part air, part water; somehow reduced to a storybook character stuck in photographic eternity, she seeks answers.

Over 16,000 digital photographs were taken in the making of this stop animation live action video. The video was shot entirely on Canon 5D digital stills camera. The result in an intriguing and strange fairy tale where nothing is as it seems.

Lenore’s Song is from JJJ Unearthed winner Yunyu’s debut album “Spiked Soul”.

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Credits
Musician: Yunyu
Director/Writer: Tahnee McGuire
Producer: Matt Carter

Festivals
Broadcast – Rage, ABC National Broadcast, Australia, October 2006
Finalist – Sunscreen Film Clip Festival, Australia, December 2006
Winner – Golden Tripod National Award for Cinematography (Australian Cinematographers Society), Australia, May 2007
Broadcast – Music Jungle, Channel Nine National Broadcast, Australia, June 2007 Finalist
SOUNDKilda Film Festival, Australia, June 2007 Finalist
Flux iPod Film Fest, USA, June 2007
Winner – Conspiracy II Video Competition, New Zealand, June 2007

Running Time : 3:53 minutes

© Copyright Enchanter Pty Ltd 2006

Perdition

Josephine is a young woman who is in the fight of her life, pitted against Amon – a suave, self-assured & malicious seducer, and Ash – her Armani-clad conscience.

In a battle to the death, where addiction is pitted against freedom, can a person survive?

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Credits
Tasma Walton, Nathaniel Dean, Ashley Lyons
Director/Writer: Matt Carter
Producer: Donna Basserabie-Sennet
Co-Writer: Kathryn Barker

Festivals
Finalist – Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, California, 2005
Finalist – Eyescream Short Film Festival, Australia, OCtober 2005
Finalist – Coogee Bay Arts Festival, NSW, Australia, February 2006
Finalist – Shepparton Film Festival, Victoria, Australia, March 2006
Screened – Chop Bin Sync, NSW, Australia, March 2006
Finalist – Newtown Flicks, NSW, Australia, April 2006
Screened – Caught Short, NSW, Australia, May 2006
Broadcast – The Glass Fishbowl, NSW, Australia, May 2006
Finalist – Angry Film Festival, Victoria, Australia, July 2006
Finalist – Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Victoria, Australia, July 2006
TV Licence – Mini Movie Channel Europe (pay channel), Europe, August 2007

Running Time : 6.32 minutes

© Copyright AFTRS 2005

The First Thing I Remember

What is your first memory?
In this experimental documentary, 12 people share their answers to this question. Shown as animated characters inhabiting the super 8-coloured world of their memories, they reveal stories that are funny, moving and full of wonderment.

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Credits
Director/Editor/Animator: Tamara Meem
Producer: Matt Carter

Festivals
Winner – Best Experimental Film, Dendy Awards, Sydney Film Festival, Australia, 2005
Screened – Brisbane International Film Festival, Australia, 2005
Screened – 4th Australia-Japan Student Film Forum, Australia, 2005
Finalist – Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, California, 2005
Finalist – Mill Valley Film Festival, California, October 2005
Finalist – LA Shorts Film Festival, USA, October 2005
Screened – Homebrewed Film Festival, Australia, October 2005
Screened – Park City Music Film Festival, Utah January 2006, USA
Broadcast – Shorts on Screen, SBS National Broadcast, Australia, March 2006
Screened – Reel Venus Film Festival, New York July 2006, USA
Screened – Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, August 2006, USA
Screened – Australian International Film Festival, Melbourne, October 2006
Finalist – Bondi Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, November 2006
Broadcast – Shorts on Screen, SBS National Broadcast, Australia, November 2006

Running Time : 8 minutes 5 seconds

© Copyright AFTRS 2005

Passion with a Pedigree

Val is passionate about cats and cockatoos and Ken is fanatic about flying model aeroplanes…

A retired couple from Western Sydney share their obsessions and philosophies on life …

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Credits
Writer/Director: Beth Armstrong
Producer: Matt Carter

Festivals
Best Film – Coogee Bay Arts Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, February 2005
Best Documentary – Shepparton Film Festival, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, March 2005
Best Documentary – Mandurah Short Film Festival, Mandurah, Western Australia, August 2005
Finalist – St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, May 2005
Finalist – Falls Creek Film Festival, Victoria, Australia, March 2005
Finalist – Realm of the Senses, Melbourne, Australia, March 2005
Screened – Mill Valley Film Festival, California, October 2005
Screened – Homebrewed Film Festival, Australia, October 2005
Finalist – Communities for Communities, Sydney, Australia, November 2005
Screened – Harvest Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, January 2006
Broadcast – Shorts on Screen, SBS National Broadcast, Australia, February 2006
Screening – Images of Ageing, Melbourne, Australia, June 2006
Best Film – Blue Mountains Film Festival, NSW, Australia, November 2006
Audience Award – Blue Mountains Film Festival, NSW, Australia, November 2006

Running Time : 6:05 minutes