In the wake of a tragedy, 21-year-old Charlie takes her best friend Emma on a road trip. Hoping it will provide what they need to heal and move on, Charlie must come to terms with the longevity of her friend’s grief, ultimately learning that even the most profound bonds can’t fix life’s worst hardships. Sometimes all you can do is just be there to hold hands.
Sunburn is an AFTRS graduation film created by a team of talented emerging Australian film-makers. Directed by Jaslyn Mairs and written by Claudia Bailey, this project is the culmination of three years in Screen Production, a showcase of their skills and talent. It is a short film (10 minutes) being created for distribution at film festivals for national and international audiences.
This is an important film about friendship in the wake of tragedy. Young film makers and actors examining the hardships of loss weighed against the invaluable beauty of friendship. A uniquely fresh-faced reflection of how our generation deals with grief.
The ‘coming of age genre’ holds numerous untouched classics that examine many of the varied and challenging facets of youth and the process of maturing. What makes Sunburn truly unique however is the perspective of the creatives involved.
Our generation faces many challenges unique to our time, and the creatives involved in this project have an intimate understanding of how these challenges manifest in our lives, and more importantly, the ways we deal and confront them. Sunburn aims to take the life experiences of our writer director duo, and craft a deeply personal story that draws on real hardships.
By donating you are supporting a story of female friendship as told by woman creatives. This project is being created for the thousands of young people who are eager to make their perspectives and voices heard.
We embark upon a road trip with our cast and crew on the 16th of October. Travelling down the south coast of Australia we will imbue our film with distinctly Australian landscapes. Our 5 day shoot concludes on the 20th. Post Production completes on the 6th of Nov.
WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR DONATIONS!
1. Hire industry standard camera and lighting equipment ensuring beautiful imagery.
2. Travel expenses (petrol and parking) accommodation and council fees.
3. Powering our cast and crew with delicious and nutritious meals.
4. Post Production Sound design and Colour Grade
This film is an opportunity to further our skills and use this project as part of a passport into industry. We each believe in the vision of this project and wish to see it made and your financial contributions will enable us to create a film that is accessible, beautiful, touching and honest.
ALL DONATIONS OVER TWO DOLLARS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!