Film

The following is a selection of short films I’ve directed, written or produced.

Destination Day

Tim travels back in time to change his past, but ends up running into the woman who ruined his life in the first place. Will he make the most of his one last chance to make things better? Should he?

SoCal Film Fest, 2010
Jersey Shore Film Festival, 2010
Lighthouse International Film Festival, 2010
Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival, 2010
Canterbury Short Film Festival, 2010

Director Chris Lassig
Producers Chris Lassig, Radha O’Meara, Anika Ervin-Ward and Andrew Saunders
Writer Chris Lassig
Director of Photography Benjamin Hidalgo de la Barrera
Editor Chris Leunig
First Assistant Director Anika Ervin-Ward
Tim Richard Pappas
Valerie Audrey Lamont

Slapping Christie

Stephen and Christie

When Stephen comes home to find his ex-girlfriend, Christie, flirting with his French housemate, he tries to sabotage the blossoming relationship without losing face. As this dark, awkward comedy progresses to its shocking and confronting conclusion it reveals uncomfortable truths about love, sex and revenge.

Official selection St Kilda Film Festival, 2008
Official selection Seattle True Independent Film Festival, 2008
Official selection Marbella International Film Festival, 2008

Director Mitchell Forrester
Producers Chris Lassig, Holly Alexander and Mitchell Forrester
Writers Holly Alexander and Mitchell Forrester
Director of Photography Marden Dean
Editor Mitchell Forrester
First Assistant Director Jenna Tuckett
Stephen Sam Herde
Christie Suzie Stapleton
Jean-Luc Jonathan Katz

Bob

Bob bobbing in the ocean

A man floating alone at sea has only whatever office supplies drift past on which to survive. But can he face the ultimate dilemma: to pop or not to pop?

Screened in Best of the Rest, Tropfest 2006
Cinema Nova Audience Choice Award, Love your work! 2007

Director Anika Ervin-Ward
Producer Chris Lassig
Writer Anika Ervin-Ward
Director of Photography Lauren Bourke
Editor Mitchell Forrester
First Assistant Director Andrew Saunders
Robert Simon Godfrey

Untitled Shootout No. 1

Dominic bound and gagged while the shootout rages

Six gangsters. A warehouse at night. A hostage exchanged for money. Doublecross. Everything goes wrong.

Director Andrew Saunders
Producers Chris Lassig, Andrew Saunders, Radha O’Meara and Anika Ervin-Ward
Writers Chris Lassig and Andrew Saunders
Director of Photography Damien Pierce
Editor Andrew Saunders
First Assistant Director Anika Ervin-Ward
Leo Steve Durbin
Frank Richard Pappas
Sergio Daniel Jackson
Boris Danny Oz
Nick Shaun Bracey
Alex Alex Ling
Dominc Randall Berger
Tania Michelle Cele

Nose Runner

A girl walks into a bar. A Space Girl. She meets a robot. The robot is sad because he can’t sneeze like humans do. She helps him out. Sort of.

Director Chris Lassig
Producer Chris Lassig
Writer Chris Lassig
Animator Chris Lassig
Space Girl Lisa Cougle
Robot Chris Lassig

Psycho Killer: Qu’est-que-c’est

It’s hard to find love when you’re a serial killer. Even if, like Harvey, you haven’t actually killed anyone yet.

Finalist, Next Laugh Screenplay Competition 2004

Directors Andrew Saunders and Chris Lassig
Producers Chris Lassig and Andrew Saunders
Writer Chris Lassig
Director of Photography Cameron Oliver
Editor Andrew Saunders
First Assistant Director Radha O’Meara
Harvey Chris Lassig
Emily/Aimee/Tracey/Sandra Stephanie Ward
Liza Simon Godfrey of Tatura
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