커다란 소금 호수 가장자리에있는 오래된 캐러밴에 자리 잡은 아버지와 딸은 스스로 망명 한 검소한 존재로 근근히 살아간다. 그들의 조용한 아직 단조로운 세계는 이상한 흑인의 신체를 발견 할 때 산산조각이 난다. 죽음 직전에 놓인 그 낯선 사람은 이 부녀를 두려움에 빠지게하고, 두려움을 불러 일으키고, 그들이 무언가로 부터 숨어있는 바로 그 사실을 직면하게합니다. [무명씨에 의해 씌여짐]
Nestled in old caravans on the edge of a huge salt lake, a father and daughter eke out a frugal existence in self-imposed exile. Their calm yet monotonous world is shattered when they discover the body of a mysterious black man. On the verge of death, the strangers arrival throws them into conflict, stirring up fears and forcing them to confront the very thing they've been hiding from. Written by Anonymous
Winner - $1000 : UNISHORTS New Zealand (2013) 'Best Postgraduate Fiction'
Winner - $1000 : UNISHORTS New Zealand (2013) 'Best Film Overall - Audience vote'
Winner - Australian Cinematographer's Society Awards (2013) VIc & Tas 'Gold Award Fictional Short'
Winner - FIKE International Short Film Festival (2013) 'Best Cinematography'
Winner - FIKE International Short Film Festival (2013) 'Special Mention'
Winner - Evolution International Film Festival (2012) 'Best Cinematography'
Winner - Tbilisi International Student Film Festival (2012) 'Best Cinematography'
Winner - Lucerne International Film Festival (2012) 'Award of Merit'
Winner - $1500 : Digital Pictures and the VCA 'Outstanding Script Award (Masters)'
Winner - $1500 : Margaret Lawrence Justice Award.
Winner - $1000 : Film Victoria 'Best Masters By Coursework Production'
Winner - $1000+ screening : Cinema Nova 'Best Potential For Theatrical Distribution'
Featuring - Olaf Savage, Isabel Macmaster, Ian Harry
Writer/Director - Matt Richards
Cinematographer - Matt Wood
Editor - Patrick McCabe
Sound Design/Score - John Nguyen
Production Design - Daniel Buckland
Producers - Brendan Guerin & Matt Richards
Supervising Producer - Sandra Sciberras
1973년 호주 멜버른 출신. 뮤직비디오, 광고 등 다양한 영역에서 활동하며 단편 〈첫번째 접촉〉(2012)을 연출, 전세계 30여개 영화제에 초청받았다. 현재 빅토리아국립미술관에서 디렉터이자 비디오그래퍼, 그리고 에디터로 일하고 있다.
Matt developed an early interest in film by making skateboarding videos in the 1990's before completing an Advanced Diploma of Film & Television at the Western Australian School of Art, Design and Media in 2000.
He then made music videos, ran a lighting truck and collaborated on several art projects before completing a Masters of Directing Narrative at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011. The resulting film 'First Contact' collected 8 awards and screened in competition at 30 festivals in 16 countries world-wide.
In 2013 he studied a Master of Screenwriting, leaving with a first draft of his debut feature film along with a TV bible and episode guide for a 6-part series.