CINEMA VISCERA was established in 2009 to make films which honour genre conventions while infusing them with creativity, ingenuity and enthusiasm. Below, you can view our short film productions to date.
Running time: 8 mins 53 secs
Shoot: 3 nights
Official Selection, Monster Fest, Australia, 2016 (World Premiere)
Official Selection, Sydney Underground Film Festival, 2017
A cautionary fable about uneasy sexual politics and the disconnect in modern gender relations, Cigarette is a bracing, confronting and wickedly entertaining collision between female pain and male privilege. When a woman (Rebecca Fortuna) invites her date (Ryan Heath) up to her apartment, she surprises him by performing an unannounced striptease. When he gets a little too familiar, she suggests taking things up a notch... and what follows is not for the faint-hearted.
TALKBACK (2011, aka T Is For Talk Radio)
Running time: 4 mins 19 secs
Shoot: 2 days
Result: Ranked #35 of 171 ABCs of Death entrants, Ranked #1 of Australian entries, #2 of Australasian entries.
CINEMA VISCERA’s first foray into the horror genre is a commentary on the culture of fear and distrust spread by the media post-9/11, it’s the story of a housewife (Perri Cummings) who becomes infected with the vitriolic words of a bigoted talk show host. Created for Drafthouse Films’ THE ABCS OF DEATH ‘26th Director’ competition, TALKBACK was originally titled T IS FOR TALK RADIO for that competition.
Running time: 6 mins 43 secs
Shoot: 2 days
Official Selection: 2017 L.A. Neo-Noir Novel, Film & Script Festival
Nominated for Best Film:
2017 L.A. Neo-Noir Novel, Film & Script Festival
A fond throwback to 1970s grindhouse action thrillers, SCOPE stars Perri Cummings in the lead role as Persephone Chase, an assassin with a difference, pitted against Caitlin O’Connor as rival assassin Morgana, duelling over a mutual target: right-wing Prime Ministerial candidate Don Hardy (Jeffery Richards). SCOPE was Paul Anthony Nelson’s RMIT graduation film.
WHY MUST THE SHOW GO ON? (2010)
Running time: 22 mins 58 secs
Shoot: 5 days
A deranged indie theatre company, led by the flakily tyrannical Madeleine (Sally McLean), struggle to put on the most misguided take on Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play” yet: MACBETH IN SPACE. Recruiting her nutty assistant/choreographer Deidre (Perri Cummings), naive young actor Scott (Nathan Strauss) & drunken thesp Desmond (Paul Dawber), will Madeleine pull it together? Written by Cummings and McLean, loosely based on their experiences, and originally shot as a TV pilot.