Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1:00PM-2:30PM
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Director: Dan White
Category: Narrative Short, Student Film
Runtime: 8 minutes
Place of Origin: Sydney, Australia
Shooting Locations: Sydney, Australia
Student's School: University of Technology Sydney

Synopsis: (Comedy) Willy always knew that Sunday’s lunch with his girlfriend Chloe and her parents Mr and Mrs Pegg was going to be a little awkward, but nothing could have prepared him for this. Having survived the requisite 'friendly digs' and slightly strange offers of absinthe courtesy of Chloe's audacious father Greg, Willy excuses himself from the table in the middle of lunch, only to find himself trapped in a rare and terrifying situation. Things get freaky and the long-awaited family lunch suddenly finds itself under great threat, but as Willy finds out, sometimes you’ve just got to soldier on. And who knows? You might just be rewarded with the perfect opportunity to set things right and save the day.

Cast: Clinton Haines, Zoe Kelly, Greg Zimbulis, Carole Sharkey-Waters

Crew: Writer: Dan White - Producers: Dan White

Production Background & Fun Facts: Dan White wanted to be a filmmaker ever since watching Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings as an awestruck 10 year old boy. Now 22, the young Australian writer/director hopes to make a splash with his debut short Stop Leak, about the unpredictable nature of life and the dangers of meeting your girlfriend's parents.

Festivals & Accolades: Sydney Underground Film Festival; Melbourne Underground Film Festival; Munich Underground Film Festival; Houston Comedy Film Festival; Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival; BUSHO Budapest Short Film Festival; Columbia Gorge International Film Festival; Brisbane Underground Film Festival; Asheville Cinema Festival; Brevard Short Film Festival; Little Melbourne Backyard Film Festival; International Festival of Cinematic Arts Los Angeles; Bayside Film Festival