Ian and Samantha head to a national park, hoping the bush will give them space for some quiet time together. They arrive at an isolated campsite to find an SUV and a tent - no sign of the occupants. As night falls and the campers fail to return, Ian and Sam grow increasingly uneasy. The discovery of a distressed child wandering in the woods unleashes a terrifying chain of events that will test the young couple to breaking point.
WORLD PREMIERE - Melbourne International Film Festival (2016)
20 minutes / thriller / 2015
writer/director: Damien Power
A serial killer meets an escaped prisoner on a lonely highway.
10 minutes / drama / 2012
co-writer/director: Damien Power
co-writer: Joanna Erskine
Dana and Julia's friendship is destroyed when a night out ends in tragedy, recriminations and terrible guilt. Can you save a friendship with a lie?
Mixing drama with a spatter of gross-out comedy BOOT shows how a good time can inexorably slide into tragedy; how sacrifice can seem like a betrayal; and how guilt is the heaviest burden to bear.
Dungog Film Festival, Australia (2012)
Semi-finalist - YouTube: Your Film Festival (2012) - Selected as one of 50 semi-finalists from 15,000 submissions BOOT was praised by festival organisers for its 'original voice and distinctive storytelling.'
10 minutes / drama / 2012
director: Damien Power
writer: Jessica Bellamy
16 year old Adam cruelly teases a classmate. When he seeks her out to apologise she has quite different plans. Years later, when least expected, the memory of the event comes back to haunt Adam.
10 minutes / thriller / 2011
On the train home from the Easter Show, an over-tired little girl is hyped-up by a stranger, who plays a game of peekaboo with her, until her mother begins to feel disturbed by the interest he’s showing. A short time later, the girl disappears in a carpark and her desperate mother searches. A glimpse of the man from the train fires her imagination, with devastating consequences.
In competition — Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films - Sydney Film Festival, Australia, 2011
In competition – Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, 2011
WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD – Canberra Short Film Festival, Australia, 2011
Official Selection – Wide Angle Short Film Showcase – Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, 2011 (international premiere)
WINNER BEST TASMANIAN SHORT FILM – BOFA Film Festival, Launceston, Australia, 2011
WINNER SHOWTIME TALENT ASSIST AWARD – SPAA, Australia, 2011
WINNER BEST EDITING – Flickerfest, Sydney, Australia, 2012
WINNER SBS AWARD / WINNER BEST EDITING / WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD – 18th World of Women’s Cinema Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2012
WINNER BEST FILM JUDGED BY INDUSTRY – West End Film Festival, Brisbane, Australia, 2012
HONOURABLE MENTION – Australian Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2012
WINNER BEST AUSTRALIAN FILM – Mudgee International Short Film Festival, Mudgee, Australia, 2012
WINNER PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
WINNER EMERGING SCREENWRITER – Shorts Film Festival, Adelaide, Australia, 2012
NOMINATED BEST FILM – St. Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, 2012
Official Selection – Dungog Film Festival, Australia, 2012
In competition – Seattle International Film Festival, 2012 (US premiere)
In competition- Ladahk International Film Festival, India, 2012
AICE Australian Film Festival – Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2012
Official Selection – Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Australia, 2012
Official Selection – BUSHO – Budapest International Short Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 2012
Official Selection - Scone Short Film Festival, Scone, Australia, 2012
In competition - Rome International Film Festival, Georgia, USA, 2012
In competition – LAShortsFest, Los Angeles, USA, 2012
In competition – Milwaukee Film Festival, USA, 2012
WINNER BEST DIRECTOR – Miami Short Film Festival, USA, 2012
In competition – Milwaukee Short Film Festival, USA, 2012
In competition – Cockatoo Island Film Festival, Australia, 2012
WINNER BEST SUSPENSE FILM – Couchfest, various USA, 2012
In competition – Tallgrass International Film Festival, Wichita, USA, 2012
In competition – St. Louis International Film Festival, USA, 2012
NOMINATED – BEST EDITING IN A SHORT FILM – Australian Screen Editors Guild, 2012
In competition – Dallas International Film Festival, USA, 2013
WINNER PRIX DE LA MEILLEURE RÉALISATION (BEST DIRECTION) – Courts des îles Festival, Tahiti, 2013