Perfection - Short Film
A terminally ill father attempts to record a posthumous message, but his perfectionist wife is hindering his efforts.
This short was born via a health scare. I discovered a lump - I’m not going to tell you where, but it was enough to visit my GP. The two days spent between my GP visit and scan, was utilized by taking long walks and thinking about my impending cancer diagnose and
Scenarios flooded my brain, and one of them was the story for Perfection. But, also something more, a commentary on relationships, personalities, and most paramount - what’s truly important in life.
I had my good friend Scott Marrinan
help me write this, and a fantastic crew to boot.
Thankfully my lump was benign. But, I’ll always thank it for bringing this short film into my life
Perfection won Best Film at the Capricorn Film Festival 2022, Best National Comedy at the Canberra Film Festival 2021 and Best Comedy at the Melbourne Short Film Festival 2022.
It also screened at 15 film festivals Australia wide.
Starring Emma Drysdale and Seb Muirhead
Written by Gregory Kelly & Scott Marrinan
Produced by Kirstin McKenzie & Stephen Hunter
Director of Photography: Daniel Dunn
Production Design: Pernell Marsden
Hair & Makeup: Rachel Dass
Sound Recordist: Jack Worthington
Sound designer: Scott Young
Editor: Scott Marrinan
Colourist: Richard Oldfield
1st AC: Noah Hodgson
Gaffer: David Park
Song composed by Jonathan Easton