A pipedream in the making
WHAT could possibly go wrong when two men are crawling around in a sewerage drain?
That was the question that led former John Paul College student, Will Goodfellow, to make a short film and submit it to the Tropfest Short Film Festival 2011.
Founded in 1993, Tropfest is recognised as an important platform for up and coming filmmakers to gain exposure and Will’s film ‘Squeeze’ might just edge into a top 16 finalist spot with a bit of help from his hometown.
Judges have already selected 15 finalists with one ‘wildcard’ spot, to be filled by public vote.
“I drew some inspiration from the ‘Shawshank Redemption’; I liked the idea of two men in a sewerage drain and what could happen from there,” Will said.
“It was a tricky thing to shoot, we used large cardboard tubing and the ‘poo’ recipe was a mix of Weetbix, water and chocolate syrup as we couldn’t have the actors rolling around in real sewage!”
Will’s six-minute film can be viewed on the Tropfest website; it tells the story of a jailbreak and features some witty Australian dialogue.
HOW TO VOTE FOR WILL’S FILM
You can vote once a day and voting closes February 16.