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St Elmo

St Elmo is an award-winning short film written and directed by Emily Dynes, shot on location in The Grampians, Australia.

St Elmo

Writer/Director/co-composer

Shot on location in The Grampians, Victoria, the short film is set in the winter following a devastating bushfire, as father and son attempt to navigate their loss. St Elmo had it’s world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2016, before going on to win multiple awards at festivals both locally and internationally. St Elmo stars Toby Wallace, Giustino Della Vedova and Caleb Vines.

St Elmo was recently featured in leading Australian film magazine Film Ink and was reviewed by Short of the Week, which described the short as ‘an auspicious debut that heralds the arrival of a major new talent.’

Watch the online premiere via Short of the Week or the trailer via Vimeo.


ACCOLADES

  • Winner Best Film at Swinburne University Graduating Class 2016

  • Official Selection at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2016

  • Official Selection at the Byron Bay International Film Festival (Nominated for Young Australian Filmmaker of the Year) 2016

  • Official Selection at the London International Film Festival 2016

  • Winner of the ‘Gold Kahuna Award’ at the Honolulu Awards 2017

  • Best Foreign Film at the California Film Awards 2016

  • Official Selection at For Film’s Sake Film Festival 2017

  • Official Selection at St Kilda Film Festival 2017 (Under the Radar and Top 100 Films)

  • Winner of Freshflix's 'Next Big Thing' 2017

  • Official Selection at Catalina Film Festival 2017

  • Winner of Emerging Filmmaker at Emerge Film Festival Maine 2017

  • Official Selection at Oregon Film Festival 2018

  • Official Selection at the Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2018

  • Official Selection at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018