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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2016 - 15.24 July

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Category: Edition 2016

Ben is a young soccer player who believes that winning his team’s MVP trophy will solve his family problems. His mother has recently separated from her long-term boyfriend Cam, and both Ben and her are still living in grief.

Original Title The Trophy Thief
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +10
Tipology Short Film
Duration 14' 45''
Production Year 2015
Nationality Australia
Directed by Dave Edwardz
Screenplay Dave Edwardz
Director of photography Tim Barnsley
Editor John Binstead
Production Design Bec Sheedy
Sound Damian Del Borrello
Music David Barber
Main cast Isaac Natoli (Ben)
Kate Skinner (Emma)
Ben Wood (Cam)
Charlie Fraser (Mike)
Lisa Jackson (Sez)
Duncan Fellow (Coach)
Produced by Peter Magdas

DaveEdwardz1Dave Edwardz
Dave Edwardz is an Australian filmmaker that is well versed in both live-action and animation forms. He has written and directed several short films that have screened at some of the most prestigious festivals around the world, including Clermont-Ferrand in France. His work often combines the fantastic with the domestic, and explores the amorphous nature of the human relationships that bind us together. He has over a decade’s experience in the animation/VFX industry, but has since transitioned to live-action filmmaking after completing an MSA in Directing at the Australian, Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS). His animation credits include HAPPY FEET 2, FURY ROAD, GODS OF EGYPT and THE LEGO MOVIE. Dave is currently working on a feature film adaptation of THE TROPHY THIEF.

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