Ended on September 28th 2018
A Mouth to Feed is a grim Australian fable set in the 1850’s.
The film follows a father as he struggles to carry the carcass of a dead cow across miles and miles of perilous and harsh terrain, all to feed his daughter.
The Father keeps his daughter hidden away from the world for her own safety, he is terrified of losing her. And so everyday he must travel excruciatingly long distances to where she is kept to keep her nourished.
But as he gets older, he becomes weaker
We will watch the father through just one of his journeys, we will watch as he pushes his broken and worn out body beyond it’s limits and witness his mentality crumble under the pressure of his task and the dread of knowing that he can’t provide for his daughter forever.
This film is dirty, gory and strange but underneath it’s exterior is a story about family and the sacrifices we make to care and nurture for those we love.
We have an extremely talented team on board but we still need more support to ensure we do this production justice.
The money raised in this campaign will go towards production costs including:
– Travel and accommodation costs.
– Camera and sound gear
– Production Design: to create an authentic 1850’s setting, costume and prop design
– Catering: to feed the mouths of our hungry cast and crew
– Hair/Makeup and Wardrobe.
– Film Festival Submissions.
Harrison Lane is a graduating student in the Film and Television course at the Victorian College of the Arts. He has a passion for working with actors having trained as one for many years of his life. He enjoys writing and directing films that deal with universal themes of family in abstract ways and formats.
His previous film “The Ghoulies” recently won Best Student Film at the Benalla Film Festival and Best Drama Film at the Student Feedback Festival. He was also Lead Director on “Tech Inc Global”, One of Three Webseries created by the VCA.
Rachel Wilson is aspiring to be a Producer in the Australian Film and TV Industry. She is currently studying her Master’s Degree in Producing at the Victorian College of the Arts. Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Arts majoring in Audio Production and finished at the top of her class.
Currently studying her Master’s in Production Design for Screen at VCA, Elena has worked in a variety of roles within the Art Department as well as a concept and storyboard artist for features, tv and short format productions. Her background in fine arts and sculpture has given her strengths suited to constructive problem solving on set and a great love and care for her work.
Since finishing Valedictorian in her Bachelor of Film Production in 2011, Vanessa has shot numerous local independent productions ranging from short films, corporate spots and music videos.
Vanessa gained a Silver Award from the Australian Cinematographers Society in 2014 for her work on the music video ‘Waking up the Same’ by Cosmo Black.
In addition to shooting independent productions, Vanessa has also worked steadily as a Camera Assistant on a variety of Film and Television. Credits include feature film ‘Scare Campaign’ and long form titles such as Picnic at Hanging Rock, Offspring, The Beautiful Lie, Nowhere Boys, Romper Stomper: Next Gen and Underbelly Files: Chopper.
Her work has screened at festivals locally and internationally. In 2016 the short film ‘Trolley’ was accepted into the Rising Sun Film festival and in 2017 ‘Today is Not the Day’ was screened at the 25th year of the Raindance Festival in London. 2018 saw another title ‘Better Safe Than…’ shown at the Dances With Films Festival in LA.
Aspiring to work in the Art Department in the film industry Phoenix is currently studying her Master’s in Production Design for Screen at VCA. She has experience working in the Art Department and working as Production Design for Short Films. Her background is in fine arts majoring in Film and Digital Media, which has given her a developed understanding on film history.