by E Eric K. Chiavo
Ended on October 18th 2020
With her mother about to undergo emergency surgery, Kyra descends into the wild and unfamiliar world of nightclubs to find her brother so to reunite her family for perhaps the last time. But every action comes with consequences, the night takes an unexpected turn.
Shattered is a drama short film produced as a collaboration between WA Screen Academy and the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
Shattered is inspired by a real event that happened to our director Mason Allen when he was assaulted by a stranger on New Year’s Eve. Our film explores the darker side of nightclub life and how one irresponsible act can directly impact those around you, as well as having a lasting impact on yourself and your family.
Your contribution is very important to us!
To make Shattered look real and exciting, we will need to close an entire nightclub venue, fill it in with extras, hire a stunt coordinator for the physical and violent scenes and of course, make sure all cast and crew are well fed and taken care of.
By supporting us, your money will go towards:
$ 1200 for location fees
$ 1200 for catering ( 4 full days of shoot, 2 meals a day for 100 people including cast, crew and extras)
$ 700 for art department and props
$ 600 for a professional stunts coordinator on set
$ 300 for festivals entry fees
By supporting our campaign, you will be making this film happen. You will be supporting ta new generation of filmmmakers. Lets make this film together!
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Lucy Lock – Kyra
Lucy is an actor who’s inspired by bold, audacious characters and culturally resonant storytelling. Through acting, Lucy is fulfilled both artistically and emotionally in bringing to life the morally ambiguous transitional moments that govern humanity. An emerging writer and singer, Lucy brings a wealth of knowledge, instinct and warmth to her craft, and three years of training at WAAPA. She is eager to contribute to the arts industry both nationally and abroad.
Jackson Rutherford – Jack
Jackson Rutherford began acting from a young age, being the entertainer in a divided family, with a knack for dramatic story telling and impersonation. Growing up in Asia, Jackson perceived the world from many diverse cultural and social perspectives. He aims through his acting ability and the mediums of theatre, film making, and painting, to inspire compassion, love and understanding within people across all walks of life. He believes that all art must serve – and contribute to – the spiritual understanding of humanity.
Darius Williams – Alex
Born in San Diego, California, Darius Williams is passionate about diverse and classical stories across the screen and stage. Darius solidified his love for screen acting while playing ‘Ty Anderson’ in the award winning storyline on Australian drama series, Home and Away (2017-2018) Darius’ recent work includes the animated lead in the Australian Feature film Don’t Go Below (2021). Set to graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2021. Darius looks forward to performing in front of the camera again to play ‘Alex’, the ambitious frontman in this intense and exciting short film.
Conor Merrigan-Turner – Blake
Conor Merrigan-Turner gathers his disposition for the arts, literature and storytelling from his Irish/Australian upbringing, raised in Melbourne, Australia. Hailing from a family rooted within the arts and psychology, he developed a passion for cultural studies, politics, philosophy and social inquiry. He is now concluding his 3rd year the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. Conor spends his spare time reading, engulfing himself into the course and investing in a breadth of other solo interests.
Josh Virgona – Hayden
Born and bred in the outskirts of Sydney, Josh is currently finishing his training In the BA acting course at WAAPA. In Josh’s time at WAAPA, he has had the opportunity to play Manus in ‘Translations’, Yasha in ‘The Cherry Orchard’, No.8 in Tom Holloway’s ‘Love Me Tender’, Ziggy in Andrew Hale’s premiere adaptation of ‘The Hope Fault’, Horatio in ‘Hamlet’ and Don Pedro in ‘The Rover.’
Mason Allen – Director
Mason Allen is currently undertaking a Masters in Screen Studies specialising in directing at WA Screen Academy. It is his fifth year at university after earning his bachelor`s degree at ECU. Over the course, Mason was involved in numerous narrative shorts and projects. Mason is a lover of all types of stories since high school where his love for literature, drama and history, all combined into his passions today. Mason loves the art of creating stories that have something to say about contemporary society. He hopes to tell stories that speak to audiences and inspire action.
Eric K. Chiavo – Producer
Originally from Brazil, Eric Khazrik Chiavo is currently doing his Bachelor`s degree at WA Screen Academy. Because of his love for storytelling, Eric chose to specialize in producing and screenwriting. He is expected to conclude his degree in the beginning of 2021. Previous works include the short films Torn (2019) and Dusk (2018), the later has been screened in Revelation Film Festival and WA Made Film Festival.
James McEwen – Writer
James McEwen is currently studying a Masters of Screen Studies at the Western Australian Screen Academy (WASA), majoring in Screenwriting with a minor in Cinematography. Previously James has studied at Edith Cowan University (ECU) completing degrees in Psychology and Film. Through his studies James has worked on various roles on a range of different short film projects, several of which have been included as part of the programs for local short film festivals such as NextGen and Revel8. James is passionate about continuing to develop his Writing and Cinematography skills.
Stefan Ainley – Director of Photography
Stefan Ainley is currently studying his Master’s of Screen Studies specializing in cinematography at W.A. Screen Academy. Stefan has previously studied at Curtin University completing his Bachelors of Screen Studies. Since graduating Stefan further pursued his passion of photography and has since made two short films, The Horse in the House and The Coffee as both director and director of photography.
Tommy Varekai – Sound Design/ Composer
Tommy Varekai Is an Australian composer for film, videos games and online media with over 10 years of experience as a multi-instrumentalist. Having studied at SAE Institute, graduating on the Deans list with a Bachelor of Audio Engineering. Mixing and mastering for music artists, dialogue editing, audio restoration, Foley and sound design are some of the of the skills Tommy garnered throughout his time between studying at WAAPA, North Metropolitan TAFE, SAE Institute and WA Screen Academy. Over the past few months Tommy has cycled between roles in audio and composed for short films including Atlantis, The Text, Faceless Revenge as well as providing music for an international guitar giveaway sponsored by ESP guitars.
Cal Mclean- Editor
Cal McLean completed a Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University, with a double major in Creative Writing and Screen Arts. It was at Curtin University where he wrote and directed his first short film, Roll. With a special interest in comedy and satire, he has worked professionally as a writer for over four years, and he hopes to pursue a career as a television/film writer and video editor.