SHORT FILM (2020, proof of concept for series)
Director / Writer
Hannah (33) and Rachel (30) are Jewish sisters with baggage. Today, they have agreed to get their first tattoos together.
Stuck side by side in the chair with nothing to do but talk, they are forced to confront a shared history that’s as painful as it is hilarious. When their tattoos are finished, we learn - with the gentlest touch - that Rachel has had a double mastectomy and her new tattoo repurposes the scars into something beautiful. Hannah has accompanied her for support. Her own tattoo is a show of solidarity.
Sometimes healing is skin deep.
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Melbourne International Film Festival 2021
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Toronto International Film Festival 2021
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Flickerfest 2022
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Aspen Shortsfest 2022
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Palm Springs International Film Festival 2022
OFFICIAL SELECTION - St Kilda Film Festival 2022
WINNER - St Kilda Film Festival Best Achievement in Acting 2022
NOMINATED - St Kilda Film Festival Best Achievement in Screenplay 2022
NOMINATED - AACTA Award for Best Short Film 2021
Starring: Yael Stone, Emily Barclay, Tracy Mann
Director: Madeleine Gottlieb
Writer: Madeleine Gottlieb
Producers: Liam Heyen + Cyna Strachan
DOP: Alex Cardy
Production Designer: Diva Abrahamian
Costume Designer: Verity Mackey
Editor: Christine Cheung