All God's Creatures

2013  |  Drama  |  20 minutes

Asher and Charlie are two very different brothers. Asher likes fishing and swearing. Charlie likes tea parties and crafts. In the summer of 1987 – the first since their father walked out of their lives – their relationship undergoes a test of almost mythic proportions when Asher's confusion and anger boils over into a mindless act of cruelty. The fall-out will determine the men, and brothers, they will become.

Project Details

Director: Brendon McDonall
Producer: Taylor Litton-Strain
Written by Brendon McDonall and Jessica Paine

Cast: Nicholas Bakopoulous-Cooke, Ed Oxenbould, Di Adams

Reviews and Press

The Iris, AU review
AFTRS and Virgin form partnership that will send Australia’s best short films across the world... read more

Gala, Prisma Média
Le palma­rès du festi­val des Anti­podes, "All God's Creatures" awarded the Nicolas Baudin prize... read more

Australian Film Critic, Margaret Pomeranz - Jury comments from Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival
“All God’s Creatures is a really lovely film featuring very good performances from two child actors. It has a nice story arc.”

Alt Media
All God's Creatures in ‘six of the best’ Australian films to see at this year’s Sydney Film Festival... read more

Screening Details

Premiere: Sydney Film Festival, The Dendy Awards, AUS 2013

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Awards & Nominations:
Best Short Film at Cinema des Antipodes, 2015
Audience Choice Award - Best Australian Short Film at Melbourne Queer Film Festival, 2015
Best Film at IRIS Prize Film Festival, 2014
Best Student Film at Heart of Gold Film Festival, 2014
Best Narrative Film: Be Film The Underground Film Festival NY, 2014
Best Film: West End Film Festival, 2014
Best Film: Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival, 2014
Best Direction: Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival, 2014
Best Performance, Ed Oxenbould: Canberra Short Film Festival, 2014
Special Jury Prize, for Ed Oxenbould's performance: Nashville Film Festival, 2014
Special Jury Award, for Ed Oxenbould's performance: Flickerfest, 2014
Highly Commended: for Screenwriting at WOW Film Festival, 2014
Special Mention: for Editing at WOW Film Festival, 2014
Nominated: ASE Award for Best Editing in a Short Film, 2013
Silver: ACS Award for Cinematography, 2013
Special Mention: for the performances at Sydney Film Festival, The Dendy Awards, 2013

Additional Festival Screenings:
Kratki Na Brzinu, Zagreb, CROATIA 2015
Cinema des Antipodes, St Tropez, FRANCE 2015
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, Hawaii, USA 2015
Cannes Film Festival, Cinephiles sidebar, FRANCE 2015
Reel Shorts Film Festival, Alberta, Canada 2015
OUT North Festival - Yukon Queer Film Alliance, CANADA 2015
Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Victoria, AUS 2015
AiF Screening at The Chaplin Theatre, Raleigh Studios, Los Angeles, USA 2014
Shorts Film Festival, Adelaide, AUS 2014
UK Film Festival, London UK 2014
Heart of Gold Film Festival, Queensland, AUS 2014 
Scone Film Festival, New South Wales, AUS 2014
Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Texas, USA 2014
Down Under Film Festival, Berlin, GERMANY 2014
IRIS Prize Film Festival, Cardiff, WALES 2014 
Dungog Film Festival, New South Wales, AUS 2014 
Canberra Short Film Festival, AUS 2014
Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA 2014 
Palm Springs International ShortFest, California USA 2014 
BeFILM The Underground Film Festival, New York, USA 2014 
Nashville Film Festival, Tennessee, USA 2014
St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne, AUS 2014 
West End Film Festival, Brisbane, AUS 2014
WOW Film Festival, Sydney, AUS 2014 
Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival, AUS 2014 
Flickerfest, Sydney, AUS 2014
Cannes Court Métrage – Short Film Corner, FRANCE 2013

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