EMO the Musical
When Ethan, an Emo kid who hates almost everything, falls in love with Trinity, a good Christian girl with a passion for life and her Lord Jesus Christ, his Emo and Goth mates aren’t going to let him live happily ever after…
The feature version of this short film was released in Australian cinemas on 4 May 2017. Watch it now, digitally or on DVD: http://www.emothemusical.com/watch
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Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival, Feb ’14
– awarded ‘special mention’ runner up to the Crystal Bear for best short film, Generation 14plus.
Broadcast ARTE Germany and France, 2015
Broadcast Sogecable Spain, 2015
Interfilm’s ‘Spark’ Switzerland, 2015
Arts and Algorithms Int’l Short Film Festival, 2015
Fantastic Cinema Festival Little Rock, Mar 2015
– Grand Jury Award for Best Editing.
Glasgow Youth Film Festival, Feb 2015 2015
FilmLabFestival Italy, Nov 2014
Shorts Film Festival Adelaide, Nov 2014
– Neil Triffett awarded Best Young Filmmaker.
Made in Melbourne Film Fest, Nov 2014
– Opening Night, audience choice award, Best Film
See The Sound SoundTrack Germany, Nov 2014
Ozu Film Festival Italy, Nov 2014
Interfilm’s Kuki Berlin – Int’l Short Film Festival, Nov 2014
– won 2nd prize of the Teen Screen competition.
Filmfest FrauenWelten Tuebingen, Nov 2014
54th Brno 16, Czech Republic, Oct 2014
Int’l Short Film Festival Cyprus, Oct 2014
Schlingel Int’l Film Festival Germany, Oct 2014
Heart of Gold Int’l Film Fest Gympie, Oct 2014
Vancouver Int’l Film Festival, Sep 2014
Canberra Short Film Festival, Sep 2014
Down Under Berlin Film Festival, Sep 2014
Sarajevo Int’l Film Festival, Aug 2014
Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival, Aug 2014
Dungog Film Festival, Aug 2014
Guanajuato Int’l Film Festival Mexico, Aug 2014
InDPanda Int’l Film Festival HK, Aug 2014
Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival, July 2014
Palm Springs Int’l ShortFest, Jul 2014
Revelation – Perth Int’l Film Festival, Jul 2014
Hamburg Int’l Short Film Festival, Jun 2014
St Kilda Film Festival, May 2014:
– won Best Comedy, Best Score and the Craft Award.
– nominated for Best Director and Best Short Film.
Reel Shorts Film Festival Canada, May 2014
Poolinale Music Film Festival Vienna, Mar 2014
FlickerFest Australia, Jan 2014
Represented at Clermont-Ferrand film market by Screen Australia.
The Berlinale Jury said “a movie that takes a look at group identity and peer pressure, with a surprising and pleasant lightness of touch. It convinced us with its firework of dialogues, melodies and humour, making fun of itself while never becoming ridiculous.”
Finishing funds, travel and marketing materials support generously provided by Screen Australia.
Travel support generously provided by Film Victoria.
Starring Harry Borland, Charlotte Nicdao, Zak Marrinan, Robert Tripolino
Written and Directed by Neil Triffett, Produced by Lee Matthews
Cinematography by Sky Davies, Production Design by Anna O’Donnell, Edited by Sasha Dylan Bell, Sound Design by Craig Jansson.
Music and Lyrics by Neil Triffett.
There is a strange holy war happening in the school as a group of Christian musicians and group of Emo boys battle for the music room. Caught amongst this are Ethan, an Emo, and good Christian girl Trinity, who are newly in love. Finding it hard enough to reconcile their own differences, they dread what will happen if their friends ever find out. As the war escalates and things turn serious, the star-crossed lovers are forced to make decisions that might cost them their friends, their place in school, and each other.