drama

Return of the Prodigal

(13 mins Super 16mm )

An estranged son returns home only to find his father can't remember who he is. A poignant observation of a family's love, regret, miscommunication and reunion. Based on a short work by famous British psychologist R.D. Laing.

Adapted, produced , directed and edited by Wendy Dent

Cinematography by Joel Peterson; Original score by Amanda Brown



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La Noirceur (Colour Black)
(12 mins)

A journey into a world merely coloured by emotions. Surreal and poetic... the subtle story of a blind man's loss & then rediscovery of light.

(French language, english subtitles)

Written, produced, filmed, directed & edited by Wendy Dent

Featuring Mirra Todd





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Silent Night
(18 mins)

(featured in 'Matinaze', a curated exhibition of experimental film at Sydney's Art Gallery of NSW, 1997)

A stalker follows a girl home on Christmas night... The silent night gets even stranger when police and neighbours intervene. A bizarre & moody drama, where images and emotions move from colour to black and white.

Written, produced, co-filmed, co-directed and co-edited by Wendy Dent





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Cacophony

(4 mins)

An experimental docu-drama exploring the phenomenon of 'schizophony'; the experience of hearing voices 'from beyond'

Written, produced, directed, edited and featuring Wendy Dent




Love Me Tender

(4 mins 16mm)

A bitter-sweet comedy about love-hate relationships, juxtaposed perfectly by Elvis' classic serenade. A passionate kiss on the doorstep turns terribly wrong, as a couple's tender love ignites into a fiery fued.

Produced, directed and edited by Wendy Dent

Cinematography by Anthony Gosling



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Car Park Cowboys
(11 mins)

"It was the Summer of 97... Temperatures were rising and tempers were fraying. A cavalcade of parking cops had already made countless ordinary citizens feel like public enemies. Sooner or later something, or someone, had to give.... "

It's high noon in Western Sydney, as an urban cowboy and a mean faced cop face a showdown over a parking meter.

Written, produced, directed & edited by Wendy Dent.

Cinematography by Anthony Gosling



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Not The Maltese Falcon
(4 mins)

A re-make of the opening scene of The Maltese Falcon, playing homage to the film noir genre while parodying it with a cool modern style. The hapless detective meets the ultimate femme fatale -as part of a weekly TV series.

A UTS Film school course project: to produce a remake of the Maltese Falcon minute film, filming on 16mm with an all-student crew - and a limit of just 100 feet (4 minutes) of film

Written, produced, directed and edited by Wendy Dent



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Sassy
(4 mins)

"'I first met 'Sassy' through an ad in the personals. She seduced me in just six words - have you ever tasted wild strawberries?..."

A voyeuristic playboy spies on his former date... as she teases him playfully with her striptease in reverse.

Written, produced, filmed, directed & edited by Wendy Dent.

Featuring Voice over by Robbie McGregor



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