The Woodcutter (2014)
10min · Short, Fantasy, Horror · 1 April 2014
A film within a film, The Woodcutter chases the budding romance of two modern-day teenagers through the nostalgic projection room and cinema of Sydney's Hayden Orpheum Cinema Palace into the eerie 1930s Italian countryside. Questioning the curse of the rare 1930s film reel in their possession, the teens discover the true horrors of The Woodcutter as the boundaries between reality and fantasy become beautifully blurred. The Woodcutter is both a celebration of iconic cinema and an exploration of modern suspense and film noir. With references to classic horror and historic Sydney architecture, it is as much a tribute to the film world as it is a picturesque entertainment piece in its own right.