Creative Fellowships awarded for two short films

22 May, 2013 by Staff Writer

Emerging filmmakers Carl Firth and Damien Power will each receive $50,000 to write and direct a short film.

Both have been awarded Creative Fellowships from the AFTRS designed to fund “daring and adventurous projects.”


Firth will make The Immortal, which follows a man’s quest for immortality – and what happens when he gets it. Power’s project is Detours, which intercuts the Edgar J. Ulmer’s 1945 film noir thriller Detour with a new story about a woman in the grip of an existential crisis.

Last year Power’s films Bat Eyes and Boot were selected among the 50 semi-finalists (from 15,000 submissions worldwide) in YouTube/Scott Free’s inaugural Your Film Festival.

Firth directed the short comedy The Water and has worked in various roles on features such as Australia, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Paradise Lost, The Great Gatsby, The Wolverine and the TV series House Husbands. 

Now in its fourth year, the AFTRS Creative Fellowship is designed to advance the work of outstanding creative voices in the screen arts and broadcasting sector.