‘Raw Nerve’ short film SWITCH in production

23 August, 2011 by IF

Press release from Paper Plane Films

Selected as one of three scripts funded by Screen Australia/Open Channel’s 2011 Raw Nerve Production initiative, SWITCH is currently in production.


Written and directed by Victorian filmmaker Phoebe Hartley, produced by Brendan Lee and executive produced by Marc Gracie, the 10 min drama is set in an outer suburban skateboard park and explores the mounting tension between two sisters in one afternoon that changes everything. The talented young cast consists of rising stars Lucia Emmerichs (TANGLE), Dylan Russell (NEIGHBOURS) and nine year old Quinn Cameron.

Writer/director Phoebe Hartley said, “The enthusiasm of our youthful actors is infectious. We’re having a ball rehearsing at the skateboard park location and watching Dylan do his stuff on the half-pipe. It’s wonderful to have such support when making a short film: from the industry bodies, from Knox City Council, and from our crew members, who are generously donating their time and talent.”

SWITCH is shooting in Melbourne in late August with cinematography by Marin Johnson. Editor Ben Hall then takes the reins, with editing mentor Cindy Clarkson (VAN DIEMEN’S LAND) lending a guiding hand to post production.

Raw Nerve is a national short film production initiative supported by Screen Australia. In Victoria it is managed by Open Channel and offers three emerging Victorian filmmakers the chance to make a high quality, low budget short film with support from leading industry experts.