Revelation Film Festival 2012

Held in Perth, Western Australia every year (usually in July) the festival was designed to showcase ideas "at point" in contemporary independent film and find a place for them in a conservative cinema and social environment.

The Rev Film Fest maintains a focus on signature driven works and embraces audiences of all ages, tastes and backgrounds. Like the films it presents, the event maintains an energy and enthusiasm for the industry quite unlike any other film festival in the country.
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1.
Your Sister's Sister (2011)
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Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days. (90 mins.)
Director: Lynn Shelton
 
2.
Golden Slumbers (2011 Documentary)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Davy Chou
 
3.
The 25th Reich (2012)
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In 1943, five US soldiers are recruited by the OSS for a time travel mission to save the world from the tyranny of Hitler's 25th Reich. (85 mins.)
Director: Stephen Amis
 
4.
Archeo (2011)
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A Man, a Woman and a Boy. Three people in a timeless landscape. They don't know each other, their cultural background is undefined... (80 mins.)
Director: Jan Cvitkovic
 
5.
The Caretaker (2012)
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As a wave of vampirism sweeps the world, a small but discordant group hole up in a country mansion in Victoria... (98 mins.)
Director: Tom Conyers
 
6.
The Color Wheel (2011)
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JR has broken up with her professor. She enlists her nervous and obnoxious younger brother Colin to... (83 mins.)
Director: Alex Ross Perry
 
7.
Livid (2011)
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The suggestion of a big treasure hidden somewhere inside Mrs Jessel's once renowned classical dance academy will become an irresistible lure to a fiendish trap for Lucie and her friends. (92 mins.)
 
8.
Love (2011)
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After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut Lee Miller becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the abandoned International Space Station... (84 mins.)
Director: William Eubank
 
9.
My Brothers (2010)
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Set over Halloween weekend of 1987, My Brothers is the story of three young brothers' epic quest to replace their dying father's watch... (87 mins.)
Director: Paul Fraser
 
10.
Rampart (2011)
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Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival. (108 mins.)
Director: Oren Moverman
 
11.
Those Who Kill - Shadow of the Past (2011)
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Detective Katrine Ries Jensen and legal psychiatrist Thomas Schaeffer form a special unit at the Copenhagen Police investigating serial killings... (90 mins.)
Director: Birger Larsen
 
12.
The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
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A guy in his mid-thirties watches as his life comically unravels after he enters into a relationship with the daughter of a former high school classmate. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Knowles
 
13.
The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)
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Based on the H. P. Lovecraft story of the same name, a folklorist investigates reports of unusual creatures in Vermont only to uncover more than he bargained for (103 mins.)
Director: Sean Branney
 
14.
Yakuza Weapon (2011)
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After his father is killed, a young yakuza comes back to Japan for revenge - and a machine gun for an arm. (105 mins.)
 
15.
Bad Brains: A Band in DC (2012 Documentary)
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Bad Brains are one of the most important and influential American bands still working today. They melded... (104 mins.)
 
16.
Battle for Brooklyn (2011 Documentary)
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'Battle for Brooklyn' follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save... (93 mins.)
 
17.
Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White. (88 mins.)
Director: Neil Berkeley
 
18.
Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011 Documentary)
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The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers... (85 mins.)
 
19.
The Imposter (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bart Layton
 
20.
The Interrupters (2011 Documentary)
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A year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence. (125 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
21.
Last Days of the Arctic (2011 Documentary)
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RAX is a photographer who has made a career of capturing the human faces of climate change, and the vanishing lifestyles of the Far North. (90 mins.)
 
22.
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (106 mins.)
 
23.
Mongolian Bling (2012 Documentary)
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Forget about nomads and monks, it's hip hop that's making Mongolia move in the 21st century. Mongolian Bling jumps into the thriving music scene in the capital; Ulaanbaatar, and follows stars as they rap nationwide. (90 mins.)
Director: Benj Binks
 
24.
Paul Williams Still Alive (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about legendary songwriter and 70's icon Paul Williams. (87 mins.)
Director: Stephen Kessler
 
25.
The Sheik and I (2012 Documentary)
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When an American filmmaker is commissioned to make a film for a Middle East Biennial on the theme of 'art as a subversive act,' his film is banned for blasphemy, he is asked to destroy every copy, and he is threatened with arrest. (104 mins.)
Director: Caveh Zahedi
 
26.
Shock Head Soul (2011 Documentary)
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In 1903 Daniel Paul Schreber published the most celebrated autobiography of madness 'from the inside' ever written... (86 mins.)
Director: Simon Pummell
 
27.
The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD (2011 Documentary)
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In 1943, the year in which the first A-bomb was built, Albert Hofmann discovered LSD, a substance that was to become an A-bomb of the mind... (90 mins.)
Director: Martin Witz
 
28.
Surviving Progress (2011 Documentary)
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Theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm. (86 mins.)
 
29.
Undefeated (2011 Documentary)
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Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field. (113 mins.)
 
30.
Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression (2011 Documentary)
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A new breed of crime-fighter now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante. These dedicated... (87 mins.)
Director: Max Good
 
31.
Way of the Morris (2011 Documentary)
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(64 mins.)
 
32.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (2012 Documentary)
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The history of fictional female heroes in Western media from Wonder Woman's creation onward. (79 mins.)
 
33.
It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine. (2007)
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An autobiographical, psycho-sexual, fantastical retelling of Steven C. Stewart's point-of-view of life. (74 mins.)
 
34.
What Is It? (2005)
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What Is It? is a bewildering, unnerving, surreal, blackly comic film from the visionary mind of Crispin Glover that tells the inner and outer struggles of a young man facing villains and demons on multiple planes. (72 mins.)
 
35.
Innocent Andrew (2012 Short Film)
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A small boys' late night adventure in a bookstore turns into a nightmare when he discovers more about the world than he had bargained for. (6 mins.)
Director: Neale Crawford
 
36.
The Devil & the Deep Blue Sea (2011 Short Film)
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We're on a steamship. A battered sailor looks us square in the eyes and, with a dry wit, spins a nautical yarn filled with adventure, lust, violence and the fantastic. (5 mins.)
Director: Stephen Banham
Stars: Ben Crisp
 
37.
Robots of Brixton (2011 Short Film)
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Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London's new robot workforce - robots built... (6 mins.)
Director: Kibwe Tavares
 
38.
The Hunter (2011 Short Film)
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A stoic hunter recounts his experience with a young boy, who had a strange relationship with wolves, and how it changed his perspective. (7 mins.)
Director: Marieka Walsh
 
39.
Cedric & Hope (2012 Short Film)
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In a luscious field somewhere in the English countryside lies Cedric - spotting clouds with his beautiful but dim princess girlfriend Faith... (14 mins.)
Director: Pierce Davison
 
40.
Being Bradford Dillman (2011 Short Film)
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When bullied Molly Flowers declares her dislike of boys, her boozy and self medicated mother invents a story to shock her into a more sympathetic view... (11 mins.)
Director: Emma Burch
 
41.
The Missing Key (2011 Short Film)
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In a gloriously imagined 1920s world inhabited by people who have gramophones for heads, young composer... (30 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Nix
 
42.
Night Hunter (2011 Short Film)
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In this handmade film, composed of more than four thousand collages and shot in 35mm color, the actress... (16 mins.)
Director: Stacey Steers
 
43.
Once It Started It Could Not End Otherwise (2011 Short Film)
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Once it started it could not end otherwise recounts terrifying and strange happenings that descend on a 1970s high school. (8 mins.)
Director: Kelly Sears
 
44.
HyperLightness ad absurdum (2012 Short Film)
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Sample of Dialogue Poem Colour is the eyes of Faith, Ideal forms Faith, Colour encodes Faith, Ideal images of Faith's symbols. (26 mins.)
 
45.
Blood & Fire (2011 Short Film)
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(10 mins.)
Director: Carey Burtt
 
46.
Wail (1960 Short Film)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Jeff Keen
 
47.
Flik Flak (1965 Short Film)
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(3 mins.)
Director: Jeff Keen
 
48.
Marvo Movie (1967 Short Film)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Jeff Keen
 
49.
White Dust (1972 Short Film)
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(33 mins.)
Director: Jeff Keen
 
50.
The Dreams and Past Crimes of the Archduke (1984 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Jeff Keen
 
51.
Omozap 2 (1991 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Jeff Keen
 
52.
Omozap (1991 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Jeff Keen
 
53.
Artwar (1994 Short Film)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Jeff Keen
 
54.
Joy Thru Film (2000 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Director: Jeff Keen
 
55.
Awkward (2008 Short Film)
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A dinner party conversation takes an unexpected turn. (7 mins.)
Director: Kellie Ann Benz
 
56.
Feeder (2010 Short Film)
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We want it. We buy it. We eat it. We swallow it down whole. But what does our body see when we stick it in our mouth... (4 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ernst
 
57.
Love Birds (2010 Short Film)
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A humorous love story that reflects the similarities between bird and human life. (7 mins.)
Director: Brian Lye
 
58.
Happy Bag (2010 Short Film)
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A couple on a first date get kidnapped. Instead of trying to get out of the situation, they continue to have the date. (7 mins.)
 
59.
Hansel and Gretel (2011 Short Film)
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Siblings Hansel and Gretel find the sickly sweet offerings of a ruined arcadia are not quite to their taste. (6 mins.)
Director: Emma Varker
 
60.
Ninja (2010 Short Film)
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Director: David Quinn
 
61.
Seeking Wellness Part Two: Daddy's Time (2007 Short Film)
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The second in a series of conceptual video projects exploring ideas relating to victimization, recovery and empathy... (23 mins.)
 
62.
A Tale of Obsession (2011 Short Film)
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A Tale of Obsession is a deliciously black comedy following the story of Ashley, an intense teenage... (13 mins.)
Director: Dave Wade
 
63.
Attach Boat to Motor (2010 Short Film)
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Follow the events of an otherwise ordinary day, during which one boy makes a decision to follow his own path. (15 mins.)
Director: Nathan Lewis
 
64.
Dorothy (2012 Short Film)
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'You'll be torn in half, unless you make me laugh...' The demented song of a demon-possessed girl echoes... (14 mins.)
Director: Eros Romero
 
65.
The Globe Collector (2012 Documentary)
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Documentary into the incredible world of a light globe collector, a world where a passion for electronics is all-consuming and a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome is nothing more than a label. (7 mins.)
Director: Summer DeRoche
 
66.
Greenland Year Zero (2011 Documentary)
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GREENLAND YEAR ZERO is both a short documentary and cinematographic journey in a country presently facing... (26 mins.)
 
67.
Hail Satan! (2011 Short Film)
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What menacing horror lurks beneath the surface of this quaint suburban neighborhood? Samantha's about to find out... (6 mins.)
 
68.
Inferno (2012 Short Film)
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In Colonial Australia, three Irish convicts decide to commit murder in order to avoid the lash but when their plan to kill a guard goes horribly wrong, their only hope is to draw straws to take control of their fate. (18 mins.)
Director: Steve McCallum
 
69.
The Nature Theater of Oklahoma (2011 Short Film)
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A response to 9/11, the film portrays the memorials in Oklahoma City and Berlin. (13 mins.)
Director: Bernard Roddy
 
70.
Payload (2011 Short Film)
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A family of scavengers. A corrupt spaceport. A callous matriarch. A home in the shadow of a space elevator. After a brutal attack on his father, Simon Carter must sacrifice everything to save his family. (18 mins.)
Director: Stuart Willis
 
71.
Peekaboo (2011 Short Film)
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When a toddler goes missing in a car park, her mother fears she has been abducted. (10 mins.)
Director: Damien Power
 
72.
Quinkin (2011 Short Film)
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In a future where it hasn't rained in living memory, two men hunt an inhuman beast. In doing so, they will lose their own humanity. (15 mins.)
 
73.
Scenes from a Farmhouse (2012 Short Film)
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When your world crumbles, where do you run? (11 mins.)
Director: Miska Mandic
 
74.
Spine (2012 Short Film)
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Nick is a young quadriplegic struggling to come to terms with his injury. While waiting for his girlfriend in a supermarket carpark... (11 mins.)
Director: Sophie Miller
 
75.
The Tell Tale Heart (2011 Short Film)
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A man is haunted by the eye of an old man. He becomes obsessed with it and begins to think it is watching him at night. (15 mins.)
Director: Claude Gonzalez
Stars: Tim Walter
 
76.
Ten Quintillion (2012 Documentary)
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Ten Quintillion is an audio-visual journey through a rarely acknowledged world and all who delve into the garden will come away with a new found respect for the creatures that live below. (10 mins.)
Director: Romilly Spiers
 
77.
The Wilding (2012 Short Film)
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When juvenile inmate Malcolm is offered a chance at parole, he is torn between his chance for freedom and protecting the one he loves. (15 mins.)
Director: Grant Scicluna
 
78.
You & I, Brigitte (2012 Short Film)
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As the lines of reality and perception begin to blur and crumble in Brigitte's mind as she struggles to come to terms with the death of her lover, Gabe, so too does the world around her when it quite literally come crumbling down. (14 mins.)
Director: Jessica Lawton