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Writers:
Karel Segers (additional material)
Karel Segers (story)
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Tagline:
The secrets of close encounters lie buried Down Under.
Plot:
A cynical young Indigenous man and his family are abducted by aliens. Leading them on a breathtaking escape, he discovers the aliens' origins, shattering his worldview forever. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Damion Hunter ... Warrun
Laura Ohrman ... Grey2
David Page ... Apari
Kristy Schwind ... Grey1
Maurial Spearim ... Alkira

Directed by
Josh Bryer (post supervising director)
Oscar Nicholson (live director)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Josh Bryer  writer
Stephen Deans  additional material
Annie Kinnane  additional material
Annie Kinnane  story
Oscar Nicholson  additional material
Oscar Nicholson  story
Karel Segers  additional material
Karel Segers  story

Produced by
Will Alexander .... executive producer
Josh Bryer .... executive producer
Josh Bryer .... post producer
Josh Bryer .... producer
Samantha Daley .... senior post producer
Tom Dery .... executive producer
Sam Hall .... post producer
Brett Heil .... executive producer
Adam Hicks .... post producer
Dan Higson .... executive producer
David Hoare .... associate producer
Annie Kinnane .... co-producer
Annie Kinnane .... executive producer
Annie Kinnane .... post producer
Annie Kinnane .... post-production co-producer
Bonnie Law .... post producer
Tom McFarlane .... executive producer
David Nicholson .... executive producer
Oscar Nicholson .... executive producer
Rick Schweikert .... executive producer
Georgina Selby .... post producer (as Georgie Selby)
Georgina Selby .... post producer
Marie Slaight .... executive producer
Ant Smith .... executive producer
Allan Webster .... executive producer
Nick West .... executive producer
Leonardo Zamboni .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Christopher J McHardy 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Ivory 
 
Art Direction by
Tom Gibson 
Owen Kunnen (principal art director)
 
Costume Design by
Claude Marcos 
 
Makeup Department
Amy Broome .... hair stylist
Amy Broome .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Josh Bryer .... production manager
Mahla Conomos .... assistant production manager
Blake Paul Kendall .... senior production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Penelope Berkemeier .... second assistant director
Matthew Grossman .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ryan Brady .... set building assistant
Josh Bryer .... set building assistant
Stephen Deans .... set building assistant
Muhib Faris .... lead stills photographer
Sarah Freitas .... assistant property master
Sarah Freitas .... scenic artist
Tom Gibson .... construction coordinator
Tom Gibson .... props
Tom Gibson .... set designer
Tom Gibson .... set dresser
Daniel Greenway .... carpenter
Owen Kunnen .... construction coordinator
Owen Kunnen .... props
Owen Kunnen .... set designer
Owen Kunnen .... set dresser
Oscar Nicholson .... set building assistant
Helder Nóbrega .... assistant art director
Nadia Warne .... property master
Wojciech Wawrzyniak .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Dan Higson .... audio engineer
Harmik Mansourian .... sound recordist (as Harmik Monsourian)
Jacob Round .... audio engineer
Ant Smith .... audio engineer
Nick West .... audio engineer
 
Special Effects by
Tad Pride .... special effects supervisor
Phil Young .... special effects tech
 
Visual Effects by
Janine Andrae .... roto & paint artist
Pete Berthet .... finishing artist
Pete Berthet .... lead compositor
Adam Blackhall .... junior compositor
Gavain Browne .... creative director for visual effects
Josh Bryer .... asset & database coordinator
Josh Bryer .... vfx director
Matthew Canham .... compositor (as Matt Canham)
Karthik Chennai .... compositor
Vincent Chodez .... 3d artist
Vincent Chodez .... compositor
Greg Constantaras .... compositor
Tania Gabbani .... visual effects coordinator
Henry Gao .... vfx assistant
Alex Goodwin .... 3d artist
Tom Hauville .... junior compositor
Simon Jackman .... compositor
Garry Jacques .... creative director for visual effects
Soren Jensen .... vfx on-set supervisor
Pujesh Joshi .... compositor
Catherine King .... finishing artist
Mark Kwanten .... compositor
Karthikeyan Manickam .... compositor
Jorden Martin .... 3d artist
Jorden Martin .... compositor
John McGeachin .... visual effects coordinator
Jared Michael .... 3d modeler
Jared Michael .... lead compositor
Bryn Morrow .... lead lighting director
Bryn Morrow .... lead technical director
Camm Nash .... 3d artist
Camm Nash .... lead compositor
Camm Nash .... visual effects coordinator
Oscar Nicholson .... visual effects coordinator
Patrick O'Rourke .... operations manager
Leonardo Paolini .... compositor
Leonardo Paolini .... finishing artist
Leonardo Paolini .... lead compositor
Leonardo Paolini .... master sync artist
Leonardo Paolini .... vfx supervisor
Tim Parsons .... lead compositor
Scott Pelzel .... compositor
Scott Pelzel .... lead compositor
Nick Petch .... compositor
Thandiwe Philips .... visual effects coordinator
Johan Polhem .... compositor
Tim Preston .... digital compositor
Sina Rahimpour .... 3d artist
Jonathan Ravagnani .... 3d artist
Albert Susantio .... 3d artist
Mike Thomson .... 3d artist
Mike Thomson .... vfx supervisor
Chloe Tse .... 3d artist
Eric Wadsworth .... head of 3d
Jamie Watson .... head of 2d
Mick Watson .... head of 3d
Evan Whiteside .... lead compositor
Jordan Wood .... 3d artist
Jordan Wood .... compositor
Alex Zaloudek .... head of 3d
Jialing Zhang .... 3d artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Brady .... data wrangler
Tanja Bruckner .... stills photographer
Jon Cohen .... gaffer
Bede Corbin .... electrician
Bede Corbin .... grip
Stephen Deans .... script supervisor: additional
Pieter-Jan Delbecke .... best boy
Muhib Faris .... stills photographer
Kalo Foleti .... stills photographer
Tiphereth Gloria .... data wrangler: additional
Tiphereth Gloria .... script supervisor
Nico Hertel .... assistant camera
Maya Newell .... data wrangler: additional
 
Animation Department
Jason Nystrom .... animator: opening sequence
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claude Marcos .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Steve Cakebread .... story board artist
Greg Constantaras .... edit assistant
Greg Constantaras .... on-line editor
Tom Meares .... color grader
Jason Nystrom .... title designer: end credits
Darren Seddon .... story board artist
 
Music Department
Dan Higson .... composer / musician
Ant Smith .... composer / musician
Nick West .... composer / musician
 
Other crew
Janine Andrae .... stand-in
Josh Bryer .... marketing manager
Josh Bryer .... script supervisor
Stephen Deans .... marketing designer
Muhib Faris .... behind-the-scenes cameraman
Tiphereth Gloria .... lead marketing manager
Grant Newton .... website designer
Matt Porter .... public relations manager
Martin Thorne .... supervising producer
Vicki Uriarte .... caterer
David Zandberg .... trailer editor
 
Thanks
Gareth Allsop .... special thanks
Rowan Bancroft .... special thanks
Bruce Bassett .... special thanks
Lizzie O'Hara Boyce .... special thanks
Nat Brady .... special thanks
Adrienne Connell .... special thanks
Daniel Cook .... special thanks
Tom Dery .... special thanks
Richie Ellis .... special thanks
Andrew Farrell .... special thanks
Andy Flemming .... special thanks
Marc Furmie .... special thanks
Tiphereth Gloria .... special thanks
Rod James .... special thanks
Michael Jensen .... special thanks
Colin Jowell .... special thanks
Jacqueline Kaytar .... special thanks
Shane Kruger .... special thanks
Taryne Laffar .... special thanks
Tom McFarlane .... special thanks
David Nicholson .... special thanks
Cat Pitts-Tucker .... special thanks
Matt Porter .... special thanks
Aaron Rubin .... special thanks
Efren Sampaga .... special thanks
Rick Schweikert .... special thanks
Helene Smith .... special thanks
Lucas Smith .... special thanks
Sarah Webb .... special thanks
Steve Weymouth .... special thanks
Matt Willis .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
9 min | 10 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (HD) | Color

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Trivia:
From October to December 2012, the Kindred Art Department spent 12 gruelling weeks in 50-degrees Celsius heat, building a spaceship interior inside a hot tin-roofed warehouse in Sydney, Australia. Some 84 days later, the spaceship was complete - and the Kindred shoot began. Then, 5 days later, when it was all in the can, the shooting lease was about to expire. In less than 2 hours, over 600 hours of set building work was destroyed.See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Indigenous Australians are abducted by aliens., 19 July 2014
Author: ricky-58-391368 from Corrimal, NSW

Kindred is a fascinating little movie, and definitely worth catching if you can (the festival circuit is probably your best bet). It was born out of a recognition that there has not so far been a great deal of science fiction cinema featuring indigenous Australians, even though there is rich ground to be mined around the idea of what it means to be alien. Crowdfunding raised the necessaries (disclaimer: I donated) to turn a glimmer of an idea into some serious screen time. The guts of the story is that a modern day young indigenous man feels out of step with his community and their beliefs, declaring to his sister a greater affinity with whatever might be out there in space. Just as their night-time argument draws the attention of a community uncle, the trio is visited and abducted by a UFO. The rest of the story is told in flashback as the young man is about to be returned to his community. He remembers a series of scenes that take place in the brightly lit, sterile environment of the alien spaceship. How the trio deals with the aliens - and are dealt with - is the core of the movie. In this context, any film-maker will try to avoid cliché and aim for a fresh take, and this mob draws on the main characters' indigeneity to inform the decisions they make and actions they take. There is a feel to their words and actions that is rather different to that of the average WASP space hero. The length of this film (less than 10 minutes) means they can't fully recount everything that happens in the ship, but the bits we see certainly give some food for thought. I really want to see an expanded version of this film so I can find out what happens in the missing bits (we can only hope our hero remembers everything else later). Some seriously good visual effects enhance expectations and raise the creative bar. Most sci fi films live and die by their FX - this one lives. Most films of any genre also live and die by their story - this one more than lives: it lives, it writhes and it grabs the audience. A point worth mentioning is that the sound is excellent and does much to set and sustain the mood of the piece. If there is a weak point, it is that the relaxed, confident delivery of the seasoned performer David Page as the elder draws attention to the less developed performance skills of the two younger (human) performers. Nevertheless, there is a ton of room for this to evolve into a full length feature, and I hope the makers get the chance to explore more deeply the ideas thrown up by this excellent short.

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