TRAILER

"It's a chilling thriller that reveals how dangerous intolerance really is."     

   - Jennifer Kidson, Female Eye Film Festival    

 

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SYNOPSIS: 

A reserved, young woman burdened with a weighty secret, returns to her rural hometown accompanied by her outgoing girlfriend in order to spend the weekend with her conservative family.

GENRE:

Dark Drama.

KEY CREW:

Director/Writer/Producer - Kate Halpin

Cinematographer - Filip Staresinic

Production & Costume Designer - Kate Halpin

Editor - Kate Halpin & Matias Bolla

Score - Patrick Hutchings

Sound Design - Chris Hennekem

CAST:

Giselle Van Der Wiel, Bianca Bradey, Cain Thompson & Norah George.

PRESS:

FILMINK Article: 'Kate Halpin Going Public about A Private Matter' 

NAROOMA NEWS: 'On The set of Short Film at Tilba' 

FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL: The Muff Society on 'A Private Matter'

 
 
 

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FESTIVALS

A Private Matter has screened at over 25 festivals in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. In Australia it has screened at  Flickerfest & St Kilda Film Festival, which are Academy Award and BAFTA accredited. The film was also one of only 8 films selected to screen at My Queer Career at Mardi Gras Film Festival, which is the largest LGBTQI festival in Australia and one of the most prestigious in the world.

 

- FLICKERFEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, 2016 - (Academy Award and  BAFTA accredited)

- ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL, 2016 (Academy Award accredited)
- FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL, 2016
- NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL, 2016
- MY QUEER CAREER - MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL, 2016 (2nd Prize - Audience  Award)

- HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL, Hollywood, 2015
- NYC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, 2015

- LISBON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2016

- ROMA CINEMA DOC FESTIVAL
- LA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS, 2015 - WON Best Director & Nominated for Best Foreign Film.
- THE INDIE GATHERING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2015 - WON Best Short Film
- OREGON FILM AWARDS, 2015 – WON BEST STUDENT FILM
     
- MILAN, FILM FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL, 2015 – Nominated for Best Film, Best      Director, Best Lead Actress, Actor & Sup. Actress.
- ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2015
- REELING: THE CHICAGO LQBTQ+ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2015
- WOODSTOCK MUSEUM FILM FESTIVAL, New York, 2015
- PENSACOLA LGBT FILM FESTIVAL, 2015
- SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2015
- UNIVERSAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2015
- MALLORCA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2015

- BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2015
- PHNOM PENH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2015
- EQUALITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2015
- WOMEN'S ONLY ENTERTAINMENT FILM FESTIVAL, 2016

- PRO CLIPS WASHINGTON DC, Feb 2016 - WON Trailer of the Month
- STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS, 2016 (WON Student Film of the Year)

 

STILLS

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