Revelation Perth International Film Fest: Couched

Experimental Short Film Showcase #2: Micro-Narratives & Experimental-Epics

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From micro-documentaries to operas to fragmented poems, a selection of experimental works that explore film and narrative in radical, imaginative ways. 


World Premiere

Dir: Emma Penaz Eisner / USA / 2020 / 96 seconds

Lairs, layers, liars: In this poetry film, hatred insidiously supplants a couple's love.


Australian Premiere

Dir: Alex Mendez Giner / USA / 2019 / 14mins

More than eighty years ago Franco pushed half of my family out of Spain. They found refuge in Venezuela. Now I belong to the Venezuelan Diaspora, An immigrant, descendant of immigrants. This is my lament. My attempt at understanding. Absurd historic recurrence.

Oh Father Disappearing 

World Premiere

Dir: Jules Retzlaff / USA / 2019 / 6mins

A short personal documentary on memory, grief, and familial legacies.

Animal Farm 

Australian Premiere

Dir James Hollenbaugh / USA / 2019 / 3mins

The animals do not stay long at the 'Animal Farm'. Animals arrive but never leave. Uncle Steve won't let them. It's a place where animals come to die.

Emotions In Metal

Dir: Tommy Becker / USA / 2019 / 20mins

“Emotions in Metal” is an investigative video opera, written, recorded, edited and performed by Tommy Becker. It is divided into nine vignettes that blend the artist’s: video, music, poetry, performance and computer generated design. The short works link thematically in their investigations into human-vehicle relationships. Whether, acting out instructional poetry in the garage, documenting the interiors of strangers’ cars or celebrating art world connections to the road, the video work balances a playful humor with a critical eye on where society is currently parked.


World Premiere

Ian Haig / Australia / 2020 / 3mins 

The unreality of really, really bad TripAdvisor reviews manifested as reality. Like many things on the internet a disconnect exists between online and offline worlds. In this case TripAdvisor reviews and the reality of what the location, hotel, etc is actually really like. This work amplifies the notion of terrible online reviews documented here in a physical reality, as if such negative reviews online have manifested their own offline reality. As the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, dystopian nightmare, or post apocalyptic holiday rental.


Dir: James Newitt / Australia / 2019 / 22mins

Fossil is a short film that explores the lapses in memory and the gaps in language of a person who has suffered brain damage. The film follows a series of exchanges and physical struggles between two men, one older than the other. Aggressive but also affectionate, while it is not clear how the men are related, they are bound together by a certain co-dependency.

WWW (the whale who wasn’t)

Australian Premiere

Dir: Alessia Cecchet / Italy, USA / 2018 / 10mins

WWW {the whale who wasn’t} is a tale of conquest and destruction. Utilizing fragments of early educational films and animation, the piece develops a science fiction counter-narrative of subjugation and annihilation told from a non-human perspective.

The Desire

Dir: Usama Alshaibi & Talia Watrous / USA / 2020 / 7mins

A devotion to beauty, aching and isolation.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    106 minutes
  • Rating
    Unclassified 15+
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