Time Of The Assassins

A girl and a boy search for the most idyllic location to commit suicide.

An experimental debut short road movie shot en route from Sydney via Ballina culminating in Byron Bay.

  • Liam Clark
    Director
  • Liam Clark
    Writer
  • Dylan Clark
    Key Cast
  • Brooke Mitchell
    Key Cast
  • Liam Clark
    Music
  • Gene Clark
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Road movie
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Liam Clark

Liam Clark is a Sydney filmmaker currently studying at the Academy of Film, Theatre and Television in Surry Hills (AFTT).

Prior to this he completed an undergrad in the Creative Arts, then going on to complete a Masters of Research specializing his thesis on French Literature and Post-Structualist Philosophy at Macquarie University.

These eclectic themes have trickled into his creativity and manifested into new ways of looking at cinema. Self-coining the term ‘Brutalist Romanticism’ Liam has composed challenging short films tackling uncomfortable and complex subjects.

Liam’s first experiment in film resulted in ‘Time of the Assassins’ described as "A loosely visualised interpretation and rendering of the poem ‘Morning Of Drunkeness' by French poet Arthur Rimbaud by way of Henry Miller." This was picked up by YMO Collective and screened at their Art for Art Sake Multimedia art show.

From there he shot and directed a few video clips for local Sydney bands, as well as a cinepoem that can be viewed on his Vimeo page.

Over the last year, Liam has been busy producing two student directed films ‘Love and the Demonic Psyche’ and ‘Ghost Pregnancy’ and is hoping to see them premiered at festivals later this year.

Liam is also a musician interested in the esoteric and non-western instruments and has toured East Coast Australia several times with different rock outfits.

Liam not only takes his influence from filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch, Gaspar Noe, and Federico Fellini but also from artists Brett Whiteley, Aubrey Beardsley, and Francis Bacon.

For film updates check out Instagram page: Brutalistromanticism

Contact: liam.wb.clark@gmail.com

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Director Statement

Having been diagnosed with Panic Disorder and Anxiety in my teens, I have always been interested in recreating the fear and consternation felt within one of these horrific throws. I will become the Greek God Pan and recreate this feeling embedded within the films I make.

I was soon to fall in love with my muse Amanda though, and have asked her to marry me. I now make films and she acts in them. x