Private Project


The separation of a couple leads a young man to the fold, leaving him alone in front of the cold night.

A short portrait of isolation and escapism amidst the astonishing limits of compassion.

  • Miki Clarke
  • Miki Clarke
  • Miki Clarke
  • Ben Warren
    Key Cast
  • Meg Clarke
    Key Cast
  • Annie O'Moon-Browning
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Cannon C300
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  • Student Project:
  • Festival De Cine Intravenosa - Short Film International Selection
    Cali, Colombia
    September 7, 2017
    Latin American Premiere
  • Leiden International Film Festival 2017
    October 27, 2017
    European Premiere
Director Biography - Miki Clarke

Miki Clarke was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. He studied film directing and screenwriting at the Queensland College of the Arts, Griffith Film School. Since graduating in 2012, Miki has written and directed four short films and has relocated to Germany to develop his first feature project “Across the Lake” which was first developed under the mentorship of critically acclaimed Auteur Michael Rowe (Cannes Camera d’Or Recipient 2010).

His short films have screened at International film festivals including Flickerfest, ScreenIt SA, SA Shorts Festival and Cannes Court Metrage, and was recently invited to the Kino Eyes - European Movie Masters 2017 program with full scholarship. Miki attended various workshops in Australia from Writer/Directors such as Kim Farrant, Cate Shortland, Michael Rowe, Allan Palmer, Rowen Woods, Glendyn Ivan and Mark Travis and worked as a freelancer as a Camera Assistant for over 5 years. Miki currently lives in Bremen, Germany.

p: +49 177 300 6025

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Director Statement

Separating once from a long term partner shocked me with its harsh abruptness and the coldness that followed. Particular to this feeling was an acute, immediate isolation that pitted beauty and warmth of my surroundings with a stark coldness. A nuanced cadence of events followed that provided me with compassion and harmony in empirical detail, but at the time I was too stricken to see these, and confined myself to vice and escapism. A one too common experience I have observed in others, but once my own experience met this scenario, I wanted to capture it within this picture.