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A young boy moves to a new neighbourhood and discovers his passion for go-karting.

  • Myles Conti
  • Andrew Georgiou
  • Tam Morris
  • Myles Conti
  • Karl Conti
  • Nicholas Cradock
    Key Cast
  • Sasha Rose
    Key Cast
  • Dan Freene ACS
  • Lucas Bradley
  • Myles Conti
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  • Genres:
    Family, Adventure, Racing, 80s, Silent
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 AUD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Sanctuary Cove International Film Festival
    Gold Coast
    January 11, 2017
    Winner: Best Director, Winner: Best Producer
  • Flickerfest International Film Festival
    January 16, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Headline International Film Festival

    December 23, 2017
    Award Winner
  • Bermuda International Film Festival

    Mar, 05 2018
    Official Selection
  • Manchester Film Festival
    March 1, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Dublin International Film Festival
    February 22, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Myles Conti

Myles began directing and editing in the early 2000’s, with a number of self funded experimental short-films and animations. In 2004 he began directing commercials, and in 2005 was awarded a Screen Australia director’s attachment on the mockumentary feature film “Razzle Dazzle - A Journey Into Dance”. As part of this attachment Myles directed second unit and produced and edited the film’s theatrical trailer.

In 2007, Myles and his brother Karl formed their own production company Conti Bros Films. One of the companies first productions was the short-film “Marry Me” for Myles’ wife, writer/director Michelle Lehman, which would go on to win Tropfest 2008, and receive more than 2.1 million views on YouTube.

In 2010 Myles co-directed and edited the 1 hour documentary “A Very Short War” alongside veteran Australian actor Bill Young, which would later be sold to networks and other distribution platforms both nationally and overseas.

In 2014 Myles returned to the short-film genre with “Stockholm” a two hander short-film featuring Laurence Coy and Martin Crewes.

As of 2017 Myles has directed over 200 television commercials, 20 music videos and directed and produced numerous short form television shows. His 2017 short film “Dreamweaver” is an ambitious short which showcases the culmination of this experience.

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Director Statement

Dreamweaver tells the story of a young boy, who after moving into a new neighbourhood discovers his love for billie-kart racing.

Set in the 80s - Dreamweaver is a throwback to my childhood, or rather the childhood of my dreams. Inspired by classic 80s family films, I wanted to tell a simple story of persistence and passion in a fresh, yet familiar way.

Early in the development, I set myself the challenge of telling the story without dialogue, told from the perspective of the kids whose story I was telling, whilst making sure to maintain an energetic rhythm throughout. In order to pull this off, it was essential that I find amazing young actors, who could convey their character's journey, without speaking, but with subtle expressions that could be understood in any language.

After auditioning many young actors, I was thrilled to cast Nicholas Cradok and Sasha Rose, who along with the other supporting actors were an absolute delight to work with.

With my cast secure, I turned to my regular creative collaborators, most notably my brother and producer Karl Conti, DOP Dan Freene ACS, and 1st AD / co-editor Lucas Bradley. Combating downpours of rain, burning sun and restricted hours (working with children), we managed to achieve our shoot in the allocated 5 days we had for production. It was a lot of fun, working with tracking vehicles, stabilisers, cranes and an old set of kowa anamorphic lenses - but most importantly the kids were fantastic, and lit up the screen.

As well as the key creatives, the film wouldn't have happened without the many assistants and runners who helped move around 100 hay bails, and push carts around the tracks for every set up, and never once complained. Whilst the story is a simple one - the execution was anything but, and I'll always be indebted to everyone who gave their all on this production.

Despite the fact that my childhood billie-kart experiences never really got beyond Alex's first few attempts, it was great to jump back into that world, to re-discover the joy of being a kid, to dream, race, meet your first girl - all with the help of a little movie magic.