Two men share coffee in a hotel room, each trying to ignore the disturbing truth behind their meeting.

  • Myles Conti
  • Jason Crewes
  • Karl Conti
  • Laurence Coy
    Key Cast
  • Martin Crewes
    Key Cast
  • Myles Conti
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Crime, Black Comedy
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 AUD
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  • Sanctuary Cove International Film Festival
    Gold Coast
    November 25, 2017
    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. In 2017 Myles directed “Dreamweaver” an extremely ambitious short-film which reflects the culmination of this experience.

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Director Statement

“Stockholm” is a story of two men from very different backgrounds, who willingly, and unwillingly, together in a hotel room, share what will ultimately become a momentous event in both their lives.
Though different, each man’s objective is the same - to just get through their time together, whilst a constant ticking clock reminds them that time is running out, and soon the phone call they both await, will arrive.
When I first read the script, I loved the “unknown” element, the tension that was hidden beneath the words being spoken, the questions I found myself asking as I read each line, and the clues as to who each of these men were through what they were saying. Then the sudden and confronting moment where everything becomes shockingly clear - as jolting a moment as it was, I found, having grown fond of both characters in their lead up conversation, that I was still somehow on both of their sides.