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We are Broken

James, a desperate young boy, discovers that his mother Natasha is under pursuit. He attempts to free her from a fabricated post-apocalyptic world and reunite his family. When they are cornered by police James' father intervenes, ending in one final climactic moment.

  • Dane Fabri
    Director
  • Dane Fabri
    Writer
  • Ruby Stubbings
    Producer
  • Jessica Black
    Producer
  • Tristan Maxwell
    Key Cast
  • Jahne Coutts-Smith
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    800 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Dane Fabri

When Dane discovered a Tropfest DVD inside the weekend paper he became fascinated by the scope of what could be captured (visually and thematically) within the time constraints of a short film. After completing a Diploma in Graphic Design and another in Screen and Media, Dane has created several short films as writer, director and editor while supporting other projects primarily in editing and colour grading. Most recently, Dane has been editing and promoting the feature documentary "Heery's World" by director/producer Liz Jones.

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Director Statement

We will all experience the loss of a family member or close friend. It can be sudden and tragic, forcing me to reflect on the fragility of life and the hardship of loss. When the time comes, my hope is that those left behind are able to reach acceptance. My primary motivation in the creation of “We are Broken” was to deliver a positive, uplifting message that would shine through the film's dark undertones, desolate palette and themes of death, separation anxiety and mental illness.