Be In It

Paul and Peter are friends. One wants the outdoors and the other wants technology. One survives but the other doesn't.

  • Simon Elrahi
  • Simon Elrahi
  • Simon Elrahi
  • Ed Wills
    Key Cast
  • Alex Mitchinson
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 11, 2008
  • Production Budget:
    500 AUD
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  • Student Project:
  • Avid Australia and SPAA fringe fast flicks competition
    Town Hall, Sydney
  • Milan International Film Festival - I've Seen Films
    September 10, 2008
    Special Jury Award
Distribution Information
  • Quat Media Group
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Simon Elrahi

A graduate from The Actors Centre and Australian Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney, Simon has been working as an Actor, Writer, Director, Producer and Editor since 1994 performing in various roles in film, television and theatre. He has a long list of credits, starring in multi-award winning films and television series.

Simon also owns Simon Shepherd Productions, dedicated to making unique and diverse stories for the screen. He is a writer, director, producer and editor of various award winning short and feature films. His work nominated and winning various awards locally and internationally.

His short feature "Flow", which he wrote, directed, produced and edited won Best Film for Simon Elrahi and Best Actor for Osamah Sami and nominated for Best Director and Best Drama for Simon Elrahi at the 2017 inaugural Sydney Indie Film Festival. It has also won the Award of Excellence at the 2018 indie-Fest Film Awards, Best Shorts Competition and Accolade Global film Competition. It also won Best Drama at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. It also won the Panavision Australia 2017, Best Film Award at the Lebanese Film Festival (Australia).

As a writer, Simon has developed several feature films, all at various stages of development. "Understanding Anatomy" has had two rounds of development funding from the New South Wales Film and Television Office. It was twice short-listed for Screen Australia's prestigious Aurora program, short-listed for Project Greenlight's competition and Indi-visions project lab and script development programs. It was also a finalist at the Los Angeles based BlueCat screenplay competition. In 2019, it was semi-finalist at the Australia Independent Film Awards.

In 2021 both features "Understanding Anatomy" and "Trapped" were semi-finalist at the Boston Screenplay Awards.

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