LIAM, a goofy dad and country veterinarian has hit a milestone - the big 40. His morning dreams of being spoilt by his seductive wife are dashed as a controversial nude painting steals his spotlight. Teased by a bohemian horse trainer and an obnoxious duck, Liam’s jealousy fuelled imagination sparks a risqué scheme to steal it back.

  • Hassan Bajwa
  • Hassan Bajwa
  • Adam Lynch
  • Janine Kaiser
  • Janine Kaiser
    Locks of Love (feature film)
  • Jahne Couttes-Smith
    Key Cast
  • Julian Ramundi
    Key Cast
  • Keeley Rees
    Key Cast
  • Audrey Robinson
    Key Cast
  • Elena Robinson
    Key Cast
  • Adam Lynch
    Director of Photography
    Opal (short film), Ataraxia (short film)
  • Gerry Satrapa
    Art Director
  • Rory Chenowedh
  • Christian Doran
    Assistant Director
  • Zhenshi Van der Kloster
    Production Manager
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  • Genres:
    Family, Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 8, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 AUD
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  • Language:
    Chinese, English, German
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Director Biography - Hassan Bajwa

Hassan Bajwa was born in Pakistan. After completing his masters in Advertising Hassan worked for couple of leading advertising agencies in Pakistan. To pursue his film making passion Hassan moved to Australia ten years ago and complete the Advanced Diploma of Media Production at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). Hassan has great experience as a Producer, producing short films, music videos and corporate work and is keen to challenge himself in the role of the Director.

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Director Statement

Centrepiece is my debut film as a director. It was an amazing and a very memorable experience for me. Making a Tropfest film is very exciting but it certainly came with a lot of challenges. One big challenge was working with very young children and getting them comfortable enough around the strange looking crew so they could ‘act’. I think everyone agrees they did an outstanding job and their performances steal the show! The other big challenge was filming a variety of animals, from ducks to sheep to horses. Our producer did a fantastic job organising the location and all the animals and she even was our stunt horse rider! I feel really lucky to be able to have had great actors come onboard. They understood their character and performed amazingly as well as also having the patience to help make the children comfortable. I would specifically give credit to our cinematographer and editor to give the look and flow, which the film deserved. I am very glad the film over all turned out to what I imagined it at the start.

When I look back at those stressful yet exciting days of production I truly believe that the fine film I have today could not have been possible without the talented and professional cast and crew.