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A corrupt cop, trying to go straight, finds everything crashing down around him when he's tracked down by his previous criminal associates.

  • Russell Leadbeater
  • Russell Leadbeater
  • Lizan Yee
  • Adam Eldon
    Key Cast
  • Danijel Mandic
    Key Cast
  • Sharde Anne
    Key Cast
  • Shannon Brimelow
    Key Cast
  • Zack Van Prooije
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Action
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Sony CIN-EI 4K (Digtal)
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 5, 2016
    World Premiere
    Award of Merit
  • International Festival and Entertainment Festival Australia (IFEFA)
    October 3, 2016
    Australian Premiere
    Best Director, Best Actor Short
  • Zamoxis Short Film Showcase
    Santa Monica
    United States
    November 17, 2016
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Russell Leadbeater

Russell is the Writer and Director of Surveillance. It's his 3rd short film. Russell's only goal is to improve on every film he makes. He's pretty happy with this one, but he's looking forward to the new opportunities that 'Surveillance' will open up for him.

This is just the beginning.

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Director Statement

I wrote and produced 'Surveillance' in under 6 months. We shot it in my hometown of Brisbane, Australia. My goal was to achieve a high budget, feature feel in a short.

It was important to try to create a believable world in which the motivations of the characters were something that the audience could relate to. That's why the antagonist, Marius is so passionate. He feels betrayed by Mike. That's the emotion that drives his actions in the film.

We strove to create action scenes that were clear and easy to follow by minimising the use of extreme close ups and hand held camera. This allows the actors to showcase their skills and (hopefully) enhances the viewing experience for the audience.

I feel that the end result was worth it. I really hope you enjoy 'Surveillance'.