Passage of Flick

When an adventurous young girl discovers the ability to time travel through a door in her bedroom, she must come to terms with the harsh realities of growing up.

  • James Vinson
    Airgirl, Abraxas
  • James Vinson
    Airgirl, Abraxas
  • Mark Harris
    Broken Sleep, 2AM, Waiting On Sound
  • Mariah Cini
    Key Cast
    We Need To Talk, Milk and Cookies, Dave
  • Monique Fisher
    Key Cast
    The Turning, Mr & Mrs Murder, Neighbours
  • Charles Alexander
    Abraxas, Airgirl, Woof!
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  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Children's, Drama, Coming of age, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 AUD
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  • Shooting Format:
    HDV, 2K, Arri Alexa Digital
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  • Student Project:
  • Gen Con Film Festival
    United States
    August 19, 2017
    World Premiere
    The Ovid Award
  • Joy House Film Festival
    Sydney, Victoria
    September 10, 2017
    Australian Premiere
    Best Short Film
  • Heart of Gold Film Festival
    Gympie, Queensland
    October 7, 2017
    Queensland Premiere
Director Biography - James Vinson

James is an internationally recognized filmmaker, and award-winning graduate of Melbourne University. Having fallen in love with filmmaking at the age of seven, he suspects the power of cinema lies in its ability to speak to everyone, and to make the world a less lonely place. He finds this comforting.

James’ first short film, Sock Doc (2010), was selected for the VCAA Season of Excellence at Top Screens, and competed as a finalist in the Under the Radar Best Youth Short Film at St Kilda Film Festival. Since then James has written and directed a number of films screening all over the world, including the Cannes Short Film Corner, the Toronto International Film and Video Awards, and the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

As a storyteller, James aspires to encourage strange and playful perspectives upon familiar situations, and to create heartfelt character studies that evoke a sense of wonder. In between writing and directing his own work, James also illustrates storyboards for various commercial clients. Looking to the future, he aspires to study a Master’s in filmmaking abroad.

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Director Statement

One of the most important relationships is the one we have
with ourselves. This was the starting point of Passage of Flick:
a message for the heart, by the heart.
Many of us will remember experiencing pangs of self-doubt
as we floundered our way through adolescence. In such times
of uncertainty and deflated confidence, I believe there is
tremendous power in reconnecting with your inner child, and
seeing the world through their eyes.

This sentiment drove us to make this film. It’s playful, whimsical,
and celebrates the child in all of us, especially when faced with
the ordeal of growing older. This story is very personal to me,
and I hope it similarly strikes a chord with you!