Private Project

Asking For A Friend

The story of a depressed girl who believes she can solve all her problems by purchasing a robot best friend

  • Jessamine Moffett
  • Jessamine Moffett
  • Amelia Basile
  • Liz Gapper
    Key Cast
  • Meerna Yousif
    Key Cast
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    9 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 AUD
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Director Biography - Jessamine Moffett

Jessamine is a young woman with a passion for film and bringing to life unique stories that often blend comedy with dark and more serious undertones. She started a Bachelor of Arts in 2015 right after graduating high school and soon realised that the generalised degree wasn’t for her. She applied for and then successfully completed an Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting at RMIT and the VCA Film and Television Foundations course in 2017. After spending 2018 doing production design on several short films and working at local cinema she decided that 2020 was the year she'd create another short film of her own.

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Director Statement

ASKING FOR A FRIEND was written by Jessamine at the start of 2019 and was redrafted with the help of her producer Amelia and several good friends she met through her courses. It was completely self funded and a passion project that Jessamine wanted to create as a way to explore her own struggles with mental health and friendships. The production was a group effort of fellow students, friends and professionals willing to give this film (and Jessamine) a shot.