Bald Future

Peter, an outcast at his own job, believes that his baldness is the root cause of his colleagues’ disdain towards him. He feels their scorn dripping from every strand. He’s paranoid that his boss Owen’s resentment is growing with every follicle that falls from his scalp. All Peter wants to do is fit in.

When Brad, a new employee with a luxuriant mane, steps onto the scene he is almost immediately given Peter’s accounts. Peter’s worst nightmare is coming true.

In a twist of fate, Peter’s pent-up resentment towards Brad leads to an unintended tragedy - a fatal fall off a chair. With Brad dead, Peter thinks he might be able to ingratiate himself again with Owen, but trying to do this at the funeral only serves to make things worse.

Now, with his job hanging by a thread, Peter’s desperation reaches its peak. He concocts a follicularly-challenged scheme, a last-ditch effort to regrow his standing in the office.Will his unconventional solution to blend in finally unlock the office's acceptance, or will it lead to an irreversible snip in his professional life?

  • Reilly Archer-Whelan
    Director
  • Michael Whyntie
    Director
  • Michael Whyntie
    Writer
  • Sarah Pass
    Producer
  • Reilly Archer-Whelan
    Producer
  • Michael Whyntie
    Producer
  • Mark Samual Bonanno
    Key Cast
    Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun, The Wizards of Aus, Why Are You Like This?
  • Joseph Green
    Key Cast
    Superwog, The Wrong Girl
  • Jess Kenneally
    Key Cast
    The Fort
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Reilly Archer-Whelan, Michael Whyntie

REILLY ARCHER-WHELAN
Reilly is a credited and award winning Director and Producer. Reilly has had a diverse and multifaceted journey through film production which has allowed her to specialise in multiple avenues of content creation and execution. She is often employed for her ability to overlap in various roles on productions and campaigns ranging from producing, directing, and editing.

Reilly has been shooting short films both in Australia and abroad. Her interest in social activism has lead her to create works around the refugee crisis in Australia, class struggle in South Africa and the looming mass extinction disaster. Her latest work, The Last Extinction, has been distributed by Bloomsbury throughout the UK and USA.

MICHAEL WHYNTIE
Michael Whyntie is an Australian filmmaker. He graduated with a Masters in Film Producing from the Victorian College of the Arts, where he produced several award winning short films. He is the writer and co-director of the short films Employee of the Month and Bald Future and the co-writer and co-director of the sold-out fringe musical More than a Game.

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