Private Project

Birds and Bees

A curious, young boy asks his parents "where do babies come from?". A nurturing mother must battle against a carefree father, about the fake, truthful answer. Will she be able to save her son's childhood from being destroyed?

  • Christian Petkaris
    Director
  • Christian Petkaris
    Writer
  • Jack Daniel McMahon
    Producer
  • James Dean
    Key Cast
    "Dad (Gavin)"
  • Emma Spencer Lelek
    Key Cast
    "Mum (Sarah)"
  • Henry Borg
    Key Cast
    "Son (Johnny)"
  • Rae Santos
    Key Cast
    "The Milkman"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 27, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm, RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Deakin University
Director Biography - Christian Petkaris

Christian Petkaris is a Director/Writer from Melbourne, Australia.

Having graduated Bachelor of Arts (Film, Television and Animation) from Deakin University in 2021, He's had his hands on the producer role for numerous television series, short films and music videos. Now, Christian makes his directorial debut with his short comedy "Birds and Bees" with aspirations to direct feature lengths and tv series in the future.

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Director Statement

Humour has always been the best way to forget about everyday life, to make others feel the same through my work is my ultimate goal.
I've always loved telling stories, the fact that we can make people feel various emotions through our work is incredibly moving for me. I focus on creating films that will entertain and explore interesting ideas for audiences to immerse themselves into.