Cactus - Short Film

Abbie's just found out she can't have kids - It doesn’t mean much to her at first – at least now there's no risk of being a teen mum. But then things and people start to change around, maybe it means more to her than she thinks. A coming of age cringe-comedy following 17-year-old Abbie as she prepares for her first ever rendezvous.

  • Madelaine Nunn
  • Madelaine Nunn
  • Samuel Baulch
  • Jesse O'Brien
  • Madelaine Nunn
  • Madelaine Nunn
    Key Cast
    Two Heads Creek
  • Jem Lai
    Key Cast
  • Jim Coulon
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 AUD
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    Digital, Panasonic EVA-1, 4K
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Director Biography - Madelaine Nunn

Madelaine Nunn is an award-winning actor, writer, and two-time AWGIE nominee who has worked across theatre, film and radio since graduating as an actor from the VCA in 2015. Madelaine is a co-founder of Three Birds Theatre, and Associate Artistic Director at Rollercoaster Theatre. Her writing credits for theatre include: Cactus (La Mama & Regional Arts Victoria), The Chapel, the Fire and the Dead Cat (ATYP), Summer at Suspended Stone Camp (Jopuka Productions) Kinder Surprise (ABC Radio National & Melbourne Theatre Company’s Cybec Electric) & Bin Chicken (ATYP). Madelaine is excited to be moving into writing for screen.

WINNER Rebel Wilson Theatre Maker Scholarship
WINNER Martin Lysicrates Playwriting Prize
NOMINEE Australian Writers Guild Award x2
SHORTLISTED Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award

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