Deliverance is a short, experimental film created using experimental filmic techniques such as front and rear projection and experimental approaches to sound creation. This film is rigorously structured, drawing inspiration from structural and surrealist experimental film techniques.

The film depicts a man of faith suffering a crisis of identity. The man is torn, questioning his religious beliefs whilst understanding and connecting with his inner urges to take pleasure in, create and merge with darkness.

Deliverance is a creative work made in collaboration with screen artist Sam Boe Nielsen and fine artist Cameron Howard. The merging of our disciplines complimented each other to create a visually striking short film.

  • Sam Boe Nielsen
  • Sam Boe Nielsen
  • Cameron Howard
  • Sam Boe Nielsen
  • Sam Boe Nielsen
    Key Cast
  • Cameron Howard
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Student, Experimental, Surrealist, Surrealism
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Curtin University
  • Oniros Film Awards New York
    New York
    United States
    Award Winner: Best Experimental
  • Best Shorts Competition
    United States
    Award of Recognition: Experimental
  • Underexposed Adelaide Film Festival
    February 18, 2022
    Australian Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Sam Boe Nielsen

Sam Nielsen is an Australian actor, writer and director based in Perth, Western Australia. Sam was born in Aalborg, Denmark and moved to Australia as a child. He is of Greek and Danish ancestry.

Sam moved to London, England at the age of 20 where he spent four years training as an Actor. He studied at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, The Actor's Temple, and spent two years training at Identity School of Acting.

Sam is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Creative Arts at Curtin University double majoring in Screen and Theatre Arts.

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Director Statement

DELIVERANCE is an interdisciplinary work written and directed by Sam Boe Nielsen in collaboration with Cameron Howard. This piece was created as a response to a major project assignment in Curtin University's Experimental Screens unit. Sam's Screen Arts combined with Cameron Fine Arts disciplines worked together to create a strong and visually striking piece. This piece looks at the multiplicity and layers to ones identity.