Dream Catcher Inc.

A romantic Sci-Fi drama about Jacob, a young man who lacks romance in his life, who instead seeks it in his dreams through a device which allows him to choose what type of dream he’ll have. He is warned about overusing the Dream Catcher device but continues to do so as loneliness pervades his entire life. He dreams of the same woman day after day, but has no idea who she is. Until one day he runs into her. They hit it off and surprisingly they share a lot in common. But things are not exactly as they seem.

  • Branden J Wittchen
    At the End
  • Luke Angelo Roberts
    At the End
  • Branden J Wittchen
    At the End
  • Chris Slater
  • Branden J Wittchen
  • Luke Angelo Roberts
  • Abhishek Mehta
    Key Cast
  • Darcy Vejins
    Key Cast
  • Marlon Mangelo
  • Elliott Deem
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    Sci-Fi, Romance
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    200 AUD
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  • Brisbane Emerging Filmmakers
    Dendy Portside, Hamilton, QLD
    March 15, 2016
    Queensland Premiere
  • Melbourne Indie Film Festival
    July 10, 2016
    Victorian Premiere
    Best Sci-Fi
Director Biography - Branden J Wittchen, Luke Angelo Roberts

Two Brisbane filmmakers, and film students who met at Griffith film school. Their debut short At the End, starring Gyton Grantley (of Underbelly fame), that was written, shot, and cut in Winton (QLD) in a few days, went on to be a success in Australian film festivals. They've since gone on to co-direct two more shorts, and work together on over half a dozen.

They hope to be the next Spierig or Coen Brothers. Apparently no one's told them that they're supposed to be brothers.

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Director Statement

Firstly, we are proud to say that this short film was shot in entirely in Brisbane with an all Queensland cast and crew.

What we hoped to create with this lo-fi sci-fi film, is a world that feels like today only it happens to feature a futuristic device, in order to comment on emerging technologies and how they effect our love lives. In tandem with that we wanted our main character to feel like he could be any of us surfing Tinder, chatting to someone online, or watching online videos in privacy.

Despite the claims of the (dodgy) marketing of the Dream Catcher device by Dream Catcher Incorporated you can't control dreams, as any lucid dreamer would tell you. So we wanted the film to go through a myriad of emotions. So despite the romantic sci-fi elements of this film, we hope that it will excite, surprise, shock, sadden, and entertain festival audiences.