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Two sisters have been confined in an underground bunker since early childhood by their extremist Father, believing the outside world is apocalyptic. Their lives take a turn when the younger sister uncovers a secret that spirals them into a ‘fallout’ of sisterly bonds, religious ideals and their perceived reality.

  • Lachlan Stephens
    Discarted, A Stiff Brew
  • Madison Lloyd
  • Stavros Psoras
    Key Cast
  • Izzy Ford
    Key Cast
  • Camille Gerrard
    Key Cast
  • Ryan De Rooy
    Director of Photography
  • Mahima Gadiyar
    Sound Designer
  • Simon Joyce Norhey
  • Zac Mulley
    Production Designer
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    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 11, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 AUD
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    RED epic
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Director Biography

Lachlan Stephens is a young filmmaker based in Victoria, Australia with a portfolio spanning student, independent and corporate commercial/narrative works. Lachlan is not afraid to take on any roles that come across his path with producing, cinematography and editing credits to his name. Lachlan graduated from Deakin University's Film degree in 2019 and is currently completing his Honours year at Melbourne University's VCA campus.

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Director Statement

A homage to films and TV shows such as 10 Cloverfield Lane, Room and The Handmaids Tale, 'Fallout' is a short story following the isolation of two sisters, their enduring of parental abuse and religious hypocrisy that ends with a shocking twist that has left audiences staggered while curious. Screenings thus far have the crew answering questions for the half-hour proceeding the film's cut to black.