Friends of Mine

When 17 year old Sarah learns of her best friends cancer diagnosis, she is determined to help in anyway she can.

  • Ross Alexander Dwyer
  • Isabella Perversi
  • Ross Alexander Dwyer
  • Isabella Perversi
  • Jana Zvedeniuk
    Key Cast
    Woof, Glitch (ABC), Losing It.
  • Isabella Perversi
    Key Cast
  • James Bentley
    Director of Photography
    Jeanette is the Dog
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    10 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 21, 2021
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    3,000 AUD
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    Blackmagic Design
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Director Biography - Ross Alexander Dwyer

English born but living in Australia for the last decade, Ross Dwyer is a Director, Actor and Voiceover Artist based in Melbourne.
Ross founded the company Mad Hatter Films in 2020 specialising in Narrative work and Digital Theatre.

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Director Statement

When someone close to you is sick, it's obviously incredibly hard for them. But often the people around them take it the hardest. It almost seems selfish at times. A close family member of my own battled with Cancer for 30 years. Having been with him in Australia for the last 10 of those, it took me nearly all of that time to realise that he didn't need taking care of, but for me to just enjoy life with him whilst we could.

My partner wrote this film for her mother, who had a similar situation with her best friend. The lesson being that we always feel we need to do more to compensate the pain, but really often all that is needed is to be there with our friend, uncle, brother or sister and enjoy life in any way we can. As for the worry, it doesn't help.