How much screen time is too much screen time?

The number of hours we spend on our screens is growing at an alarming rate. Adults spend an average of 9.5hours per day looking at a screen, of which nearly 85% is for personal use.

It is no surprise that children and teens, who are attuned to their parents for attention, are mimicking and exacerbating this behaviour.

This short film, NOMOPHOBIA takes on an important issue we are facing today.

  • Paul van Kan
  • Paul van Kan
  • Paul van Kan
  • Melita Travisany
    Key Cast
  • Evy Strange
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental, silent film
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    50 AUD
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Director Biography - Paul van Kan

Paul van Kan is an award winning Australian film maker and photographer, raised in the rugged landscapes of Africa. van Kan’s photography career has seen him commissioned to shoot nationally and internationally for brands such as Queensland Tourism, Colorbond and New York times. An organic progression into producing motion picture has now cemented his career as a highly regarded Director of Photography, with ongoing clients including ING Bank, Meat & Livestock Australia and Jo Mercer.

Paul’s passion lays in documentary film making. In particular, the unveiling of themes that raise social awareness, celebrate diversity and tell stories that are buried within lesser explored landscapes. Along this vein, van Kan’s humanitarian work on the Australian drought has been highly recognised. His most recently funded project, a feature length documentary, will portray the hardships of farmers in the rural and drought stricken regions of Australia. Encapsulating his non commercial film making journey, Paul’s self-funded platform “RealFolk Stories” showcases his personal work off the beaten path.

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Director Statement

Although my passion lays in documentary film making or in particular, telling peoples stories, i am interested in experimenting in short form film to spread meaningful message.