Struggling with the death of her grandmother, Daina is forced to deal with a series of difficult customers while working the bar. An encounter with an elderly lady reminds her of the relationship she was able to have with her grandmother. Finding comfort in that memory, Daina begins the healing process.

  • Andy Newcombe
  • Andy Newcombe
  • Andrew Holroyd
  • Elias Cuzens
  • Andy Newcombe
  • Jessica Brooke
    Key Cast
  • Dan Stone
    Director of Photography
  • Diego Espinoza
    Sound Editor
  • Brooke Collard
    Production Designer
  • Oliver Dear
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 AUD
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Director Biography - Andy Newcombe

Andy Newcombe is a keen filmmaker, focusing on location sound recording and post-production sound design. He has worked in a variety of films across Perth, Australia, including both student and professional productions. Andy recently graduated Murdoch University with a First-Class Honours degree majoring in Screen Production and Sound. As part of his honour’s year, Andy wrote, co-produced and directed the short film Ivory. In March of 2019 he commenced his PhD, researching the relevance of memory and music in film. At the commencement of his degree in 2016, Andy worked on the short film My Name is Grace, directed by Jade Chamberlain in the role of Location Sound Recorder. My Name is Grace has won awards at the Auckland International Film Festival, The Global International Film Festival America and the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, among many others. His most recent project was Curtis Taylor and Nathan Mewett’s Screenwest funded short film Jadai.

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Director Statement

Ivory was born out of a research project looking into common understanding of genre formation. Along with its accompanying paper ‘Ivory: Creating a Sound-based Genre’, Ivory explores the possibility of a genre based on a technical aspect of film (such as sound) rather than narrative.

This platform allowed me to use music and more broadly dialogue and sound effects in an interesting and creative way. Ivory also discusses the universal language of music, focusing on how it plays a key role in the formation of memories and relationships. Music is a truly powerful element of cinema.

Andy Newcombe, Director.