Melon Head

Harper (Aurora Iler) is a straight A student who thinks she knows what's best for her. She continually ignores the advice and information given to her by her invested teacher, Mr. Holland (Nick Hardcastle). After a confronting experiment at school. When faced with the choice between looks and safety, what will Harper decide.

  • Aurora Iler
    Director
  • Aurora Iler
    Writer
  • Robbie Ryde
    Writer
  • Aurora Iler
    Producer
  • Amy Toomey-Cook
    Producer
  • Aurora Iler
    Key Cast
    "Harper"
    Before We're Gone, Koala Protection, Victim Impact
  • Nick Hardcastle
    Key Cast
    "Mr Holland"
    Home and Away; You, me and the Penguins
  • Cooper Alexis
    Key Cast
    "Mason"
  • Freya Callaghan
    Key Cast
    "Ebony"
    True Spirit, Wendy & Vee
  • Olivia Mae Fuller
    Key Cast
    "Sarah"
  • Nicola Crisa
    Key Cast
    "Mia Morgan"
  • Lachie Nott
    Key Cast
    "Troy"
  • Jessica Knight
    Key Cast
    "Veronica"
  • Andie Rose
    Key Cast
    "Vanessa"
  • Aurora Iler
    Created By
  • Aurora Iler
    Copyright
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 2, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Foxwell State Secondary College
Director Biography - Aurora Iler

My name is Aurora Iler and I am 12 years old. After leading the cast in multiple short films and seeing they can be used to create change I decided to created my own short film.

Melon Head is the first project I have created, written and directed myself.
I was encouraged to be the Director of this film by my mentor Stef Smith, who told me she wishes she started sooner and noone would be more passionate about the project then me.

It turns out she was right. So I spent my 2022 and 11th year making something I really care about.

So Please enjoy my first of I hope many movies that I create.

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