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Moonlit Nights

Unemployed and broke, Michael’s seemingly useless efforts to find employment lead him to discovering inner peace and the value of perseverance.

  • Clarence Lin Thein
  • Clarence Lin Thein
  • Clarence Lin Thein
  • Clarence Lin Thein
  • Daniel Mandich
    Key Cast
  • Munty Chowdhury
    Key Cast
  • Isabella Roberts
    Key Cast
  • Andrea Montagnese
    Key Cast
  • Jasmine Bryan
    Key Cast
    Daydreamer's Pursuit
  • Leo Sun
    Sound Operator & Makeup
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Indie, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    200 AUD
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  • Country of Filming:
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony RX100
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Macquarie University
Director Biography - Clarence Lin Thein

Clarence Thein is a Burmese Australian film director, writer, cinematographer and editor. Born on May 20th, 2003, Clarence grew up in Sydney creating little scripted and non-scripted videos with his childhood friends. He later tried to teach himself 2D animation before discovering his love for the craft of filmmaking.

At 17 years old, Clarence produced, wrote, directed, shot and edited his first official short film, ‘Moonlit Nights’. The short was made with a shoestring budget of $200 AUD and the help of some of his friends. The short also managed to get an Official Selection at Serbest International Film Festival.

Currently Clarence is studying a Bachelor of Media Communications, Majoring in Screen Practice Production at Macquarie University. He is also in pre-production for a new short film ‘Springbound’, a character focused coming of age story.

Having no prior industry experience or connections whatsoever, Clarence is determined to learn and build up experience and skills whilst also creating meaningful connections along the way. He also aims to tell unique and original stories through the medium of film.

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Director Statement

I feel like with the miniscule budget and the little resources I had at the time, 'Moonlight Nights' is an extremely ambitious and different short film that is able to resonate with likeminded young adults.