Private Project


Tim has presented his girlfriend, Martine, with a mysterious jigsaw puzzle and is impatient for her to finish it. But his elaborate plans begin to unravel when a childhood teddy accuses him of being incapable of love.

  • James Litchfield
  • Sam Hewison
  • Agatha Maher
    Key Cast
  • Will Johnston
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, thriller, horror, drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2021
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)
Director Biography - James Litchfield

James Litchfield is a recent graduate of Melbourne's VCA. He worked as a lawyer for some years, and has studied acting at L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier. Of artists working today, he particularly admires the work of David Lynch, Kelly Reichhardt, Lee Chang-Dong and Peter Carey. His hobbies include talking on the phone and going to the pub.

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Director Statement

I had a lot of teddy bears as a child, and I remember them all having subtly different personalities and relationships to me. There was one, whose name was “Sam”, that I never really connected with. I always felt a bit guilty about it.