Studio 2

Film student Patrick Atallah has a problem on his hands: his graduating documentary was cancelled at the last moment, so he has just one day in a studio to make an entire, fully realised film. What’s the film going to be about now? He doesn’t know, but he’s hoping to find it along the way. To do this, he invites five of his closest friends to the studio to help him come up with some interesting ideas.

  • Patrick Atallah
  • Patrick Atallah
  • Guillym Davenport
    Director of Photography
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    Documentary, Experimental, Short
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    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 24, 2022
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    Yes - Victorian College of the Arts
Director Biography - Patrick Atallah

Patrick Atallah is an emerging documentary filmmaker from Melbourne, with a particular interest in internet culture. His love for filmmaking was sparked by watching independent creators online, and he hopes to bring that joy and innovation to larger scale productions. His documentary 'I’m Not Your Friend', which explored parasocial relationships between internet celebrities and their fans, garnered over a million views online, and was acclaimed by creators and fans alike. He is currently working with professional gamers to gain greater insight into the people who make careers out of esports. He graduated with a Master of Film and Television (Documentary) from the Victorian College of the Arts.

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Director Statement

Studio 2 is the result of desperation, necessity, and friends willing to help in a time of need. While its very existence is owed to the fact that the documentary I'd planned for months was cancelled at the last possible moment, it doesn't feel like a compromise at all. Somehow, despite everything, I ended up with a film that represents not only who my friends are, but also who I am as a filmmaker and as a person. I can't think of a better way to start my journey in the world of film than with a love letter to the people I care about.