The Crow's Nest

A once-successful journalist is threatened with the loss of his job when pursuing the case of a mass murderer. The dark secrets of his past, the loss of his passion, and the emergence of obsession start to haunt him and take a toll on his sanity and mental health.

  • Reno R. Wijaya
    Television Addict, Screen School
  • Reno R. Wijaya
    CLONE - The Murder, Television Addict
  • Reno R. Wijaya
    Television Addict, Screen School
  • Jared Bagano
    Key Cast
    "Frank Walters"
  • Atulya Chaturvedi
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Goodman "
    CLONE - The Knife
  • Ethan Crowder
    Key Cast
    "Detective Connors "
  • Nelia Eksteen
    Key Cast
    "News Reader"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Neo-Noir, Psychological Thriller
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 28 seconds
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Rossmoyne Senior High School
Director Biography - Reno R. Wijaya

Moreno Ramzy Wijaya, professionally known as Reno R. Wijaya is an Indonesian-Australian filmmaker, actor and musician based in Perth Western Australia. He is known for creating numerous short and feature films, most notably "Television Addict" and "Jim & Terry". He has also worked with numerous Perth artists on music and other media.

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Director Statement

The Crow's Nest has been the most difficult film I've made to date, as it was my final project for my film class in senior year (meaning the film itself had to have a cap of 5 minutes without credits). In terms of writing the film, I had been writing it for a few nights and writing the music alongside it at the same time. As it was a solo project, I had to do the do the cinematography for the film and direct at the same time, as well as playing one of the characters, the Crow. The entire film itself was inspired by a painting of a woman clutching her distorted face that I saw in an art gallery in Hamburg, I didn't think much about the painting until months later when the striking image started to reoccur in my head, prompting me to write the film.