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The Seashell

A young girl finds a seashell and holds it to her ear, expecting to hear peaceful ocean waves. Instead, she hears mother nature's disappointed son, Ricky, who's filling in for his busy mom.

  • Ron Kahlon
  • Jason Allen
  • Kean Szczur
  • Jack Charles
    Key Cast
  • Connie Degnen
    Key Cast
  • Francesca Waters
    Key Cast
    "Mother Nature"
  • Hossein Khodabandehloo
    Director of photography
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    Comedy Drama, Environmental, Nature
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 AUD
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Director Biography - Ron Kahlon

Ron Kahlon (Ranjeet Singh) was born in a small village Maroor, Punjab to an Indian family. Ron's creative journey started in his younger years, when he developed a natural passion for writing short stories. However, after the sudden demise of his father when he was only in year 12, his dreams took a sudden halt. His priorities shifted to supporting his mother and younger brother.

To grow further professionally, Ron moved to Australia where he completed MBA/ Advance Diploma of Photography and a course in film direction from AFTRS, Sydney. During the span of 7 years in Australia, he worked on various Australian productions in the creative and camera department which includes working on an Australian Production called Shephard’s Pie as a Second Assistant Director in 2019.

His storytelling approach is real and relevant. In his words, ‘I prefer to keep things simple by exploring themes regarding the world we live in and propagate meaningful messages.’ Ron’s aim to direct his first film project eventuated with his debut, The Seashell, an upcoming short film addressing the grave issue of climate change in the most subtle and sublime way.

In his free time he loves travelling and reading film-making books.

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Director Statement

“The Seashell” is a light hearted drama which explores climate change through an abstract conversation between a young girl (Lauren) and Mother nature’s son (Ricky).

It’s something outrageous but at the same time, relatable. Climate change is an important and urgent issue that we as a species needs to address. The problem is that it’s a rather big issue and it’s hard to comprehend. “The Seashell” explores this in the most simplest and heartwarming way, that even a child can understand - something is wrong with our planet and we need to do something to fix it. A simple story told through the lens of a child brings the larger than life issue into perspective and hope this film will be a part of a wave that inspires the people to take action.

Australia is where we call home and it has an amazing array of wildlife and landscapes. Ironically, is it’s also where the ozone is thinnest. As such, stories like these really hit the heart as we try to preserve what is left of our beautiful home.