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A young Vagabond is stranded on an alien planet. She is alone, except for her invisible robot companion, Affix, who she can see through their symbiotic connection. With only Affix to guide her, the Vagabond follows a signal source - her last link to home. When an encounter with the planet’s strange inhabitants leaves Affix damaged, the Vagabond must find the signal source and save her friend before the foreign land consumes them.

  • Alex Nesic
  • Alex Nesic
  • Michael Henderson
  • Tamara Lee Bailey
    Key Cast
  • Dimitrios Stoforidis
    Director of Photography
  • Alex Olijnyk
  • Georgia Crowley
    Production Designer
  • Oliva Lucia Pimpinella
    Costume Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Experimental, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 13, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    18,000 AUD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Victorian College of the Arts
Director Biography - Alex Nesic

Alex is an emerging filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. Since finding out his mother was an actor in China, Alex knew he wanted to work in the creative arts.

His last film ‘Unsaid’, was awarded Best Short Fiction by the 2022 Multicultural Film Festival and received the North Bellarine Film Festival's Emerging Filmmaker Award. His film before that, ‘The Shanking Gang’, an underground psychological thriller, was screened at a number of festivals, including Newcastle Fringe Emerging Film-Makers Festival, Global Indie Film Fest and Byron Bay Underground Film Festival.

As a storyteller, Alex is interested in explorations of diversity, fringe societies and familial connections.

Alex recently completed his master’s degree in Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts and continues to make films from a deeply personal perspective.

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Director Statement

'Unseen' is first and foremost, a tribute to the sacrifices of my migrant parents. It explores the difficulties of adapting to a strange land, and the pain and sometimes burden of trying to maintain one's cultural identity in isolation.

It is also my chance to explore an a genre I've always been in love with; science fiction. Taking inspiration from some of my favourite sci-fi films, it was my intent to create a world that feels dense and alive both within and without the frame.

It is my hope that in combining a message that I’m passionate about, with a genre I love, ‘Unseen’ will be able to reach audiences in meaningful and spectacular way.

Thank you for watching my film and of course, I hope you enjoy it.