Wakehurst Parkway - Australia's Most Haunted Road

A delusional insomniac with a chequered past gives a ride to a passenger with split personality disorder only to be reminded of the Wakehurst Parkway urban legends and his unique place in them.

  • James Wallace
  • James Wallace
  • James Wallace
  • Jay Foster
    Key Cast
    "Adam & Chloe"
  • Yasmin Burton
    Key Cast
  • James Wallace
    Key Cast
    "Driver & Kelly's Father"
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    7 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2023
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    0 AUD
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    iPhone 14 pro
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  • Marilyn Monroe Film Festival
    Beverly Hills, California
    United States
    November 5, 2023
    North American Premiere
    Selection Best Short Film
  • Hollywood International Film Festival
    September 11, 2023
    Award - Best Mobile Short Film
  • REELS International Film festival
    February 11, 2024
    Selection: Best Mobile Short Film
  • iDeal International Film Festival
    Silod, Maharastra
    October 8, 2023
    Nominee: Best Mobile Film
  • Mokkho International Film Festival
    October 8, 2023
    Selected: Best Mobile Short Film
Director Biography - James Wallace

After 26 years working in the currency trading world, I made the move into film and television in 2014 with the documentary film, Life Challenge Kokoda, which was released in 2015 on Channel 9 in Australia plus EMTV in PNG, TVNZ in New Zealand and Virgin In-flight Entertainment.

From that project I developed a passion for the industry and the desire to release my own narrative features in the future.

COVID may have slowed my entry into the industry but not my enthusiasm. I have a bunch of screenplays in various stages of development / packaging but wanted to learn more about the actual process of making films - which led me to this short film, Wakehurst Parkway, Australia's Most Haunted Road.

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Director Statement

As a writer who has fallen in love with the industry after a career change from finance 9 years ago, I wanted to make a short film where I had to learn everything from lighting to cameras, to directing and editing and see how I went.

I was told the urban legends about the Wakehurst Parkway in Sydney (not far from where I live) one night and when I decided to make a short film it seemed like the perfect idea to explore.

I deliberately did as little research as my curious mind would allow to come up with a fresh take on the stories and have always been fascinated by mental health, lucid dreams, ghosts and the afterlife.

I hope you enjoy our short film.