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18-year-old Jay has had enough of life. 28-year-old Liz can’t get enough of it. And as Jay (Jordan Dulieu) stands on a cliff top contemplating putting an end to the meaningless miasma of his existence, Liz (Freyja Benjamin) lands in town on the latest leg of her endless adventures backpacking the globe.

After a sliding doors moment brings this unlikely pair together, they form a deep and immediate bond - much to the chagrin of Jay’s privileged but jaded socialite parents (Gigi Edgley & Martin Crewes).

Unfortunately, Liz’s laissez-faire lifestyle is brought to an abrupt halt by a life-threatening mystery illness and, as Jay becomes more and more entwined in her plight, all four are forced to come to terms with their world views in this harrowing, provocative, yet ultimately uplifting saga.

  • Nadi Sha
  • Nadi Sha
  • Grant Osborn
  • Nadi Sha
  • Grant Osborn
  • Jordan Dulieu
    Key Cast
    "Jason Knight"
  • Frejya Benjamin
    Key Cast
    "Elizabeth Myers"
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    1 hour 29 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 19, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    2,800,000 AUD
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Director - Nadi Sha
Director Statement

In the current entertainment landscape, where abundant and disposable content provided by deep-pocketed studios is readily available in various formats on countless platforms, why would someone set out to make a feature film? I cannot speak for fellow filmmakers, but in the case of 'Everything in Between', it was because it was more painful to keep the story in my heart than it was to let it out.

What is that story? It is the tale of a young man who no longer wants to exist – yet life places him in the path of a woman fighting for her very existence. Within this juxtaposition of world views lies the beating heart of our story. And although we may have traversed a narrative riddled with contrast, we strived for it to be much more.

With 'Everything in Between', we attempted to explore the human condition with subtlety and insight, inviting the viewer on a journey of inner reflection: Is life simply moments? Is it better to feel pain than feel nothing at all? Is there a formula for fulfilment?

But since film is a visual medium, with authenticity of storytelling paramount, especially when dealing with such delicate subject matter, we collaborated with medical experts to create a psychological world as real as possible. Drawing on personal experiences, we also toyed with the preternatural – that fine line between the real and the unreal – attempting to create a mature and layered coming-of-age drama.

Our creative family took on a plethora of tasks: some minute, some major, some artistic, some administrative, some technical, some soulful. But all with one united goal: funnelling our creative endeavours to create a universal film for thinkers and feelers.

Nadi Sha