Legacy

To save his father’s brilliant mind a young man is coerced into time-sharing his consciousness.

Short Film – 13 min – Arri Alexa 2K
Director: Josh Mawer
Writers:Josh Mawer & Michael Richardson
Producer: Michael Knott
DOP: Jarryd Hall
Production Designer: Rachel Jolly
Editor: Lara Benwell
Composer: Yunyu Ong & Ellie Cumming
Sound Designer: Ashleigh Wadebrook
Cast: Anita Hegh, Drew Wilson, Stephanie Begg, Kenneth Moraleda, Richard Healy

Legacy is a dark adult fable exploring the ethics and fallout of a disruptive technology on traditional relationships, written and produced in 2014. I was interested in individual identity, concepts of soul, and giving a personal/intimate take on transhumanist philosophy.

AWARDS
Student Cinematography, Bronze Award, Australian Cinematographers Society
Best Director, International Short Film Category, North Wales International Film Festival
Best Cinematography, International Short Film Category, North Wales International Film Festival
Best Supporting Actor Stephanie Begg, International Short Film Category, North Wales International Film Festival

AWARD NOMINATIONS
Best Film, National Irish Science Fiction Awards (The Golden Blasters), UK

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Fantasia International Film Festival, CANADA
London International Science & Fantasy Film Festival, UK
Oxford International Film Festival, UK
Dragon Con Independent Film Festival, USA
Gen Con Film Festival, USA
The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Festival, USA
Zinema Zombie Fest, COLUMBIA
Boston SciFi Film Festival, USA
Shock & Gore Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, UK
Other Worlds Austin, USA
North Wales International Film Festival, UK
Kiwi International Film Festival, NZ
Flickers’ RIFF Vortex Film Festival, USA
Southway Film Festival, UKRAINE
North Wales International Film Festival, UK
UBIK Futurosity Film Festival, HOLLAND
StarGate Galactic International Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival, USA
Student Film Film Festival [STuff], INDIA
Berlin Short Film Festival, GERMANY
International New York Film Festival, USA
Tri-Cities International Film Festival, USA
Best Shorts Competition, USA
National Irish Science Fiction Awards (The Golden Blasters), UK
VORTEX, Flicker’s Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA

PRESS

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The Best of the Dragon Con Independent Film Festival, by Kyle Pinion

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Black Gate’s review during Fantasia Montreal, by Matthew Surridge

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