Friends of Mine: Heart of Gold premiere for award-winning Australian film

Friends of Mine is a 'snappy romantic comedy' short film from Melbourne-based writer/director Andréas Giannopoulos.

After winning the award for Best Direction in a Student Film at the Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Awards, Friends of Mine will premiere at the Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival in Gympie, Queensland this October.

Made as writer/director Andréas Giannopoulos’ graduating film from the Master of Arts Screen: Directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), and shot on Super 16 film by cinematographer Ehran Edwards with support from Kodak, the short sees Lou (Alex Donnelly), a young essayist, landing his first paid gig while unable to express his feelings to his crush Sylvie (Emily Joy). Meanwhile, Elena (Chi Nguyen), an amateur director, prepares a play in an attempt to reveal her own feelings for Lou.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports