Over the past two years I have been collaborating with writer-director Wayne Tunks, together we’ve made a feature film, a web series and video clips. So when Blacktown City Council announced an initiative to fund local filmmakers we leapt at the chance to make a short film.

Wayne wrote the short drama Arlo, set entirely in a suburban house in Blacktown. Arlo is about a young boy’s freedom to express himself in the face of his grandmother’s narrow-minded views on gender. The script is a lovely story so we immediately got the band back together, bringing back crew from both After Nightfall and According to Otto.

Arlo premieres at Blacktown Shorts in 2019


Writer | Director | Wayne Tunks
Producers | Wayne Tunks & Nicholas Price
DOP | Nicholas Price
Sound Recordist | Johno Purdon
Make Up: Lisa Mansion

Focus Puller | Soumya Lakmé Iyengar
AC | Cayla Blanch
Editor | Samuel Fitzpatrick
Colourist | Keiran Lee
Sound Design | Mixer | PJ Johnson

Janine Penfold, Kelly Monisse, Tom Harwood & Kim Knuckey, with Kaden Monroe as Arlo.