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Growing Young

Synopsis: 

Minks, 18, is living with her Nan who has dementia. Unaware of what Dementia really is, Minks is trying to understand the severity of her Nan’s forgetfulness. The two women share a unique bond, despite their generational gap, which is highlighted by Nan’s good sense of humour. However it’s only a matter of time til Minks is forced to realise she can no longer care for her Nan on her own. 

Runtime: 
13:32
Information for the Audience: 

Starring Samara Weaving & Kaye Stevenson. Directed by Hayley MacFarlane and produced by James Woods.   

Screenings / Awards: 

·      2016 WINNER; BEST NARRATIVE SHORT, IndieWise Virtual Festival

·      2016 SEMI-FINALIST, Hollywood Screenings Film Festival

·      2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION, Wollongong Film Festival

·      2016 NOMINATED; BEST SHORT DRAMA, International Monthly Film Festival (September)

·      2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION Sydney Indie Film Festival

·      2016 SEMI FINALIST International Open Film Festival

·      2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION Garden City International Film Festival

·      2015 AWARD OF MERIT Women Filmmakers, Best shorts Competition USA

·      2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION Arizona International Film Festival

·      2015 GOLD AWARD Actress in a leading role (Samara Weaving), International Independent Film Awards

·      2015 GOLD AWARD Directing, International Independent Film Awards

·      2015 AWARD OF MERIT Women filmmakers, Best Short Competition

·      2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION Miami Independent Film Festival

·      2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION Jehlum Short & Long Film Festival

·      2015 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL short Film corner

Total votes: 168

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