Four Anchor Island

Matt Richards - Writer/Director

Bingham Poster

The Disappearance of Willie Bingham (2015)

Sto M Fawcett / Scr & Dir M Richards : The Guerin Group / Four Anchor Island / Screen Australia

Under mounting pressure from an increasingly vocal public, the State has introduced Progressive Amputation as a controversial punishment for capital crime. The procedures, performed live in front of victims' families, are carried out over several years and stop only at relatives' request.

Format - HD 2.37:1 // Duration - 12.46 mins

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SCREENINGS

Melbourne International Film Festival - Aug 7 2015 (Australia)
23rd Dead by Dawn International Horror Film Festival - Apr 21-24 2016 (Scotland)
Brussels Short Film Festival - Apr 27-May 8 2016 (Belgium)
Snake Alley Festival of Film - Jun 23-25 2016 (USA)
Cryptshow International Film Festival - Jul 6-10 2016 (Spain)
12th International Short Film Festival Detmold - Jul 7-13 2016 (Germany)
Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival - Jul 12-16 (Slovenia)
Fantasia International Film Festival - Jul 14-Aug 2 2016 (Canada)
20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival - Jul 21-31 2016 (South Korea)
Horrible Imaginings Film Festival - Sep 7-11 2016 (USA)
L’Étrange Festival - Sep 8-17 2016 (France)
7th Underground Cinema Film Festival - Sep 9-11 2016 (Ireland)
14th IFF Pacific Meridian in Vladivostok - Sep 10-16 2016 (Russia)
Psarokokolo Athens International Short Film Festival - Sep 14-17 2016 (Greece)
Down Under Berlin - Sep 14-18 2016 (Germany)
Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival - Sep 16-25 2016 (France)
Calgary International Film Festival - Sep 21-Oct 2 2016 (Canada)
Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival - Sep 22-25 2016 (USA)
Fargo Fantastic Film Festival - Sep 29-Oct 1 2016 (USA)
Grimmfest - Oct 6-9 2016 (UK)
Shriekfest - Oct 6-9 2016 (USA)
Tacoma Film Festival - Oct 6-13 (USA)
Atlanta Horror Film Festival - Oct 13-15 2016 (USA)
Idaho Horror Film Festival - Oct 13-15 2016 (USA)
Byron Bay Film Festival - Oct 14-23 2016 (Australia)
STUFF Film Festival - Oct 15-22 2016 (Mexico)
17th Kerry Film Festival - Oct 19-23 2016 (Ireland)
Celluloid Screams: Sheffield Horror Film Festival - Oct 21-23 2016 (UK)
13th Kurz.Film.Spiele International Short Film Festival - Oct 22-23 2016 (Germany)
Post Mortem International Horror and Bizare Film Fest - Oct 24-28 2016 (Mexico)
Ravenna Nightmare Film Fest - Oct 27-Nov 1 2016 (Italy)
Another Hole in the Head Film Festival - Oct 27-Nov 9 2016 (USA)
Toulouse Extrême Cinema festival - Oct 28-Nov 5 2016 (France)
Fake Flesh Film Fest - Oct 30 2016 (Canada)
Trieste Science + Fiction Festival - Nov 1-6 2016 (Italy)
Eerie Horror Film Festival - Nov 2-4 2016 (USA)
Aesthetica Short Film Festival - Nov 3-6 2016 (UK)
FOLCS International Short Film Competition - Nov 10 (USA)
Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei - Nov 11-20 2016 (Spain)
Offline Film Festival - Nov 12-16 2016 (Ireland)
32nd InterFilm Festival - Nov 14-20 (Germany)
Be a Better Being Film Forum & Festival - Nov 17-18 2016 (Germany)
Buried Alive Film Festival - Nov 17-20 2016 (USA)
Fantastic Planet Film Festival - Nov 24-Dec 4 2016 (Australia)
Fright Night Film Fest - Nov 25-27 2016 (USA)
Żubroffka International Short Film Festival - Dec 7-11 2016 (Poland)
Fantasturka Film Festival - Dec 9-11 2016 (Turkey)
Spotlight Horror Film Awards - Dec 13 2016 (USA)
San Diego Film Week - Feb 17 2017 (USA)
Anarco Film Festival - Mar 4 2017 (Australia)
Y'a un Os dans le Potage - Mar 30-April 2 2017 (France)
Cluj Shorts - Apr 3-9 2017 (Romania)
Fandependent - April 11-May 1 2017 (Worldwide)
Hallucinations Collectives Festival - Apr 11-17 2017 (France)
Reel Shorts Film Festival - May 9-15 2017 (Canada)
HorrorCon - May 13-14 2017 (UK)
Calgary Horror Con - Jun 10-11 2017 (Canada)
Fantosfreak Fantastic and Freak Short Film Festival - July 17-21 2017 (Spain)
Macabro International Horror Film Festival - Aug 16-27 2017 (Mexico)
AM Egypt Film Festival - Aug 28 2017 (Egypt)
Serie Extreme - Oct 8 2017 (Romania)
Sacalacalaca, Interdimensional Horror & Sci-Fi Festival - Nov 1-3 2017 (Mexico)

CREDITS

Featuring - Kevin Dee, Gregory J Fryer, Leah Vanderberg, Tim Ferris, Albert Goikhman
Director - Matt Richards
Original Story - Michael Fawcett
Script - Matt Richards
Producer - Brendan Guerin
Finance - Screen Australia
Cinematographer - Liam Miles Gilmour
Sound Recordist - Ryan Granger
Editor - Patrick McCabe
Sound Design & Composition - Ned Beckley
5.1 Sound Mix - Andrew McGrath
Production Designer - Ashleigh Ward
Art Director - Neneh Owen Pozzan
Costume Designer - Laura Pearse
Visual Effects - Igor Manjud Maluf
Prosthetics & Make-up - Mia-Kate Russell

AWARDS

Winner - Hallucinations Collectives Festival (2017) 'Grand Prix Short'
Winner - Y'a un Os dans le Potage (2017) 'Audience Award'
Winner - Spotlight Horror Film Awards (2016) 'Best Screenplay'
Winner - Another Hole in the Head Film Festival (2016) 'Best Horror Film'
Winner - FOLCS Forum on Law, Culture & Society (2016) 'Best Short Film'
Winner - FOLCS Forum on Law, Culture & Society (2016) 'Best Screenplay'
Winner - Ravenna Nightmare Film Fest (2016) 'Silver Ring - Best Short Film'
Winner - Celluloid Screams (2016) 'Sheffield Hallam University Award - Best Short Film'
Winner - Eerie Horror Film Festival (2016) 'Best Actor - Kevin Dee'
Winner - Underground Cinema Film Festival (2016) 'Best International Short'
Winner - Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival (2016) 'Golden Octopus - Best Short Film'
Winner - Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival (2016) 'Youth Jury Award - Best Short Film'
Winner - Down Under Berlin (2016) 'Audience Award - Best Short Film'
Winner - Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (2016) 'Best Dramatic Short Film'
Winner - Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (2016) 'Best Actor - Kevin Dee'
Winner - Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival (2016) 'Best Short Film'
Nominated - Eerie Horror Film Festival (2016) 'Best Director'
Nominated - Eerie Horror Film Festival (2016) 'Best Short Film'
Nominated - Australian Directors Guild Awards (2016) 'Best Direction in a Short Film'
Nominated - Snake Alley Film Festival USA (2016) 'Best Foreign Short'