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Directed by: George-Alex Nagle
Duration: 33 minutes
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After a long time apart, local deadbeat John must take care of reserved schoolboy Jack over a weekend in an insular working-class outpost of Western Sydney. However, Jack’s attempt to re-establish their relationship is threatened as John's self-destructive nature emerges.

Mate is an uncompromising examination of masculinity, maturity, and the challenges of growth within a changing social landscape. Featuring starmaking performances from Joshua Brennan and Jeremy Blewitt.

Winner: International Grand Prix - Clermont-Ferrand 2022
Winner: Best Director - George-Alex Nagle - Sapporo Short Fest 2022
Winner: Best Actor - Joshua Brennan - Sapporo Short Fest 2022
Winner: Best Foreign Short - Boston Film Festival 2022
Winner: Cinematic Achievement Award - Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival 2022
Winner: Prix du Meilleur Court-Métrage (Best Short Film) - Rabat International Author Film Festival
Winner: Best Actor - Joshua Brennan - UK Film Festival
Content Warnings: Adult Language
Genres: Drama
Studio: October Media
Producers: George-Alex NagleBen TarwinNick Bolton
From: AU
Produced In: AU
Writers: Daniel CorboyGeorge-Alex NagleBen Tarwin
Lead Actors: Joshua BrennanJeremy Blewitt

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