Guo-hao teams up with long-time buddy Da-wei to borrow money from local crime boss Uncle Ma to complete this deal.
On the day of the exchange, however, Michael is found dead and the drugs are already gone. The owner of the cocaine threatens to kill Guo-hao if he fails to come up with the drugs or money. At the same time, Uncle Ma dispatches his henchmen to recover the loan.
In the middle of the night, Guo-hao receives a phone call from a mysterious man claiming to be in possession of the lost cocaine, telling Guo-hao he has a new deal for him…
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