LIVING ROOM







Synopsis

Unemployed, middle-aged and depressed, Masayuki lives with his elderly mother. She thinks he works nights but really he wanders the streets, drinks and gambles. He amasses enough gambled winnings to finance her foreseeable future, before his final departure. When the time comes, Masayuki confronts oblivion with the help of a mysterious stranger.


Cast

Masaaki Aoi ~ Masayuki
Sonoko Kameoka ~ Mother
Qyoko Kudo ~ Woman
Motomasa Okui ~ Mysterious Man

Crew

Writers ~ Rhys Mitchell & Jessica Barclay Lawton
Director ~ Jessica Barclay Lawton
Producers ~ Jessica Barclay Lawton & Rhys Mitchell
Line Producer ~ Rumi Tominaga
Director of Photography ~ Alex Cardy
Sound Designer & Composer ~ Gunay Demirci
1st AC ~ Anthony Rilocapro
Editor ~ Paul Rowe



Official Selections

Melbourne International Film Festival 2019
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2019
Flickerfest 2020
Newport Beach Film Festival 2020
Cannes Court Métrage - Short Film Corner 2020
Deep Focus Film Festival – Finalist 2020
Vertigo Film Fest 2020
St Kilda film Festival 2020
Deptford Cinema Film Festival 2020
Kinomorphia Film Festival 2020
Filmzeitkaufbeuren Film Festival 2020 
Bolton International Film Festival 2020
Goa Short Film Festival 2020
Macau International Short film Festival 2020
Porto Femme International film festival 2020 
8th ASFF – AS Film Festival
Linz Int'l Short Film Festival


Awards

Best Cinematography – Vertigo Film Festival 2020
Nominated Best International Film - Filmzeitkaufbeuren Film Festival 
Winner ‘Best Narrative’ - DFF Bradford 2020