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Michael Leonard, Jamie Helmer - The Knife Salesman

Orizzonti Short Films - Competition



Australia / 10’
language English
cast Syd Brisbane, Dana Miltins
screenplay Michael Leonard
cinematographer Giovanni C. Lorusso
editor Greg Cooper
production designer Jamie Helmer
costume designer Talia Schirripa
music Jessie L. Warren
sound Sean Crawley

Synopsis

In a small nook of heat-drenched coastal Australia, a traveling knife salesman, Tom, visits upon Mary, a frustrated housewife. As blades grind on stone, tensions build as Mary’s two boisterous children observe the couple playing out their all too familiar roles.

Directors’ Statement

With The Knife Salesman we wanted to create an off-beat thriller that would cast a light on the absurdity of modern gender roles and how we instill these archaic ideas onto the younger generation.

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