The Rolling Ground (2018)

A short film written and directed by Simon Cunich

Synopsis: A cassette tape and a map send Sarah into the unforgiving Snowy Mountains and into the puzzle of her family's past

Duration: 14 minutes

OFFICIAL SELECTION, St Kilda Film Festival 2019

BEST FILM & BEST SOUND DESIGN, Canberra Short Film Festival 2018 (Canberra category)

BEST FOREIGN SHORT, Grand Budapest Film Festival 2019

NOMINEE, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, Byron Bay International Film Festival 2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION, Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2018

SHORTLISTED, Stellar Short Film Festival 2019

“The Rolling Ground unfolds like a quiet mystery, revealing a story of intergenerational trauma and closure against the dramatic backdrop of the Snowy Mountains. Cinematic and intriguing, The Rolling Ground uses refreshing techniques to tell a unique story.” 
— Judges’ comments, Canberra Short Film Festival
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Key Cast and Crew

Written and directed by Simon Cunich

Starring Freyja Benjamin

Voice actors: Ilona Kassai and Eszter Csépai

Cinematography by Daniel Gwynn

Sound design by Adam Connelly

Sound mix by Alex Francis

Developed with the assistance of the Screen Arts Fund, Screen Canberra, and the ACT Government

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