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TWISTED

(2016)

A film by Stuart Bowen

The absurd things we do for love.

Genre(s): Comedy / Fiction

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TWISTED

  • Stuart Bowen

    Biography:

    Stuart understands that you know he wrote his bio in the third person, so he will be brief...in his signature brilliant way.After earning decent pocket money as a kid putting on puppet shows, lego exhibitions and other super cool stuff for his family, Stuart realised he could make a living being creative.Fast-cut through an energetic/tasteful/awesome/confusing montage sequence which spans years - Stuart finishes a Bachelor of Communications in Media Production and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance which leads to a less than aspirational job editing wedding videos on the Central Coast. Galvanized by a fear of mediocrity, Stuart then made some fake trailers for the as-yet un-shot 'Australia', gaining over a million views online and landing him a position editing for Baz Luhrmann.

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    After a spell editing commercials and mood reels for many directors all over the world, Stuart made his first short film. 'Woody' played in over 35 festivals, winning Best Animation at the Academy Qualifying Seattle Film Festival and landing a 2014 AACTA Nomination. Stuart's second short 'Twisted' placed 3rd at Tropfest 2014 (which is two away from first).

    Filmography:

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2016: Tropfest 3rd Prize
  • 2016: Hollyshorts
  • 2016: Laguna Film Festival Best Comedy
  • 2016: Leeds International Film Festival
  • 2016: St. Louis International Film Festival
  • 2016: San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
  • 2016: Oxford Film Festival
  • 2016: Sedona International Film Festival
  • 2016: Tacoma Film Festival
  • 2016: Cucalorus Film Festival
  • 2016: Taos Shortz | ComedyHonorable Mention
  • 2016: Omaha Film Festival
  • 2016: CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • 2016: Sarasota Film Festival
  • 2016: IndiFlicks Manchester
  • 2016: Austin Revolution
  • 2016: Seattle International Film Festival (USA)
  • 2016: Santa Cruz Film Festival
  • 2016: Festival Internacional de Cine de Comedia - Mar Del Plata

Synopsis



School reunions are strange for anyone, but especially for our socially awkward hero. When the girl of his awkward school dreams makes an appearance, he finally takes his chance and will stop at nothing to win her over…even if it means going into an absurd and totally crazy balloon battle with old bully and school nemesis one last time.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 6'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: 5.1
  • Country(ies) of production: Australia
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: DCP / ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Steen Raskopoulous, Andrew Steel, Kat Beck
  • Screenplay: Nicholas Russell
  • Cinematographer: Lachlan Milne
  • Editor: Stuart Bowen
  • Sound: Emma Mitchell
  • Music: Russell Thornton and Samplify
  • Producer: Jodi Matterson, Ilana Lazar