Waiting for Gorgo

2010, Short Comedy, 35mm

A short comedy of monstrous proportions.

Deep in the bowels of the Ministry of Defence lies a secretive government department identified only as the "DMOA". Just what the DMOA does has been lost in the annals of time - all that's known is it's the first line of defence protecting the nation from total destruction.

Determined to find out more about this strange department, Alexandra, a young ambitious defence analyst, sets off into the rabbit warrens of Whitehall to see the DMOA for herself. Finding two aged public servants in varying stages of senility, Alexandra is convinced that the DMOA is the result of an unfortunate mistake. However, as the conversation progresses it becomes apparent that the old guys may not be as senile as they seem, and more worryingly, they may indeed be the nation's first line of defence.

Shooting format 35mm, Exhibition format HD, Runnning time 18'21"

Oficial Web Site - www.waitingforgorgo.com

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Cast Geoffrey Davies
Kelly Eastwood
Nicholas Amer
Directed By Benjamin Craig
Produced By Benjamin Craig
Lisa Whelan
Written By M.J. Simpson
Executive Producer Omar Todd
Associate Producer Kylie Herd
Music By Wilhelm Dukart
Director of Photography Brian Strange
Sound Design Toby Craig

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Selected Screening History

2012 - Festival Court Metrange Rennes (Competition), France
2012 - CinemadaMare, Italy
2012 - Festiwal KAN (Winner, Special Jury Prize), Poland
2012 - Festival du Cinema Europeen Lille (Competition), France
2011 - International Shortfilm Festival Leuven (Competition), Belgium
2011 - Konstanzer Kurz.Film.Spiele, Germany
2011 - Corti and Cigarettes International Short Film Festival, Italy
2011 - Cantoo Film Festival (Winner, Best Short Film), USA
2011 - Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival, Belgium
2011 - SEDICICORTO International Film Festival (Competition), Italy
2011 - Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, France
2011 - Les Nuits Méditerranéennes Film Court en Corse (Competition), France
2011 - 1 Reel Film Festival, USA
2011 - FILMCARAVAN Int. Film Festival (Winner, Special Jury Prize), Italy
2011 - Aye Aye Film Festival (Competition), France
2011 - Edinburgh Short Film Festival (Competition), UK
2011 - 13th Rencontres... à la Campagne Festival, France
2011 - Outbox International Short Film Festival (Official Selection), Lebanon
2011 - Filmets Badalona Film Festival (Competition), Spain
2011 - Revelation Perth International Film Festival (Competition), Australia
2011 - Concorto Film Festival (Official Selection), Italy
2011 - Festival International du Film Merveilleux (Official Selection), France
2011 - Seattle International Film Festival (Official Selection), USA
2011 - Curtocircuito International Short Film Festival (Competition), Italy
2011 - Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (International Competition), France
2010 - Festival de Cannes (Court Métrage). France

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