In St Kilda, things happen quickly.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences accredited and Australia’s longest running festival of short films, the St Kilda Film Festival is about as prestigious as short film festivals get. Each year the festival whets the appetite of Australian film-fans with the launch of their official ‘trailer’, and this time round By All Means was given the job of writing and directing it.

Featuring an ensemble of some of Melbourne’s most interesting actors, and produced in collaboration with Craig Griffin (of The Directors Group) alongside a collection of Melbourne’s best and brightest names in production and post-production, this year’s trailer emphasises the time sensitive nature of shorts via the comical observation that, ‘In St Kilda, things happen quickly’.


Writer/Director: Toby Cummings
Writer/Director: Ed Howley
Art Director: Jacob Redding
Managing Director: Mat Cummings
Account Manager: Aleks Czajkowski
Executive Producer: Craig Griffin
Production Manager: George Rubanov
DOP: Edward Goldner
Camera Assist: Jesse Minter
Second Camera Assist: Rebeka Arnott

Gaffer/Grip: Tom Savige (Savage Film Services)
Lighting Assist: Benjamin Bellette
Make Up/SPFX: Natalie Burley
Make Up: Celine Pirotte
Wardrobe: Brodie Rowlands
Editor: Dan Lee (The Butchery)
Online/VFX: Eugene Richards (The Refinery)
Colourist: C.J. Dobson
Sound Design: Paul Baxter (Baxter Sound)

Runner: Madeline Mack
Casting Agent: Nick Hamon Casting
Beach Man: Timothy O’Dwyer
Tram Stop Woman: Natalie Harris
Tram Stop Man: Tim Potter
Tram Stop Psycho: Tom Russell
Grey Street Lady: Fran Derham

With thanks to: The Vision House, St Kilda Life Saving Club.