Awkward surburban teenager Nic Wooding wants to be the greatest badminton player in the world, much to the dismay of his demanding father, a former tennis champion. Meanwhile, their last remaining white neighbours have moved away and are replaced by the Cheongs, a Chinese man with his 16-year-old daughter, Jenny. With the local badminton competition on the horizon, Nic rebels against his dad’s wishes to learn that following your dream may lead you to a bird of a different feather.
Genre: Short Comedy, 2011
Writer/Director: Corrie Chen
Producer: Anna Kojevnikov
DOP: Shelley Farthing-Dawe
Production Design: Sally Addinsall
Editor: Lauren Anderson
Sound Design: Dane Cody
Original score: Jamie Messenger
Songs featuring San Cisco and Megastick Fanfare
With assistance from Screen Australia & Open Channel
Festival Screenings: Flickerfest 2012, St Kilda Film Festival 2012, Shorts Film Festival 2012, Surfer’s Paradise Short Film Festival 2012, Interfilm Berlin Short Film Festival ( KUKI Children & Youth) 2012, Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival 2012, BUFF Film Festival 2013, World of Women Film Festival 2013, Little Big Shots Film Festival 2013, Heart of Gold Film Festival 2013, Moviemiento Film Festival (Berlin) 2013, Bayside Film Festival 2013, Canberra Short Film Festival 2013, Access All Areas Film Festival 2013, Made In Melbourne Film Festival 2013, ShortsUP 2014, Fil’m Hafizasi (Istanbul) 2014, Lago Film Festival 2014, Festival Alto Vincentino 2014
Awards & Nominations:
- ATOM Awards 2012 – Nominated ‘Best Short Fiction’
- World of Women Film Festival 2013 – Highly Commended, Best Australian Short (comedy)
- Bayside Film Festival 2013 – Highly Commended, FOCUS category.
- Festival Alto Vincentino 2014 – Best Actor
Upon it’s online release in early 2014, the film received over 20,000 hits on Vimeo and YouTube within its first week of release. Below are some websites that featured the film as its short of the week.