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SUNFLOWER SINGS

SUNFLOWER SINGS

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Magical Realism
Running Time: 10 minutes 28 seconds
Year of production: 2016

SYNOPSIS

An exhausted single mother is trapped in a dystopian work-obsessed world. The growth of a giant magical sunflower will show her the path to joy.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Sunflower Sings Films
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Lily Brown - Nine to Five
Amelia & Eliza Bryan - Child
Nikolai Egel - Office Worker (Right)
Chelsea Goodes - Childcare Worker
Nicolle Goodes - Office Worker
Daniel McDonald - Office Worker
Nishanth Nayanathara - Office Worker
Chris Palumbo - Newsreader
Susie Siebert - Office Worker
Natsumi Suzuki - Office Worker (Left)
Dylan Warren - Husband
David Wilson - Scared Office Worker


MAIN CREDITS

Director: Emma Selinski
Screenwriter: Emma Selinski
Producer: Emma Selinski
Director of Photography: Rebecca Duncker
Sound: Travis Williamson
Editing: Emma Selinski
Sound Editing: Michael Archacki
Music Composer: Jonathan Guthrie

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Science Fiction
Sub-genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism
Language: English
Country of origin: Australia
Year of production: 2016
Total running time: 10 minutes 28 seconds
Shooting format: 4K
Color type: RGB
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Sound format: Surround 5.1 and Stereo

AWARDS

Audience Choice Award – Sydney Lift-Off Online Film Festival 2016
Best Film – Great Lakes International Shorts Festival 2016
Finalist – Stage 32 Short Film Competition 2016

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Fantastic Planet Film Festival 2016
Sydney Lift-Off Online Film Festival 2016
Great Lakes International Shorts Festival 2016
Stage 32 Short Film Competition 2016
LA Femme Film Festival 2016
Nevada Women’s Film Fest 2017
SLO International Film Festival 2017
Boston Sci Film Festival 2017
Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival 2017
Seoul Lift-Off Film Festival 2017

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Emma Selinski is an award-winning, independent, genre filmmaker originally from Adelaide, Australia. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in radio, theatre, television, and film.
Emma founded Sunflower Sings Films in 2011 after moving to California, USA. Her first two films, ‘Sunflower Sings’ and ‘Virtually Happy’ were officially selected and won multiple awards at over 20 international film festivals.
She has been supporting her filmmaking adventures working in business development and marketing for the wine industry for the past 16 years.
Emma is particularly passionate about writing and directing science fiction with a magical realism twist.