Director/Producer/DOP (30 mins)
A 30-minute observational film about fanatical AFL football supporters, the “Sainters” of St. Kilda Football Club. Shot over 18 months (1991-92) in and around the grounds – and homes – of suburban Melbourne, it holds the record as the film with the ‘most swearing per minute of screen time’, and quite possibly the ‘most pirated short film in Melbourne’. Heathens also broke box office records for short film at the George Cinemas in St. Kilda, Melbourne, when it screened to sold out audiences in 1996. Home video release in 1998 through Siren Entertainment.
Screened at Melbourne Fringe Film Festival (awarded ‘Best New Film’), George Cinemas St. Kilda ‘Celluloid Bites’, Revelation Film Festival, South Yarra Film Festival, Star & Shadow Cinema Newcastle UK, Bridgetown Film Festival WA, ‘Eddie Fanzine’ fundraiser Newtown Sydney, Empress Hotel Fitzroy, Sun Theatre Yarraville, In The Realm Of The Senses Festival & Happy Yess.
Read what James The ‘Hound Dog’ Young said on 3RRR-FM about Heathens when it was first released.