Screening: 8:30pm Wednesday 12 December 2018, at Jam Cine Club Bangkok
Director: Jo-Anne Brechin. Screenwriter: Claire J Harris
Bernard is the thirty-something he always planned to be. He has a successful career, a meticulously neat beachside apartment and a hairstyle with just the right amount of gel.
He adores his girlfriend Sarah who’s about to move in when she returns from overseas. But Bernard’s pristine existence is turned upside down when Sarah confesses her holiday romance.
To salvage the relationship, Sarah insists they equal the playing field: Bernard should sleep with another woman.
A man who would never cheat is asked by the woman he loves to have sex with someone else to save their relationship — a compromise which may ultimately destroy them, as love becomes corroded by jealousy.
WRITER BIOGRAPHY - Claire J Harris
Claire Harris is a writer of fiction and screenplays, who has spent the last decade travelling, working and writing around the world. Her short stories, travel writing and creative non-fiction have been published in Australia, the US and the UK.
Claire is a graduate of the Australian Film Television and Radio School, and has worked in television and news production in New York.
Claire has received specialised training and mentorship through workshops and private producing consultations with Andrena Finlay whose credits include: Goddess, Blessed, Razzle Dazzle, Thunderstruck, After the Rain.
WRITER STATEMENT - Claire J Harris
There comes a time (or times) in every long term relationship where the spectre of infidelity emerges - whether real, imagined or a flirtation with the possibility. But what if, in trying to patch up the fallout from an affair, you inadvertently worsened it? This story explores what happens when jealousy becomes the central theme of a relationship, no matter how hard the two parties try to stop it.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY - Jo-Anne Brechin
Jo-Anne Brechin’s passion for filmmaking was recognised early in her career by the Cockatoo Island Film Festival, where she was named Young Filmmaker of the Year for 2013. Since then, she has an impressive array of short films, documentaries and music videos which have screened across Australia and around the world.
An AFTRS graduate, Jo-Anne has been able to attract funding for her projects, including films which have won Official Selection screenings at St Kilda Film Festival, Byron Bay Film Festival, Los Angeles IndieFEST Awards and more. In 2015, Jo-Anne was awarded Best Documentary at the Nova Focus On Ability short film competition.
As a freelance writer, director and producer, Jo-Anne continues to partner with not-for-profit and community organisations to create online videos and social media content.