Aussie screen stars will unite at The Capitol to aid bushfire relief | 8 March

February 24, 2020

Guy Pearce, Christopher Kirby, Michala Banas, Angus Sampson and Genevieve Morris: what do all of these names have in common? Aside from being among Australia’s favourite on-screen stars, these names are just a few of the personalities to be featured in a one-day film benefit at The Capitol theatre on Sunday 8 March.
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Aussie screen stars will unite at The Capitol to aid bushfire relief | 8 March

Guy Pearce, Christopher Kirby, Michala Banas, Angus Sampson and Genevieve Morris: what do all of these names have in common? Aside from being among Australia’s favourite on-screen stars, these names are just a few of the personalities to be featured in a one-day film benefit at The Capitol theatre on Sunday 8 March.

Shorts Relief: Flicks for the Fires is the independent film industry sector’s response to Australia’s bushfire crisis, a one-day-only festival comprising screenings of short films and web series. The event will be hosted by a star-studded line-up of television and film celebrities, with all profits directly donated to Wildlife Victoria and the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

The short films and series will feature prominent actors including Guy Pearce (Neighbours), Christopher Kirby (The Matrix Trilogy), Ditch Davey (Spartacus), Angus Sampson (Mad Max), Nadine Garner (The Blake Mysteries), Michala Banas (Upper Middle Bogan, Winners & Losers), Toby Truslove (Koko: A Red Dog Story, Utopia), Scott Major (Neighbours) and Genevieve Morris (Ride Like A Girl, Comedy Inc., No Activity) among others.

The event will also showcase on-screen performances from stars who have built their following through Facebook, YouTube and other platforms such as Kate McCartney & Kate McLennan (Get Krackin’), Aunty Donna, Goodall & Gallagher, Stepmates and Cameralla Comedy.

Confirmed celebrities attending the event will include Michala Banas, Alan Fletcher, Toby Truslove, Christopher Kirby, Ditch Davey and award-winning YouTube and Facebook comedy stars Cameralla Comedy and Goodall & Gallagher.

Shorts Relief is being produced by Incognita Enterprises in conjunction with The Lost Artist and Melbourne WebFest. Event partners include Ozflix, Auspicious Arts Projects, Zilla & Brook, Balloon Tree Productions, Humanitix who are donating their booking fees for ticket sales to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund, the Capitol Theatre who are generously waiving the venue hire fee for the day and The Mahony Group who are donating a percentage of bar profits toward the total amount raised.

Festival program:

SHORT FILMS

There’s a Mobster Under My Bed
Speaking Daggers
Lorne
Off The Meter
A Rare Breed
Two Piece
Super Birthday
Mycelium Made
Kitt
The Trainer
The Orchestra
Building Bridges
Jolly Roger
Mrs McCutcheon
Be You T.Fool

 

WEB SERIES

Beyond The Water’s Edge
Bruce
Cave Clan: Underground Artists
FRESH!
How to Talk Australians
Leftovers
Aunty Donna
Katering Show
Stepmates
Wrong Kind of Black
Silo Art Trail
Sexy Herpes
What Could Go Wrong
Goodall & Gallagher

Shorts Relief: Flicks for the Fires

Sunday 8 March, 2pm – 8pm
The Capitol Theatre, 113 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC
Tickets $40
Bookings essential: events.humanitix.com.au/shorts-relief-flicks-for-the-fires
For more information visit www.shortsrelief.com

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