A QUICK LOVE STORY wins Runner-Up Award at Global Premiere!

May 26, 2019

Brenden Dannaher’s A Quick Love Story won Runner Up for the Audience Award at Australian Short Film Today in New York, despite strong competition from several festival winners. Dannaher’s 7-minute comedy made its global premiere May 14 at Asia Society New York and was an instant favorite with the crowd.
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A QUICK LOVE STORY wins Runner-Up Award at Global Premiere!

Brenden Dannaher’s A Quick Love Story won Runner Up for the Audience Award at Australian Short Film Today in New York, despite strong competition from several festival winners. Dannaher’s 7-minute comedy made its global premiere May 14 at Asia Society New York and was an instant favorite with the crowd.

In the cleverly written film, a young man, who has been rejected by the woman to whom he has proposed, finally meets a woman who is fascinated by him and wants to know his opinions. The only problem? She is an online survey.

Dannaher is from Sydney where he works at SBS in subtitling. It is clear from the subject matter of his comedy that he has experienced one online survey too many. This short seems to be his revenge.

The animated comedy/drama Fire in Cardboard City, by New Zealander Phil Brough, won the Australian Short Film Today Audience Award.

Director, animator and co-writer Brough and co-writer Matt Heath are partners in Vinewood Animation Studios in Auckland, New Zealand. They are long-time creative partners. Brough also previously acted in a television comedy series written by Heath, Back of the Y.

Following the local and international success of their 9-minute short, they created a spin-off, Welcome to Cardboard City, consisting of eight 4-minute episodes airing on TVNZ’s digital channel. They are working with Seven Australia on a longer form television series.

Brough confirmed that the city portrayed in the short is based on New York City, and says it also includes some iconic New Zealand buildings.

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife, Lucy Turnbull, the Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, attended the screening.