Swiss honour for student feature film

Kyle Davis, one of Flinders University’s Honours Film students, has had his feature film Dry Winter selected for its international premiere at the prestigious film festival Visions du Réel festival, which runs in Nyon, Switzerland from April 15-25.

This represents a huge coup, being a very high profile international screening for a student work.

Shot in Cowell, on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, with a cast of non-actors, the film’s director Kyle Davis leads a first time group of feature filmmakers that includes a collection of other Flinders BCA (Screen) Honours students in the crew: Michael Harpas, producer; Bridget McDonald, Screenwriter; Gere Fuss, Cinematographer; and Hannah Morcom, Production Design.

The story follows the life of a young couple in a small town that lies between the ocean and outback in regional South Australia. Their portrait unfolds in a hypnotic fashion, journeying into the pair’s partying and working lifestyle and the sprawling landscape that separates them. Adopting a hybrid documentary style with a cast of non-actors, Dry Winter offers a nuanced and realistic depiction of a couple on the edge of breakdown.

The official trailer of the movie can be seen here:


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