A man struggles without his wife, a little girl loses her tooth and a boy reacts the only way how... small change can make all the difference.



Sophie // Minnie Liszukiewicz                                 

Mark // Ziggy Liszukiewicz

Mick // Ditch Davey

Lolly // Vada Wardlaw


director of photography // Stefan Duscio

production designer // Christel Rachinger

original music // Jordie Lane

writer/director/editor // Anna McGrath

© Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne


running time // 7 mins 30 secs

genre // drama

capture format // Super 16 mm

aspect ratio // 1.85:1

completed // 2007

country of origin // Australia

language // English


Anna McGrath

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Student Visionary Award 

Tribeca Film Festival 

Best Direction in Short Film Nomination

Australian Directors Guild Awards 


Triumph of the Spirit Award

Angelus Student Film Festival 

Best Student Live Action Film <15mins 2nd Prize

Palm Springs International ShortFest

Best of the Festival Selection

Palm Springs International ShortFest


VCA Film Victoria Award - Best Grad. Dip. Narrative Film


World Premiere

Palm Springs International ShortFest Palm Springs USA June 2008

Women in Film and Television Film Festival Mexico Sept 2008

Angelus Student Film Festival Los Angeles USA Aug 2008

In The Bin Short Film Festival Currumbin Australia Sep 2008

Starz Denver Film Festival  USA Nov 2008

Flickerfest International Film Festival Sydney Australia Jan 2009

Windrider Forum - Cinema in Conversation Park City USA Jan 2009

Cinema Society of San Diego Award Winning Shorts USA Feb 2009

Angelus Film Festival Prague Czech Republic Mar 2009

BUFF Int. Children's Film Festival Malmo Sweden Mar 2009

Tiburon International Film Festival USA Mar 2009

Heart of Gold Film Festival Gympie Australia Mar 2009

London Australian Film Festival London UK Mar 2009

Newport Beach Film Festival USA April 2009

Tribeca Film Festival New York USA April 2009

Mendocino Film Festival USA May 2009

St Kilda Film Festival Melbourne Australia May 2009

Revelation Perth International Film Festival Australia July 2009

Seoul International Youth Film Festival South Korea July 2009

Traverse City Film Festival USA July 2009

Tacoma Film Festival USA Oct 2009

Sapporo Short Fest Japan Oct 2009

Uppsala International Short Film Festival Sweden Oct 2009

Vancouver Short Film Festival Canada Oct 2009

Interfilm Berlin Short Film Festival Germany Nov 2009

Cucalorus Film Festival Wilmington USA Nov 2009

International College Peace Film Festival Seoul Korea Nov 2009

Seen & Heard Film Festival Sydney Australia Jan 2010

New York WIFT - Cinewomen on Screen USA Jan 2010

Warrambeen Film Festival Shelford Australia Mar 2010

Little Big Shots – Int. Film Festival for Kids Australia 2010

Tel Aviv International Spirit Film Festival Israel Oct 2010

Heathcote Film Festival Australia Sept 2011

Roshd International Film Festival Tehran Iran Oct/Nov 2011

Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges Mas Sorrer Spain Aug 2014