Mate

After a long time apart, local deadbeat John must take care of reserved schoolboy Jack over a weekend in an insular working-class outpost of Western Sydney. However, Jack’s attempt to re-establish their relationship is threatened as John’s self-destructive nature emerges.

Mate is an uncompromising examination of masculinity, maturity, and the challenges of growth within a changing social landscape. Featuring starmaking performances from Joshua Brennan and Jeremy Blewitt.

 “International Grand Prix” at Clermont-Ferrand 2022
Australia | 2021 | 33′

Mate

After a long time apart, local deadbeat John must take care of reserved schoolboy Jack over a weekend in an insular working-class outpost of Western Sydney. However, Jack’s attempt to re-establish their relationship is threatened as John’s self-destructive nature emerges.

Mate is an uncompromising examination of masculinity, maturity, and the challenges of growth within a changing social landscape. Featuring starmaking performances from Joshua Brennan and Jeremy Blewitt.

“International Grand Prix” at Clermont-Ferrand 2022

Australia | 2021 | 33′

Director

George-Alex Nagle is an award-winning filmmaker from Sydney. As a graduate of UNSW’s College of Fine Arts and the Australian Film Television and Radio School his work currently spans short film, music video, and video art installation.

His first experimental short ‘Real-Time’ won the Boundary Breaking Short jury prize at the Sydney Underground Film Festival. Later, his AFTRS graduate film ‘Embrace’ would premiere at the Sydney Film Festival before going on to multiple festivals and showcases around world. Most recently, his mid-length drama ‘Mate’ became the first Australian film to be awarded the prestigious International Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2022.

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Director

George-Alex Nagle is an award-winning filmmaker from Sydney. As a graduate of UNSW’s College of Fine Arts and the Australian Film Television and Radio School his work currently spans short film, music video, and video art installation.

His first experimental short ‘Real-Time’ won the Boundary Breaking Short jury prize at the Sydney Underground Film Festival. Later, his AFTRS graduate film ‘Embrace’ would premiere at the Sydney Film Festival before going on to multiple festivals and showcases around world. Most recently, his mid-length drama ‘Mate’ became the first Australian film to be awarded the prestigious International Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2022.

 

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