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South By Scooter to Tour Australia, Screen at Sydney Opera House.

The 2014 Little Big Shots Film Festival is touring Australia and it's taking South By Scooter along for the ride. The film will be showing all over the country including screenings at the Sydney Opera House, The National Film and Sound Archive, the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Fremantle Arts Centre, and more.

For details and dates hit the links above or head over to the Little Big Shots national program page.

South By Scooter To Screen At Revelation Perth IFF


My little Antarctic romp South By Scooter will be screening at the 2014 Revelation Perth International Film Festival. The short will screen three times alongside Antarctica: A Year On IceAnthony Powell's account of life on Antarctica for the everyday workers who keep the community running. Needless to say I am thrilled with how well South By Scooter has been doing this year. It's an honour to be included in the lineup at Revelation, and even better to be packaged with such a beautiful film.

You can check out the trailer for Antarctica: A Year on Ice below, and if you're in Perth I encourage you to get out and check out this bumper two-for-one Antarctica-fest.

The festival runs through early July. Head over to the Revelation website for session times and to book your tickets.

Read: South By Scooter on Cinema Australia's Sunday Shorts.


I recently gave  a lengthy interview about the production process on South By Scooter to Cinema Australia. The interview covers how I made the film, focusing on the more interesting parts of what was overall a pretty interesting process. Full disclosure: I interviewed myself for this article. What!? Read it here.

Like most things on this project, I had no idea how to do it before I did it. I think that roughness shows through in the film, but rather than try to polish the work I encouraged myself to be rough and hasty. Hopefully this translates into palpable excitement and humour in the film. I find ridiculousness to be a useful metric when I’m making my work. ‘Is this ridiculous? No? Keep going’.
— Max

Watch: Max Talks South By Scooter on TV

As part of Little Big Shots' tenth anniversary celebrations, Channel 31 put together a really neat documentary about the festival. In it I talk about South By Scooter, how I produced the film, and what it means to be a young filmmaker in the festival.  

I couldn't be happier with how the show turned out. I've always felt that the main thing South By Scooter is lacking is a hair light, and we've certainly made up for that here.

The show aired a few times in June and is now available to watch online. The South By Scooter part begins at around the 3:20 mark, but the whole thing is worth a watch. Check it out below: