Film Concept Lab

Film Concept Lab is an initiative that develops and showcases exciting local creative talent. The 2023 presentation saw two premieres of proof-of-concept films: The House That Hungers and Nothing Gold Can Stay. Alongside the following three films:

  • Bunker dir. Astra Vadoulis
  • Out With A… dir. James Adams
  • Gnome dir. Kavitha Anandasivam

The House That Hungers
Maria Lewis / Australia

When a young woman finds herself trapped inside a house that devours all life, she has to rely on her wits and cunning to survive. The short is based on Maria Lewis’ award-winning short story of the same name.

Nothing Gold Can Stay
Luca Sardelis / Australia

Avoiding the acceptance of his death, a twenty- something-year-old boy is led to question what it means to live a purposeful and meaningful life.

Supported by University of South Australia, We Made a Thing Studios and Rising Sun Pictures.