Director: Anthony Maras
25 minutes

Spike Up is a 25 minute dramatic short film, written and directed by Anthony Maras (Hotel Mumbai).  It is a confronting, character-driven story exploring themes of family, friendship, sin and redemption. The story is told through the eyes of Steve, a well meaning but volatile suburban cop, who undergoes a crisis of conscience throughout an agonising night spent with his drug-addict cop buddy, Tolly.

Festivals Adelaide FF 2007; Rotterdam 08; Austin 07; Santa Barbara 08; Flickerferst 08; Bilbao International Short Film Festival 07


  • Winner: Best Short Fiction Film – 2007 AFI Awards
  • Winner: Australian Cinematographers Society Awards – Gold Award
  • Nominated: Best Short Film – ATOM Awards
  • Nominated: Best Short Film – Australian Directors Guild Award
  • Finalist: Austin Film Festival – Best Short Film
Film Type Short
Director Anthony Maras
Producer Kent Smith