Hot Chocolate

A Film by David Hay

Synopsis

A young woman goes home to pick up some things but discovers her flatmate, dead from an apparent suicide. She must somehow deal with the tragedy without alerting her eight- year-old sister who is waiting in the car, just outside.

Director

  • Picture of David Hay © David Hay

    David Hay

    David Hay is an award-winning film and TV writer, director and producer. He’s made over 100 hours of factual television for networks all over the world. Career highlights include almost killing Jackie Chan by making him walk off a cliff in Tibet, travelling New Zealand to discover the latest in cutting edge science, building a miniature of Captain Scott’s tent, eating boiled intestines in a nomad tent on the Mongolian steppe and investigating masculinity and violence in maximum security prison. His short film Cold Fish (2017) has played at 30 festivals, picking up Best Short awards in Ravenna, Cortile and Ischia. He recently completed short film Hot Chocolate. His next film Canvass is scheduled to film in March 2020.

Awards + Festivals

  • 29th FLICKERFEST - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sydney, Australia)January 10, 2020
  • 5th COURTS D'UN SOIR - MONTREAL INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)April 1, 2020
  • 20th ANNUAL DEADCENTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oklahoma City, OK, USA)May 11, 2020
  • 5th DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 18, 2020
  • 5th LIFF - LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)June 22, 2020
  • 17th FEAR NO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)June 25, 2020
  • 4th AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Münsingen, Berne, Switzerland)November 13, 2020

Crew

Director
David Hay
Screenplay
David Hay
Producer
Tess Whelan, David Hay
Director of Photography
Dominic Fryer
Art Direction
Justine Tindley, Andy King
Costume Design
Rachelle Gourlay
Sound
Ora Simpson
Editor
Nina Buckott, Ben Lamar
Sound Design
Lachlan Harris
Music
Lachlan Harris

Cast

Maddie
Margaret Sydenham
Nina
Chihiro Smithies

Details

Running Time
16:51 min
Shooting Format
UHD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.39:1
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

David Hay

+64 210 602 666
davethay@me.com