Living Room

A Film by Jessica Barclay Lawton

Synopsis

Unemployed, middle-aged and depressed, Masayuki lives with his elderly mother. She thinks he works nights but really he wanders the streets, drinks and gambles. He amasses enough gambled winnings to finance her foreseeable future, before his final departure. When the time comes, Masayuki confronts oblivion with the help of a mysterious stranger.

Director

  • Picture of Jessica Barclay Lawton © Jessica Lawton

    Jessica Barclay Lawton

    In 2016 Director Jessica Lawton premiered her Screen Australia funded web-series 'Movement' at Tribeca Film Festival, where the Movement team were also selected as one of twenty content creators from across the globe to take part in the Digital Creators Market in NY. Her short films combined have screened at over 50 festivals worldwide including; Melbourne International Film Festival, Aspen, Locarno, Sapporo, Slamdance, Raindance, Palm Springs, as well as Vimeo staff picks. Most recently she was awarded the ‘Creators Fund’ through Creative Victoria to develop her debut hybrid feature film ‘The Sweetness’.

Awards + Festivals

  • 25th PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST (Official Selection International Competition, World Premiere)June 22, 2019
  • 68th MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection Australian Competition, Australian Premiere)August 11, 2019
  • 29th FLICKERFEST (Official Selection Australian Competition, NSW Premiere)January 11, 2020
  • 21st NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Newport Beach, CA, USA)April 23, 2020
  • 2nd DEPTFORD CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)May 1, 2020
  • 2nd DEEP FOCUS FILM FESTIVAL (Finalist, New York, USA)May 2, 2020
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    VERTIGO FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (Official Selection, Milan, Italy)May 27, 2020
  • 36th ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Melbourne, AUS)May 28, 2020
  • KINOMORPHIA FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)September 22, 2020
  • 13th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Kaufbeuren, Germany)October 5, 2020
  • 5th BOLTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bolton, UK)October 5, 2020
  • 3rd PORTO FEMME INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portugal)October 6, 2020
  • 8th ASFF - AS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)November 14, 2020
  • 11th MACAU INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Macau)December 1, 2020
  • 7th GOA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kothrud Pune, Maharashtra, India)December 25, 2020

Crew

Director
Jessica Barclay Lawton
Screenplay
Rhys Mitchell, Jessica Barclay Lawton
Producer
Jessica Barclay Lawton, Rhys Mitchell
Director of Photography
Alex Cardy
Sound
Gunay Demirci
Editor
Paul Rowe
Sound Design
Gunay Demirci
Music
Gunay Demirci

Cast

Masayuki
Masaaki Aoi
Mother
Sonoko Kameoka
Woman
Qyoko Kudo

Details

Running Time
16:24 min
Shooting Format
Digital 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
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

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

Jessica Barclay Lawton

+61 403 531 499
hello@jessicalawton.com
www.jessicalawton.com/