The Visitor

A Film by Justin Olstein

Synopsis

In present-day Melbourne, Naomi is awakened by a frantic young woman on the run. Naomi grapples with a situation that defies reality and as the night unfolds, she must decide how far she can go to protect her visitor from rapidly encroaching danger.

Director

  • Picture of Justin Olstein © Justin Olstein

    Justin Olstein

    Justin received an AFI | AACTA Award nomination for Best Short Film for his short drama Adam’s Tallit. The film enjoyed an extensive life on the festival circuit, winning many accolades along the way. Justin conceived and co-directed the feature documentary Curtain Call, which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival to critical acclaim and was broadcast on Australian TV. Justin was selected for the Screen Australia/Open Channel ‘Raw Nerve’ program, directing the short film Fun City – which premiered at the 66th Locarno Film Festival and was nominated for the best international short. He was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus and completed director’s attachments on the feature film Strangerland. He is a graduate of the VCA School of Film and Television. His short film The Visitor won the Best Short Screenplay Award at the New York Screenplay Contest.

Awards + Festivals

  • RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, World Premiere, Providence, RI, USA)August 11, 2018
  • HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hollywood, CA, USA)August 14, 2018
  • *NOMINATED: BEST DIRECTOR AWARD*
    FRACTURED VISIONS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK Premiere, Cardiff, United Kingdom) September 18, 2018
  • LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Liverpool, United Kingdom)September 27, 2018
  • SHRIEKFEST LA (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)October 10, 2018
  • *SEMIFINALIST* *BEST DIRECTOR*
    SAO PAULO FILM FESTIVAL (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)October 18, 2018
  • SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Jose, CA, USA)October 20, 2018
  • *NOMINATED: BEST DIRECTOR AWARD*
    TENERIFE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Milan, Italy) December 8, 2018
  • JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India)January 18, 2019
  • 5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beeston Nottingham, United Kingdom)March 13, 2019
  • PIMPRI-CHINCHWAD INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune, India)March 16, 2019
  • *BEST SOUND DESIGN*
    2nd GLOBAL INDIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)March 23, 2019
  • 20th SHORT FILM DAYS SCHWEINFURT (Official Selection, Schweinfurt, Germany)April 18, 2019
  • 15th FANTASPOA - INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Porto Alegre, Brazil)May 15, 2019
  • 6th FIRENZE FILMCORTI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Firenze, Italy)May 30, 2019
  • 8th NEW YORK SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)May 31, 2019
  • 4th NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL (Finalist, Afula, Israel)June 3, 2019
  • 47th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Weyregg, Austria)June 8, 2019
  • 10th SOHO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)June 20, 2019
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM*
    5th MONTEVIDEO WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)July 11, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Justin Olstein
Screenplay
Justin Olstein
Producer
Clea Frost
Director of Photography
Joanne Donahoe Beckwith
Art Direction
Lauren Beck
Costume Design
Ben Pfeiffer
Sound
Dane Cody
Editor
Justin Olstein
Sound Design
Brooke Trezise
Music
Adam Casey

Cast

Naomi / The Visited
Felicity Soper
The Visitor
Kasia Kaczmarek

Details

Running Time
10:03 min
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (1:2.35 crop)
Sound
Stereo

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

Justin Olstein

+61 408550560

justin.olstein@gmail.com
www.justinolstein.com