STILLE NACHT is Matthew’s directorial debut. It premiered at the Academy Award Qualifying and BAFTA-recognised Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2019, followed by its European Premiere at Down Under Berlin 2019, Europe’s leading festival for showcasing the current crop of Australian and New Zealand Cinema. It was then nominated for ‘Best Cinematography’ at the Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2019 in Queensland. The film boasts further achievements across the creative team with ten nominations and five awards won, among them include Best First Time Director, Best LGBT Film and Best Student Short Film at the Los Angeles Cinematography Awards 2019.
Written by 2018 Heath Ledger Scholarship Winner Charmaine Bingwa & Meg Ryan (story by Matthew R. Young). Shot by 2019 Screen Australian Onbass Fellowship Winner and ACS award-winning cinematographer Meg White. Produced by Meg Ryan & Matthew R. Young. Starring Belinda Giblin & Matilda Ridgway.
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A widowed German-Australian mother finds answers to generational secrets as her daughter faces a mysterious pregnancy.