Tangles and Knots

Set in the height of summer in Sydney, Australia, ‘Tangles and Knots’ follows a unique, intimate relationship between a mother and teenage daughter. They act more like girlfriends together than parent and child. This relationship becomes threatened when the mother helps her daughter throw a house party to impress new, more popular friends. As their relationship unravels throughout the night, a much more sinister threat emerges that will jeopardize their bond forever.

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Showrunner:  N/A
Director:  Renée Marie Petropoulos
Executive Producer:  Alexandra Petropoulos
Producer:  Janet Brown, Yingna Lu
Screenwriter: Renée Marie Petropoulos
Cinematographer: Zoë White, ACS
Editor: Renée Marie Petropoulos, Chelsea Taylor
Production Designer: Diva Abrahamian
Sound Designer: Eli Cohn
Principal Cast: Leeanna Walsman, Odessa Young, Mitzi Ruhlmann, Toby Wallace, Govinda Röser-Finch, Bryn Chapman Parish
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Kristin Frost, Associate Producer: Melina Maraki, Casting Director: Stevie Ray, CGA, Costume Designer: Lucia Arias-Martinez, Colorist: Kath Raisch


Public Film Contact
Renée Marie Petropoulos
Publicity Contact
Yingna Lu
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Genre:  Drama
Screening in: Shorts Program 3
Screening Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Short
Country: Australia
Language: English
Runtime: 16:20 mins