At a late-night Chinese joint in 1997, Steve - a 50-year-old dad with a hunched back and blistered hands - waits for his son Jobe to arrive after a gig with his punk band The Nosebleeds. They each need something life-changing from the other. For Steve, it’s help chasing his dreams. For Jobe it's financial.

Amongst plates of steamed dumplings and sizzling Mongolian beef, Steve and Jobe wrestle with one another's needs and ambitions as parental roles are reversed and expectations inverted.

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Madeleine Gottlieb



Director: Madeleine Gottlieb
Producer: Tom Slater, Madeleine Gottlieb
Screenwriter: Madeleine Gottlieb, James Fraser
Cinematographer: Grégoire Lière
Editor: James Fraser
Production Designer: Diva Abrahamian
Sound Designer: Timothy Bridge
Music: Casey Wescott, Jonno Seidler
Principal Cast: Steve Rodgers, James Fraser, Edric Hong, Bek Lin, Nadia Zwecker, Matt Lausch
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Laura Anna Lucas


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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Screening in: Shorts Program 2
Screening Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Screening Format: Narrative Short
Country: ["Australia"]
Language: English
Runtime: 13:48 mins