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The Clearing

Adam awakes in a clearing in the jungle, injured and with no memory of how he arrived there. He searches for clues but soon realizes he is running in circles. Will Adam be able to escape the clearing and discover the truth?

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Anecdotal Accounts

Fun in the Sun

Shooting 6 hours drive from Sydney in old-growth rainforest and 45 minutes drive from any town, the crew arrived at location on an unusually dry day after an unprecedented 6 months of almost continuous rain. The ground was a red clay, that anyone who stepped out of their car, not prepared with the gum boots issued to them by production, instantly ended up calf-deep in a red mud that required all body strength to pull buried feet out of! There were many instantly ruined “city” shoes!

But it wasn’t only feet that got buried, every single production car, from sedans, to four-wheel rive trucks and four-tonnes lighting trucks had to be winched out the mud, some buried for days up to their bumper bars!

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Awards and nominations

Best Narrative Short Film
22 Sep – 26 Sep | United States
Best Direction
Courts des Îles: International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World
9 Nov – 17 Nov | French Polynesia

Previous screenings

2010
8 Jan – 17 Jan | Sydney, Australia
18 Mar – 28 Mar | London, United Kingdom
14 Apr – 18 Apr | Beverly Hills, United States
12 May – 22 May | Cannes, France
25 May – 29 May | Melbourne, Australia
27 May – 30 May | Dungog, Australia
22 Jun – 28 Jun | Palm Springs, United States
22 Sep – 26 Sep | Harlem, United States
Best Narrative Short Film
30 Sep – 15 Oct | Vancouver, Canada
2011
27 May – 30 May | Baltimore, United States
30 Aug – 11 Sep | São Paulo, Brazil
30 Sep – 16 Oct | Nicosia, Cyprus
20 Oct – 23 Oct | Sacramento, United States
2013
Courts des Îles: International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World
9 Nov – 17 Nov | Papeete, French Polynesia
Best Direction

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Related news

The Clearing has received a new award at Courts des Îles: International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World. | more...
19 November 2013
Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 19 Nov 2013