SHADOW PANIC (1989)
16mm 26 minute experimental drama from As If Productions
Written, Directed and Produced by Margot Nash
"I am the dreamer, the redhead, I search for hidden treasure: which fragment would yield the gold, which memory would haunt forever?"
" I am the investigator, I watch, I record, I collect evidence: little men who get rich quick, this wilful heritage, this aching land."
"I am the fool, the hothead, distracted, temporarily unavailable: in love, out of love, searching for love."
Three women, strangers to each other, yet their lives seem inexplicably linked. SHADOW PANIC is a short experimental film about internal and external states of emergency, about personal and collective shadows, about resistance and spirit.
Theatrical release: Australia and UK. Screened theatrically in 1989 in London supporting Chantal Akerman’s feature Toute Une Nuit (1982)
Distribution and DVD sales: As If Productions
Made with the assistance of the CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FUND of the AUSTRALIAN FILM COMMISSION, THE WOMENS FILM FUND and the AUSTRALIA COUNCIL.
1990 Red Ribbon (Film as Art): American Film and Video Festival
Innovative Award ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards
1989 Best Cinematography AFI Australian Film Institute Awards
Certificate of Merit Melbourne Film Festival
Special Commendation for a New Australian Film Frames Festival Adelaide
Best Experimental Nomination AFI Awards
Finalist Dendy Awards Sydney Film Festival.
FESTIVALS and SCREENINGS
2017 Cinenova London screening curated by Alex Martinus Roe
Represented in It Was About Opening The Very Notion That There Was a
Particular Persepctive - a three channell installation by Alex Martinus Roe in
The National - New Australian Art AGNSW Sydney
2016 Green Screen Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
2008 UWA Vision, Memory, Spectacle - Aust Women’s and Gender Studies Conference
1999 Films Des Femmes Créteil FRANCE: Tribute to Aust & NZ women.
1998 Downloading Downunder: Australian Film and New Media Amsterdam
1991 IMAGES Toronto
1990 Films Des Femmes Créteil, France
Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival France
American Film and Video Festival
Wellington Film Festival
Frames Festival Adelaide
Insight Women’s Festival Canada
1989 London International Film festival
Hawaii International Film festival
Melbourne International International Film Festival
Sydney International Film Festival
Spoletto Fringe Melbourne