Included within shorts film block
Directed by Victoria Wharfe McIntyre
Australia | 24 min | 2017
When Miro returns home at the end of WWII he finds his land taken, his daughter stolen, his people relocated and his service record treated with contempt, but the New Guinea battlefield has taught him how to fight and he sets out to reunite his family waging his own form of justice.
Miro is a WWII Australian Aboriginal Western.
Victoria Wharfe McIntyre
Victoria’s films have screened in over 200 festivals and won over 60 International awards in the last four years including BAFTA and AACTA.
Her film “The Telegram Man”, which received Best International Film in the 2011 GI Film festival, has played as part of the dawn service at ANZAC Cove Gallipoli for the last four years including the 2016 special Centenary service. Regarded as a film of artistic, cultural and historical significance by the OSCARS Academy Awards Film Archive, “The Telegram Man” is part of its permanent collection at the Pickford Centre in Hollywood.
Victoria well understands the power of supported collaboration and has an established creative team anchored by the beautiful images of DOP Kevin Scott and remarkable scoring by Petra Salsjö.
Their latest film “Miro” written and directed by Victoria, is a WWII Australian Aboriginal Western staring Mark Coles Smith. Shot anamorphic against the vast Australian outback, with huge “Morricone meets Interstellar” style scoring, it is a breakout film that captures the vitality, energy and screen excitement that Victoria and her team bring to their work. With several projects in the pipeline Victoria is hoping to shoot her first feature film later this year.
Victoria is mentored by OSCAR winning film director Bruce Beresford.