Ties That Bind

Ties That Bind

  • 2019 -
  • Bingo Captioned Charter Docos Under The Skin Documentary Drama For My Fathers Kingdom Fukry Huahua Impact Kia Manawanui Long Time No Sea MFF2020 MRFF NATIVE Slam V Nga Matauranga Nga Putake Nga Raurekau Patutiki Sembradoras de Vida Short Documentary Short Drama Shorts Wairua Shorts Whakapapa Whanau Whenua
  • - 12 m

Delivered home by police, 17-year-old Thomas has to front his domineering mother Marlene
who isn’t interested in his side of the story. Forced outside as punishment, Thomas is left with
hurt and frustrations but when neighbourly sounds enter his conscious world echoing a
connection to the present and the past, Thomas is triggered to make a life-changing decision.

Screening Information
Impact Shorts

10:00 AM
Saturday 26 September 2020
Māoriland Hub

18 +


  • Language English
  • Indigenous Nation Wodi Wodi/Monara - Yuin Nation
  • Country Australia
  • Director Michael Hudson
  • Indigenous Key Creative Gillian Moody
  • Producer Gillian Moody
  • Indigenous Key Creative Bio Gillian has worked in both management and production roles during her extensive years in the screen industry and is well regarded for her years of advocacy for indigenous stories and mentoring of emerging filmmakers. Having worked as an Investment and Development Manager in Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, Gillian collaborated with filmmakers and project managed across screen projects, both scripted and factual. Prior to this Gillian, worked at SBS Indigenous Media Unit as a Production Manager across series and one off documentaries, light entertainment and special event programming. Gillian worked as Series Producer on the 6 x 30 min Documentary TV Series Family Rules for NITV. In 2016. 2017/2018 saw Gillian complete a 12mth Producer Placement with David Jowsey & Greer Simpkin at Bunya Productions working across various stages of production and post on Sweet County, Mystery Road TV Series and Blue Water Empire. Gillian also started her production Company Kalori Productions with her first co-production being the documentary Black Divaz for NITV (Director Adrian Wills), which premiered at Sydney Mardi Gras Queer Screen Film Festival where it was awarded the Audience Award for Best Documentary. Gillian teamed up with emerging filmmaker Michael Hudson to producer Tie That Bind which premiered at the 2019 Sydney FIlm Festival and won the Event Cinema Award for Best Short Screenplay. Gillian continues to collaborate with Adrian Wills on a feature length documentary titled Kindred that will see the filmmakers tell their remarkable story about family, love and friendship as well as developing feature drama projects together. And with Michael Hudson on a web series idea currently developing through the Screen Australia/SBS Digital Originals Initiative.
  • Premiere New Zealand Premiere
  • Awards Sydney Film Festival - Event Cinema Award for Best Short Screenplay