Old Heat - Short Film

Old Heat

"After returning from a hike, the reality of a couple’s relationship is thrown into flux when they find that things aren’t what they seem inside their caravan."

Hello all! We are very excited to introduce you to Old Heat, a surreal dramatic horror short film. The story is conceived by Marcus Bacarella, who serves as writer and director of the project. 

Marcus’ love for the horror genre runs deep. Of late, he has had a particular affinity for horror stories that focus on relationships and themes of introspection. Creating a horror film that meaningfully touches on abstract, transgressive ideas while also crafting something effective and scary is a challenge that Marcus and his team are excited by.

Marcus has experience in filmmaking, his most recent project being the 2018 short mystery/drama short film Dead Spot, which you can view here.

He is really keen to be producing his follow-up.

The Old Heat team is comprised of fellow Swinburne University students currently studying in their second year of the Bachelor of Film and Television.

The Team:

Writer/Director: Marcus Bacarella
Producer: Joseph Sullivan
Director of Photography: Jordan Blanch
Production Designer: Harriett Bothroyd
Editor: Shaun Wong
Sound: Harry Bell

Our team is lucky enough to have the opportunity to shoot Old Heat using Super 16mm film cameras. It is a rarity these days for short or even feature films to be shot on real film, most current productions opting for digital photography. Some of the benefits of shooting on film include:

- a higher dynamic range, which better captures detail in extreme whites and blacks
- a higher resolution than what is found in most digital cameras
- that beautiful, unmistakable film look ;)

With this opportunity comes its costs though. By donating to our project, you would be providing massive support to young Australian filmmakers, and helping our team get closer to making Old Heat the absolute best it can be!

 The Budget:

$1200 - Super 16 Film Stock
$400 - Catering
$100 - Accomodation
$200 - Makeup
$200 - Production Design
$200 - Equipment

$2300 - Total

Please consider donating to the project, only if you are in a position to do so. All those who donate will have their name in the credits of the film, as well as receive an early screening link upon the film's completion.

Thank you so much for reading.

Let’s get spooky !
  • Chris Baba 
    • $60 
    • 11 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Ethan Bacarella 
    • $51 
    • 1 mo
  • Helen Larkin 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anita Baba 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team (3)

Marcus Bacarella 
Raised $1,166 from 19 donations
Abbotsford VIC
Joseph Sullivan 
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