Career Fight

2022 | Australia | 8 mins | 2.39:1
Genre: Drama | Mobile Phone | Children’s
Themes: Disability | Sports | Relationships | Family | Friendship
Disability represented on screen: Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) | Autism Spectrum Disorder | Neurodiverse
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: Samson works in his father’s martial arts dojo, dreaming of becoming a professional martial arts stuntman. One day, Samson is forced to make a choice between listening to his father who regularly discourages him or taking steps to pursue his dreams and prove he has what it takes to conquer any obstacle.

Starring Special Olympics Gold Medalist Chris Bunton and Chloé Hayden (Heartbreak High).

Behind the Scenes (BTS)

Cast

Samson – Chris Bunton
Suzie – Chloé Hayden
Andy – Yannick Lawry
Butch – Jim Punnett
Emily – Kaylan Moloney

Crew

Director – Angela Blake
Writer – Angela Black, Bevan Garozzo, Mikhael Crossfield, Jacob Boarradaile, Alanna Julian
Producer – Dianna La Grassa
Cinematographer – Paul Beattie
Production Design – Ella Deane
Editor – Cristobal Olguin
Sound Design – Shauna Doyle
Composer – Anisha Thomas

Festival Screenings & Awards

Cinephone International Smartphone Film Festival 2023 (Spain) – Winner: Best Professional Short Film