THE VISITOR

10 minute short film  //  Drama/Horror  //  Arri Alexa  //  2.35 : 1  //  Colour 

The past bleeds into the present. 

In present day Melbourne, a woman grapples with how far she can go to protect a late-night visitor from rapidly encroaching danger.

ACCOLADES

Premiere – RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Director Award – SAO PAULO FILM FESTIVAL
Best Short Screenplay – NEW YORK SCREENPLAY CONTEST
Best Short Screenplay – HOLLYWOOD JUST4SHORTS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Nominee, Best Director – FRACTURED VISIONS FILM FESTIVAL, CARDIFF
Nominee, Best Director – TENERIFE FILM FESTIVAL
Best Short Film – MONTEVIDEO FILM FESTIVAL

CREATIVES

With FELICITY SOPER & KASIA KACZMAREK
Cinematographer JOANNE DONAHOE BECKWITH
Sound Designer BROOKE TREZISE
Production Designer LAUREN BECK
Editor JUSTIN OLSTEIN
Original Music ADAM CASEY
Producer CLEA FROST
Written & Directed by JUSTIN OLSTEIN
Executive Producer VIVIAN PARRY

QUOTES

“The film has a powerful undercurrent about the way the experiences of our ancestors live on
in our descendants, and the need to remember the past.”
BUZZFEED.CO.UK

“Director Justin Olstein plunges us into a sensory and provocative world. We experience terror and anguish,
just as the characters do, leading to revelations about how past traumas can scar future generations.” 
FABIO MEDIERES, SAO PAULO FILM FESTIVAL

FESTIVALS

Rhode Island International Film Festival
Hollyshorts Film Festival
St Kilda Film Festival
Sao Paulo Film Festival
Pasadena International Film Festival
Soho International Film Festival
Tenerife Film Festival
Fantaspoa International Film Festival
New York Shorts Film Festival
Shriekfest LA
Down Under Berlin Film Festival
Firenze International Film Festival
San Jose Short Film Festival
Dead by Dawn Film Festival
Fractured Visions Film Festival
Liverpool Film Festival
Pittsburgh Horror Film Festival
Setting Sun Film Festival
Jaipur International Film Festival
Montevideo Film Festival
Exhibited at the Jewish Museum of Australia