Mate

After a long time apart, local deadbeat John must take care of reserved schoolboy Jack over a weekend in an insular working-class outpost of Western Sydney. However, Jack’s attempt to re-establish their relationship is threatened as John’s self-destructive nature emerges.

Mate is an uncompromising examination of masculinity, maturity, and the challenges of growth within a changing social landscape. Featuring starmaking performances from Joshua Brennan and Jeremy Blewitt.

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Awards

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Clermont-Ferrand
France
January 28, 2022
World Premiere
Winner: Grand Prix, International Competition

Brussels Short Film Festival
Brussels
Belgium
April 20, 2022
Belgium Premiere
Official Selection

Sydney Film Festival
Sydney
Australia
June 8, 2022
Australian Premiere
Official Selection

Palm Springs International Shortfest
Palm Springs
United States
June 25, 2022
North American Premiere
Official Selection

Melbourne International Film Festival
Melbourne
Australia
August 9, 2022
Victorian Premiere
Official Selection

Nashville Film Festival
Nashville, Tennessee
United States
October 1, 2022
Tennessee Premiere
Official Selection

Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival
Thessaloniki
Greece
October 10, 2022
Greek Premiere
Winner: Cinematic Achievement Award

Brisbane International Film Festival
Brisbane
Australia
November 5, 2022
Queensland Premiere
National Competition

Boston Film Festival
Boston
United States
September 27, 2022
Massachusetts Premiere
Winner: Best Foreign Short

Sapporo International Short Film Festival
Sapporo
Japan
October 7, 2022
Japanese Premiere
Winner: Best Director, Best Actor

Ojai Film Festival
Ojai, California
United States
November 4, 2022
Offical Selection

Festival International du Cinéma D'Auteur de Rabat
Rabat
Morocco
November 18, 2022
African Premiere
Winner: Prix du Meilleur Court-Métrage (Best Short Film)

UK Film Festival
London
United Kingdom
November 25, 2022
London Premiere
Winner: Best Actor - Joshua Brennan

Molodist - Kyiv International Film Festival
Kyiv
Ukraine
December 1, 2022
Ukrainian Premiere
International Competition

Jaipur International Film Festival
Jaipur
India
January 6, 2023
Indian Premiere
Official Selection

Cinema On the Bayou
Lafayette, Louisiana
United States
January 25, 2023
Louisiana Premiere
Official Selection

Alexandria International Short Film Festival
Alexandria
Egypt
February 10, 2023
Egyptian Premiere
Official Selection

Magnolia Independent Film Festival
Starkville, Mississippi
United States
February 23, 2023
Mississippi Premiere
Official Selection

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
Minneapolis
United States
April 13, 2023
Minnesota Premiere
Official Selection

Columbus International Film & Animation Festival
Columbus, Ohio
United States
April 15, 2023
Ohio Premiere
Official Selection

Avanca Film Festival
Avanca
Portugal
July 26, 2023
Portuguese Premier
Winner: Best Short Film, Best Screenplay (Daniel Corboy, George-Alex Nagle, Ben Tarwin), Best Actor (Jeremy Blewitt)

 

Film Stills

Image Caption: Featured image for ‘Mate’. Image Caption: Featured image for ‘Mate’.

Links

Mate (2021)

Medium Length (33mins) Narrative

Region:

Australia

Language:

English

Rating:

No Rating

Producer(s):

George-Alex Nagle | Ben Tarwin

Director(s):

George-Alex Nagle

Writer(s):

Daniel Corboy | George-Alex Nagle | Ben Tarwin

Showtimes:

Thu 21 Sep 2023, 3.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10

Sun 24 Sep 2023, 1.00pm, NALIS—AV Room

T+T Premiere, Caribbean Premiere


George-Alex Nagle

George-Alex Nagle

George-Alex Nagle is an award-winning filmmaker from Sydney. As a graduate of UNSW’s College of Fine Arts and the Australian Film Television and Radio School his work currently spans short film, music video, and video art installation.

His first experimental short “Real-Time” won the Boundary Breaking Short jury prize at the Sydney Underground Film Festival. Later, his AFTRS graduate film “Embrace” would premiere at the Sydney Film Festival before going on to multiple festivals and showcases around world. Most recently, his mid-length drama “Mate.”

became the first Australian film to be awarded the prestigious International Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2022.

He is currently developing a slate of long-form projects.

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