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- a short drama about what might be around the corner…

Gauge: mini DV (25 fps, 1:85 ratio)
Duration: 12 minutes
Distribution: Big Film Shorts http://www.bigfilmshorts.com
Language: English

Emma is in her late-twenties, stuck in the corporate rut in the young and modern Australian city of Melbourne. One of innumerable other like suits, each morning Emma endures the monotony of train commuting, hurried walking and dead-eyed waits. She finds refuge only in the urban laneway that brings her to her first latte of the day.

But something in Emma is about to stir. All hope is not lost. Because when Emma connects with the ‘barista’ who prepares her morning coffee, the warm glow of his café promises to spill over and colour Emma’s world. If only Emma can allow it to…

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Festivals / awards / screenings:
Worldfest International Film Festival, Houston, USA; May 2005 – WINNER Platinum Remi (short drama)
Harvest Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia; July 2005 – Opening Night Premiere Film
Plymouth Independent Film Festival, Boston, USA; July 2005
L.A International Short Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA; September 2005
Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films and Short Film Market, USA; 2005
Screened on HBO, HBO Latin and Australia’s ABC network

"Emma & the Barista is a poignant story...a wonderful short film that highlights Melbourne and its coffee culture".
Encore magazine, April, 2005

"Emma and the Barista is an excellent first film to come out of Natasha’s emerging production company, starkraving productions".
Inside Film Magazine April, 2005

"Industry players with up to thirty years experience joined Pincus on the strength of her script for Emma & the Barista".
Screenhub March, 2005

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