It’s the Media Resource Centres great pleasure to announce the short film selected for the Next Step 2015 production initiative. This year we received 16 applications, with so many engaging scripts this lead to a very tough selection meeting. After four long hours, the industry lead committee made the final decision to support and develop the short film Smashed, co-written by Sean Lahiff and David Haddin, to be directed by Sean Lahiff and produced by Michael Clarkin.

The Media Resource Centres Next Step initiative is the our largest production with a cash budget of $15000 and $7,500 in-kind equipment hire, and $5000 in-kind post production from Projector Films.

Director/Co-writer : Sean Lahiff
Co-writer: Dave Haddin
Producer: Michael Clarkin

On the night of an end of High School party, two brothers and their mate kidnap the school’s star footballer. Their prank soon swerves out of control trapping them in a recurring nightmare.