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Strange Beasts

10m Short 2022

The film explores the rise and fall of Australia’s Bacchus Marsh Lion Safari, through the eyes of big cat keeper Ron Prendergast. It uncovers the park’s mysterious history and folklore, from its boom to its closure, revealing the consequences of unchecked power. A captivating exploration of human nature, ambition, and the human desire to control nature.

Winner: Best NZ Short

Rachel Gilkison

Oh Yeah Wow

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Rachel Gilkison




Australia, New Zealand