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Flickerfest short ‘The Story of Lee Ping’ offers glimpse of upcoming feature

Flickerfest short ‘The Story of Lee Ping’ offers glimpse of upcoming feature

Audiences at this month’s Flickerfest will be treated to a taste of an upcoming feature from director Jasmin Tarasin and writer John Collee.

Proof-of-concept short film The Story of Lee Ping provides a snapshot of the world that will be featured in Tarasin’s upcoming feature debut, which is based on novel ‘The Burial’ by Courtney Collins.

Set in the rural backlots of 1920s Australia, the 14-minute drama follows a young Chinese woman (Jillian Nguyen) who is imprisoned as an erotic dancer.

As she plots her freedom, Lee meets Jack (Mark Coles Smith), an Aboriginal farmhand who changes her perspective.

The film was produced by Lucy Maclaren and Jo McNulty-Clark, with Stephen Vineberg, Deanne Weir and Oliver Lawrance serving as executive producers.

Tarasin said she was inspired to tell the back stories of two minor characters from what will become the feature as they explored similar themes to the main story.

See full article on IF.com.au