The Things My Father Never Taught Me
Short, 7 minutes
Auburn Public Library – Saturday, April 6th at 4:15pm
Writer/Director: Burleigh Smith
Producers: Burleigh Smith (uncredited), Jennah Bannear, Peter McIntosh
Director of Photography: Jason Thomas
Film Editor: Ross Farnsworth
Co-Producers: Laetitia Belen Melvin, Burleigh Smith Mike, Aiden Papamihail Mary, Bridie Carter
Melvin gives dating advice to his three-year-old son. He teaches him to dress well, act with confidence and spend time with the right crowd. The results are disastrous. And then Melvin meets Mary, an attractive single mother, and his womanising skills are put to the test.
Burleigh Smith is a Western Australia screenwriter, director and actor. His films centre on relationships between men and women and often emphasise dry wit and desperate characters. His strongest influence is Woody Allen. Smith’s short films have been accepted into over eighty festivals around the world. He is a two-time Finalist at Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, and won Best Director of Western Australia in 2011. He has a Masters in Film and has also studied under leading Australian film critic, David Stratton. In 2011, Stratton wrote that Smith’s enthusiasm for film matched his own. Smith lectures in filmmaking at SAE Institute, Perth.