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Aug 10, 2015 6:25 EDT

OASIS: a unique story about the exciting and terrifying secret of being gay

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 10, 2015


The story of the project

December 1993. Sydney’s won the Olympics, Whitney will always love us, and introverted teenager Dale Fielding is hiding in a toilet cubicle in a caravan park.

When backpacker Jake arrives for a shower and a shave, Dale is presented with an opportunity to sneak a nudie photo of his secret crush. With his teenage brain overheating with possibility, Dale must choose between his desperate attraction or his genuine friendship with the charming Englishman.

This is a unique story about the exciting and terrifying secret of being gay. It captures the painful beauty of a young, unrequited love. At the same time, it pumps with the adrenaline behind Dale’s first move towards greater exposure.

‘Oasis’ is a short film selected for Metro Screen’s Raw Nerve program with support from Screen Australia and ABC2. This means we have workshopped the script with some of Australia’s best writers, whilst picking the brains of leading producers and directors. Two months later, we now have a top-notch little script that we can’t wait to shoot in September.

This is where we need your help. We need your generous support to bring this beautifully awkward story to life. Shot in one location with two actors, this is a very compact short film, which means we can make the most of every dollar. With your support we can create the golden hues of a nineties summer with a slick soundtrack, all tied together with expert editing.


Our goal is to raise $5,000 on Pozible. Combined with $3,500 funding and in-kind sponsorship this money will be put to use in hiring equipment, purchasing costumes and feeding the cast and crew. After the shoot, it will also pay for the services of professional editing, colour grading and marketing to international film festivals.

We are truly thankful for your support. We are determined to make a film that demands your attention, that niggles at your imagination for days to come and lets you laugh about the painful first attempts to express your true identity.
We are bursting with pride about this project and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Once again for good measure; THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Check Oasis out on Facebook and share with your friends – https://www.facebook.com/shortfilmoasis?ref=hl

Who we are

Tim is a writer and actor who works across theatre and film. His play ‘Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine’ toured across Australia and won a Green Room Award for Best Writing (Independent Theatre). He studied screenwriting at AFTRS in 2014.

Joshua is a writer and actor whose first short film ‘Ravage’ was a nominee for the 2013 Dendy Short Film Awards in the Sydney Film Festival. His first television concept ‘Off The Grid’ was a finalist in the Holding Redlich Pitiching Competition.

MICHAEL FILOCAMO – Cinematographer

How the funds will be used

The highly un-glamorous world of short film promises a wild ride of unexpected wins and gut churning losses. As mentioned, we have some prior funding and in-kind support but your pledge will go towards the things only money can buy such as;

Camera and Lighting equipment
Sound equipment
Location fees
Production Design
Editing and colour grading fees
Sound design


You know when you see something all the time, and then when you need it, it’s nowhere to be found? We’re going through that right now.

The object in question is the humble 70s era shower block. The ones with the primary colour tiles, exposed brick and concrete floors. The kind that were starting to show their age in the nineties, but are now well and truly on the endangered species list.

To make it harder, the location needs to be within driving distance of Sydney and able to be completely blocked off to the public for two days.

Have you seen our shower block? Do you love lathering up in a lime green or salmon pink shower cubicle from the decade that style forgot? We wanna know about it! Send your tip offs to [email protected]

Some of my other work

Contact Information:

Joshua Longhurst
Tim Spencer

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