Talia Zucker in GOING, GOING. Photo Alice Foulcher.

Tomorrow Sophie is leaving home

GOING, GOING is a poignant short drama that explores the different ways we deal with grief. With a gentle, nuanced approach to unfolding detail, award-winning V.C.A. graduate and Moccasin‘s own Alice Foulcher crafted a film that reveals the pain of relationships frozen in time and the inescapable ties of family.

Starring Talia Zucker (Lake Mungo), Oscar Redding (Top of the Lake, Van Diemen’s Land) and John Foulcher, GOING, GOING took out major awards for Best Screenplay, Best Masters Film and Alice won Best Postgraduate Student at the V.C.A. Premiere Screenings 2009. The film went on to play at festivals in France and the U.S.A.

But don’t just take my word for it:

A perfectly executed short film… Foulcher clearly created an environment for her actors where they felt comfortable to create such three-dimensional, complicated characters… This is a very strong insightful film from a filmmaker who understands the importance of performance. A fine achievement.
— Elise McCredie, 2009
AWGIE winning, AFI nominated screenwriter, and director. Her first feature film Strange Fits of Passion was selected for official competition at the Cannes Film Festival 1999.

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Official Selection

2012 Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
2011 Festival du Premier Court Metrage, Pontault-Combault, France
2011 LA Femme Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA


Digital Pictures Script Award (Masters by Coursework, Narrative)
Orloff Charitable Trust Best Film (Masters by Coursework, Narrative)
V.C.A. Film and TV Outstanding Overall Postgraduate Student

V.C.A. Premiere Awards 2009

Best Screenplay (Alice Foulcher)
Best Actress (Talia Zucker)

The 9th Angry Film Festival Melbourne 2011


MRPPP Best Achievement In Editing
Cinema Nova Award For Best Potential For Theatrical Distribution
V.C.A. Premiere Awards 2009


Directed by: Alice Foulcher
Starring: Talia Zucker, Oscar Redding, John Foulcher
Logline: Tomorrow Sophie is leaving home.
Synopsis: Sophie struggles through an uncomfortable reunion with her father and estranged brother.
Completion Date: January 2010
Country of Origin: Australia
Running Time: 12 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Subtitles available: English/French
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 letterboxed for 16:9 F.H.A.
Shooting Format: Standard 16mm film with 35mm anamorphic lenses
Finishing Format: Digibeta
Sound: Stereo
Shot on location in Canberra, A.C.T. AUSTRALIA