A man. A tumour. Twins.
Steve Swanson wakes in hospital to discover he has just had a brain tumour removed: his twin brother Rupert.
Facing Rupert was Gregory Erdstein’s Masters graduate film from the Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television. The film was nominated for Best Masters Film and appeared in a lucky 13 festivals around the world including the New York Horror Film Festival, the 69th World Sci-Fi Convention, the London Sci-Fi Film Festival, and the Boston Underground Film Festival. The film won Best Short at the 2011 Arizona Underground Film Festival and the 2010 Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival, and was nominated for Best director and Actor at the 2011 Melbourne Underground Film Festival.
“Devishily fun and strange”
– Filmmaker Magazine
“Creepy… compelling… a real winner”
“Intriguing and captivating”
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BEST MASTERS FILM (NARRATIVE)
V.C.A. Graduate Screenings 2009
BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR
Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2011
New York Horror Film Festival 2012
World Sci-Fi Convention, Reno 2011
London Sci-Fi Film Festival 2011
British Horror Film Festival, London 2011
Boston Underground Film Festival 2011
Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival, Switzerland 2011
Minneapolis Underground Film Festival 2011
Atlanta Underground Film Festival 2011
Maelstrom Fantastic Film Festival, Seattle 2011
Angry Film Festival, Melbourne 2011
Starring: Simon Lyndon, Kim Denman, Sean Taylor and Shane Nagle.
Logline: A man. A tumour. Twins.
Synopsis: Steve Swanson wakes in hospital to discover he has just had a brain tumour removed: his twin brother Rupert.
Running time: 11 minutes
Completion Date: December 2009
Language / Subtitles: English
Genre: Nightmare Comedy
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen F.H.A.
Shooting Format: Standard 16mm Film
Exhibition Format: DigiBeta