Silver Stiletto, the successful Australian short film about an ex-special forces soldier turned vigilante drag queen, will have its pay television debut on March 2 at 8pm on Aurora.
“The producers sent us a screening copy of the short last year and I was blown away by the quality of the production”, says Corrie McDougall, Programming and Production Manager. “Aurora is delighted to be able to provide an opportunity for the filmmakers ofSilver Stiletto to have their work broadcast on a national platform”.
Touted as Priscilla, Queens of the Desert meets Batman Begins and starring Guy Edmonds (A Moody Christmas, Underbelly Razor), Silver Stiletto has screened at 23 festivals around the world, including Palm Springs Shortfest, Frameline and Uppsala.
Silver Stiletto has won four awards including the Audience Award at QueerScreen Sydney 2013, Selectors’ Choice Award for Best Australian Short Queer Film in Celluloid Casserole, Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2013, Best Male Short at Real Q, Pittsburgh Gay Film Festival 2012, and Silver at the Australian Cinematographer’s Awards, Queensland 2011.
Silver Stiletto was one of the last film roles played by the late and great Shakespearean thespian, Bille Brown, who passed away in January 2013.
Craig Rossiter, who wrote the short, is currently drafting a feature version as well as a spin-off TV series based on some of the smaller characters from the film.
“Our screening on Aurora, with its commitment to edgy quality productions, is a heartening local endorsement following the film’s international accolades”, said Craig. “More so, it indicates that there is a taste for this unique Aussie style of story in the market.”
Along with the short, Aurora will also be screening a Behind the Scenes look at the making of the film.