Basic CMYKCongratulations to Corrie Chen and Jiao Chen on their successful award of Screen Australia’s Hot Shot funding for their short film:

  • Reg Makes Contact, a touching story of ‘alien abduction’ and Alzheimer’s, from producer Jiao Chen, director Corrie Chen and writer Andrew Slattery

From Screen Australia’s formal Hot Shot press release:

Six filmmaking teams have been selected for Screen Australia’s short film program, Hot Shots, and will each receive $70,000 to make a film of up to 8 minutes in length.

After a massive response and a highly competitive selection process, the size of the inaugural program was doubled to fund six films instead of three, reflecting the strength of talent and projects.

The successful projects are a diverse mix of conceptual and narrative shorts, and will be a showcase of strong and surprising storytelling – each one in its own way innovative, distinctive and bold.

Screen Australia’s CEO, Graeme Mason, said, “The number and calibre of applications for this first Hot Shots program is a testament to the vibrancy of the emerging filmmaking sector.

“This group all display a vision and ambition that is exactly what Hot Shots was established
to support. We are delighted to assist these filmmakers on their career journey and we look
forward to witnessing the fruits of their labours.”