Emerging filmmakers will stage a fundraising event at Slide to support the completion of their new gay-themed film.
Rope Burn is a short film about a lesbian love triangle, which unfolds above the stage of an all-girl trapeze circus.
One of the aerialists is caught having an affair, moments before curtain-up, producer Adam Bishop said.
“Considering the girls are about to go up into the air, issues of trust and commitment arise,” he said.
“The film shows an exhilarating trapeze circus made more dangerous by the sexual indiscretions of the troupe.”
Rope Burn was created by young filmmakers from the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS) and is currently in the editing process.
While some funding is provided by AFTRS, more money is needed to cover the cost of post-production, which includes sound design and score composition.
Short filmmaking is a bridge to feature film production, Bishop said, “so for us this is a way of marketing ourselves”.
“We are seeking support from anyone interested in film,” he said, “particularly the queer community, because of the gay content of the film, and because most of us are gay filmmakers.”
The fundraising event, called A Night Of Theatre, will feature performances by screen composer Maja Hilcisin and aerial acts by trapeze artists.
Rope Burn was written by Clytie Smith and directed by Melvin Montalban.
A Night Of Theatre will be held at Slide on Tuesday 30 October at 6.30pm. Tickets are $15. Call 9805 6450 or email [email protected]

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