A film by Matthew Moore


Set in a year 4 classroom in 1981, Julian explores a day in the life of a 9 year old boy.

Julian's need to speak his truth and his strong urge to do what he thinks is right begins to unravel his world. Throughout the day Julian is forced to deal with a bully, an impatient teacher turning a blind eye and a principal with a secret.

As Julian faces these challenges we begin to see the qualities that will inform the man he is to become.


  • Julian Ed Oxenbould
  • Mr Braybon Leon Ford
  • Cassandra Morgana Davies
  • Mr Dexter Christopher Stollery
  • Carl Will Cottle
  • Geoff Joseph Famularo
  • Ms. Cunliffe Catherine Moore


  • Director

    Matthew Moore
  • Writer

    Matthew Moore
  • Producer

    • Matthew Moore
    • Robert Jago
  • Executive Producers

    • Ian Darling
    • Mark Kilmurry
    • Lisa Mann
    • Katrina Moore
    • Joel Moss
    • Tara O'Sullivan
    • Philip Verity
  • Director of Photography

    Stuart O'Rourke
  • Production Designer

    Michael Hankin
  • Composer

    Adam Sofo
  • Editor

    Christian Barratt-Hill
  • 1st AD

    Peter James Dunlop
  • Scheduling AD

    Samantha Nield
  • Camera Assistant

    Steven Kirkby
  • Sound Recordist

    Rainier Davenport
  • Boom Operator

    Shanti Burn
  • Gaffer

    Richard Mason
  • Best Boy

    Chris Follett
  • Post Sound

  • Sound Mix

    James Ezra
  • Make-up Artist

    Juliana Stojanovska
  • Make-up Assistant

    Samantha Stevenson
  • Stills Photographer

    Adam Singer


festival wins

  • The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival

    The Crystal Bear for Best Short Film, Generation Kplus

  • Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts

    The AACTA Award for Best Short Fiction Film

  • Berlin Interfilm Festival

    Best Children's Short and International Competition Special Mention

  • Flickerfest 21st International Short Film Festival

    The Special Jury Award and The Audience Choice Award

  • Tokyo Kinder Film Festival

    The Kinder Jury's Grand Prix for Best Short Film

  • Mo&Friese KinderKurzFilmFestival Hamburg

    The Friese-Award for Best Short Film

  • Kuki International Children and Youth Short Film Festival Berlin

    Best Short Film for Children

  • Interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin

    Special Mention

  • Australian Film Festival

    The Audience Choice Award

  • Forster Film Festival

    1st Place for Best Short Film

  • Heart of Gold International Film Festival

    Best Australian Film

  • Blue Mountains Film Festival

    The Silver Yowie for Best Comedy Short and Audience Choice Award

  • Les Cesar Academie Des Arts Et Techniques Du Cinema

    Golden Night of The Worlds Best Short Films of the Year in Paris

  • National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

    Preserved into the National Collection

nominations and official selections

  • Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts

    The AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in a Short Film and the AACTA Award for Best Young Actor

  • Sydney Film Festival

    Dendy Award for Best Short Film and The Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director

  • Australian Directors Guild

    ADG Award for Best Director in a Short Film

  • Rhode Island International Film Festival

  • LA Shorts Fest

  • Nantucket Film Festival

  • Traverse City Film Festival

  • Leeds International Film Festival

  • Tokyo International Film Festival

  • Vladivostok International Film Festival

  • Buster Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth

  • Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival

  • Kyoto International Children╩╝s Film Festival

  • Flatpack Festival London

  • Shnit International Short Film Festival

  • Sehsuchte Internationales Studentenfilmfestival

  • Little Big Shots International Film Festival For Kids

  • Tel Aviv International Children╩╝s Film Festival

  • Cinemagic International Film and Televisions Festival for Young People Belfast

  • Prague Short Film Festival

  • St Kilda Film Festival

  • Dungog Film Festival