The Manual

2006 | Censorship / Death/Dying / Mental Health / Parenting/Family / Representation / Social Issues / Youth (18 & Under) | 15m | Australia
Directors: Sarah Spillane

After twenty four years of treatment and psychiatric institutions, Sonny returns home for a funeral, and attempts to save his seven year old niece from experiencing a similar fate.

Reviews and Awards

Best Short, Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival

Best LGBT Film, Nashville Independent Film Festival

“The ending has a beautiful and unexpected twist … Outstanding cinematography by Joseph Pickering and music by Felicity Fox.” —Sarah Boslaugh, Film Critic, PLAYBACK:stl