Of all the pictures in the world to have by your deathbed – why this one? At 76, Lydia Durham is dying. An old stage performer, she lies unable to speak, trapped in a bleak hospital room, falling in and out of consciousness. Her daughter, Mandy, comes to see her and finds a hidden photograph. It is the only personal artefact in the room. To Mandy, it is an image of shame. She becomes desperate to understand why her mother chose to have it by her deathbed. As Mandy, dissects the image and the memory of the day it was taken, she comes to accept her mother and her incredible lust for life.
Sydney Film Festival, Los Angeles Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, Hayden Online Film Festival (Finalist), Flickerfest, SHORTS Film Festival, In the Bin Festival, Show Me Shorts Film Festival, The Int'l Fest of Cinema and Technology, Winner of SPA Showtime Talent Assist, Rialto Binger Festival, Sapporo Short Fest, The London Australian Film Festival, Salento Intl Film Festival In Competition “Women Like it Short”, Worldwide Short Film Festival Marketplace, Festival Tous Courts Aix-en-Provence Film Festival, Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival and Moondance Film Festival.
Writer/Director Sarah Lambert
Producer Veronica Sive
Director Of Photography Andrew Commis
Production Designer Colin Gibson
Editor Veronika Jenet
Composer Miles Roston
Lydia Elaine Lee
Mandy Anne Louise Lambert
© 2006 Australian Film Commission and Emergint Pty. Ltd.