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It is the 1990s; Melbourne, Australia. Six-year-old, Oscar struggles to find connection with his multicultural family when relatives from Serbia move into his crowded suburban home. Surrounded by strange people and languages, Oscar is unable to express himself, especially to his bossy cousin, Mila. In trying to keep her away, he unwittingly tears his family apart. For once, the house becomes silent, and Oscar can see that his family is just as lonely as he is. In a loving gesture, he links the house together with make-shift tin can telephones. Oscar listens as his family laugh and share stories in their mother tongues. Oscar is finally connected with his family
Director Biography – Alex Nesic
Alex is an emerging filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. Since finding out his mother was an actor in China, Alex knew he wanted to work in the creative arts.
His last film ‘Unsaid’, was awarded Best Short Fiction by the 2022 Multicultural Film Festival and he received the North Bellarine Film Festival’s Emerging Filmmaker Award. His film before that, ‘The Shanking Gang’ was screened at a number of festivals, including Newcastle Fringe Emerging Film-Makers Festival, Global Indie Film Fest and Byron Bay Underground Film Festival.
As a storyteller, Alex is interested in explorations of diversity, fringe societies and familial connections.
Alex is currently completing his master’s degree of Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts.