by Ross Sharp

Aaron Cartwright, a mate of mine, is having the premiere of his new short film “Alistair” at Adelaide’s Mercury Theatre on Saturday, October 30 at 7.30pm. The artwork he’s put together for the invite looks mighty damn fine to my eyes …

Like most independent film-makers, Aaron has spent the best part of the last 15 years trying to scrape enough money together to fuel his passion, going cap in hand to potential sponsors, trying to get a foot in a door for a few bucks from a grant, diligently plugging away in the hopes that one day, a feature, just a modestly budgeted genre feature might come from all this furious effort.

I’m sure it will.

Aaron made another short film about 10 years ago. And yours truly was in it. I cut someone’s tongue out and threw their body in a car boot. Modesty prevents me from pointing to its location on the intertubes.

So you’ll have to figure it out for yourselves.