The Longest Weekend

The Longest Weekend

by Molly Haddon

Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information

Three disconnected siblings find themselves living once again under the same roof when the father who abandoned them returns to their lives. Each must decide whether a reunion is in their best interests. When the meeting proves their fears correct, that their father cannot mend the damage he left in his wake, they realise that their best hope is each other.

Cast

Mia Artemis, Adam Golledge, Elly Hiraani Clapin 

Director Bio

Molly Haddon is a film and theatre director. She began as an actor in theatre and went on to study film at Macquarie University, falling into cinematography and directing, completing the Graduate Certificate: Cinematography at AFTRS and the Directors Studio program at NIDA. Molly has directed award-winning short films and collaborated with Sydney's indie musicians to create high end music videos.

Director Statement

The Longest Weekend is about the trauma of violence and abandonment in childhood and how it can differ even between those who grew up together as siblings. Our characters long for closure but come to realise that no person or explanation can fix you. You must do the work yourself, on yourself. We wanted to tell a story about the endpoint. After all the anger and the pain, there can be acceptance, growth, calm and peace.

Cast Bio

Mia Artemis

A young up and coming actress from Sydney; As well as performing in music videos and plays, Mia appeared in Australian Television series’ Les Norton and Black B*tch. Mia was most recently seen as Tiger’ in the hit Netflix series Sweet Tooth, and can next be seen in the role of ‘Paula Kunde’ in the upcoming Netflix series Pieces of Her starring Toni Collette.

Adam Golledge

A Sydney based artist, Adam graduated from Sydney Theatre School with in 2016 and has since had roles in Smoko Porno (Flickerfest, 2020), ‘Yesterday, my dead boyfriend messaged me on Grindr’ (Winner at LA Film awards 2020, and Paris Independent Film Festival 2020) and played Renton in GradCo’s 2019 live theatre production of Trainspotting. Last year, Adam also had a guest role on US hit show ‘Deadly Women’.

Elly Hiraani Clapin

Elly is an Australian actress, writer and producer. Elly appeared alongside Rose Byrne in Nash Edgerton's Shark (2021). Other credits include 2019 short film A Moment, an appearance in Bad Karma (2012), and a lead role in Tabernacle 101 (2019). Elly is currently producing AFTRS short film Gorgon.

Crew

Director and Writer Molly Haddon
Producer Rebecca Yates, Jorrden Daley and Molly Haddon
Executive Producer Ben Ferris and Ulysses Oliver
DP Jack Shephard
Sound Julian Oliver
Editor Sarah Panzetta
Production Designer Adrienne Andrews
Music Caleb Jacobs

 

Original Title: The Longest Weekend | Australia 2022 | Drama, LGBT | English OV | 78’ | Colour | Audio 5.1 | Shot on ARRI | 24 fps

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