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Iris (Radha Mitchell) & Ray (Jean-Marc Barr) - Whoever Was Using This Bed

Synopsis

A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call.

Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires.

Based on a story by celebrated writer Raymond Carver (Short Cuts), Whoever Was Using This Bed is a multi-award winning short psychological drama with an internationally acclaimed cast including Jean-Marc Barr (The Big Blue), Radha Mitchell (Melinda and Melinda) and Jane Birkin (Blow-Up).

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 Jean-Marc Barr (Ray)

 Jean-Marc is the star of Luc Besson’s The Big Blue, one of the most significant French films of the 1980s. A graduate of UCLA, the Sorbonne and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, his other credits include John Boorman’s Hope and Glory and Lars von Trier’s films Europa, Breaking the Waves and Nymphomaniac. An independent filmmaker in his own right, Jean-Marc most recently portrayed legendary American author Jack Kerouac in Michael Polish’s film Big Sur co-starring Radha Mitchell.

 Radha Mitchell (Iris)

Born in Australia, Radha rose to prominence in the US appearing in such high-profile films as High Art, Pitch Black, Finding Neverland, Man on Fire and Silent Hill. Over the past decade, she has established a reputation as one of the most versatile and talented actresses in Hollywood. Radha was widely acclaimed for her lead role in Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda. Her recent credits include Looking For Grace, London Has Fallen and The Shack with Sam Worthington.

 Jane Birkin (The Caller)

Jane is an English actress and singer based in France who shot to international fame in Michelangelo Antonioni’s film Blow-Up. Her collaborations with the late French musician Serge Gainsbourg have been hugely influential with artists such as Beck, Portishead and Pulp. Jane’s film roles include Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, Jacques Rivette’s La Belle Noiseuse and most recently Twice Born with Penélope Cruz. Jane was awarded an OBE and France’s Order of Merit for her contributions to music, film and the arts.

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Andrew KotatkoWriter / Director / Producer

A screenwriting graduate of Binger Filmlab in The Netherlands, Andrew previously wrote and directed the multi-award winning short film Everything Goes (2004), based on a story by Raymond Carver and starring Hugo Weaving, Abbie Cornish and Sullivan Stapleton. He is also Australia’s most experienced music supervisor, having collaborated with directors such as Jane Campion, Fred Schepisi, Russell Crowe and Mel Gibson. Andrew’s latest short film is the AFI/AACTA Award winner Whoever Was Using This Bed (2016) starring Jean-Marc Barr, Radha Mitchell and Jane Birkin.

Photograph: Georgie Gavaghan

Marie SlaightExecutive Producer

Originally from Montreal, Marie has lived between New Orleans and Buenos Aires and is now based in Sydney, where she is the founder of Altaire Productions and Publications. Marie has produced, written and acted for both film and theatre, ran a gallery-theatre in Montreal and is an internationally published poet. Her acclaimed book The Antigone Poems was published in 2014.

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Screenings

3rd Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage 2017

5th Casa Asia Film Festival 2017

1st The Howling Wolf International Film Festival 2017

1st Elevation Indie Film Awards 2017

12th Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival 2017

10th Columbia Gorge International Film Festival 2017

17th Nevada City Film Festival 2017

1st AM Egypt Film Festival 2017

11th Trinity International Film Festival 2017

10th Mosaic World Film Festival 2017

3rd Still Voices Short Film Festival 2017

2nd Defy Film Festival 2017

2nd Regina International Film Festival & Awards 2017

4th Sose International Film Festival 2017

22nd Indie Gathering International Film Festival 2017

2nd Monmouth Film Festival 2017

13th HollyShorts Film Festival (Academy Awards® Qualifying Event) 2017

35th Long Island Film Festival 2017

14th Salento International Film Festival 2017

2nd Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest 2017

26th Woods Hole Film Festival 2017

9th SBE’s Hamilton (New York) International Film Festival 2017

14th Largo Film Awards 2017

9th Ortigia Film Festival 2017

2nd Filmstrip International Film Festival 2017

7th Kalat Nissa Film Festival 2017

38th Durban International Film Festival 2017

20th Long Island International Film Expo 2017

6th Les Saisons Parisiennes Film Festival 2017

3rd The Quarantine Film Festival 2017

8th SHORT to the Point International Short Film Festival 2017

3rd TMFF – The Monthly Film Festival 2017

5th Mediterranean Film Festival (MedFF) 2017

3rd Burien Film Festival 2017

12th Cyprus International Film Festival 2017

2nd Étranger Film Festival 2017

2nd Alternative Film Festival 2017

11th Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

8th Short To The Point International Short Film Festival 2017

1st Chelmsford Film Festival 2017

6th OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival 2017

3rd Frostbite International Film Festival 2017

1st Festival Universitaire International Ciné-Lettres d’Agadir (FUICLA) 2017

15th Cannes Antipodes 2017

5th Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Awards 2017

1st Il Varco International Short Film Festival 2017

6th Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (BAFTA Qualifying Event) 2017

19th NCCC Film & Animation Festival 2017

1st Baretower Forge World Film Competition 2017

4th World Arts Film Festival 2017

4th Derby Film Festival 2017

50th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 2017

3rd Milledgeville Film Festival 2017

47th USA Film Festival 2017

19th Un Court Tournable 2017

18th Corti da Sogni “Antonio Ricci” International Short Film Festival 2017

3rd Los Angeles CineFest 2017

1st Auckland International Film Festival 2017

3rd Manchester Film Festival 2017

2nd 12 Months Film Festival 2017

26th Muestra de Cine Internacional de Palencia 2017

14th London Short Film Festival 2017

6th AFI | AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts) Awards 2016

24th Festival Mix Brasil de Cultura da Diversidade 2016

6th APDG (Australian Production Design Guild) Awards 2016

3rd Dungog Film Festival 2016

34th SAE ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards 2016

1st Noosa International Film Festival 2016

36th Cambridge Film Festival 2016

2nd Lyon International Film Festival 2016

18th Rencontres Internationales du Cinema des Antipodes 2016

10th Byron Bay Film Festival 2016

9th Île Courts – International Short Film Festival 2016

5th Tetova International Film Festival 2016

21st Canberra Short Film Festival 2016

3rd CinéfestOZ Film Festival 2016

33rd St Kilda Film Festival 2016

25th Flickerfest International Short Film Festival (Academy Awards® Qualifying Event) 2016

Awards

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Winner: 6th AFI AACTA Awards 2016 – Social Shorts Award for Best Drama

Winner: 50th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 2017 – Platinum Remi Award for Best Long Short (Dramatic)

Winner: 8th Short To The Point International Short Film Festival – Best Director (Andrew Kotatko)

Winner: 5th Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Awards 2017 – Best Directing (Andrew Kotatko)

Winner: 5th Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Awards 2017 – Best Short Feature

Winner: 6th OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival 2017 – Best Director (Andrew Kotatko)

Winner: 3rd Frostbite International Film Festival 2017 – Best Director (Andrew Kotatko)

Winner: 1st Baretower Forge World Film Competition 2017 – Grand Jury Prize

Winner: 1st Baretower Forge World Film Competition 2017 – Best Picture

Winner: 2nd Filmstrip International Film Festival 2017 – Best Film

Winner: 2nd Filmstrip International Film Festival 2017 – Best Director (Andrew Kotatko)

Winner: 2nd Filmstrip International Film Festival 2017 – Best Actress (Radha Mitchell)

Winner: 1st Elevation Indie Film Awards 2017 – The Pinnacle Award (Short Film)

Winner: 3rd The Monthly Film Festival 2017 – Best Actress (Radha Mitchell)

Winner: 3rd The Monthly Film Festival 2017 – 2nd Film of the Month

Winner: 5th Mediterranean Film Festival 2017 – Best Actress (Radha Mitchell)

Winner: 2nd 12 Months Film Festival 2017 – Actress of the Month (Radha Mitchell)

Winner: 21st Canberra Short Film Festival 2016 – Best Director (Andrew Kotatko)

Winner: 21st Canberra Short Film Festival 2016 – Best Actor (Jean-Marc Barr)

Winner: 23rd Indie Film Gathering International Film Festival 2017 – Honourable Mention (Short Film)

Finalist: 23rd Indie Film Gathering International Film Festival 2017 – Best Actress in a Short Film (Radha Mitchell)

Finalist: 20th Long Island International Film Expo 2017 – Best Foreign Film

Finalist: 7th Social World Film Festival 2017 – Special Prize of the Critics

Finalist: 7th Social World Film Festival 2017 – Best Short Film

Finalist: 3rd The Monthly Film Festival – Best Director (Andrew Kotatko)

Finalist: 3rd The Monthly Film Festival – Best Actor (Jean-Marc Barr)

Finalist: 3rd The Monthly Film Festival – Best Cinematography (Geoffrey Simpson)

Finalist: 3rd The Monthly Film Festival – Best Screenplay (Andrew Kotatko)

Finalist: 2nd Alternative Film Festival 2017 – Best International Drama

Finalist: 6th Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2017 – Best Short Film

Finalist: 19th NCCC Film & Animation Festival 2017 – Best Drama

Finalist: 34th SAE ATOM Awards 2016 – Best Short Fiction Film

Finalist: 47th USA Film Festival 2017 – Best Narrative Short

Semi-Finalist: 3rd Los Angeles CineFest 2017 – Best Short Film

Nomination: 36th Cambridge Film Festival 2016 – Crystal Punt Award for Best Short Film

Nomination: 18th Festival des Antipodes 2016 – Nicolas Baudin Award for Best Short Film

Nomination: 1st Noosa International Film Festival 2016 – Best Performance (Radha Mitchell)

Nomination: 1st Noosa International Film Festival 2016 – Best Cinematography (Geoffrey Simpson)

Nomination: 42nd Annual AWGIE Awards 2009 – Monte Miller Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay (Short Form)

Contact

Midnight Coffee Films
73 View Street, Annandale
NSW 2038 Australia

email: producer@midnightcoffeefilms.com

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