When a bushfire threatens their rural home, 6-year old Tilly is asked to help her grandmother pack important belongings into a suitcase, but through escalating tensions, Tilly must step up, confront the complexities of grief, and choose to put her Grandmother’s needs above her own.

SUITCASE is a short Australian drama that explores the maturity and emotional awareness of children. Depicting themes of family, loss and sentimentality, the story captures the stress and confusion of a home evacuation, shown through the innocent eyes of six-year-old protagonist: Tilly.

This project is a 4th year graduate film at Swinburne University of Technology, for the 2021 class of the Film and Television Bachelor’s degree (Honours).

Suitcase Trailer (2021)

Suitcase will begin its film festival run in 2022.

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