Smile For Me (2006)

Short film
Writer: Rachael Turk
Director: Anna Fraser
Producer: Karinn Cheung

It’s Saturday night in a beachside suburb. Michelle and Simone navigate another night of parties, boredom and surf culture. When morning comes everything – and nothing – has changed.

This story comes from the underbelly of my teenage years on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We often think of surf culture as bright and sunny and filled with wholesome salt air – this film shows the flipside. It’s about both the need for acknowledgment and the desire for a life outside the Warriewood Square. Stars Jessica Tovey.

Smile For Me production still


  • AWGIE (Australian Writers Guild) for ‘Best Short Script’
  • ACS (Australian Cinematographers Society) Bronze

  • Australian Short Film Today (New York, Washington)
  • [funded by the NSW Film and Television Office Young Filmmakers Fund]

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