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A film by Charles Williams

Short Film Palme D'Or 2018

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): Family / Father-Son Relationship / Mental illness

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Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2018: Cannes Film Festival | Short Film CompetitionShort Film Palm d'Or Winner
  • 2018: Kinemastic International Short Film Festival
  • 2018: Melbourne International film festival
  • 2018: Dokufest International Film Festival
  • 2018: Concorto Film Film Festival
  • 2018: Black Canvas International Film Festival
  • 2018: São Paulo International Short Film Festival
  • 2018: Message to Man International Film Festival Russia
  • 2018: AACTA Awards


An adolescent boy attempts to untangle his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unravelling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.

Winner of the Short Film Palme D'Or - Festival de Cannes 2018.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 13'
  • Country(ies) of production: Australia
  • Original Language(s): English
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Yared Scott, Mandela Mathia, Helen Hailu, Melody Demessie
  • Screenplay: Charles Williams
  • Music: Chiara Costanza
  • Cinematographer: Adric Watson
  • Editor: Dan Lee, Charles Williams
  • Producer: Elise Trenorden, Charles Williams

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Simpatico Films