Starburst International Film Festival

Starburst International Film Festival

Starburst International Film Festival

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“Sometimes, you have to turn to crime. Sometimes, it turns on you…

Darren, Lou, Jo and Mas live a meagre existence on the fringes of poverty. Indebted to the criminal kingpin of their social housing development, they routinely fear for their lives.

On the other side of town, the already wealthy Marcus and his disabled brother Clive receive a windfall in the form of a winning lottery ticket.

When their worlds collide following a botched robbery, the would-be criminals get more than they bargained for, and will be tested to their limits in a desperate attempt to survive a predator of monstrous proportions.”

“Nefarious” is the second feature film from writer/director Richard Rowntree and production company Ash Mountain Films Ltd. A home invasion horror/thriller with a twist, drawing on the socio-economic divide which permeates modern society and tapping into our distrust of the “other”.

Director: Richard Rowntree / Screenplay: Richard Rowntree, Matthew Davies / Starring: Buck Braithwaite, Toby Wynn-Davies, Nadia Lamin, Abbey Gillett, Gregory A Smith, Omari Lake-Pottinger, Tony Sands, Emma Feeney


At Salt’ n Sugar, a popcorn bar in the middle of nowhere, LILY a bored waitress, is goingto turn her life around when two fishy strangers show up in the bar.

A mix of onirism, violence and dark humor, Bitch, Popcorn & Blood is simply the weapon that everyone has dreamt of being one day.

Director & Screenplay: Fabio Soares / Starring: Jane Badler, Cristina Blackwater, Jochen Hägele, Lise Gardo

Short Film: JI

A modified human from a manmade planet risks his life to travel to where humanity originated. Once he arrives there he meets a beautiful young woman and falls in love. But it’s only a matter of time before his people come looking for him and expose the truth about who he really is.

Director & Screenplay: Ben Griffin / Starring: Lewis Tan, Eva De Dominici, Peter Sudarso


Tara (Kirsty Strain, Anna and the Apocalypse) lives an idyllic but lonely life with her globe-trotting boyfriend. This is unravelled by the discovery of an unfamiliar device which sends her to a parallel world; a rotten world where under dire circumstances her boyfriend, now her husband has become abusive. She must rescue her other self from devastation and inspire (herself) to fight back; whilst also questioning her impending marriage to a man that it would appear she knows very little about.

Director & Screenplay: Ben Thompson / Starring: Kirsty Strain, Jake McGarry


Quantum butterflies with Qubit wings, The same technology was used to create KANUMA, an experimental world of Artificial Intelligence inside a quantum computer.
Then one day, AIs began using words unknown to man. Scientists saw this as a threat and decided to “delete” KANUMA.
Can love exist between an AI and a human? A new outlook on the evolution of the human world.

Director & Screenplay: Yuichi Kondo / Starring: Ami Yamada, Hinako


It’s a dark night in London 1991 and there’s a serial killer on the loose. Two men go about their business oblivious to the dangers at large when fate brings them together in a black taxi.

This seemingly random encounter sparks an escalating feud that leads to a brutal and devastating finale as our loyalties plunge first one way and then the other.

Director & Screenplay: Alexander Osman / Starring: Stephen Beckett, J K Glynn