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A Cold Summer

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A Cold Summer
Directed byPaul Middleditch
StarringTeo Gebert
Susan Prior
CinematographySteve Arnold
Edited byPeter Whitmore
Release date
2003
Running time
86 mins
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Budgetunder $500,000[1]
Box officeA$20,380 (Australia)[2]

A Cold Summer is a 2003 Australian film. The writing of the film was highly collaborative with input from all the actors.[3]

Plot[edit | edit source]

Bobby, who is living in a car having left his wife, begins a charged sexual relationship with the married Tia. Tia renews a friendship with Phaedra, who has lost a boyfriend to heroin.

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Teo Gilbert as Bobby
  • Olivia Pigeot as Tia
  • Susan Prior as Phaedra

Production[edit | edit source]

It was the second feature film from Paul Middleditch, who was one of the leading TV commercial directors in Australia.[4]

Director Paul Middleditch lived with the three main actors for a number of months working on the screenplay. “I wanted to create a work that was a direct response to the emotional state I was in at the time,” he says. “I wanted to construct three truthful portraits of people dealing with death in their lives in radically different ways and to create an environment in which they could expose their real lives before the camera.”[3]

The film was shot over five days. [1]

Release[edit | edit source]

The film screened at the Sydney Film Festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alexa Moses, "A Cold Summer", Sydney Morning Herald, 26 February 2004 accessed 12 November 2012
  2. "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria Archived 9 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine accessed 12 November 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Andrew Urban, "PRIOR, SUSAN – A COLD SUMMER", Urban Cinefile accessed 12 November 2012
  4. "Paul Middleditch - NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. Retrieved 25 February 2018.

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