We are incredibly happy to announce that The Diver has been selected for the Orrizonti Short Film competition at the 76th Venice Film Festival. Our deepest gratitude to everyone who helped us bring this idea to the screen. The Diver is a co-production between Golden Moss Films and French production company Les Valseurs, with support from Arte and CNC. We will be joining our partners from Les Valseurs, Justin Pechberty and Damien Megherbi, in Venice and look forward seeing all the amazing cinematic talent on display.

The Diver will premiere at the 76th Venice Film Festival on Thursday the 5th of September at 5:15pm in the Sala Giardino.


TORINO short film market - november 2017


So, we're just about to embark on the next leg of our journey towards our upcoming feature film, Grafton Point. The Knife Salesman has been accepted into the Oltrecorto section of the Torino Short Film, a part of the prestigious Torino International Film Festival. This will be an opportunity to screen our short, then pitch the feature film to a room of producers and broadcasters with the aim of securing European support for the project. Michael will be travelling to the northern Italian city of Turin to rub shoulders with fellow filmmakers and industry folks (and hopefully catch up with our old friend, Brian De Palma). It also just happens that one of Michael's favourite wine regions is close by - if there's time, I'm sure there will be some much deserved exploring and sampling to do. 


ADELAIDE film festival 2017



After the incredible experience of being immersed in the Venice Film Festival, with all the elegance, amazing films, many new friends and of course, the immaculate Italian food; we have the honour of attending the prestigious Adelaide Film Festival for our Australian premiere. The Knife Salesman will be presented as part of the Reel/Unreel section of the shorts program, a selection that celebrates the absurd, the enigmatic and the inexplicable. We are again hoping to envelope ourselves in the festival, both the cinematic delights and the wonderful array of fellow filmmakers coming down for the event. 

A huge thanks again to everyone involved in creating the film - our gratitude is immense for all of you!


 orizzonti short film competition

74th venice film festival

official selection


We are so proud to announce that The Knife Salesman will make its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival. It will screen as part of the Orizzonti Short Film Competition on September 7th and September 8th, 2017. Both of us will be in attendance and are looking forward to immersing ourselves in the oldest film festival in the world, in one of the most beautiful cities. We also look forward to meeting many of the other filmmakers involved, and the rich film community in general, who will be making their way to Venice. Our deepest gratitude goes out to everyone who helped us bring this film to life.

Any press enquiries, or if you want to catch up with us while we're there, please direct your messages to our publicist,

Alicia Brescianini: alicia@abcgfilm.com