Coffee Run


Comedy short film, Coffee Run, received the “Astonishing Cinematography Award” at the 2016 Monash University Student Theatre’s (MUST) Phone It In Film Festival, Melbourne.

Title: Coffee Run (2016), Short Film/ Comedy
Cast: Josh Mak, Aaron Mak
Director/Writer: Aaron Mak
Where it was shot: The Hume Highway in Victoria & NSW; Gundagai Truck Stop, NSW

Synopsis: Two brothers are craving a coffee, and so one takes them out for a drive. The two boys then proceed to drive into the countryside and across state lines just to get their coffee. However, they are only met with disappointment at the end.

What the film is about: It is bookended by comedy, but it was also an exercise in slow cinema – I wanted to find a way to blend the viewing experience of slow cinema with relatively fast cuts and jovial backing music. The intention was to get audiences to feel excited or entertained by watching essentially the same thing, just through different shots.

People of mention:

  • Josh Mak (actor) – It was fun to work with my older brother, as this was our first official film made together. Although the scenes with us were less frequent, we still enjoyed ourselves with them during the filming process.
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Aaron Mak and Josh Mak (Coffee Run)

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