Some horrors you create yourself.
Duration: 8 minutes
For estranged sisters Liz and Ellie being a family has never been easy – but there are some horrors you create yourself.
Written & directed by: MIA' KATE RUSSELL
Liz: SOPHIA DAVEY
Ellie: CASSANDRA MAGRATH
Marcus: CHRISTOPHER KIRBY
Samantha: AMY BRADNEY-GEORGE
Produced by: MIA'KATE RUSSELL, TIM EGAN, CASSANDRA MAGRATH, SOPHIA DAVEY
Cinematography & editing: TIM EGAN
Co-producer: HELENA REGINA SMYTHE
First AD: ROB MACKENZIE
Sound design: JOHN SCOTT
Sound recordist: DYLAN PRIVITELLI
Camera assistant & stills photographer: RAH DAKOTA
Gaffer: SARAH ALKEMADE
SFX makeup: LIZZIE SHARP
Production assistant: JO WARRENER, TIFF MCKEEN
Additional score: JAMIE MURGATROYD
Graphic design and art work: SOPHIE O'CONNOR
Sound mix: PAUL PIROLA
EPK: CHERRY HANDS MEDIA
2017 Spotlight Gold Award - Spotlight Horror Film Awards, USA
2017 Best Horror Short, Round 3 - Genre Celebration Festival, online preselection
2017 VANDAL Award for Best Australian Short Film - Sydney Underground Film Festival, NSW, Australia
2017 Best Thriller Short Film - Sydney Indie Film Festival, NSW, Australia
2017 Award of Excellence, Best Mini-Short Film - Terror In The Bay Film Festival, Ontario, Canada
2017 Best Performances - Horror Shorts / Horror Feedback Film Festival: Festival for Horror, USA
2017 OZFLIX Award for Best Australian Short - Monster Fest, Melbourne, Australia
2017 Best Spirit of Bechdel Film - POP: People of Passion Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
"LIZ DRIVES is an incredibly smart film that knows exactly what it is doing to its audience....A lot of action happens for a film that is only 8 minutes long.... so expertly fast-paced it makes your heart race...LIZ DRIVES is an immersive and wild ride” Fear Forever review of “Australian Horror Shorts - Final Girls Berlin Film Festival”, 2018
“Flawless short. Liz Drives does not disappoint …MUST SEE!… The best short film I’ve watched in a while”
Oct 2017. David Teixeira for Decay Magazine.
“Liz Drives packs an entire blockbuster in just eight minutes. It definitely deserves the full feature treatment, so if you’re reading this, Hollywood, get your checkbook out! If you get a chance to see this one, jump on it!”
Feb 2018. Jennifer Bonges for Pop Horror.
“heartbreaking and impossible to guess. It works beautifully as a quick, tragic moment of one woman’s life.”
Feb 2018. Jacob Trussell for Ghastly Grinning
“delivering mystery and intrigue at the right pace. The film asks just enough questions to keep the audience wondering, while answering just enough throughout to keep us interested…”
Feb 2018. Angie Taylor for Nightmarish Conjurings.
"Liz Drives is such an expressive film.... I personally think the film evokes a kind of atmosphere similar to recent films like Jordan Peele’s Get Out."