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A drama that delves into the human susceptibility to confide with strangers.


Michael Irwin’s short drama film, ‘Venture,’ delivers a poignant and captivating tale centered around an Uber driver, Beth (Emma Louise Pursey), and her late-night passenger, Isla (Meg Martini). Set in Victoria, Australia, the film explores the human inclination to confide in strangers, as Isla, a young woman battling neuroblastoma, shares her struggles with Beth.

Based on a true story and written by Irwin and Jordan Webster, ‘Venture’ skillfully weaves together elements of mystery, emotion, and vulnerability to create a compelling narrative that keeps viewers engaged from start to finish. The performances are outstanding, with Pursey and Martini delivering heartfelt portrayals of their characters’ journeys.

Dean Musumeci’s cinematography is a standout aspect of the film, with its polished and cinematic quality. The lighting effects enhance the atmosphere brilliantly – convincing the viewer’s the car is on a live road.

‘Venture’ is a solid short film that leaves a lasting impact. It explores themes of human connection, empathy, and the power of sharing one’s burdens with a stranger. Irwin’s direction, coupled with the exceptional acting and technical execution, creates a touching and thought-provoking piece of cinema. This short film is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the profound impact that a chance encounter can have on our lives.

Venture Short Film


Runtime: 16 min
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