Simon Fowler on His Tropfest Veteran Status

It’s that time of the year: it’s still warm, we all go out and sit on the lush grass and watch the world’s biggest short film festival. Yes, hold you breathe, because Tropfest is coming up this Saturday.

It’s been 27 years since Tropfest graced Sydney with powerful short films that have the capacity to define an entire generation. Being nominated once is an honour, but Simon Fowler, has been nominated three times, with his latest film ‘Dad To The Bone’ making the elusive cut once again.

Mick chats to Simon Fowler on the surprising Tropfest mistake that almost threatened to doom his honeymoon, and for future film directors– he revealed what it takes to get nominated in the legendary festival.


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