Directed by Charles Williams
Australia | 13 min | 2018 | English

An adolescent boy attempts to untangle his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unravelling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.


Director & writer: Charles Williams
Producers: Elise Trenorden, Charles Williams
Editors: Dan Lee, Charles Williams

  • Charles Williams
    Charles Williams

Festivals & Awards

Cannes Film Festival  – Short Film Palme d’Or
Melbourne International Film Festival – Best Australian Short Film
Black Canvas International Film Festival – Best Screenplay
São Paulo International Short Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Calgary International Film Festival
Athens International Film Festival
El Gouna Film Festival
Milano Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
THESS International Short Film Festival Thessaloniki – Cinematic Achievement Award
Valladolid International Film Festival
Leeds International Film Festival
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur – Best Film Youth Competition 12+
Stockholm International Film Festival – Short Film Competition
PÖFF Shorts – Short Film & Animation Festival
Minimalen Short Film Festival – Jury Honorable Mention​​​​​​​
International Film Festival Rotterdam

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Charles Williams

Charles grew up in a country town in northern Victoria, far from anything connected to filmmaking, except for an obsession with movies.

Though his household was largely dependent on government assistance, he found a way to make films with equipment ‘borrowed’ from the local school and, while still in his teens, won the Best Director award at Tropfest Film Festival.

Over the past decade his acclaimed films have screened and won awards at some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals including Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Toronto, SXSW, Telluride, Toronto, MIFF, Busan and the Australian Academy Awards.

His latest short film ALL THESE CREATURES was awarded the Palme d’Or at tthe 2018 Cannes Film Festival among more than 20 other international awards. He is currently developing feature projects THE BUZZARD and INSIDE.