Tooth 4 Tooth - Short Film

Tooth 4 Tooth

The streets have always been dangerous for those who are hated and misunderstood. Chris and his fellow drag artists know this only too well. As if the constant harassment from a new group of street preachers in the city wasn’t threatening enough, people are beginning to be found murdered with the victims’ bodies being drained of blood. When a friend is killed, Chris begins to suspect that the street preachers are involved. He’s not the only one on the case – Dove, an activist who post videos of the street preachers’ abuses online, is following them too. Things are not what they seem in the city at night, as the two find themselves caught in the middle of an ancient war between those who feed on the blood of the fearful and those who feed on the blood of the hateful. Nothing will be the same again. 

The Vision

Tooth 4 Tooth is not your typical vampire flick. Whenever there is fear in the air there are forces who feed on it. In Tooth 4 Tooth we see that force emerge as a vampire – an ancient and evil kind of vampire that feeds on blood infused with fear. Just as the forces of darkness are eternal, so are the forces of light – the rebellious spirit that always stands to fight oppression and fear. In Tooth 4 Tooth, we also see these rebellious spirits in the guise of a band of immortal vampires who use their cursed state to defend the victims of the ancient enemy.

The Budget

Every penny raised for Tooth 4 Tooth will go into the production:  equipment hire, catering, production design, and some special effects you won't believe.

The Cast and Crew

Matthew Maio Mackay - Director/ Co-Writer/Producer

Matthew Maio Mackay is an award winning film-maker based in Adelaide, South Australia. In 2018 Matthew acquired the rights to adapt a Stephen King thriller short story, A Tale of the Laundry Game. The sixteen minute short was accepted into the 2019 international festival, Monsterfest and premiered at the GU Film House at cinemas in Adelaide and Melbourne, before the Australian feature ‘Two Heads Creek’. In 2019, the film was also accepted as a finalist in the international 13 Horror Fest, as well as The Best Shorts Competition, where it also won an award of excellence, special mention. His recent short film, ‘Love and Blood’ which he co-wrote and directed was accepted into the 2020 Lift-Off festival. It is currently doing the festival circuit. In 2018, he also co-wrote, directed, and edited the live action short horror movie, ‘Smothered’, which was accepted into the 2019 Lift-Off international Film Festival. Matthew was also a SA finalist in the 2017 International Youth Short Film Festival. Matthew has a number of other projects underway including a short film that stars Greg Sestero (The Room and Best F(r)iends). He has also been interviewed for the Advertiser and Radio Adelaide. Matthew’s work is produced under his own business, One Manner Productions.

Benjamin Pahl Robinson - Co-Writer

Benjamin Pahl Robinson is an experienced and versatile screenwriter and director. He has an overactive imagination and has worn out many pairs of boots.

Ashleigh Richardson - Makeup Artist

Ashleigh is a qualified freelance professional makeup artist based in Adelaide, South Australia. She has been lead make-up artist on several feature films, television and web series as well as working regularly with local photographers and models.

Choosing Sides - Original Song

Choosing Sides are an Adelaide based Indie Rock group with energy levels that are off the charts. The group are made up of brothers Frankie + Will, their cousin Michael and their mate Lawson and are currently producing a catalogue of songs that'll make you lose your voice at their live shows.

Ben Worley - Composer

Ben Worley’s had the pleasure of lending both music and acting talents to clients like Bethesda, Adobe, LifeWay, Buzzfeed, Coke-a-Cola, Red Giant, and Triune Films. You'd probably know his work best from online short films like Plot Device, Spy vs Guy, Old/New, etc... did you miss the part where he worked for Bethesda? It was Wolfenstein II. Just DLC. But still. Pretty cool.

Justin Wayne - Cinematographer

As an experienced DP with over 5 years in the business, he has been involved in various projects around the world. He has been on various sets on Warner Bros Studios and Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, including being a camera assist on the Oscars Red Carpet in 2016. Over the course of 5 years in his home town of Adelaide, most of his work has consisted in live broadcast in TV.

Mel Lymn - Sound Recordist/Designer

Mel has a Bachelor of Music (Sonic Arts) from Adelaide Uni and has worked on a variety of screen projects. Notable projects she’s worked on include the Warpath Chronicle (series), Fate of the Night (feature film), The Body (short), The Sardonic Smile (short), The Buglers Call (short), and Ink (series). She has also worked with the Flinders Uni drama department and their honours students.

Phil Nichol - Radio Guest

Phil most recently returned to the West End production of the Olivier Award nominated musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. In between now and his last appearance as Hugo/Loco Chanelle in the original ETAJ, Phil embarked on an International tour of his critically acclaimed one-man show YOUR WRONG which played over a 130 performances in 15 countries. This past summer, Phil in starred in Eugene O’Neill’s classic HUGHIE directed by Mike McShane. His previous theatre credits include THE MACHINE for MIF/Armory NY directed by Josie Rourke, starring with Christian Slater in the West End production of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST directed by Terry Johnson and Tamara Harvey, appearing alongside Bill Bailey in TWELVE ANGRY MEN directed by Guy Masterson and starring in the original West End production of TABOO with Boy George. Phil’s television and film credits include: MAN DOWN (C4), CATASTROPHE (C4), SIBLINGS (BBC), UNCLE (BBC), as well as playing Terry Gilliam in HOLY FLYING CIRCUS, BBC4’s BAFTA nominated drama about the Pythons. As the Artistic Director of Comedians’ Theatre Company, Phil has produced and starred in over 15 shows in the past 13 years including True West, School for Scandal, Killer Joe, Gagarin Way and Talk Radio which directed by Stewart Lee. Phil is also a stand up comedian and was the winner of the prestigious Perrier Award in 2006 as well as the Stage award for Acting Excellence and a Scotsman Fringe First. Phil is lead singer of the glam rock band Muscle.

Drew Droege - Radio Host

Drew Droege is best known for his online Chloe Sevigny video parodies. His TV credits include Heathers, Now Apocalypse, Bob’s Burgers, and Drunk History. He received Best Performance at Outfest 2018 for his work in his solo show, Bright Colors And Bold Patterns, and his new solo show, Happy Birthday Doug, will open Off-Broadway at Soho Playhouse in early 2020.

Shabana Azeez - Dove

Shabana Azeez is an actor who has performed in TV guest roles in ABC’s The Letdown, SBS’s The Hunting, and Channel 9’s Metrosexual. She co-won Best Female Actor at Tropfest in 2019 and was nominated for a South Australian Screen Award for Best Actress for her work on Leela Varghese's Crush. She was a 2019 Raw Comedy South Australian State Finalist with her comedy band and has recently branched out into theatre, performing in Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves in the first season of RUMPUS.

Max García-Underwood - Chris

Max Garcia-Underwood is an actor, musician and composer. Max is a graduate of the Adelaide College of the Arts acting course. Since graduating he has performed in the ABC iView series ‘Fucking Adelaide’ (2018), the interactive film installation at MOD. ‘Seven Siblings From the Future’ (2019) as well as the State Theatre Umbrella show ‘Welcome the Bright World’ (2018) for House of Sand. He recently starred in ‘The Split’ at RUMPUS and The Old 505, again for House of Sand. He has directed an award-winning production of ‘Flood’ by Chris Isaacs for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival. In addition to directing ‘Flood’ Max composed an original score for the production. He has also composed for ‘The Most Lamentable Roman Tragedy of Titus Andronicus’ (2019) directed by Charley Sanders and co-composed for ‘The Split’ (2019) with Mario Späte.

Chris Asimos - Preacher

Chris Asimos is an international performing artist that’s worked extensively on stage, television and film. Just some of his credits include –Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Danger 5 Season 1 and 2 (SBS Television), House husbands and Bad Language. Stage work includes State Theatre productions, Three Sisters, The Give and Take and A View from the Bridge. As well as the world premiere of Barassi: The Stage show performed at the prestigious Arts Centre in Melbourne. This year Chris stared in the Midsumma Festival headline show 'Become the One' to critical acclaim.

Brendan Cooney - Harmony

Brendan started acting on stage in the 80’s as a teenager and stopped for 18 years until he returned to the stage in 2008. Since then he has performed in too many musicals and plays to name. He was last seen in a two-hander play called Brilliant Traces at the Bakehouse theatre, which won a 2019 Group Award for Professional Theatre at the Adelaide Critics Circle awards. He has been in a number of adverts, (Coopers, SA Tourism) short film projects, (A Tale of the Laundry Game, Wild) and rather large film projects (Pine Gap, Storm Boy/Mortal Kombat and SA’s own independent film projects Warpath & Fate of the Night) over the last few years. He thinks of acting/performing as a hobby that sometimes pays him.

Vincent Donato - Jordan

Vincent Donato is a South Australian actor director and model. He has appeared on many South Australian tv commercials and catalogues. Most currently the Foodland TVC. He has created a comedy  web series pilot by the name of Stuck Together, which he plays Dan, the lead role. He played the role of Mike Gardener in Nima Raofi’s award winning feature,  Charlotte The Movie, which played at The Cannes film Festival, as well as many other award winning South Australian shorts. He’s appeared in the series Wanted and the iconic Australian film Stormboy. When he’s not in front or behind the camera, he is on a building site with his building company Donato Homes.


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Matthew Maio Mackay 
Adelaide, SA
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