Marley's Ghost Productions, in association with Indimax Productions, is proud to announce the development of our latest short film 'Telepathy.' This sci-fi drama seeks to explore the nature of discrimination and how we are eaten away when hatred and intolerance are allowed to become the norm.
In the near future, an unexplained phenomenon has progressively given the majority of the world's population telepathic abilities. While many herald this as a new age of human evolution and culture, for those who do not have this gift, this new world is a dark place. The non-telepathic have become the new under-class, with new laws and social change making them less than human.
Alina is a young woman who has not developed telepathic abilities. Under the new 'Reclamation' laws, Alina is case managed by a telepathic social worker named Ash. Through their interview, we learn Alina's story and the discrimination she has faced through her life.
In this piece, we examine the nature of discrimination. How those in power can justify their feelings of superiority and the social (and often legal) barriers that put up to keep others down. They believe they are doing the right thing, but discrimination is never right.
This AFI winning actress is a mainstay of Australian film and television, from roles in iconic Australian films such as ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ and ‘Garage Days,’ to her recent television roles in ‘The Time of Our Lives’ and ‘Wentworth.’
ALINA is a melancholy woman who is struggling with being a member of the nontelepathic underclass. She has an artistic and sensitive soul but has been beaten down by the way of the world.
Josephine has been doing great things in many productions of late, including a role in Aussie feature film The Legend of Ben Hall.
ASH is a government social worker who works with the nontelepathic people in the community. Many people find what she does distasteful, but she sees its' value.
ISABELLA GARWOLI / SOPHIE
LYDIA MAGYAR / YOUNG ALINA
KYAHL ANDERSON / BUSKER
JONATHAN VAUGHAN / FOREMAN
KELLY WINDLE / ALEXIS
ERIN SHAY / ALINA'S MOTHER
CHARLEY GOIRIS / TELEPATHIC WOMAN
HELEN BARNETT / MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
COLIN MASTERS / WAYLAND
LUKE D'EMANUELE / ALINA'S FATHER
ANTHONY SCUNDI / TELEPATHIC MAN
UDARA DAVID / ASSESSOR