Duration: 16 min
Availability: Film Festivals only
Producer: Luke Graham
Director: Luke Graham
Cinematographer: Peter Szilveszter
Sound Designer: Cassandra Paddick
Cast: Jack Henry, Linda Cairns, Amy Coomer, Nicola Harkin, Dominic Russell, Mark Alston, Philip Holder
Sales Agent: Bonsai Films
Far South Film Festival
Film 4 Fun Int Comedy Short Film Festival
Chasing Gold is a simulated factual documentary (mockumentary) fly on the wall look at a quirky regional Queensland town and its residents in the vein of Best in show, We can be heroes and The Office.
Up and coming workaholic, Olympic Committee officer Donna Burke is demoted after embarrassingly making world news at a press event and moved to the Australian Senior Olympic Committee.
Her new role is overseeing the regional qualifiers for the first unisex 100 metre National Seniors speed walking race where week in, week out she must venture to new towns around Australia finding its best senior athletes. This week it’s the Central Queensland town of Gladstone.
With Donna in toe to select one person for the national race, optimistic twenty-year-old Mayor Sandy Mathers sees this as a chance to put Gladstone on the map for something positive, though she going to have competition from fame hungry Fish & Chips owner, Don Lacey and devoted son David Flanders who have their own agendas.
As these three schemes away, local favourite Ron Pearlman and newly bereaved Betty Flanders compete for love and glory.