Mia is eternally single because she is terrified of answering questions about her past. Then she discovers a way to keep her secrets hidden.

The Secrets Safe™.

Can you let love in if you lock away your past?

Short film (VCA Masters Production)

Lead cast: Adrienne Pickering,  Shaun Goss

Producers: Fiona Leally, Janet Duncan

Cinematographer: Jeremy Rouse            

Composer: Biddy Connor

Sound Designer: Alister Mew     

Editor: Anil Griffin      

Costume Designer: Nicole Coppi                                               

Production Designer: Paige Anderson

Festivals and Awards

Premiered at Flickerfest


Awarded Platinum Remi Award – Houston-Worldfest International Film Festival

Winner – Accolade Award of Excellence.

Winner-  Best Sound Design at the  Canberra Short Film Festival

Finalist- Best Film – Canberra Short Film Festival

Winner- 2nd place- Made in Melbourne Film Festival

Finalist- People’s Choice Awards at the 2012 Shorts Film Festival, Adelaide

Nominated for five awards including Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Cinematography (Jeremy Rouse) and Best Actress (Adrienne Pickering) , Maverick Movie Awards, New York

VCA Awards- Nominated for Most Daring and Innovative Production

Nominated for an ATOM Award for Best Tertiary Short Fiction film

Selected to screen at the Canberra Short Film Festival

Selected to screen at the Sacramento Film and Music Festival

Selected to screen at the Salento International Film Festival

Invited to screen at ishorts, Prague and on a regional tour of the Czech Republic

Selected to screen at the Houston-Worldfest International Film Festival

Selected to screen at the European Film Festival

Selected to screen at the Sandfly Film Festival- Adrienne Pickering wins Best Performance for Safe and the film wins the Audience Award at the Jervis Bay screening as well as being a finalist for Best Film.

Selected to screen at the  St Louis International Film Festival

Selected to screen at the New Hope Film Festival, Pennsylvania, USA

Selected to screen at the Pune Short Film Festival, India

Kind Words:

‘What a moving, surreal film this is. It took me completely by surprise, held on to me and never let go. I was entertained, fascinated and touched by it. The narrative made me care what happened and had happened to this woman. And for that to occur it means someone is completely in control of their craft….This is a clever, unusual film by someone with a lot of talent. A treat.’

- John Ruane, director (DEATH IN BRUNSWICK)

IMDB review: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1870513/

Categories: Film Drama Secrets Past