Freo film is trops

• Emma Vickery gets up close behind the scenes of her film Barry.

FREMANTLE filmmaker and script writer Emma Vickery’s short film Barry is a finalist at this year’s prestigious Tropfest festival.

Now in its 27th year, Tropfest is the world’s largest short film festival, and Vickery is in line to win a cash prize of $10,000 plus a shiny new car worth $32,000.

In Barry, local actors Ruben Yorkshire and Ben Mortley play a couple of hearse drivers, taking “Barry” on his last car ride.

On the way to the cemetery the pair fantasise about the sort of life their passenger lived, with a surprise twist when they arrive at the cemetery.

“I’m a big fan of absurdist comedy and black comedy…and anything to bring out the best and the worse in people,” Vickery says.

The winners will be announced Saturday February 9 in Sydney.

by JENNY D’’ANGER

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