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     THE THINGS MY FATHER NEVER TAUGHT ME
Australia, 2012, 7 mins, Color (Language)

Director/Screenwriter: Burleigh Smith

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Melvin gives dating advice to his three-year-old son. He teaches him to dress well, act with confidence and spend time with the right crowd. The results are disastrous. And then Melvin meets Mary, an attractive single mother, and his womanising skills are put to the test.

Burleigh Smith
BURLEIGH SMITH is a Western Australia screenwriter, director and actor. His films center on relationships between men and women and often emphasize dry wit and desperate characters. His strongest influence is Woody Allen.

Smith's short films have been accepted into over one hundred festivals around the world. He is a two-time Finalist at Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival, and won Best Director of Western Australia in 2011. He has a Masters in Film and has also studied under leading Australian film critic, David Stratton. In 2011, Stratton wrote that Smith's enthusiasm for film matched his own. Smith lectures in filmmaking at SAE Institute, Perth.


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