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EMO the Musical

Part of the World Perspectives Strand

Neil Triffett

  • 12A

  • 94 mins

  • 2016

  • Australia

  • English

Benson Jack Anthony, Jordan Hare, Rahart Adams, Jon Prasida

  • Director of Photography: Ellery Ryan

  • Editor: Ian Carmichael

  • Produced by: Lee Matthews

  • Music: Charlotte Nicdao, Craig Pilkington, Neil Triffett

  • Screenplay by: Neil Triffett

  • Production Designer: Simon McCutcheon

  • Sound Production: Brendan Croxon

Director Bio

Neil Triffett

Director Bio

Neil Triffett (b. 1988 in Australia) has written and directed a number of acclaimed short films including Sarah, Liar and Shoplifting. After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, he gained broader filmmaking experience on the sets of Partisan, Cliffy and Newton’s
Law. In 2014, his short film Emo (the musical) was awarded a ‘special mention’ at the 2014 Berlinale.


After Ethan is expelled from his posh school for attempting to commit suicide on campus, he starts as a new student at Seymour High. There, much to his delight, he joins emo band Worst Day Ever. But he also meets and falls for Trinity, who fronts the rival Christian folk band with her Bible-loving besties. Can the two young lovers overcome their differences? Featuring great original songs, Australian writer-director Neil Triffett has adapted his award-winning short (which screened at EIFF 2014) into a gleefully ironic teen musical romance.

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