Tango Underpants to host International Premiere in Palm Springs International ShortFest 2014

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TANGO UNDERPANTS PTY LTD is delighted to announce that ’Tango Underpants’ will host its official International Premiere at one of the world’s top short film competitions, Palm Springs International ShortFest 2014, later this month.

A playful and engrossing short film, ’Tango Underpants’ was written by legendary screenwriter John Collee (HAPPY FEET, MASTER AND COMMANDER) and stars Emma Booth (PARKER, CLUBLAND, ’Underbelly: Golden Mile’). 

It was co-directed by Perth siblings Miranda Edmonds and Khrob Edmonds, photographed by award-winning cinematographer Denson Baker ACS (ORANGES AND SUNSHINE, THE BLACK BALLOON), and proudly produced by Feisty Dame Productions’ Tania Chambers and Impian Films’ Stephen Van Mil. 

’Tango Underpants’ will screen on Sunday 22 June as part of ShortFest 2014’s It’s All About Me program.

“What a buzz to have an Australian film shot entirely in Argentina showcased in the United States, at the world’s premiere short film festival,” said Stephen van Mil.

Tania Chambers agreed stating, “Palm Springs has a great reputation worldwide. We’re proud it will showcase the work of our talented directors, Miranda Edmonds and Khrob Edmonds, and will be a further catalyst to their careers.”

This is the second time the film’s directors have had a film in competition at ShortFest, following the 2010 inclusion of the duo’s animated film, ’Chat Noir’.

“As I wasn’t able to attend when Palm Springs screened ’Chat Noir’, I’m doubly excited about attending this time,” said Khrob Edmonds.

“Palm Springs is a dream for short film makers – it provides a wonderful opportunity to do nothing but see films, talk about films and meet other filmmakers and buyers from across the globe.”

“It has a great reputation for quality programming and we are ecstatic that ’Tango Underpants’ has been selected,” said Khrob Edmonds.

’Tango Underpants’ tells the story of Carolyn (Emma Booth) – a young Australian backpacker who, after a bad breakup and too long on the road, has completely lost her mojo. However, all of that changes when she reaches South America. Here she discovers, not only the wonders of the Tango dance and the people, but also the vital importance of the right underwear.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Palm Springs International ShortFest is renowned worldwide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts, as well as the quality and scope of its programming. From June 17-23, ShortFest 2014 will present more than 300 short films from over 50 countries, while the ShortFest Film Market will present 3,000 films to industry buyers, representatives and press.

Following its World Premiere on Opening Night of the 23rd Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2014 in Sydney, ’Tango Underpants’ was selected to tour nationally with the prestigious festival. It also screened in competition at both the 2014 St Kilda Film Festival and the 20th WOW Film Festival, and before thousands of filmgoers at the Perth International Arts Festival. It is currently screening on Qantas domestic flights until 31 July, as part of the airline’s ongoing support for Australian film content.

’Tango Underpants’ was made possible by ScreenWest’s 3-to-1 initiative through the crowdfunding platform Pozible. The campaign generated 220 pledges ranging from $5 to $2,000, including five executive producers from around the world. It was shot in Buenos Aires, Argentina in June 2013.

For more information about ShortFest 2014 or to purchase tickets, visit www.psfilmfest.org.