“The Guard” (Short Film, 2013)

The Guard_Poster_nniasari_web Trailer:

Facebook Page: THE GUARD

Synopsis: During his lonely night shift, Tony encounters two teenage refugees seeking shelter inside his car park. Upon discovering their difficult past, Tony begins to empathize with their hopes for freedom.

Production Details:

  • Program Duration: 5 mins
  • Completion Date: 2013
  • Country of Production: Australia
  • Genre: Drama
  • Shooting Format: Super 16mm
  • Screening Format: Digi Betacam/HDCAM
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Language: English


Honorable Mention – 8th Corto di Donne (Women’s Short Film Festival)

Jury Comments: In a few minutes, the film can tell a moment of surprising humanity in a very essential and unexpected way.


  • 8th Corto di Donne (Women’s Short Film Festival) / Naples, Italy / 2015
  • 20th WOW Film Festival (World of Women’s Cinema) / Sydney, Australia / 2013


  • Greg Pandelidis
  • Ravi Chand
  • Mahidiya Monis
  • Hamid Monis


  • Writer/Director: Nora Niasari
  • Producer: Jo Scott
  • Cinematographer: Tarun Hanson
  • Camera Assistants: Vanessa Cox & Daniel Higgins
  • Lighting: David Szostak
  • Grip: Britta Lauritzen
  • Production Designer: Leah Popple
  • Sound Recordist: Josh Cockfield
  • Composer: Jorge Aliaga
  • Sound Designer: Livia Ruzic
  • 1st Assistant Director: Jack Dyball
  • Stills: Justin Leijon

© VCA School of Film & Television 2013

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