Heartwarming short The Bookshop will screen at Noosa this weekend

Alastair Osment and Emily Gruhl in The Bookshop.

New Australian short film The Bookshop will screen at the Noosa International Film Festival this weekend.

Written and Directed by Ashley Pollard, The Bookshop centres on a desperate writer who tries to woo a publisher in order to convince her to take on his manuscript. But has his arrogance, and stupidity, got in the way of something more real than a book deal?

Ashley Pollard and cinematographer Benjamin Powell will travel to Noosa ahead of the festival, along with stars Alastair Osment and Emily Gruhl. Light, funny and heartwarming this short film is set to be a hit at the festival.

The Bookshop is nominated for ‘Best Comedy’ at the Noosa International Film Festival. The awards will be announced Saturday evening by an esteemed judging panel, including Academy Award winning cinematographer and NIFF Founding Patron John Seale (The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley, Mad Max: Fury Road).

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The Bookshop made its Australian debut at the Canberra Short Film Festival last month, then travelled to Germany to screen at the Down Under Berlin Film Festival. Later this month it will screen at the Sydney Indie Film Festival.

Alastair Osment has starred in TV productions including Top Of The Lake: China Girl, Deadline Gallipoli, Rake and Home and Away. Emily Gruhl can be seen in the reimagining of Picnic At Hanging Rock which is currently on Foxtel and recently completed filming on the feature Angel of Mine, starring alongside Noomi Rapace, Yvonne Strahovski Luke Evans and Richard Roxburgh.

For more information about the Noosa International Film Festival, go to niff.com.au

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