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“He was different. People don’t like different,” we hear from off-screen, to the deep and ominous rumbling of cellos. The indifferent-sounding voice is that of a woman who recalls witnessing a heinous assault on a young man in a provincial town on the Australian coast. But why should she worry about him now? He’s probably fine.
- Duration: 12 min.
Meet the director
Writer-director David Robinson-Smith lives in Budgewoi on the coast of New South Wales, Australia. In his teens, he worked as a scaffolder in a power station to save up money to make a feature film that would never see the light of day. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 22, he returned to filmmaking in his twenties, honing his craft on many short films and music videos. In 2019, he embarked upon a master’s degree in film directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. MUD CRAB is his graduation film.