Iris Prize 2019



Jamieson Pearce


Liam Heyen & Cyna Strachan


Jamieson Pearce



Australia, 13 mins

Two elderly women enjoy a moment of tender intimacy in a nursing home bed. The following day the children of one of the women, her daughter Adrienne and son Stewart, are called to the home to discuss the issue with staff. Strangers is an emotional, but often humorous exploration of the complexities of ageing and care. 

Iris Prize Programme 10 | Family Portrait | Cineworld Screen 15 | Sat 12 Oct 10am

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After making his first short film, For the Love of Julio, Jamieson studied at the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney. Since then, he has been making short films, music videos and online content. ​He was a Director’s Attachment to show runner Peter Duncan on the fourth season of the ABC series Rake; and in 2017, his award-winning short film Adult premiered at South by SouthWest. In 2018, he was awarded the Lexus Short Film Fellowship for which he receives $50,000 to make his next short film, Strangers in the Night. It will premiere at Sydney Film Festival 2019. In his dramatic work, he likes to explore the stranger manifestations of human desire.