Project information

Talent Tony Radevski
Role of participant Director/Writer
Director Tony Radevski
Producer Pete Ireland
Screenwriter Tony Radevski
Status post-production

Production details

Running time 15 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2017
Country of Production Australia
Production Companies
Opening Act Films
Runtime Pictures
Website http://pilefilm.com

still / picture for Pilè


PILÈ ('Little Bird') is a short drama that captures a moment in a boy’s life where his masculinity and morality are in opposition, and he is forced to make a decision, which culminates in an unexpected outcome.

Alex is 12 and visiting his uncle and auntie’s farm with his parents and sister. He is close to his mother, who affectionately refers to him as “pilè”, but feels somewhat detached from his father. Zara, his older sister, is much more assertive and ‘boyish’. He yearns for the closeness she has with their father.

On this particular afternoon, he is given an unexpected opportunity to connect with his father and assert his dominance. Alex takes a stand, choosing to follow his own moral compass, with consequences that surprise even him.

The film is based on a childhood experience of the director/writer.