Set in drought-stricken, post-WWII country Australia, Rain for Morgan captures both the beauty and the eerie other-worldliness of love in a dying landscape. Forced from her home and trapped in the desolation of the outback, Morgan longs to return to the safety of her previous life. But unless she frees herself from Johnny’s dark hold, his world will become forever hers.
Based upon the mythological themes of the Celtic legend of 'Johnny Croy and the Mermaid,' Rain for Morgan was written by Melbourne-based actor Fleur Murphy. The ﬁlm was shot on location in Yabba North, Victoria, Australia, using some of Melbourne’s best up-and-coming ﬁlm talent, including actors Geordie Taylor, Erin Dewar, Chris Saxton and Fleur herself in the title role. The film combines stunning visuals with time-lapse footage and underwater photography to create a world that balances precariously on the edge of reality and fantasy.
An entirely self-funded venture, the film was produced with assistance from Melbourne-based production company Ready to Roll, who have previously specialised in comedy-based corporate videos. Producer Marisa Brown made her directorial debut with this film, with editor/ colourist Chris Tomkins making his first foray into the role of Director of Photography.
Writer: Fleur Murphy
Director: Marisa Brown
Producers: Fleur Murphy & Marisa Brown
Director of Photography: Chris Tomkins
Cinematographer: David Williams
Location Sound: Sam O'Reilly
Costume Designer: Miranda Flinn
Makeup and Wardrobe Supervisor: Nicole Collins
Art Department: Kim Hauxwell
Unit Manager: Melanie O'Shanassy
Editor / colourist / VFX: Chris Tomkins
Composer: Tom Rouch
Sound Design: Erin McKimm
Post-production sound: Andrew McGrath at Soundwaves
Behind the scenes photography: Peter Casamento
"A beautiful piece of cinema."
- Will Nugent, Ireland International Film Festival Director
Winner of “Best Narrative Short” (Festivus Film Festival Denver, Colorado 2011)
Winner of “Best International Short Film Under 50mins” (Ireland International Film Festival 2010)
Winner of “Best Sound Achievement in a Short Film” (Australian Sound Guild Awards 2010)
Nominated for “Best International Film for a First Time Director” (International Youth Film Festival of Wales)