Peekaboo (film)

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Peekaboo - poster image.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed by Damien Power
Produced by Joe Weatherstone
Written by Damien Power
Starring Justine Clarke
Alan Dukes
Marisa Bedwell
Marli Bedwell
Cinematography Simon Chapman
Edited by Katie Flaxman
Country Australia
Language English

Peekaboo is a 2011 Australian short film written and directed by Damien Power, and produced by Joe Weatherstone.

The film was a finalist in the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films at the 2011 Sydney Film Festival.


On the train home from the Easter Show, an over-tired little girl is hyped-up by a stranger, who plays a game of peekaboo with her, until her mother begins to feel disturbed by the interest he’s showing. A short time later, the girl disappears in a carpark and her desperate mother searches. A glimpse of the man from the train fires her imagination, with devastating consequences.


  • The filmmakers raised the film's entire $5,500 budget through crowd-funding online.
  • Peekaboo was filmed on location in Sydney, Australia, over three days in June 2010.
  • The film was shot on a Canon 5D DSLR with Canon 24-70mm, 70-200mm and 16-35mm lenses, and a Zacuto shoulder rig with an onboard monitor. DOP Simon Chapman chose to use zoom lenses over prime lenses in order find shots very quickly, because of the very young actors in the cast. All the interiors were shot at 1000ASA, which meant they could be shot primarily with available light.
  • The film was finished in May 2011.


  • Justine Clarke as Jillian
  • Alan Dukes as Man
  • Marisa Bedwell as Marisa
  • Marli Bedwell as Marli


Tom Goodwin from the The Co-Op Post wrote, "Short, direct and surprisingly brutal in its finale, Peekaboo stood head and shoulders above most of the other entries on display."[1]

Matt Riveria gave Peekaboo 4/5 stars in the 2011 Sydney Film Festival Critics Poll.[2]

Festivals and Awards[edit]

  • Finalist - Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films - Sydney Film Festival 2011


Peekaboo at the Internet Movie Database

External links[edit]

Category:2011 films Category:Australian short films