Their love was their shame.
Malcriad (a Konkani term of abuse that roughly translates to 'badly or shamefully behaved' man) is a 20-minute psycho sexual drama set in contemporary Melbourne.
This sensitive, thought- provoking film explores the complex relationship between two young men from a close knit, conservative, Catholic South Indian community.
Malcriad moves beyond simplistic notions of good and evil. It is about learning to live with uncomfortable truths. It follows through on French philosopher George Bataille who argued that to surpass loneliness and ephemerality, we must overcome taboos and engage with the erotic.
Written and Directed By Steve RE Pereira
Patrick Chenturan Aran
Sebastian Shak Dias
Louise Camille Gautam
Produced by Pius Kung
Executive Producer Steve RE Pereira
Associate Producer Michael Mifsud
Director of Photography Garret Eckerson
1st AD/Unit Stills Murray Enders
Production Designer Garth Ernstzen
Editor Kevin Luk
Gaffer Aiden D'Arcy
1st AC Dave Rusanow
Sound Recording & Mixer Rizky Pratama
Makeup and Hair Design Rochelle Savrimoothoo
Intimacy Coordinator Margot Fenley
Music Composer Adrian McNeil
Colour Grading Garret Eckerson
Production Assistant William Du
Extras Rochelle Savrimoothoo
Graphic Artist Theresa Gunarso
With thanks to
Daniel Schultheis and Cinespace,
Carl Stella, John Kassab, Andrew Blogg,