Laugh at life at Over the Fence

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Tragically Deaf is a mockumentary among the array of films shown during the Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival.
Camera IconTragically Deaf is a mockumentary among the array of films shown during the Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival. Credit: Supplied/Busselton-Dunsborough Times

The Over the Fence comedy film festival returns to Busselton Fringe this year, with two hours of hilarious short films.

In its 22nd edition, the festival will show 14 international films with a theme of Scrambled.

Festival director Greg Coffey said Scrambled represented “the mayhem that humans do to mess up their world”.

“Tragically Deaf is a beautiful example of that,” he said.

“It’s a mockumentary about the invasion of privacy film subjects can experience and the version of reality a film can represent.

“The main character is deaf and the documentary film crew assume he is miserable, yet he lives a very fulfilled life with his family.”

The festival began as a WA-based celebration of local film talents in 1996 and has skyrocketed in popularity across the world.

“Another cheeky one is Going Up — it’s a beautifully constructed movie about a hitman who meets his target in an elevator and believes he is killing him for his annoying tendency to anxiously over-talk, but there are several surreal twists,” Coffey said.

“It’s a journey of scrambled lives, a rollercoaster ride of international short comedy films.”

As well as Busselton Fringe, the OTF comedy film festival will tour Australia, visiting 14 venues including the ArtGeo courtyard for an outdoor cinema experience on February 19 and 20.

Tickets are $15 and are available via trybooking or by visitingbusseltonfringe.com.au

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