Short Films

Olympic Nick: A Donutumentary (2016)

Documentary Short

Producers: Tessa Mansfield-Hung / Ian Tran | Directors: Ian Tran / Rachel: Morrsink | Director of Photography: David Franjic | Composers: Shane O'Mara / The Gaza Stripper | Editor: David Franjic

Olympic Nick: A Donutumentary captures the story of Nick Tsiligiris an 80 year old doughnut maestro. Nick has been tempting locals and visitors alike with the delicious scent of his freshly made hot jam doughnuts, at Footscray train station in Melbourne's inner west, everyday since 1979. 

Full Film

This short documentary was supported under the Raw Nerve Initiative facilitated by Open Channel and supported by Screen Australia.

Premiere: Melbourne International Film Festival 2016 

Film Festivals: Flickerfest, BOFA, WorldFest, Lorne Film, Greek Film Festival Australia, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival (Best Documentary Short Film), Setting Sun Film Festival 2017

Broadcast: ABC iView


Heather Harlowe (Fashion Film)

Director: Tessa Mansfield-Hung

Producer: Sarah Hickey
Cinematographer: Josh Mitchell-Frey
Production Design: Jacqueline Miller
Editor: Sam McCarthy

A Static Wind (2016)

Narrative Short Film

Producer: Tessa Mansfield-Hung | Director: Isaac Elliot | Cinematographer: Dylan River

Silvy is withdrawn, lost, and hiding behind her cynical journal entries. Her outlook is challenged when she is forced to spend a night in the country with her aunties foster children.

Alexandra Cashmere
Mark Dickinson
Grace Hart
Nicholas Ross
Verity Higgins

Festival Selections ATOM Awards 2016: Best Tertiary Short Fiction (WINNER) | Canberra Film Festival 2017: Official Selection| Lift Off Sydney Film Festival 2017: Official Selection | Film Shortage: Daily Short Pick | (FINALIST) Lexus Short Film Fellowship

Key Crew
Writer/Director Isaac Elliott | Producer Tessa Mansfield-Hung | Cinematographer Dylan River | Assistant Director Emma Roberts | Production Manager Lucy Laussen | Art Director Serena Yu | Costume Designer Emma Chaplin | Location Sound Brooke S.H.H. Aung | Original Music Rona Glynn-McDonald | Sound Design Isaac Elliott | Editor Christopher Axiaq

PLGRM Documentaries 

Tessa was part of the media collective PLGRM between 2014 and 2015 as a Camera Operator.

Role: Camera Operator

The infamous Gatwick Hotel casts a fearful shadow over the increasingly gentrified streets of Melbourne's St Kilda. The doors of the 'half-way house' have been open since the 1950's and it was from the age of 14 that sisters Rose and Yvette left school to work there full-time.

Role: Camera Operator

This is the story of Greg Cook, aka 'Cookey'. In 1970, Cookey was the guitarist in the highly acclaimed rock band, 'The Mixtures', achieving international success with their single, 'The Pushbike Song'.

Role: Camera Operator

David Thomas is a New Zealand-born dairy farmer who 26 years ago became a Melbourne-based cab driver. Throughout David's career driving taxis he has battled health, homelessness and ongoing pressures from the authorities. The last being due to his notorious and self-described "explosive personality".