Short Film Give The Mysterious Disappearance Of Aussie PM Harold Holt A Thrilling Sci-Fi Twist

Video: In 1967, Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt vanished while swimming at a beach near his residence. He was presumed drowned, but his body was never recovered -- giving rise to a Cold War-era mystery that continues to fascinate. Scott Mannion's new short, The Defector, advances one rather tantalising theory.

Image courtesy of Scott Mannion

I don't want to spoil the twist, but let's just say that "Red Scare" takes on a whole new meaning in this context. Also, the film is so well-crafted that you may be lulled into thinking you're watching a thrilling spy tale set in the real world -- until the scifi stuff suddenly takes it to a new level.


Comments

    Awesome. Thank you Cheryl for bringing this to my attention.

    Actually Harold Holt came home on the evening of October 2nd, 2016.

    That was cool. Really well done.

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