New Short ‘Snooze Time’ by Matt Harris is Going Off

film-Matthew-Harris-01The new Short Film ‘Snooze Time‘ by English and Media Studies Tutor Matt Harris is ‘going off’ and causing a bit of a stir. The short, which can be accessed via Vimeo,  has already been seen 140,000 times and received 1,920 ‘likes’.

The buzz seems to have been partly due to a short review of the the 7 minute film by Jeanette Bonds, a writer and independent animator living in Los Angeles and Co-Founder/CEO of GLAS Animation. Jeanett’s review was recently posted on the website ‘Short of the Week‘ which gave the short a 4.5/5 star rating. Snooze Time is written by Matthew (Matt) Harris and directed by Ivan Barge.

Dr. Matt Harris teaches and tutors in the School of English and Media Studies at the University’s Albany campus, where he was nominated for Lecturer of the Year in 2010. His writing has been published widely, from academic articles in Landfall to creative writing in Poetry New Zealand, Trout, Southern Ocean Review, Kokako, and many others.  His previous nine-minute film, entitled 43,000 Feet, premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York. To find out more about Matt’s work visit:


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About Rand Hazou

Rand is an Australian/Palestinian academic and theatre facilitator. In 2004 Rand was commissioned by the UNDP to travel to the Occupied Territories in Palestine to work as a theatre consultant running workshops for Palestinian youths. In 2009 Rand was awarded a PhD in Theatre and Drama at La Trobe University. His thesis examined the latest wave of political theatre in Australia dealing with Asylum Seekers and Refugees. In 2011 Rand was awarded a Cultural Leadership Skills Development Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to develop The 7arakat|Harakat Project, involving a series of theatre-related initiatives between Australia and Palestine. As part of this grant, Rand travelled to Palestine in October 2011 to participate in an internship with Al-Kasaba Theatre in Ramallah. In November 2012 Rand convened 'The 7arakat Conference: Theatre, CUltural Diversity and Inclusion' which was hosted by La Trobe University. The conference explored practice, research and advocacy in the performing arts with a particular focus on Palestinian Theatre, Arab/Australian Theatre, and Applied Theatre with refugee/migrant groups. The conference brought together theatre-makers, scholars, creative producers and community development workers to examine issues of exclusion in the performing arts sector and the theatre's role in providing networks of participation and social inclusion. For more information visit:

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