Jenny Wu Drum Wave Sydney Film Festival

Drum Wave

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A psychological thriller following a young pianist who travels to her fiancé’s bizarre island hometown. There, she comes into conflict with his family’s expectations, and is subjected to their unusual fertility rituals while being haunted by a local folklore ghost.


  • 2018 World Premier Sydney Film Festival.
  • 2018 International Premier Fantastic Fest, Austin.
  • 2018 Cinefest Oz.
  • 2018 Brisbane International Film Festival.
  • 2018 Heart of Gold Film Festival.
  • 2018 Port Shorts Film Festival.
  • 2019 Flickerfest International Short Film Festival.
  • 2019 Cleveland International Short Film Festival.
  • 2019 Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival.
  • 2019 Meme Pas Peur Festival.
  • 2019 Fresh Flix.
  • 2019 St Kilda Film Festival.
  • 2019 West End Film Festival.
  • 2019 Down Under Berlin.


  • 2018 Dendy Awards Finalist for Australian Short Films – Sydney Film Festival.
  • 2019 Best Drama, Best Cinematography – Fresh Flix.
  • 2019 Best Cinematography – West End Film Festival.

Directed by Natalie Erika James. Produced by Emma Haarburger, with assistance from Screen Australia.