Flickerfest on Tour screens at The Civic this weekend, with The Best of Australian Shorts starting this Friday night at 7:30pm featuring a particularly inspiring director Greg Moran who wrote and produced White Lies.

Greg has a local connection with his mate Michael Paul who grew up in Gunnedah and is in awe of Greg Moran who broke his neck playing rugby at St Ignatius College, Sydney, in 1983 at the age of 15, becoming a C3/4 quadriplegic, meaning he had little movement or sensation below his shoulders. 

Greg spent five months in Royal North Shore hospital before returning to school in an electric wheelchair to complete his HSC and moving on to the University of Sydney where he completed his Arts degree majoring in English and Fine Arts.

With a passion for writing and painting, Greg joined the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists and began writing screenplays and short films.

The short film White Lies is about his main character Dave who has to choose between having money and power, or being a good role model for his daughter when his well intentioned lies escalate and spiral out of control.

This is not Greg’s first film, with Begging For It produced in 1998, followed by Backtalk in 2001, in which he also took an acting role –  it won best best picture under 10 minutes at the Picture Festival In Canada. In 2009-10 he ventured into children’s television helping to develop and produce Spit It Out with Tumble TV and the Seven Network Two series were made consisting of 65 episodes in each.

When time permits Greg also performs as a ‘stand-up’ comedian and has a reputation as a highly regarded corporate and motivational speaker. 

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