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Inner-city resident isn’t working on a Tropfest film

[Edition 65] McIntyre is disappointed to be the only resident of Australia’s inner-city areas who isn’t working on a Tropfest film, but says it’s “just one of those things”. “We put a huge effort into last year’s piece, A Short History of Unspeakable Pain, but we didn’t even get a rejection letter,” McIntyre explained. “Plus, I’m kind of busy with work right now.”

SYDNEY, Wednesday: An inner-city man was located today who is not involved in a project for Tropfest. Jarrod McIntyre, 32, of Darlinghurst, said he had considered a few script ideas, and even discussed one of them with a friend who once nearly got into AFTRS. But the duo ultimately decided not to proceed with the project, tentatively titled The Longest Ciggie Break Ever.

McIntyre is disappointed to be the only resident of Australia’s inner-city areas who isn’t working on a Tropfest film, but says it’s “just one of those things”.

“We put a huge effort into last year’s piece, A Short History of Unspeakable Pain, but we didn’t even get a rejection letter,” McIntyre explained. “Plus, I’m kind of busy with work right now.”

The former director’s friend Troy Werner says he can’t understand his former colleague’s indifference. “Everyone who’s anyone is working on a Tropfest film,” he said. “I can’t imagine what Jarrod talks about at dinner parties.”

Werner has spent the past six weeks working on an animated piece, The Mouse Who Couldn’t Say Cheese which he claims to be quietly confident about.

McIntyre’s family and friends have rallied around him, offering him a small involvement in their own projects. However McIntyre has so far opted to resist all of them, including his girlfriend Tanya, who is doing hair and makeup for a friend’s experimental horror comedy, Whoops, that’s my pancreas!

“I’m resigned to just sitting Tropfest 2003 out – what’s so unusual about that?” McIntyre asked. “Besides,” he added, “it’s a great chance to get a head start on next year’s script.”