PleaseStill1 | © Beauty Killed The Beast
Short Feature Film | 2011 | Drama | Australia, Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days6
LocationsMelbourne, Australia

Project data

Picture formatTV 16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Picture material negativeRedcode RAW 4K
Sound formatStereo

Brief synopsis

“Please” is the story of Michael (Mark Diaco), a young man who drives over an unknown woman's dog. After they don't make it to the vet in time, he follows the woman named Cate (Marijana Dujmovic) into her house, where he buries the dog in the backyard. Later she asks him to stay a little bit longer and Michael, feeling guilty and sorry, agrees.
While she is having a shower, he unintentionally discovers an abandoned child's room, telling him that Cate might have experienced an even bigger loss earlier in her life. Although on his way home to his girlfriend to ask her to marry him, he is no longer certain if he can leave this unknown woman alone.
But soon he realises that Cate might want much more than a few hours of company. He finds himself in a situation where "no" is not an answer.

A story about loss, guilt, fidelity and the power of saying “Please”.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Mark DiacoMichael [L]
Marijana DujmovicCate [L]
Lily HallGirlfriend [SR]


Camera Departmentdirector of photographyJosh Mitchell-Frey
Camera Department1st assistant cameraAnthony Rilocapro
Camera Department2nd assistant cameraAdam Marriott
Director's Departmentdirector Kai Gero Lenke
Director's Department1st assistant directorEric Calatayud
EditingeditorDean Ashton
LightinggafferThomas Formosa-Doyle
Lightingadditional electricianChris Hernandez
Makeup Departmentmakeup artist / hair stylistKaryn Yee
Producerproducer Kai Gero Lenke


Department CompanyComment
CameraCameras and UtilitiesInspiration Studios [au]
CameraCameras and UtilitiesLemac [au]
CameraCameras and UtilitiesOffshoot Rentals (formerly Ben's Hire) [au]