Maurice's Symphony

Fantasy Drama | 29 minutes | 2017 | 4K | Australia

Festivals & Awards

“I love the use of intrusive environmental sound in a story about a sense most of us in the hearing world take utterly for granted. I love the just-exaggerated-enough portrayal of real industrial-age struggles in a steampunk world."
Stephen Couchman, festival director, Steampunk Film Festival

Official Selection: 2017 Rose City Steampunk Festival (Portland, Oregon)
Winner: Best Production Design, 2017 South Australian Screen Awards
Nominated: Best Short Film, 2017 South Australian screen Awards

Cast & Credits

Brenden Dodds (introducing)
Nicolas Hope (Scooby-doo / Picnic at Hanging Rock)

Written, Produced & Directed by Andrei Gostin & Alex Nakone


Set in a dilapidated Steampunk world of old buildings, steam-powered machinery and odd-ball characters, Maurice’s Symphony is a fantastical tale inspired by a true story. Maurice Matters, a young and brilliant flute player, is labeled “deaf and dumb” because he suffers hearing loss from otosclerosis (which may be the same condition Beethoven suffered). Maurice’s journey to regain his hearing is both challenging and heart-warming as he comes to terms with a life filled with the possibility of love, joy and independence.