Love Language

Still from 'The Language of Love' featuring a school boy sitting in an empty classroom staring absentmindedly out a sun-filled window. A still from short film 'The Language of Love'

Jun 5 2013

A crew of AFTRS alumni recently reunited to bring to life a short film (created through a program at AYTP) titled The Language of Love that tells the story of a young boy who realises he has fallen in love with his male best friend. The short follows the life-changing decisions the boy is faced with.

Since its online premiere, just one month ago, The Language of Love has:

  • had close to 90 thousand views on YouTube
  •  been described as "amazing" on twitter by renowned actor Steven Fry
  •  was shared by Margaret & David from At the Movies.

The AFTRS alumni who worked as key creative crew were: 
  • Laura Scrivano Director (Graduate Diploma Directing, 2012)
  • Ross Giardina Cinematographer (Graduate Diploma Cinematography, 2009)
  • Bethany Ryan Production Designer (Graduate Diploma Production Design, 2012)
  • Anil Griffin Editor (Graduate Diploma Editing, 2010)
  • Andrew Scott Screen Music (Graduate Diploma Screen Music, 2012)
  • Declan Diacono Sound Designer (Graduate Diploma Sound, 2012)
Watch The Language of Love online on You Tube >


The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.