• RESTORATION is now streaming as a DUSTx Original on YouTube.


  • In a near-future world, where individuals have their memories downloaded for backup, a man awakes in a body that is not his own.


RESTORATION is a smart sci-fi thriller in the tradition of Twilight Zone, Gattaca and Total Recall.

In the near future, a company offers individuals the service of having their memories downloaded "for backup". So, in the event of death, those memories can be uploaded into a new body.

After a routine backup, Oliver Klein wakes to find his memories restored into a body that is not his own. Trapped in a foreign body with its own 'muscle memory', Oliver discovers that he is capable of doing things the original Oliver never could and never would.

Oliver must find a way to reconnect with his family and his life, while coming face-to-face with the truth that he is no longer the only Oliver Klein.

Directed by Stuart Willis
Produced by Toby Gibson
Written by Matthew Clayfield & Stuart Willis
Director of Photography - Hugh Turral
Edited by Cindy Clarkson
Design Director - Lisa Cookson
Co-Producer - Simon de Bruyn
Music by David Barber
Sound Supervisor - Leon East
Costume Design by Michael Chisolm
Hair & Makeup Design by Katie Gibson

Full Cast & Crew Credits on IMDB
  • Sicily Web Fest 2018
  • IAWTV 2017
  • UK Web Fest 2017
  • New York Web Fest November 2017
  • Paris Courts Devant 2017
  • Rio Web Fest 2017
  • Dublin Web Festival 2017
  • Raindance Film Festival / Webfest2017
  • Toronto Webfest 2017
  • Bilbao Seriesland 2017
  • Webfest Berlin 2017
  • Melbourne Webfest 2017
  • Cinema Jove 2017
  • Auckland International Film Festival 2017
  • Winner - Best Director (Stuart Willis), Raindance Web Fest, 2017
  • Winner - Best Actor (Craig McLachlan), Valencia Webfest, Cinemajove 2017
  • Winner - Best Producer (Toby Gibson), Auckland International Film Fest 2017
  • Winner - Highly Commended for Best Achievement in Science-Fiction Writing (Produced), The John Hinde Award
  • Winner - Melbourne Web Fest, Ruby Ticket
  • Winner - Gold for Best Cinematography, Drama or Comedy Series & Telefeatures, Australian Cinematographers Society (Vic),
  • Nominee- Best Dramatic Series, International Academy of Web Television, 2017
  • Nominee- Best Action/Horror/Sci-Fi Series, Rio Webfest 2017
  • Nominee- Best Actor (Stephen Carracher), Rio Webfest 2017
  • Nominee- Best Actress (Nadia Townswn), Rio Webfest 2017
  • Nominee- Best Writing (Matthew Clayfield & Stuart Willis), Rio Webfest 2017
  • Nominee- Best Webseries, Bilbao Seriesland 2017
  • Nominee- Best SciFi/Fantasy/Horror, Bilbao Seriesland 2017
  • Nominee- Best Cinematography (Hugh Turral), Bilbao Seriesland 2017
  • Nominee- Best Sound (Leon East), Bilbao Seriesland 2017
  • Nominee - Best Direction in an Online Drama Project, Australian Director's Guild
  • Nominee - Best Editing in a Drama Non-Feature, Australian Screen Editors Guild
  • Nominee - Best Writing in a Comedy or Drama Other Form, Australian Writers Guild
  • Nominee - Best Australia Drama, Melbourne Webfest 2017
  • Nominee - Best Cinematography (Hugh Turral), Melbourne Webfest 2017
  • Nominee - Best Lead Actor (Stephen Carracher) Melbourne Webfest 2017
  • Nominee - Best Score (David Barber), Melbourne Webfest 2017
  • Nominee - Best Visual/Special Effects, Melbourne Webfest 2017
  • Nominee - Best Science Fiction/Fantasy, Toronto Webfest 2017
RESTORATION is a Midnight Snack Production independently produced by Toby Gibson and co-written by Melbourne director Stuart Willis and writing partner Matthew Clayfield. It was shot in and around Melbourne, Victoria.
50 minutes at 24fps - available in 25P and 30P.
1920x1080 (2.35 letterbox)


Grant Cartwright

Oliver Klein

Grant Cartwright (Barracuda) plays Oliver Klein, a smart, relentless lawyer, who must sign with the exclusive and secretive Restoration Life Services to protect his family.

Stephen Carracher

Gavin Worth

Stephen Carracher (Vanished) plays Gavin Worth, a self-made man who built a trucking empire and isn't afraid to do whatever it takes.

Nadia Townsend

Emma Laws

Nadia Townsend (Knowing, City Homicide) plays Emma Laws, a technician at Restoration Life Services who feels her considerable skills are under-appreciated and underpaid.

Rosie Lourde

Talia Klein

Rosie Lourde (Starting from Now, Embedded) plays Talia Klein, a human rights lawyer and the patient wife of Oliver.

AilĂ­s Logan

Dr Francis Parr

Ailis Logan (Alvin's Harmonious World of Opposites) plays Dr Francis Parr, the head neuroscientist at Restoration Life Services, who sees memories as software and the brain as a computer.


Image Gallery


The Rehearsal Process

Designing RLS




Shooting at Docklands Studios Melbourne



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