Rodd Rathjen is an Australian writer/director born in 1981 and raised in Colbinabbin, a small country town in central Victoria. Rodd completed a Bachelor of Film and Television from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2010. Since graduating Rodd completed a mentorship with Hopscotch Features working with the Creative Development team. In India, he made the short Tau Seru (2013), which had its World Premiere at Cannes as part of the International Critics’ Week. The film also won Best Australian Short at the Melbourne IFF in 2013 and has since screened at over 50 International festivals, receiving a number of awards in the process. Buoyancy is his debut feature film.