After breaking down on stage during his first international piano recital, David returns to the family farm heavily medicated and with a sense of failure. He’s picked up at the regional airport by his larrikin older brother Jack. After Jack’s sky-larking causes a near collision with a semi-trailer, he talks David into taking a detour via the Gorge where they spent much of their childhood. As they climb the peak David relives the oppressive nature of their relationship, until at wit’s end he’s forced to make a final decision.
This short film has been developed by the filmmaker Ian W Thomson as part of his Masters in Media Arts from the University of Technology in Sydney. Ian is particularly interested in the intersection between narrative fiction and social issues, and how films such as this can have a positive influence for those suffering under mental health issues […]
I am thrilled to present the musical introduction to the short film THE INVISIBLE EDGE. It is composed and performed here by Cameron Tanner. Cinematography by Konstantin Tanner. Sound recording and mixing by Stephan Rudolph and recording by Georgy Volovich.
The challenge in addressing mental health issues for young men in rural Australia is often in encouraging them to engage with the services and resources available to them. Perhaps the arts and creative projects can help create a link.
The short film ‘The Invisible Edge’ is part one in a trilogy of films about the issues facing young men in rural Australia. The first film has been completed and is currently being screened in various festivals and facilitated mental health awareness sessions. It is a project by the author and filmmaker Ian W Thomson whose life has also been touched by family loss. The film is the first part of a larger project that will include developing a platform for creative projects around mental health issues. It is intended that such artistic projects may connect those in need with important information and resources.