Set in rural Australia, 'The Invisible Edge' is a short film about two brothers who struggle to find the unspoken words to avert a family tragedy.

A Short Film about Two Brothers in Rural Australia

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 […]

By | September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Festival Selections and Screenings

We are pleased to announce the following festival selections and public screenings:

6TH MUMBAI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 / December 10, 2017 8.00 am to 6.00 pm / Residency Hotel, Suren Road, Andheri-Kurla Rd, Andheri East, Mumbai 400 093 / http://miniboxoffice.com/mumbaishortsinternationalfilmfestival

BYRON BAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / October 12, 2017 7pm / Brunswick Picture Hall / http://tix.bbff.com.au/session.asp?sn=The+Invisible+Edge&s=159

THE BIG ANXIETY Interactive Arts Festival / Screening as part of the Visual Matrix sessions at THE BLACK DOG INSTITUTE / September 25, 2017, 5.30pm /Hospital Road, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick / https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/the-invisible-edge/

THE MINDSCAPE FILM FESTIVAL / Finalist / Los Angeles / Screened from July 10- August 4, 2017

NEW ZEALAND FILM AWARDS / Pre-Selection / International Short Fiction / September 2017

LONDON INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVIAL / Official Selection / April 2017


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Press & Editorial

ELI LIVE / YouTube Interview with Eli Gallagher and Ian Thomson


ABC RADIO / Interview with Ian Thomson about Suicide Prevention


BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL / Mental health film program

Films for thought: exploring mental health at BBFF


‘Short film The Invisible Edge uses creative arts to tackle stigma of rural youth suicide’ / Dec 2016 by Jennifer King






AUSTRALIAN FARMERS / 14 December 2016 by Ian W Thomson


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The Film’s Original Musical Theme

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.

By | September 3rd, 2016|2 Comments

Addressing Mental Health Issues for Young Men in Rural Australia

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.

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