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Ronan's Escape

Mhando, M. and Murray, L.ORCID: 0000-0002-2366-7460 (2010) Ronan's Escape. [Motion Picture] [Creative Output]

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This visually stunning short film set in the rural wheat belt of Western Australia, provides a candid insight into the life of Ronan, a 14 yr old boy who's been bullied his whole life at school. This accurate & controversial portrayal of life for someone who has fallen victim to bullying and the repercussions which exist, is told by director A.J. Carter in a unique, exposition intensive format with very little use of dialogue. Ronan's Escape presents arbitrary scenes rather than traditional storytelling which provokes audiences into discussion and interpretation of the scenes on a more personal level while reflecting on their own experiences.

Item Type: Creative Output
DirectorCarter, A.J.
Written byCarter, A.J.
ProducerCarter, A.J.
ProducerSeparovich, K.
ProducerCarter, J.
ProducerMhando, Martin
ProducerMajor, B.
EditorMartin, L.W.
Author of screenplay, etc.Martin, L.W.
Executive ProducerCarter, A.J.
Executive ProducerTrettel, G.
Executive ProducerTomasi, F.
Executive ProducerCastelli, S.
Sound ProductionMurray, Leo
Company Credits: Smooth Motion Films
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Media, Communication and Culture
Copyright: © 2010 Smooth Motion Films and its related entities
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Other Information: The continued international success of Ronan's Escape has seen the film officially selected into 19 international festivals around the world and has earned a total of 13 award nominations and 10 wins. Awards include Best Short Film at the prestigious 16th Annual Sedona International Film Festival, 2010 Director's Choice Awards, presented to Carter by filmmaker Michael Moore, Best International Film at the 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood, and the World Cinema / Van Gogh award for Best Director at the 2011 Amsterdam International Film Festival
Notes: Short film on bullying
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