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Silent Without The Sun

A powerful short film by Ed de Carvalho and written by Tom Sacre

Like clockwork, the Olympic cycle is perpetual. In modern times it has not been broken until now. There is less than 4 months until the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics begin and more than 17,000 athletes have been in the dark.
To athletes, the Olympics and Paralympics are as sacred as time itself. The training that goes on behind the scenes is no different. The repetitions and revolutions are like seconds that make up the hour. But, what if that clock was to stop?
Silent Without The Sun showcases what happens when there is a break in the cycle. Through the sport of rowing, we showcase the resilience, commitment and training of the men and women from the Australian National Rowing Training Centres.
This powerful story is illustrated like never before – a beautiful and courageous visual experience. We champion the athletes that get up before the sun and rise to the occasion.


Director – Ed de Carvalho
Written by – Tom Sacre
DOP – Casimir Dickson
2nd Unit Camera, Underwater, Drone – Spencer Frost
AC – Thomas Austin
Music & Sound Design – Jonny Higgins
Design & Art Directions – Wing Lau
Motion – Drew Meier
Colourist – Tim Wreyford
Crew – AB Bennett, Louis Brandt, Jack Hanley
Voiced by Ben Coombs & Annabelle McIntyre

With thanks to the generous donors, Rowing Australia and RentaCam

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