The water was dark and it went forever down
(based on a short story by Tim Winton)


During a holiday at the beach, a young girl tries to escape the drowning influence of her alcoholic mother. The girl swims to an island inhabited only by birds. It is there she realises that only the strong survive.


DVD (PAL Region 0)
Ratio: 16:9 Full Height Anamorphic Letterboxed to 1.85:1
Original Gauge: Super 16mm Colour
Running Time: 11 mins 13 secs
Film Completed: May 2009


Rhode Island International Film Festival 2009, International Film Festival of Ireland 2009, Zagreb International Film Festival 2009, CinefestOZ 2009, International Film Festival of South Africa 2009, Istanbul International Short Film Festival 2009, Canada International Annual Film Festival 2009 (3rd prize), Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2010, St Kilda Short Film Festival 2010, Dungog Film Festival 2010, Finalist ATOM Awards Best Short Film 2010


Girl: Madeline Wallman
Mother: Anna Brockway
Writer/Director: Miranda Edmonds
Writer/Director: Khrob Edmonds
Producer: Kate Beverley
Director of Photography: Katie Milwright
Production Designer: Emma Fletcher
Sound Designer: Richard Mahony
Editor: Sarah Clarke
Original Short Story: Tim Winton

© 2009 Cottesloe Films, Western Australia