Sensory Overload

2023 | Australia | 14 mins | 2.39:1
Genre: Documentary
Themes: Disability | Mental Health
Disability represented on screen: Neurodiverse
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: Explore the lives of Rylea, Scott, and Stephanie as they grapple with sensory overload. This poignant documentary reveals their daily struggles, coping mechanisms, and the transformative power of the arts in managing overwhelming sensations. An intimate journey that advocates for inclusive environments and heightened empathy towards those with sensory challenges.


Rylea Conlon
Scott Tunbridge
Stephanie Marlborough


Director – Rebecca Kirwan
Writer – Rebecca Kirwan in collaboration with Bus Stop Films students
Producer – Dianna La Grassa
Cinematographer – Simon Koloadin
Production Design – Bianca Chong
Editor – Muy Lang Linda Ung
Sound Design – Lauren Ligovich
Composer – Analia Lentini