Sunshine

2021 | Australia | 10 mins | 1.85:1
Genre: Drama | Heartwarmer
Themes: Disability | Employment | Family
Disability represented on screen: Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) | Intellectual Disability
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: A waitress with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) notices that one of her customers is extremely upset. She goes out of her way to try and make the customer feel better, and little does she realise that her efforts have a far greater impact that she could have imagined.

SUNSHINE is made by Taste Creative and Bus Stop Films.

Trailer

Cast

Maddie – Olivia Hargroder
Roseanne – Anna McGahan
Waitress – Rainbow Wedell
Linda – Penny Everingham

Crew

Director – Martha Goddard
Writer – Genevieve Clay-Smith
Producer – Genevieve Clay-Smith, Stephanie Dower
Cinematographer – Shing Fung Cheung
Production Design – Matti Crocker
Editor – Stephanie Dower
Sound Design – Hayden Riley
Composer – Ack Kinmonth

Festival Screenings & Awards

Brisbane International Film Festival 2021 (Australia)
Bengaluru Film Festival (India)
CinefestOZ Film Festival 2022 (Australia)
Cleveland International Film Festival 2022 (USA)
Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival 2023 (Australia) – Winner: Special Mention
The Extraordinary Film Festival 2023 (Belgium)
Canberra Short Film Festival 2023 (Australia)