The Bystander Effect

2023 | Australia | 8 mins | 1.85:1
Genre: Drama
Themes: Bullying | Friendship
Disability represented on screen: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: A young man with Autism attempts to make a new friend on the way to see his father when he is interrupted by his fellow passengers.


George – Connor Tattersall
Laura – Kat Hoyos
Clyde – Harrison Keen
Mick – Josh Robson
Conductor – Richard Cotter
Father – Morrison James


Director – Julian Neuhaus
Writer – Julian Neuhaus in collaboration with Bus Stop Films students
Producer – Dianna La Grassa
Cinematographer – Shane Parsons
Production Design – Alyssa Cook
Editor – Julian Neuhaus
Sound Design – David McCarthy
Composer – Caleb Jacobs