Way Out Assistance

2018 | Australia | 7 mins
Genre: Sci-Fi | Drama
Themes: Technology | Mental Health
Disability represented on screen: Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: A woman in need of help, uses a VR counselling program to form a new human connection and process old wounds to make it through one more day.



Rose – Kate Box
Marty – Gerard O’Dwyer
Tess – Joni Campbell


Director – Stef Smith
Writer – Stef Smith in collaboration with the Bus Stop Films students of 2018
Producer – Briana Miller, Stef Smith
Cinematographer – Emma Paine
Production Design – Aisha Phillips
Editor – Grace Eyre
Sound Design – Timothy Bridge
Composer – Julian Hamilton

Festival Screenings & Awards

Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2019 (Australia)
Oska Bright Film Festival 2019 (UK)
Other Worlds Film Festival 2019 (USA)
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2020 (Australia)