One Giant Leap is an inclusively made, stop-motion animation produced by students from Bus Stop Films. This animated film screens each night during Vivid...
One Giant Leap: Tumbalong Lights Inclusive playSPACE
Access and Inclusion
Bus Stop Films
One Giant Leap is an inclusively made, stop-motion animation produced by students from Bus Stop Films. This animated film screens each night during Vivid Sydney at Tumbalong Lights: playSPACE an inclusive playground of light installations at Tumbalong Park in the heart of Darling Harbour.
When a space crew’s lunar mission goes horribly wrong, the team needs to come up with a creative solution to get back home to earth. Astronauts Val, Andy and Elon have crashed landed on the moon. Their ship – the once impressive Endymion – is now barely more than a twisted pile of debris. Before giving in to feelings of dejection, the trio unshackle a moon buggy and start exploring. Is there a way back? Will they see their families and loved ones again? There could be hope… and it’s going to take ‘one giant leap’ of faith.
One Giant Leap is created by students and tutors who attend the Bus Stop Films 'Accessible Film Studies Program', which is delivered in partnership with the Australian Film Television and Radio School. The program is an award-winning film school curriculum for adults with intellectual disability.
Download the Tumbalong Lights Social Story, prepared by Autism Awareness Australia
Genevieve Kaiser - Tutor
Genevieve Kaiser is a Director/Editor based in Sydney. Her short film and music video work have screened across Australia and internationally.
Sophie Hawkshaw - Tutor
Sophie is a Sydney-based Writer/Director. Her films have screened in festivals across Australia including Flickerfest and St Kilda International Film Festival. In 2016 her film ‘Fences’ won the AACTA social shorts best drama short film award.
Mikey Hamer is a Director and Cinematographer. He has worked on feature films, television, advertising and docs all around the world.
Digby Webster has worked with Bus Stop Films on two projects, ‘The Interviewer’ and ‘Heartbreak and Beauty’.
Rae Ellen Pastuszak
Rae loves Bus Stop films. ‘What I like about Bus Stop Films is doing the Whitefield music video. I loved it a lot!’
Chris is a Bus Stop/AFTRS student of two years. As an aspiring actor, he has acted on two feature films, ‘Karios Downunder’ and ‘Way Out Assistance”’.
Ben first started making mini films at home by myself, based on the game Angry Birds. What he likes most about film is voice acting.
Guiliano Mitru likes filming on set and behind the scenes as part of the camera crew. So far, he has been at Bus Stop for almost three years and has loved all the projects that come with it.
Rawley has worked on a short film called “Kill-off”, directed by Genevieve Clay-Smith. He has worked with Bust Stop Films for three years now.
Nicole likes film and working with Bus Stop. She has worked on making a music video and a genre film (detective) in previous projects. She also worked with Genevieve Clay-Smith in conduction studio interviews with an actor, and helping with the sound.
Natalie worked on the Bus Stop Films short film “Heartbreak and Beauty”.
Ricky has done a short film and joined Bus Stop Films this year to work on a project called ‘Short Changed’, part of the focus on ability film festival.
Chloe is on her second Bus Stop Films program. She enjoys making lots of different films but her favourite so far is the music video she worked on last year.
Ronan likes Bus Stop Films - so far he has enjoyed working on making this film for VIVID and learning about writing with ‘obstructions’.
Matthew has enjoyed films since he was a young boy. He enjoys watching sci-fi, action, adventure and horror. His goal is to become a film director.
Audrey loves filmmaking with Bus Stop. She has made her own film, a short documentary called ‘What’s the Mystery?’
Julian Kennedy has previously worked with Bus Stop, creating a detective film as well as a music video “Ivy”, Whitefield.
Zakaria (Zac) Ghomis
Zac loves to watch action, horror and comedy movies, especially those from Warner Brothers and Dreamworks. He enjoys watching movies for fun.