Graduates win at Australian Independent Film festival


5 Dec 2018




Graduates win at Australian Independent Film festival

5 Dec 2018

The Girl with One Eyelash, has won best student film at the Australia Independent Film Festival and has just been selected into the 2019 World Wide Women’s Festival in Arizona.

The documentary follows Hayley’s journey; a young girl diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue tumor. The Girl with One Eyelash was created by Taival films, a production company founded by SAE graduates.

"Creating this film was very emotional to us as filmmakers as we saw the struggle the Brown family had to face every day with fighting for their daughter's life. We feel honoured by the trust they had in us - letting us into their lives and we are privilege to be the ones to tell Hayley's story."


Film Production Company: Taival Films
Director: Melisa Visca & Heidi Ylä-Ajos
Director of Photography: Jordan Montgomery
1st AC: Liam Fouracre
Producer: Heidi Ylä-Ajos & Melisa Visca
On-Set Sound Recordist: Dean Damman & Heidi Ylä-Ajos
Sound Design and post-production: Timothy Knowles
Music Composer: Michael Alvey
Music (final scene): "Plans" by Birds of Tokyo
Editor & Colourist: C.K. Michael
The Brown Family:
Hayley, Andrew, Leia, Natalie & Jackson
Special thanks to:
SAE Creative Media Institute Melbourne
The Royal Children's Hospital
Starlight Foundation


taival films


Win a Trip to an SAE campus in London, Paris or New York! Simply register and attend an SAE Info Night for your chance to win!* The SAE Melbourne Info night will be held on 13th December 2018 from 6pm to 8pm.

Register for info night

*Conditions apply, see AU residents 16+ only. Starts 20/10/18. Ends: 11:59pm AEDST 15/2/19. Limit 1 entry /person. Draw: 373 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481 on 20/2/19 at 5pm AEDST. Winner at from 25/2/19. Prize: 1x trip for 2ppl to the winner’s choice of 1 SAE Creative Media Institute campus (from the following 3 options: London - UK, Paris - France or New York - USA) valued at up to AU$10.5K. Promoter: SAE Institute Pty Limited (ABN 21 093 057 973) of Australian Headquarters, 373 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481. Permits: NSW. LTPS/18/26262 ACT. TP18/01370 SA. T18/1252