Shadow | SproutsFF23

Shadow | SproutsFF23

Shadow by Bruce Gladwin

Amsterdam Premiere | 2022 | Australia | 56 minutes 

debut competition


Why make a film about people with intellectual disabilities when they can make a film themselves? Australian theater company Back to Back Theatre confidently ventures into cinema with this loudly articulated exploration of day to day obstacles experienced by the cast members themselves. Shadow is a quirky genre mix that advocates for a more compassionate society with less artificial intelligence. 

The film is part of Sprouts Film Festival 2023, which will be held May 10-14. For more information about our festival and the SproutsFF23 films , click here. All selected feature films are competing for the Audience Award, so please do not forget to cast your vote when leaving the screening room. A three-headed jury consisting of industry professionals is in charge of selecting a winner from the films in the Debut Competition, while a three-headed jury of sustainability oriented students will do the same for the Eco Competition and the Eco Shorts Program.


All SproutsFF23 films are English subtitled, except for How to Blow Up a Pipeline and Vesper (which are English spoken and Dutch subtitled).

Regie: Bruce Gladwin

Cast: Mark Deans, Scott Price, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring

Land: Australia

Speelduur: 56 min

Taal: English

Ondertiteling: English

Jaar: 2022


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