This visually stunning short film set in the rural wheat belt of Western Australia, provides a candid insight into the life of Ronan (David Lazarus), a 14 yr old boy who’s been bullied his whole life at school.
This accurate & controversial portrayal of life for someone who has fallen victim to bullying and the repercussions which exist, is told by Australian writer/director A.J. Carter in a unique, exposition intensive format with very little use of dialogue.
‘Ronan’s Escape’ presents arbitrary scenes rather than traditional storytelling which provokes audiences into discussion and interpretation of the scenes on a more personal level while reflecting on their own experiences.


2010 Sedona International Film Festival - Best Short Film (Directors Choice)

2010 Los Angeles International Film Festival - Best Production Design – Kate Separovich

2010 HollyShort Film Festival - Best International Film 

2010 ACS Awards - Short Narrative Winner - Gold

2010 Maverick Movie Awards - Cinematography - Dave LeMay - Best Short Film, Nominated - Best Director - AJ Carter, Best Actress - Ashleigh Zinko

2011 SHORTS Film Festival Adelaide - Best Screenplay – Luke Martin

2011 Peace on Earth Film Festival - Best Short Film – Student Choice Award 

2011 Amsterdam Film Festival - Van Gogh World Cinema Directing Award – AJ Carter

2012 Focus Film Festival - Best Film (Best of Festival Award), Best Narrative Short Film