Winner of the Shark Island Prize for Documentary
A story of tragedy and transformation.
Directed by Benjamin Mathews
Cinematography by Hamish Gregory
Edited by Graeme Hagan
Sound Design by Peter Climpson
Music by Craig Morgan
Produced by Benjamin Mathews
As Iain Edwards went to bed on the evening of August 1st, 1989, he had everything a man could want: a loving wife of 21 years, three wonderful daughters under the age of 13, a big, beautiful home and a successful orthodontics practice in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. His wife Margueritte commented as they went to sleep together that night, "our life is too perfect."
Less than twenty-four hours later, that perfect life was over. After learning that Margueritte had failed to pick their daughters up from school, Iain returned home to discover his wife brutally murdered, her body dumped in the walk-in wardrobe of their bedroom.
And just like that, Iain's dream life was suddenly a nightmare. With no leads in the case, suspected by the community of murdering his beloved wife, his family shattered, Iain felt as though he'd lost everything.
Yet somehow, at his absolute lowest, Iain began a search for meaning that would transform his life and give him the fortitude to go on.
This is his heartbreaking, but ultimately remarkable and inspiring true story.
As a Man Thinketh
The son of a cotton plantation owner in the deep south of Mississippi, Floyd Graham grew up a racist. But through an encounter with an African American he knew in childhood, Floyd's views on race begin to change.
As African American preacher woman, Appie Phillips gently points out: "as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." A story of transcendence.
Directed, shot and edited by Benjamin Mathews & Florencia Davidzon
Developed and Produced by Barefoot Workshops