Title Details

Edge of the World, The

A unique insight into the intriguing work of Tim Winton, one of Australia's finest authors.
Year : 1997 | Total Duration : 55 Minutes | Producer : Don Featherstone
Director : Geoffrey Bennett |
Aerial view of a coastal landscape. Aerial view of outback landscape. Aerial view of river and mudflats. Aerial view of river and mudflats. Aerial view of river and mudflats.
Aerial view of river and mudflats. Aerial view of river and mudflats. Aerial view of river and mudflats. Aerial view of road in an outback landscape. Author, Tim Winton on sand dune with four-wheel drive.
Author, Tim Winton on sand dune with four-wheel drive. Author, Tim Winton, walking on sand dunes. Author, Tim Winton. Author, Tim Winton. Author, Tim Winton.
Beach dwelling on the coast. Beach dwelling on the coast. Boab tree at sunset Boab Tree. Books
Books on a shelf. Cheynes IV, a ship formerly used as whale chaser for the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company Cheynes IV, a ship formerly used as whale chaser for the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company. Cheynes IV, a ship formerly used as whale chaser for the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company. Coastal landscape.
Coastal landscape. Coastal landscape. Coastal landscape. Coastal landscape. Coastal landscape.
Coastal landscape. Coastal landscape. Coastal landscape. Jetty with view of coastal landscape. Jetty with view of coastal landscape.
Jetty with view of coastal landscape. Mossy rock. Oil storage tanks. Re-enactment of motorcycle accident. Re-enactment of motorcycle accident.
Rocky landscape at sunset. Seashells. Shark. Time lapse of a coastal landscape at night. Tree at sunset.
Tree in the outback. Various crew members filming a shark.
Aerial over brown landscape with winding brown river, barren hills and waterway or inlet in B/G. Aerial over plateau shaped island covered with greenery in middle of blue lake. Super: The Kimberley, North Western Australia. Aerial over barren yellow-orange land fingering into or meeting blue water. Small seaplane landing on blue water towards camera, rocky cliff and scrub in B/G. Bird of prey (sea eagle) sitting atop orange rocky pinnacle (tower of rock) against blue sky. WS seaplane sitting in water at edge of beach in inlet, pan from LS people unloading plane to campsite on beach.
Access No. 132236 | 55 secs | 1990s | Vansittart Bay, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS man in baseball cap, men including Blue and Ant, climbing on seaplane in shallows, Tim Winton with ponytail retrieves gas canister from plane and puts on beach. VS Tim with others on beach. WS crocodile in aqua water. Tim and Ant on beach talking about crocodile. Pan of camp furniture under rock shelter. Pan from cluttered campsite to beach, two aluminium boats on beach. Two beds on sand beneath rock face. VS Ant on beach talking about camping ground. MS home-made flag with skull and crossbones. View from shaded camp including Webber bbq to beach and blue water bay.
Access No. 132237 | 1 min 34 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tim Winton walking on rocks, aqua bay and distant land in B/G. Tilt up Tim jumping over rock crevice against blue sky. Walking amidst rocks. Shot over Tim's shoulder as he settles down on rocks overlooking bay and opening notebook. WS Tim writing surrounded by rocks. CU handwriting on page. CU Tim's face with baseball cap and sunglasses. WS blue water and distant cliff faces. WS Tim on rocks beneath cliff / rocky outcrops. MS Tim talking. Good overhead shot CU clear water washing over broken shells.
Access No. 132238 | 1 min 5 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Various pans across rooftops of suburban houses, Perth. High pan over houses showing suburban sprawl, continuing across road to saltbush along coast. Dissolve to pan from lush greenery to big sign ÒSave this landÓ in red letters, then to another sign for urban development. Good WS Perth city skyline against blue sky, parkland in F/G. Tracking shot POV car tilt up to buildings, old church, modern building with reflections, bus passing with reflection of buildings in windows. Newspaper truck passing through frame, suburban houses in B/G. WS modern suburban houses and new roadway with McDonald's sign in F/G.
Access No. 132239 | 1 min 23 secs | 1990s | Perth, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tim Winton talking. Dramatisation of segment from Tim Winton's novel Cloudstreet. Pan from cement birdbath filled with stones to porch, verandah of brick house, lush garden. Woman in apron hurriedly carrying tin basin filled with items along garden path, man in green cardigan peers through kitchen window out to woman carrying basin into tent. Interior shot woman enters tent and begins to take items out of basis. Super: from ÔCloudstreet'. Woman hangs wooden cross on post. Woman and boy carry wooden bed through garden as man and another boy watch on. CU chickens with red crests, combs.
Access No. 132240 | 43 secs | 1990s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Dramatisation of segment from Tim Winton's novel Cloudstreet. Re- enactment footage, shot from inside tent to shadow or silhouette two people carrying bed. Pan from wooden door to table with oil lamps and other items. CU collection of lacy fabrics and material, small copper pot buried in silky white cloth. CU woman pegging red cloth onto washing line. Pan from woman outside tent to tent interior with bed, lamp and table, woman's shadow in shot. Pan of cluttered exterior of shed. Interior hands working with metal tools, holding tool in naked flame, hammering softened metal on bench. Pan from wicker basket to reel of fishing line.
Access No. 132241 | 55 secs | 1990s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU old fashioned radio, wireless. Pan shadow and tools on galvanised iron wall. Pan CU wooden handles of various tools, lighter at end of shelf. MCU tools and wood shavings. VS handmade toy and model aeroplanes in workshop. CU Tim Winton talking about his father. 2 x WS beautiful blue ocean waves rolling in. WS waves hitting rocks, rock in F/G. High aerial over clear shallow water and islands with sandy beaches, dark patches on sea floor. Full round ball of golden sun setting behind dark ocean waves.
Access No. 132242 | 1 min 39 secs | 1990s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS sun glistening on seawater washing up on beach, seaweed in B/G. CU seawaters washing up against rock. WS aqua blue sea with small wave rippling in, promontory, headland, peninsular in B/G. MCU big wave crashing to camera. WS blue sky and some cloud with flat ocean and white foam rolling in at bottom of screen. Slow pan of gully, gorge, dry riverbed. MS grey ocean wave travelling quickly away from camera , meeting aqua coloured backwash. WS rough foamy waves rolling in, rocky outcrops and sand dunes in B/G.
Access No. 132243 | 1 min 7 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS cove with aqua water, green hilly headland in B/G, pan right to LS two people walking on flat white sandy beach, boulders in F/G. Overhead shot clear water washing over golden sand. Sun glinting off wet sand. Super: from ÒAn Open SwimmerÓ. Various fast moving reflections sunlight on water. CU wet sand, dissolve to aqua water with rock formation in B/G. Pan across items on beach - beach towel hanging on striped bag, fishing rod and reel, open picnic hamper, young man with bottle of wine, young woman in red halter top drinking from glass of white wine.
Access No. 132244 | 51 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS sea washing up against smooth rocks. ECU woman sipping white wine from glass, wedding ring on finger. Large smooth rock on beach with waves washing up against it, CU water swirling around base of rock. CU feet digging toes into sand. White foam gliding up beach, huge rock in B/G. Overhead shot clear seawater washing over sand, ripple. WS sunlight glinting on ocean surface, dorsal fin then two dolphins appear. MS Tim Winton and wife Denise on beach talking about dolphins, Tim picks up daughter. Dolphin swimming through waves.
Access No. 132245 | 1 min 6 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tim Winton's son Harry sitting on beach and drawing face in wet sand. MS Tim Winton in blue baseball cap, pan down to daughter Alice next to him holding white feather, drawing in sand with feather. MS son Jesse in ragged purple t-shirt, Tim's white t-shirt in F/G. Overhead shot Alice drawing large face in sand. MS Jesse, pan to drawing in sand. Tim and children. Son Harry drawing in sand, laughing and having a cuddle with Tim, Alice in B/G. Good WS surfer riding wave and disappearing over top, wave crashes.
Access No. 132246 | 1 min 3 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Author Tim Winton talking about finding a childlike perspective. Tim's wife Denise and two of their children on rocks silhouetted against shimmering sea late afternoon. Harry sitting in unusual rock pool at low tide, pan to Denise and Alice in another pool. Tim Winton talking about learning to observe the things in life that you don't really want to see. Tracking shot from behind white pig walking through yard, showing bottom and tail, face of pig as it walks towards camera. Tim Winton with loose long hair reading from his novel, Cloudstreet, at lectern with two microphones.
Access No. 132247 | 56 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Re-enactment footage boy watching and smiling, men in B/G. Super: from ÔCloudstreet'. MS white pig in muddy pen peering through chicken wire. Author Tim Winton with loose long hair reading extract about pig from book at lectern. Re-enactment VS two men, one man, boy watching, cut to pig at wire. Tim Winton reading. Boy watching. Pig at wire. MS steam rising from unpainted wooden picket fence, spider' s web right of frame. Reflections of plants in still water. VS boy and pig. WS Tim reading to audience. Various re-enactment footage of pig story, intercut with Tim reading story.
Access No. 132248 | 2 mins 24 secs | 1990s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS passenger jet, plane landing from right on runway, trees, town skyline and snow-capped mountains in B/G, super: Vancouver, Canada. WS Vancouver street with traffic. CU books in bookstore. Canadian radio announcer in studio introducing Australian author Tim Winton, Tim seated in studio, rubbing face. CU biography on Tim Winton. Audience seated in auditorium. Tim and woman standing at lectern, woman talking with Tim on his background. Reflection of Tim talking on phone in hotel room mirror.
Access No. 132249 | 48 secs | 1990s | Vancouver, BC, Canada | © NFSA | Colour |
Pan from cameraman to long-haired author Tim Winton talking to interviewer in back of bicycle-driven carriage. Tracking shot from behind carriage moving along Vancouver street. Tim Winton talking in interview in radio studio. VS crowds of people in bookstore buying copies of ÒCloudstreetÓ novel. Tim Winton at book signing. CU ÒThe RidersÓ novel cover. CU Tim talking in interview about writing on couples breaking up. Evening shot Vancouver harbour, roadway in F/G. Building lit by street lamp, neon sign on wall, super: from ÔCloudstreet'.
Access No. 132250 | 1 min 15 secs | 1990s | Vancouver, BC, Canada | © NFSA | Colour |
People inside dimly lit bar listening to author Tim Winton reading, Super: from ÔCloudstreet'. CU Tim reading. VS audience members listening and smiling. Tim reading, crowd laughing. Interview in radio studio with Tim Winton talking about his sense of landscape. WS bicycle-driven carriage going past house carrying cameraman, interviewer and Tim. Tim Winton from behind silhouetted in doorway against balcony railing and Vancouver building, super: from ÔThe Riders'. VS buildings and fountain.
Access No. 132251 | 1 min 8 secs | 1990s | Vancouver, BC, Canada | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial over lush green fields / farmland / pastures, some patchwork fields and farmhouses. Author Tim Winton sitting inside cabin of small passenger plane peering out window. MCU sunglasses. Aerial over lush farmland. Dissolve to aerial over West Australian island covered in bush, plateau in centre, surrounded by blue water. Pan across orange-red rock cliff face, some blackened. WS Tim walking along sandy shore, bare boab trees in F/G, sea in B/G. MS trunks of boab trees with bushland and cliff in B/G.
Access No. 132252 | 53 secs | 1990s | Canada; Vansittart, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Travelling aerial escarpment in shadow around to sunlit orange cliff face of island plateau, bushland at base leading to blue water. WS single wedge-tailed eagle in flight against blue sky. Tracking aerial past rocky face of plateau cliffs. POV from green water to rock formations surrounding sandy beach. LS silhouetted rocks in still blue water. WS expanse of aqua water in time-lapse with thin strip of land on horizon. Static shot cliff / rock formation at right of frame. WS rocky grassland edged with scrub and strip of sea and island plateau in B/G.
Access No. 132253 | 1 min 7 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS bare boab trees, MCU pan down bottle-shaped tree trunks. Author Tim Winton talking about boab trees. Low tracking aerial over cloudy water towards scrubby foreshore. Tim Winton and friend Ant in outboard boat. POV boat along muddy waterways through mangroves. WS boat coming around bend in waterway, Tim steers boat past camera. Fishing line in water pulling up large mud crab, yanked into boat. Ant sitting in boat with fishing rod. CU Tim, CU handling fishing reel. MS Tim. WS Tim standing in boat and Ant seated as he fishes.
Access No. 132254 | 1 min 37 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Tim Winton and friend Ant fishing from boat in mangrove swamp, good MCU catfish on line. WS expanse of white sand and deep blue sky with white clouds, 4WD appears over horizon. WS Tim Winton getting out of jeep, super: from ÔShallows'. WS sunlit blue water with dunes in B/G and black horizon. Good wide shots of sand dunes, sun low in sky peering from behind cloud, Tim walking through shot away from camera towards horizon. VS sand dunes. Overhead shot rippled sand, pan to Tim walking atop dune. Aerial over expanse of dunes, brown earth in B/G.
Access No. 132255 | 4 mins 29 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Author Tim Winton sitting in office talking about being seduced by sand dunes. WS desert sands, cloudy sky. WS dunes with blue water in F/G and dark horizon. WS yellow desert sand with footprints, clouds in sky, closer shot footprints in sand. Feet walking atop sand which then shifts. Overhead shot sand shifting / moving. High shot scattered shrubs over expanse of sand. Pan across sand to dead tree. Dissolve to bitumen highway, 4WD coming towards and past camera. Interior jeep VS Tim driving and talking about quiet places he visits.
Access No. 132256 | 1 min 36 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Travelling shot POV car along dark bitumen road past 4WD parked by sandy side of road. 4WD and motorbike pass on highway. Motorbike speeds past camera. MS author Tim Winton recounting childhood memory of motorcycle accident. VS re-enactment of memory, young Tim helping father with accident victim at night. Super: from ÔA Blow A Kiss'. POV car along highway. WS waterway, inlet, channel with rocks in F/G. WS seawater and large boulders. WS hazy mountain in distance with dark F/G. Pan grey water to industrial foreshore, whaling station, super: Albany, Western Australia
Access No. 132257 | 2 mins 41 secs | 1990s | Albany, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Silhouette large saw and cross against clouded sky, sun low in sky. CU teeth of saw in silhouette. VS exterior and interior of deserted whaling station. VS whale swimming on surface of water, tail breaching. Tilt up tree on coastline, sea in B/G, tree branches and leaves against blue sky, CU branches, LS tree against blue sky, beach in F/G. VS two sharks, probably carpet sharks, swimming in shallows, author Tim Winton observing sharks, VS Tim and friend feeding fish to sharks.
Access No. 132258 | 2 mins 56 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Various underwater tracking shot coral, small fish, super: from ÔThe Riders'. Two divers underwater, lionfish with exotic fins, VS Tim Winton diving, snorkelling underwater, wobbegong churning up sand, octopus, Tim swimming underwater with son. Tim talking about being underwater intercut with good underwater shots Tim diving deep. Tim reaching surface, Tim swimming on surface near coral POV below, swimming with stingray. VS underwater diving, super: from ÔThe Riders', Tim surfacing towards sun POV below.
Access No. 132259 | 3 mins 52 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS still sea with sun reflecting off surface, cloudy sky with boats on far horizon. Tracking aerial over rocky bluff and trees, narrow stretch of white beach in small cove with speedboat following shoreline past rocky point / headland. Aerial island with central plateau. VS aerial track outboard motor boat travelling on choppy ocean, two men boat. Aerial island with plateau. VS Tim Winton and friend Blue fishing from boat anchored in cove, super: from ÔCloudstreet'. VS catching and releasing large fish, killing large fish and crabs. VS fish and salad ready for meal preparation. Exterior beach camp at night, campfire if F/G. Tim Winton gutting fish, Ant putting crabs in pot on fire. VS men cooking meal and eating seafood.
Access No. 132260 | 5 mins 40 secs | 1990s | Vansittart Bay, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS dark choppy ocean at sunset, CU yellow sun reflection on wet sand. WS Winton family on beach around campfire, 4WD in B/G, moon high in sky. CU campfire. Pan from Denise Winton and daughter Alice to Tim Winton holding son Harry to son Jesse, super: from ÔCloudstreet'. Re-enactment footage family on beach lighting lamp. MCU Tim Winton and wife in profile in firelight. VS re-enactment footage of family intercut with Winton family. WS campfire at night. Slow pan silhouetted tree trunks, sea and dunes in B/G. WS flat blue sea. Re-enactment mother and child.
Access No. 132261 | 1 min 48 secs | 1990s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Re-enactment footage from Tim Winton novel, Cloudstreet, pan along dark blue water to VS boys waist deep fishing with net, WS father and boys in water, VS boy getting caught and trapped in net, struggling underwater, boy drowning, distressed parents with boy's body on beach, boy opens eyes and revives to family's great joy, mother hugging son who then expresses pain. Underwater shot bubbles rising to surface towards sunlight. VS darkened river and banks at dusk. Unusual shot boy's face against fishing net. Water's surface in very late light.
Access No. 132262 | 2 mins 41 secs | 1990s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Author Tim Winton talking about being ourselves. POV dark cave to camping gear on beach, sea in B/G. CU handwriting with fountain pen. Pan of rockery to CU Tim Winton's face as he writes, head rested in one hand. VS Tim writing in cave. MS Tim talking. POV car travelling along road in flat landscape. Re-enactment footage road accident victims. Tim talking about accident scene. Yellow farm building. Re-enactment bloodied hands from victims. Tim talking about man leaving handprint in blood.
Access No. 132263 | 2 mins 34 secs | 1990s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
POV boat travelling along waterway in green mangroves. Author Tim Winton relating an idea he has for a scene in his book about a man having a vision. Overhead shot books laid out on desk, pan across books, super: from ÔIn the Winter Dark'. Zoom to handwriting on notepaper. Pan upwards from rustic fence to dusky pink sky and moon above. Pan darkened mountain landscape with sunset sky. Pan list of words handwritten on notepaper, photo of beach. WS shimmering water at sunset. Notes on paper. Aerial over rocky landscape with scrub to flat blue sea and distant land on horizon.
Access No. 132264 | 2 mins 32 secs | 1990s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 15a - Author, Time Winton and family swimming at the beach. VS underwater snorkelling, fish and coral, CU of starfish. CU of lionfish. Good sunset over water and two rocky outcrops.
Access No. 135741 | 60 mins 26 secs | 1990s | Exmouth, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |