To athletes, the Olympics and Paralympics are as sacred as time itself. The training that goes on behind the scenes is no different. The repetitions and revolutions are like seconds that make up the hour. But, what if that clock was to stop?


Silent Without The Sun showcases what happens when there is a break in the cycle. Through the sport of rowing, we showcase the resilience, commitment and training of the men and women from the Australian National Rowing Training Centres.

This powerful story is illustrated like never before – a beautiful and courageous visual experience. We champion the athletes that get up before the sun and rise to the occasion.



A film by Ed de Carvalho

Ed is an up-and-coming director who works closely with agencies and brands to help produce, direct and create successful campaigns for clients in Australia and internationally. He is a former lightweight rower who represented Australia on the International stage in the U23 and Open categories till 2016. Ed hopes to make feature films in the future.

words by Tom Sacre

Silent without the sun