The Girl with One Eyelash


A father faces his biggest fear - of losing a child - when his daughter is diagnosed with a deadly illness that will impact her for the rest of her life. The documentary follows Hayley’s journey, a young girl diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma - a soft tissue tumour - and her relationship with her father, Andrew. “The Girl with the One Eyelash” explores the challenges Hayley has been forced to overcome and is yet to face, for the rest of her life. 

We edited a version of the documentary for Cancer Council Victoria to be used in their fundraising campaign in 2018.

You can watch the campaign version of the film here and the campaign can be found here.


Film Production Company: Taival Films


Director: Melisa Visca & Heidi Ylä-Ajos

Director of Photography: Jordan Montgomery

1st AC: Liam Fouracre

Producer: Heidi Ylä-Ajos & Melisa Visca

On-Set Sound Recordist: Dean Damman & Heidi Ylä-Ajos

Sound Design and post-production: Timothy Knowles

Music Composer: Michael Alvey

Music (final scene): "Plans" by Birds of Tokyo

Editor & Colourist: C.K. Michael 

The Brown Family:

Hayley, Andrew, Leia, Natalie & Jackson


Special thanks to: 

SAE Creative Media Institute Melbourne

The Royal Children's Hospital

Starlight Foundation