For 40 years ‘eternity’ was written on the streets of Sydney. Always the same, the word scratched in chalk in elegant copperplate script. It took 20 years to discover its writer, Mr Eternity. 


“Beautiful and enigmatic story of Mr Eternity,” The Sydney Morning Herald, June 1994


Director: Lawrence Johnston

Producer: Susan MacKinnon

Partners: Australian Film Commission,
NSW Film & TV Office, Film Victoria

Year of Production: 1994

Duration: 56 mins


1994 Toronto International Film Festival

1994 Chicago International Film Festival

1994 Telluride Film Festival

1994 Heartland Film Festival, Indianapolis

1995 San Francisco Film Festival

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1995 Distinguished Achievement Award, International Documentary Association, Los Angeles

1995 Best Documentary, Dendy Awards

1995 Top Ten of International Television Production, Cologne Conference, Koln, Germany

1995 Special Jury Award, Golden Gate Awards, San Francisco International Film Festival.

1994 Highly Commended, Documentary, Cinema & Television, Australian Cinematography Society

1994 Winner, Best Cinematography for a Non-feature film, Australian Film Institute Award

1994 Australian Film Institute Nomination for Best Documentary

1994 Winner, Australian Film Critics’ Circle for Best Documentary

1994 Aust Film Critics’ Circle nominations,: Best Short Film + Highly Commended Cinematography

1994 Winner, Silver Hugo for Documentary, Chicago International Film Festival

1994 Winner, Crystal Heart Award for a visionary film, Heartland Festival, Indianapolis

1994 Winner, the Kino Award for Creative Excellence, Melbourne Film Festival

1994 Winner, Australian Film Critics Circle Award for the Best Documentary at the Sydney Film Festival

1994 Selected as one of the TOP TEN Films at the Brisbane Film Festival

1994 Best Documentary at the Hawaii Film Festival