The Broken Rail

Jason Brown

2001, 15:00 minutes, colour, English


A quarrel over firewood causes an isolated mountain couple to experience the most horrific and devastating night of their lonely lives.

An ongoing experiment in uniting human actors into fully digital environments using low-tech hardware, this animated film was built on consumer-level computer equipment over the course of a year.

Rental and Sales

Single Screening Rental


Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)


5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy


Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote

Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote

Curators and programmers, please contact to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.

Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.