Kill Off

2016 – Writer/Director (original story)
Comedy Drama
15 minutes

A vivacious woman with Down syndrome forms an unlikely friendship with a Sudanese refugee through their mutual love of KRUMP.

Kill Off is an inclusive film project brought to life by 11 students with an intellectual disability under the guidance of professional film industry mentors. The short was made through a 10-month inclusive filmmaking program, that I developed based off a short story I had written and characters I’d created. The program was designed to give people who never usually get the chance to study or be involved in filmmaking the opportunity to do so.
We brought Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story) to Australia to work with the students and we produced a variety of disability awareness raising events including; An Evening with Jamie Brew; Thoughts and Reflections on Diversity and Inclusion in the Film Industry Jamie Meets Members of the Up Club And Press on Studio 10, 7.30 Report and more

EP: Eleanor Winkler
Producer: Erin Black
DOP: Henry Smith
Editor: Fiona Strain
Composer: Jonny Higgins
Production company – Bus Stop Films


1st prize for Direction – Rhode Island International Film Festival
Award for Inspiration – South Dakota Film Festival
Honourable Mention – Taos Shortz Film Festival
Runner up – Australian Short Film Today, Paris
Runner up – Australian Short Film Today, Austin
Audience Award – Extraordinary Film Festival, Belgium


Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia (Diversity Award nominee)
Australian Short Film Today Touring Film Festival; New York, Austin, Paris, Berlin, St Tropez, London, Boston, Asia Society Texas
St Kilda International Film Festival
Adelaide International Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Montreal International Black Film Festival
HollyShorts Film Festival
Bentonville Film Festival
IFFM Short Film Competition 2019
ENTRE 2 CANNES, France 2019
Deep in the Heart Film Festival
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival
Heart of Gold International Film festival
Sprout Film Festival
HollyShorts Film Festival
Kerry Film Festival
Cinema Des Antipodes
ReelAbilities New York

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