2020 | Australia | 10 mins
Genre: Drama
Themes: Disability | Employment | Mental Health | Women
Disability represented on screen: Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: After being met with discrimination and feeling overwhelmed by unrealistic beauty standards, Kira, a young woman with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), is led to change her online appearance to gain employment.



Kira – Rae Pastuszak
Mel – Sophie Hawkshaw
Jan – Belinda Delaney
Dana – Nicole Yardley


Director – Lianne Mackessy
Writer – Jillian Wade, with contributions from Bus Stop Program 4 students 2020
Producer – Dianna La Grassa, Tracey Corbin-Matchett
Cinematographer – Mikey Hamer
Production Design – Angus Callander
Editor – Nick Hogan
Sound Design – Geoff McGarvey

Festival Screenings & Awards

CinefestOZ Film Festival 2021 (Australia)
Oska Bright Film Festival 2022 (UK)
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2022 (UK)
Barnes Film Festival 2023 (UK)
Port Adelaide Diversity & Inclusion Film Festival (PADIFF) 2023 (Australia) – Winner: Best Diversity & Inclusion Film and Audience Award
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2023 (UK)