Girl Coded

2022 | Australia | 9 mins | 16:9
Genre: Musical
Themes: LGBTQIA+ | Music | Teens | Technology
Disability represented on screen: Autism Spectrum Disorder | Neurodiverse
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: Desperate for power, ambitious tech nerd Robbie is keen to hack into her high school’s anonymous gossip page to garner popularity. Robbie enlists her loyal friend Ruth to help, but as tensions grow between Ruth’s moral compass and Robbie’s unconscionable actions, Ruth reveals a secret that blows their project (and friendship) wide open.

Starring Chloé Hayden (Heartbreak High) and Kath Ebbs (Neighbours).

Behind the Scenes (BTS)


Robbie – Kath Ebbs
Ruth – Chloé Hayden


Director – Grace Valerie-Lynette
Writer – Grace Valerie-Lynette
Producer – Dianna La Grassa
Cinematographer – Felix Maude
Production Design – Lily Currey-Billyard
Editor – Daniel Oates
Sound Design – Thomas Ward
Composer – Grace Valerie-Lynette

Festival Screenings & Awards

Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) 2023 (Australia) – In Competition
Oska Bright Film Festival 2024 (UK)
BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival 2024 (UK)
Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2024 (Australia)
Daydream Cinema 2024 (UK)
Geelong Pride Film Festival 2024 (Australia)
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) 2024 (USA)
St Kilda Film Festival 2024 (Australia) – In Competition