Kill Off

2017 | Australia | 15 mins
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Themes: Disability | BIPOC | CALD | Dance | Relationships | Family | Friendship | Music | Employment
Disability represented on screen: Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: A woman with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) forms an unlikely friendship with a Sudanese refugee through their mutual love of KRUMP.

Starring Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story).

Trailer | Behind The Scenes (BTS)


Sonja – Jamie Brewer
Emma – Abby Earl
Goodwill – Mandela Manthia
Sonja’s Colleague – Joni Campbell
Security Guard – Will Madden
Laundry Manager – Louisa Raft


Director – Genevieve Clay-Smith
Writer – Genevieve Clay-Smith
Producer – Erin Black
Cinematographer – Henry Smith
Production Design – Lee Launay
Editor – Fiona Strain ASE
Sound Design – Wayne Pashley
Composer – Jonny Higgins

Festival Screenings & Awards

Flicker’s Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017 (USA) – Winner: First Prize for Best Director
South Dakota Film Festival 2017 (USA) – Winner: Award for Inspiration
Taos Shortz Film Festival 2017 (USA) – Winner: Honourable Mention
The Extraordinary Film Festival 2017 (Belgium) – Winner: Audience Award
Australian Short Film Today 2018 – Special Mention: Audience Award
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017 (Japan) – Nominee: Diversity Award
St Kilda Film Festival 2017 (Australia)
Adelaide Film Festival 2017 (Australia)
Cleveland International Film Festival 2017 (USA)
Montreal International Black Film Festival 2017 (USA)
HollyShorts Film Festival 2017 (USA)
All Lights India International Film Festival 2017 (India)
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2018 (Australia)
Bentonville Film Festival 2018 (USA)
Deep in the Heart Film Festival 2018 (USA)
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2018 (Australia)
Kerry International Film Festival 2018 (Ireland)
Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma des Antipodes 2018 (France)
IFFM Short Film Competition 2019
ENTRE 2 CANNES 2019 (France)
ReelAbilities Film Festival New York 2019 (USA)