Look the Part

2021 | Australia | 7 mins | 1.85:1
Genre: Comedy | Heartwarmer | Children’s
Themes: Disability | Dance | LGBTQIA+
Disability represented on screen: Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: Sam is a theatre janitor who aspires to become a dancer. Too shy to realise her dreams, Sam watches dancers practicing on stage from afar. One night, her passion is awakened by her imaginary inner diva, Peaches. Encouraging Sam to embrace her love of dance, Peaches reminds her that talent comes in all shapes and sizes, and can often defy expectations.

Behind the Scenes (BTS)


Sam – Ellen Maher
Peaches – Luke McCaul
Salsa Dancers – Jaime-Jesus Manuelian, Mary-Grace Brown
Elsa – Rae Pastuszak
Jack – Oliver Williams
Backup dancers – Ashley Kuhle, Timothy Yaw, Benjamin Howard, Rae Pastuszak


Director – Claire Fletcher
Writer – Claire Fletcher and Bus Stop Films Class of 2022
Producer – Kristen Hodges
Cinematographer – Velinda Wardell ACS
Production Design – Nellie Blundell, Eleanor Lestrange
Editor – Claire Fletcher
Sound Design – Adrian Bilinksy
Composer – Adrian Bilinksy

Festival Screenings & Awards

CinefestOZ Film Festival 2022 (Australia)
Adelaide Film Festival 2022 (Australia)
Edmonton International Film Festival 2022 (Canada)
Inspired Dance Film Festival 2022 (Australia) – Winner: Best of the Fest and Best Disabled Dance Film
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2022 (USA)
Pittsburgh Shorts 2022 (USA)
San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2022 (USA)
Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2023 (Australia)
Port Adelaide Diversity & Inclusion Film Festival 2023 (Australia) – Winner: Best Costume & Set Design and Audience Award
Dance Camera Istanbul 2023 (Turkey)
Choreoscope Barcelona Dance Film Festival 2023 (Spain)
Oska Bright Film Festival 2024 (UK)
BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival 2024 (UK)