Mise En Place

2022 | Australia | 6 mins | 1.85:1
Genre: Drama
Themes: Disability | Bullying | Employment
Disability represented on screen: Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: Charlie works as a dishwasher in one of Sydney’s most high end restaurants, where one of her coworkers regularly ridicules and belittles her creativity. When her vindictive colleague is struck by karma, Charlie finally has a chance to express herself and showcase her talent for artful plating.

Starring Spanish-Australian celebrity chef Miguel Maestre.

Trailer | Behind The Scenes (BTS)


Charlie – Ashley Khule
Chef – Miguel Maestre
Karen – Lianne Mackessy
Pastry Chef – Micaela Phillips
Sous Chef – Alyssa Cook
Waitress – Nataly Thomson


Director – Julian Neuhaus
Writer – Jacinta Marshall
Producer – Dianna La Grassa
Cinematographer – Shane Parsons
Production Design -Alyssa Cook
Editor – Julian Neuhaus
Sound Design – ZigZag Post
Composer – Caleb Jacobs

Festival Screenings & Awards

CinefestOZ Film Festival 2023 (Australia) – Nominee: Best Screenplay
ReelAbilities Pittsburgh Film Festival 2023 (USA)
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2023 (Australia)
Westpac OpenAir Sydney 2024 (Australia)
Oska Bright Film Festival 2024 (UK)
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) 2024 (USA)