You might remember us singing the praises of Melbourne-based filmmaker Luci Schroder way back in 2017, for her brilliant short film SLAPPER.
The film, which followed a destitute teenager from rural Australia scraping together money for the morning-after pill, was the deserved winner of Vimeo’s Best Drama of the Year Award, Best Short at Sydney Film Festival, and won Luci the Emerging Australian Filmmaker Award at MIFF—and that’s just a few of the accolades it picked up. It’s a powerful 15-minute film that put the magnifying glass on poverty and bodily autonomy, and you can watch it just below in just a minute… but first, we’ve got a favour to ask.
Luci’s film has just been nominated for Short Film of the Decade in this year’s AACTA Awards, which is a pretty huge deal. SLAPPER is up against some tough competition, but if you loved her film as much as we did, we’re hoping you’ll take 10 seconds of your time to vote for Luci to win here—it’s as simple as hitting the thumbs up below her film, which you’ll find if you scroll down the page.