Director of Photography: Michael Latham.

Slapper brings audiences closer to earth, to a suburban wasteland in rural Australia where a broke, angry teenager hustles money for the morning-after pill while stuck babysitting a wild and uncooperative five-year-old, determined to not let poverty strip her of her bodily autonomy.

This is a film of high ambition and confident execution. Latham has deftly created a visually striking story of the everyday battles of a young working class woman, but its real brilliance lies in the twists and turns of human interaction. It is the mark of a real talent to surprise and move an audience as this cinematographer does.

Slapper will proudly make its international premiere as part of the Short Film program at the Sundance Film Festival this year.


Reviewed by Vanessa Abbott as part of the Short Film Program at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017.

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