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7 Shorts by women, about women, featuring the theme of rising up. Thematically, the entire block ties together the feeling of a rebellious force and pushback. These women take charge against the odds and obstacles.

A peek into the inner world of a turbulent and hilarious teenage friendship group on their after-school shopping trip.


Director Biography - Sophie Somerville


Sophie Somerville is an Australian writer and director who has just finished her Masters of Film at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2019. She has experience directing children, adults, adults who act like children, and chickens. She has also taught English to some kids in Romania, passed out on a bob sled in Latvia, and won a staring contest with a snow monkey in Nagano, Japan.


Director Statement

"Peeps" came about out of a lot of inferior scripts that featured standard, linear plot lines and singular protagonists. I had scripts with all five girls, but I couldn't decide which one was my favourite, and I had a problem that I often have - where my desire to be completely truthful starts to conflict with my desire to tell a story. I wanted both, and I felt that sometimes in order to have one I would need to compromise the other. 


So I had to find my own way of telling the story, one in which each girls' unique experiences and perspectives could coexist in the same film. As a result, I experienced the utterly magnificent feeling you get when you wander away from the conventional. The film makes its own rules, and I love that about it. 


I hope you enjoy it. 

Sophie

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    18 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Australia
  • Director
    SOPHIE SOMERVILLE
  • Screenwriter
    SOPHIE SOMERVILLE
  • Cast
    Elle Callow-Sussex, Shyla Farrugia, Shaelyn Connor, Mackenzie O'Brien
  • Cinematographer
    Carter Looker