Kill Off All ages
American Horror Story’s Jamie Brewer, stars as KRUMP-obsessed Sonja, who can’t wait to start her new job in order to get away from her over-bearing sister Emma. Emma’s been running the family while their mother battles cancer and believes that Sonja’s over zealous public KRUMP dancing and ‘gangsta’ manifestations are causing more trouble than what they’re worth. Emma strictly tells Sonja not to miss the 5pm bus to ensure she’s on time at the hospital to visit their mum, however as the day progresses Sonja happens upon a kindred spirit. She spies a Sudanese co-worker KRUMP dancing while he works and chooses to stay back in order to challenge him to a dance battle. When Sonja misses the bus, Emma discovers that the issue she needs to confront has nothing to do with Sonja and everything to do with her own anger over their mother’s cancer.
Director Genevieve Clay-Smith | Producer Erin Black | Screenwriter Genevieve Clay-Smith | Cinematographer Henry Smith | Editor Fiona Strain | Composer Jonny Higgins | Cast Jamie Brewer, Abby Earl, Mandela Mathia
Genevieve Clay-Smith is an Australian writer/director, who enjoys telling stories that uplift and inspire audiences through pathos and humor. She began her film making career by landing a job making a documentary for not-for-profit organisation, Down Syndrome N.S.W and in 2009 won Tropfest with her critically acclaimed short film Be My Brother. She is an advocate for inclusive film making and authentic casting. Genevieve mentored 12 filmmaking students with an intellectual disability in the making of Kill Off through a film studies program she devised through her not for profit organisation, Bus Stop Films. Each student teamed up with a mentor and worked on the set in various roles. Genevieve's passion for inclusion has seen her become involved in the Screen NSW ScreenAbilities initiative as a consultant and partner, as well as become appointed to the advisory committee of the newly formed Office of Arts, Screen and Culture. To date her work explores themes to do with societal perspectives, isolation, reconciliation, the family unit and disability.