ZEF follows a 21-year-old genderqueer topless meat raffle worker through a collage of moments, sensations and memories; exploring gender, love and sexuality. An unfiltered snapshot of our desire for intimacy in its oscillating forms.


Zef Valdes
Alex Nash
Tanieka McPhee
Cassidy Mac
Reyne Williams
Jack Jackson-Townshend


Director + Producer - Jessica Barclay Lawton
Cinematographer - Alex Cardy
Editor - Delaney Murphy
Sound Designer + Mixer - Lachlan Harris
Dialogue Editor - Jennifer Leonforte
Colourist - Nicholas Hower
Music - Alex Cobb, Celer, Keith Fullerton Whitman
Thank you - Nowness, Marley Hansen, Catapult Casting, Zak Hamer, Jenna Eriksen, Amery Johnston 

Official Selection

Aesthetica Short Film Festival
ReelGood Film Festival
Promofest Short of the Year - Winter
Cinematica #3
Himachal Short Film Festival
Usak Short Film Festival
Skiptown Film Fest, LA
Greenwich Village Film Festival
Across the Globe Film Festival


Winner ‘Best Documentary’ ReelGood Film Festival
Winner Gold Award (VIC / TAS) Australian Cinematographers Society
Short of the Year (Winter) - Special Jury Mention
Award Winner - Across the Globe Film Festival