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 
La Mama Cinematica: Edition #3
La Mama Cinematica at War-Rak/Banksia


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