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Daughter is a short film and awareness project produced by Nexus Production Group. The film was produced with support from the City Of Port Phillip through the 2015/2016 Cultural Development Fund, various St Kilda/ Port Phillip businesses and partnered with the St Kilda Gatehouse. 

Daughter is loosely based on and inspired by the tragic murders of Jill Meagher in Brunswick and St Kilda's own Tracy Connelly, whose occupation as a sex worker was highlighted in the media, leading to her murder and personal story being sadly overshadowed. The main themes of the film are gendered violence and victim blaming. 

The film is an exploration on the way women are viewed in society, shown from the view of three female lead characters as the audience follows each of them on a Friday night out in St Kilda. Each woman varies in age, culture, wealth, education and social status, but their lives become entwined and affected by an act of violence this fateful night.

Through each character's experience Daughter shows the audience that any woman can become a victim of violence and that victim blaming is an unjustified response to a much deeper problem which lingers within our society in many different forms. There are many interesting aspects to Daughter, but what the film predominantly asks is- "would you care if she was your daughter?"




Writer/ Director / Sarah Jayne

Cinematography/ Stephen Ramplin

First Ass. Director / Jemma Van Loenen

On set sound / Glenn Taylor & Alex Wakefield

Producer / Ivan Malekin

Co Producer & PR / Dinushi Dias 



Aisha Tara / Jemma
Carolyn Rey / Alethea
Katherine Langford / Scarlett

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“The film was written with perfect balance between memorable, dark and precise. The lead actress (Aisha) was absolutely a stand out. Glad I had the opportunity to view this... a much needed message.” Christina Dias


* Saturday 29th of October 2016- Swanpool Community Cinema w. Made In Melbourne Film Festival Special Event 7pm- CLICK FOR WEBSITE . Tix are cash only at the cinema - various prices

* Saturday 29th of October 2016- Woolongong Film Festival - Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia - From 6.30pm For all details and to buy tix CLICK HERE

* Sunday 20th of November 2016- Mansfeild Armchair Cinema special screening w. Made In Melbourne Film Festival Special Event - 2pm - CLICK FOR DETAILS AND TIX 

* Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 - Queenscliff Uniting Church Movie Club 1pm- CLICK FOR WEBSITE Tix are $5 cash only at the event. 

* Saturday 4th of March 2017 - Anarco Film Festival @ Hope Street Cinema, Brunswick 7.30pm - 12.30am

Upcoming events

* Australia wide via FANFORCE - Book a screening at your local cinema from January 5th 2017- click here - FANFORCE



Read the latest Daughter updates here








Daughter is a 28 minute short film and awareness project which teaches the importance of respect for others and the danger of victim blaming, as shown through the eyes of three different women. Daughter explores the way women are viewed in our society - everything from women's behaviour when out at night, their choice of profession and how they choose to dress is brought up and discussed in this thought provoking short film. 

Daughter is now available to purchase as a resource through ATOM's Online Educational Shop in three formats - DVD, 3 Day Rental and 5 year access. For Victorian screenings writer/director Sarah Jayne is available for bookings at a small fee, should you require someone to introduce the film and take part in a Q&A after the screening. 

Nexus Production Group will be touring with Daughter through education facilities late 2016 and continuing on in 2017. In August 2016 the film had it's first educational screening at Holmesglen Tafe Waverley, where the film was integrated with the teaching practice for the Justice Course students.

Daughter is also now on the FanForce website from January 5th. Now it is easy for large groups who want to host their own private screenings of Daughter at local cinemas in their local area. Click the FANFORCE button below to read more and host a cinema screening now.

Should you wish to discuss Daughter screening at your school or education facility after purchasing the film via ATOM, please get in touch with either Sarah Jayne or Ivan Malekin from NPG directly via the CONTACT page and request a PRESS KIT. 

Sarah Jayne speaking about Daughter at Holmesglen Waverley TAFE in August 2016

Sarah Jayne speaking about Daughter at Holmesglen Waverley TAFE in August 2016



A big thank you to all the Daughter sponsors and partners.  We are very grateful for the support - the film would not be possible without your involvement. Please click on each logo to learn more about the sponsor/partner.

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PRODUCER - IVAN MALEKIN P: 0419 518 790  E :