Experiencing Interruptions?


Jessy’s back is against the wall, with no job, a sick child, a thuggish boyfriend and his gangster boss raising hell in her garage and some missing money, what could possibly go wrong?

  • Zachary Boulton
  • Zachary Boulton
  • Zachary Boulton
  • Melinda Joan Reed
    Key Cast
  • Michael Deed
    Key Cast
  • Michael Cuckson
    Key Cast
  • Xavier Stent
    Key Cast
  • Shardé Anne
    Key Cast
  • Shea Nathaniel Moir
    Key Cast
  • Nick Kelly
  • Bunijt Miles
    Camera Operator 1
  • Megan Kay Smith
    Camera Operator 2
  • Ethan Hong
    Sound on set
  • Guy Webster
  • Zachary Boulton
  • Mel Beltram
    Sound Assistance
  • Matt Murtagh
    Lighting and Gaffer
  • James Hyams
    Stills and BTS
  • Anna Mathiassen
    Head of Make Up Department
  • Kristie Owen
    Head of Special Effect Make Up
  • Sonja Howard
    Special Effect Make Up
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller, Crime
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 17, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 AUD
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  • Shooting Format:
    4k DCI Red Raw
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Director Biography - Zachary Boulton

Zachary Boulton is a proud Brisbane based Actor, Director, Playwright and Teacher. Zachary also completed an Advanced Diploma of Acting at University of Canberra and a Bachelor of Applied Theatre at Griffith University. Zac’s most recent and significant credits include Man in BrisAsia Fest2021, Megafauna Performer for Dead Puppet Society in Brisfest2020, Director of David Burton’s Wisdom for the Youth Ensemble for Queensland Theatre’s Scene Project (In house showing 2020), Bill in Creative Development of My Fathers Wars by Elaine Akworth (2020), Soldier in Comfort Development by Anna Loren QPDA Reading (2020), Ensemble in Woman in House in the Dunes by Belloo Creative (2020), Hooker in Feature Film The Brighton Miracle Directed by Max Mannix (2020), Lead role Clyde in Feature Film Brisbane by Stewart Tyrrell (2019/21), Artist in Residence Writer/Director of Sleep...Over for Fusion Project & Boys Show Project at James Nash State High (2019-21), Co-Director of Love Means Nothing in Tennis by White Rabbit Theatre Ensemble (2019), Teacher Artist for La Boite Riot Program (2019), Dweezil and Phil in cartoon Space Chickens in Space (2018), Veles in Xbox game Hand of Fate 2 (2018), Earl in Agnus and Earl - Commonwealth Games (2018), Participant of PlayLab Incubator program (2017), Guest Artist Teacher at Yeronga State High (2016-21), Seasonal QUT Acting Tutor (2016-20), DJ in Hanako and Performer in Sand by Belloo Creative (2016-2019), Zac in one-man show The Fever (2015).

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Director Statement

When I first began writing this film I wanted to explore the theme of domestic violence in Australia. I have witnessed violence from men in multiple ways towards women and it's a topic I'm still unpacking and learning about today.

The Film Jessy is an amplified expression of some of the themes that ran through my life as a teen, through relationships I've seen, exposure to alcohol and drugs, toxic masculinity and films and theatre that inspire me (such as Animal Kingdom and Snowtown).

We filmed all of Jessy over 2 days, which blows my mind considering how long it took to edit in post! However, I'm very proud of the result. I'm grateful for all the time and effort all the artists and collaborators put into my film and the donors who helped raised the funds for post production. I'm forever greatful!