Op Shop

Shop assistant Lucy, helps William purchase a much desired item of clothing and in doing so gives him an opportunity to express his true self.

  • Elise Lamb
  • Elise Lamb
  • Elise Lamb
  • Matthew James French
    Key Cast
  • Kelsie McDonald
    Key Cast
  • Bronwyn Nayler
    Key Cast
  • Elise Lamb
  • Greg Scurr
    Production Assistant
  • Elise Lamb
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, LGBTQ
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 6, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20 AUD
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  • Lift-Off Global Network Sessions
    United Kingdom
    November 10, 2019
    Official Selection
  • PRIDE Queer Film Festival
    March 4, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Bendigo Queer Film Festival
    April 4, 2020
    Official Selection
  • ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival
    June 13, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival
    November 16, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Queer Film Festival Esslingen

    October 12, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Elise Lamb

Hailing from Brisbane, Australia and classically trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Elise's filmmaking career is preceded by almost two decades of work as an actor, dancer and theatre-maker in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Driven by the desire to create and tell her own stories, Elise expanded into writing and directing in 2012 when she made her first short film BLOWN for Tropfest.

In 2016, Elise graduated from the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London with a Master of Arts in Advanced Theatre Practice and was awarded the Ian Potter Cultural Trust. Upon graduating, she was accepted onto the Young Vic Director’s Program and was awarded a Bursary from Sir Nicholas Hytner to develop her writing at the National Theatre. Her debut full length play THE AUSTRALIAN GIRL was workshopped at The Old Vic Labs and produced Off-West End at Theatre N16. Other plays presented in London include A DANCE OF TWO SISTERS and DEEDS, NOT WORDS at the Pleasance Theatre and LOST IN BANK at Greenwich Theatre.

In 2019, Elise obtained a Graduate Certificate in Screen Production from Griffith Film School with her graduating film METHOD IN MADNESS being selected as a Semi-Finalist for the Los Angeles CineFest.

Elise is currently developing her own slate of work including a Proof of Concept for the screen adaptation of her play THE AUSTRALIAN GIRL and a Television Drama Series ROCKING OUT which was long-listed for the Screen Queensland + Stan Premium Drama Development Fund.

As a filmmaker, Elise creates powerful imagery and utilises the camera to capture intimate moments. Her background in theatre is a solid foundation for her understanding of story and character. Her extensive acting experience allows her to connect with her actors and guide authentic visceral performances with her dance knowledge aiding the development of the physical narrative. As a storyteller, she is passionate about points of difference and exploring the female experience through the female lens.

Elise is a member of the Australian Writers' Guild (AWG) & Australian Directors' Guild (ADG).


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Director Statement

As a storyteller I am very passionate about sharing points of differences and lived experiences and believe cinema is a powerful tool to share stories.

With OP SHOP, I wanted to make a film with a simple message: be kind to one another.

I would like to thank Lifeline Australia for their support during the making of this film and for allowing us to film in their shop at Browns Plains. Also, to my sister for lending me her camera and my dad for lending me his music.

This film is dedicated to my friends who are members of the LGBTQ community.

I see you & I love you.