Snapshot follows the relationship between two sisters, Sophie (18) and Alex (15), at a family BBQ one summer afternoon. When a video of Sophie is posted online without her consent, Alex is the only one who jumps to her sister’s aid. Snapshot examines the psychological effects of victim blaming and image-based abuse, as well as the undeniable power of sisterhood.

  • Becki Bouchier
  • Becki Bouchier
  • Hannah Ogawa
    Key Cast
  • Jess Lu
    Key Cast
  • Chrissie Leigh
    Key Cast
  • Sally Brown
    Associate Producers
  • Luda Smelyanskaya
    Associate Producers
  • Alice Stephens
    Director of Photography
  • Lorena Araya Gonzalez
    Production Designer
  • Casey Norman
  • Becki Bouchier
  • Calum Kenihan
    Sound Design
  • Kelly Barlin
    First Assistant Director
  • Austin Gilbert
    First Camera Assistant
  • Ahmadah Adil
    Second Camera Assistant
  • Maria Taxliabouri
    Unit Manager
  • Luda Smelyanskaya
    Unit Manager
  • Josh Whitaker
    Sound Recordist
  • James Walsh
    Sound Recordist
  • Tess McArthur-Dowty
    Second Assistant Director
  • Francis Healy Wood
  • Jeanne Khin
    Best Person
  • Madeline Nibali
    Costume Designer
  • Lilyraine Bond
    Make-up Artist
  • Alexandra Marshall
    Make-up Artist
  • Rachel Tierney
    Make-up Artist
  • Caleb Ribates
    Art Department Assistant
  • Rachel Tierney
    Art Department Assistant
  • Tom Matthews
  • Caleb Ribates
  • Lauri Jean
    Stills Photographer
  • Mathew Sellick
  • Andrew Connell
    Online Editor
  • Lincoln Sharpe
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Coming of age, Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 AUD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Victorian College of the Arts
  • Austin Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    October 30, 2022
    World Premiere
    Nominated for Best Student Short
  • Australian Writers' Guild AWGIE Awards

    Nominated: Best Short Film
  • Australian Directors' Guild Awards

    Nominated: Best Direction in a Student Film
  • Peninsula Film Festival
    Mornington Peninsula
    February 4, 2023
    Finalist: Best Film
  • Setting Sun Film Festival
Director Biography - Becki Bouchier

Becki Bouchier is a Singaporean/Australian filmmaker based in Naarm/Melbourne. Her work explores the challenges facing women in contemporary society, including mental health issues and preconceived gender roles.

While her passion is writing and directing narrative film, she has built a successful career as an editor over the past decade, having contributed to many TVCs and case studies that have gone on to win international awards, at festivals such as Cannes Lions and London International Awards.

Becki’s short films have screened at film festivals all around the world, and her screenplays have placed in competitions with the Australian Writers' Guild, the Austin Film Festival and many more. She has been accepted into the AWG’s prestigious Pathways program with two television pilot scripts. Her debut play Chasing Yesterday, which she wrote and directed, premiered to a sold-out season at the 2019 Melbourne Fringe. Becki completed a Master of Film and Television (Narrative Directing) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2021. She is incredibly passionate about bringing her stories to the world, and with the recent push for gender equality and cultural diversity within the industry, she feels there has never been a better time to make herself heard.

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Director Statement

There are many assumptions on how women should act, dress, and speak in this day and age. The demands are generic, and often contradictory.

Wear make-up, but look natural. Be strong, but stay feminine. Act feisty, but not difficult.

Growing up, I tried my best to adhere to these widespread expectations. These days, I know better. It’s time we dismantled these preconceived notions, and instead forge a path where young women can decide who they are for themselves.

As a filmmaker, I am committed to representing women’s issues on screen; particularly those that are often downplayed or stigmatised. For too long, women have taken a back seat to male protagonists and creatives. I am proud to bring previously overlooked stories to light.

Image-based abuse - or, as it is colloquially known, revenge porn - is one such issue. Explicit imagery being posted online without consent is scarily common in today’s digital age, leaving a trail of female victims who are often condemned for a crime they did not commit.

I will say it once, and clearly: there is nothing wrong with women exploring their sexuality. There is nothing wrong with women taking photos of themselves in a space where they feel safe and respected. What goes wrong is when these private images are used for exploitation and revenge. This is a crime, and a gross mistreatment of trust and respect. It places the victim in a vulnerable position, which is only made worse by the victim-blaming that often follows.

"Well, what did they expect? It’s their own fault for not being more careful."

Sadly, this reaction is all too familiar. The greater public would never blame a victim of, say, a robbery. So why is it that when it comes to crimes of image-based abuse, women are perceived as being at fault?

Snapshot explores the psychological outcomes of sexual cyber-harassment. It doesn’t by any means contain all the answers, but it does aim to show things from an external point of view. My hope is that audiences will walk away with a challenged perspective, and think twice before forming opinions on how women should act.

We, as women, are many things. But we do not need society to dictate that for us.