Mrs McCutcheon

  • Project Mrs McCutcheon / Completion Date 24 January 2017 / Category Short Film / Status Completed

Having always felt he was born in the wrong body and now at his third school, 10-year-old Tom is having trouble settling in and finding acceptance from his newfound peers – but a school dance is about to revolutionize it all.

Mrs McCutcheon was written for the screen by the talented writer/director Ben Young and directed by award-winning theatre director John Sheedy, who also signs the story, in his first foray into the world of film. Despite its short format and streamlined production, it features a stellar creative team and cast with vast experience in the art of moving storytelling. But more important than that, Mrs McCutcheon aims to give voice to the thousands of trans and gender diverse children.

Mrs McCutcheon has been selected to over 35 festivals worldwide, received 11 awards and nominated for the 7th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards for Best Short Film.

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Directed by John Sheedy
Screenplay by Ben Young
Produced by Andre Lima and Jenny Vila
Cinematography by Sky Davies
Production Design by Marg Horwell
Edited by Johanna Scott
Music by Iain Grandage
Sound Design by Brendan Croxon