BESIDE NOT BEHIND – International Women’s Day

Olivia Cheung

Film Story

International Womens Day is a big deal so we wanted to make a film that would celebrate it and show the world of what we are made of. The story interweaves the misconceptions and journey of three women and their hurdles on as they navigate their journey to the top.

Made independently with an all time gang of ladies from Australia.
Screened at Loop Bar, The BackLot and Federation Square on International Womens Day.


Australian production industry comes together for indie short film celebrating gender inclusivity

#BesideNotBehind: The Aus production industry unites for gender inclusivity

Director: Cassie De Colling
Producer: Olivia Cheung
Director of Photography: Ashley Barron

Production Managers: Olivia Cheung, Justine Pitcher, Ema Thornell
Associate Producer: Michelle Lloyd
Location Scout: Francesca D’Orazio and Michelle Jones
Location Manager (Melb Water): Peter Kissonergis
Casting Agency: 2 Divas
Casting & Production Coordinator: Jessica To
Casting Support: Lauren Bailey & Jenna Eriksen
1st Assistant Director: Astrid Dominguez
1st Assistant Camera (Day 1): Karina Davies
1st Assistant Camera (Day 2): Vanessa Cox
2nd Assistant Camera: Felicia Smith
Gaffer: Daniel Carr
Best Boy: Tommi Hacker
Electrics: Markus Hilgert
Production Designer: Oosah Kerr
Art Dept Assistant: Lauren Bailey
Art Dept Assistant: Kerri Mould
Wardrobe: Lenna Boord
MUA (Day 1): Eve Flight
MUA (Day 2): Kate Radford
Production Assistant: Kean Szczur
Production Assistant: Lauren Merritt
BTS Videographer: Amelia Mullooly
BTS Stills Photographer (Day 1): Jackson Gallagher
BTS Stills Photographer (Day 2): Dijana Risteska
Catering: Gail Bailey
PR & Marketing: Michelle Lloyd and Andrea Sophocleous
Post Production
Offline Editors: Grace Eyre and Max Miller
Online Editors: Wilfred Patriarca
Colour Grade: Edel Rafferty
Sound Design: Kathleen Burros
Music Composer: Ned Beckley
Voice Over: Natalie Bond
Recording Studio: Gusto Studio
Content Producer: Hossein Khodabandehloo

Support from:

The Royals
The Otto Empire
2 Divas
The Editors
The Refinery
Studio Pancho
Equate Studios
Noise International
Australian Cinematographers Society
Melbourne Water
Film Victoria

Special thanks to:

Nic Godoy and Greg Lloyd, Steve O’Farrell, Andrew Siwka, Dave King, Jo Jo De Fina, Gareth Sweet, Stu
art Nightingale, Haley Kriksic, Claire Ambrosio, Andrea Sophocleous, Mika Tran Justine Pitcher, Kate Merrin, Alice Grant, Francesca D’Orazio, Ema Thornell, Amy Fong, Daniel Kim, Qiao Li, Hossein Khodabandehloo, Antuong Nguyen, Paul Bloomfield, Peter Kissonergis, Colin Simkins and Sean Calleja Ben Bickford, Leon the builder, Ben Tumney, Joe Loh, Warwick Field, Gail Bailey.