Rape Card

Set in a world where sexual assault is regulated with the use of a card system, Frances, a young woman who has so far avoided being attacked, decides to take control of her own fate. In the wake of the #metoo movement, this highly controversial satirical film offers a scathing indictment of an apathetic legal system and broken policies around violence against women. The film takes the blame issues and excuses surrounding sexual assault to an absolute extreme in the hope of starting a conversation on the topics of rape culture and victim blaming.

Screened at:

Cannes Not Short on Talent, Mecal Pro International, Nitehawk Shorts Festival, Rendezvous with Madness, Landshut Short Film Festival, Underwire Film Festival, Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Final Girls Berlin.

Funded through Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. With support from York University

Film by: Nathan Hughes-Berry & Madeleine Sims-Fewer
Producer: Coral Aiken

Madeleine Sims-Fewer
Rafferty Blumberg
Steven McCarthy

Cinematographer: Greg Biskup
Production Designer: Karis Malszecki
Sound Designer: JK Jonathan Kanakis
Colourist: Redlab Toronto
Composer: Rob Teehan
VFX Artist: Matt Nayman