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A Picture of Other People follows Claire, a single mother who works as an emergency services dispatch operator. She is struggling to balance her work life with her responsibilities as a parent, and as a result she is missing out on having a real relationship with her daughter, Jenna. The majority of this film takes place over the course of a single phone call that Claire takes from a young boy named Ash, who calls for an ambulance after his mother has collapsed.

As Claire guides Ash through the CPR process while they wait for the ambulance, she is struck by the numerous parallels between Ash's home life and her own.


A Picture of Other People is a short film directed by Jason Fitzgerald and starring Tanya Schneider. The script was written by Nicholas Kraak and Jason Fitzgerald and produced by Brittany Blacka.  A Picture of Other People was filmed in Brisbane, Australia and released in January 2018.


December 1st: Sanctuary Cove Film Festival (Gold Coast)



May 11, 2018: Brisbane Backyard Film Festival (Brisbane)

June 10, 2018: Dances With Films (Los Angeles)

June 24, 2018: West End Film Festival (Brisbane)

August 24-26, 2018: Mosaic World Film Festival (Rockford, Illinois)

September 29th, 2018: Screen It! Film Festival (Gold Coast)

September 30th, 2018: Hell's Half Mile Music & Film Festival (Bay City, Michigan)

October 1st, 2018: Slemani International Film Festival (Slemani, Iraq)

October 5th, 2018: Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival (Gympie)

October 21st, 2018: Byron Bay International Film Festival (Byron Bay, NSW)



Best Film, Brisbane Backyard Film Festival

Audience Choice, Brisbane Backyard Film Festival

Best Film: Audience, West End Film Festival

Best Cinematography, West End Film Festival


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© Jason Fitzgerald, 2018.

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