FILM BY
ALANA SPENCER & BILAN ROBLEH
FILM BY

Alana Spencer & Bilan Robleh

Gud

THE CUT RUNS DEEPER
THAN JUST HER SKIN

The cut runs deeper than just her skin

STORY

While celebrating their mother’s impromptu visit to Australia, the reunion is short lived as Zara learns of her mother’s plans to take her younger sister back to Somalia to have her circumcised.

Gud is the Somali word ‘to cut’ and is pronounced ‘Good’

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Writers Statement

I wrote this script to share a story that is not heard enough, about people who are not seen enough. 

In a world where people like me are not represented, I have a responsibility to tell our truths.

Gud is a piece that depicts a familiar, yet frightening experience that many young girls and women can relate to. I just hope everybody watching the film does so with an open mind and heart.

Bilan Robleh – Writer GUD

Directors Statement

The Australian Institute of Health and welfare estimate 53,000 women and young girls are living with Female Genital Mutilation in Australia. This is why we have to tell this story.

Working with such an articulate and heartfelt script, I feel honoured to have directed this film alongside such a strong and talented group of creatives. Gud represents why I became a film maker; to tell stories that need to be told and to express all parts of the human condition in a truthful, creative and compelling way.

I’m grateful for the trust the writer, community and crew have given me throughout this process.

In making this film, I am asking the audience to be brave enough to have uncomfortable conversations about the world around them.

Alana Spencer – Director GUD

Writers Statement

I wrote this script to share a story that is not heard enough, about people who are not seen enough. 

In a world where people like me are not represented, I have a responsibility to tell our truths.

Gud is a piece that depicts a familiar, yet frightening experience that many young girls and women can relate to. I just hope everybody watching the film does so with an open mind and heart.

Bilan Robleh – Writer GUD

Directors Statement

The Australian Institute of Health and welfare estimate 53,000 women and young girls are living with Female Genital Mutilation in Australia. This is why we have to tell this story.

Working with such an articulate and heartfelt script, I feel honoured to have directed this film alongside such a strong and talented group of creatives. Gud represents why I became a film maker; to tell stories that need to be told and to express all parts of the human condition in a truthful, creative and compelling way.

I’m grateful for the trust the writer, community and crew have given me throughout this process.

In making this film, I am asking the audience to be brave enough to have uncomfortable conversations about the world around them.

Alana Spencer – Director GUD

STILLS

CAST & CREW

CAST

CAST

CREW

Zara
Aliya
Maya
Mother
Husband
Shoppers
 
Aunty
Driver
Halima Set
Aisha Set
Bilan Robleh
Hibo Dalmar
Burhan Farah
Mouna Issack
Firdowsa Mohamed
Habon Ismail
Guled Ismail

CREW

Director
Writer
Executive Producer
 
Producers
 
 
Cinematographer
Alana Spencer
Bilan Robleh
Sean Cousins
Tristan Meredith
Laura Jane Turner
Bilan Robleh
Alana Spencer
Jordan Montgomery
Zara
Aliya
Maya
Mother
Husband
Shoppers
 
Aunty
Driver
Halima Set
Aisha Set
Bilan Robleh
Hibo Dalmar
Burhan Farah
Mouna Issack
Firdowsa Mohamed
Habon Ismail
Guled Ismail
Director
Writer
Executive Producer
 
Producers
 
 
Cinematographer
Alana Spencer
Bilan Robleh
Sean Cousins
Tristan Meredith
Laura Jane Turner
Bilan Robleh
Alana Spencer
Jordan Montgomery
Editor
Assistant Editor
Colourist
Production Designer
1st AD
2nd AD
1st AC
2nd AC
Gaffers
 
Key Grip
Continuity
 
 
 
Runner
 
BTS Photography
Graphic Designer
Production Mentors
 
 
Driving Coordinator
Catering Supervisor
Catering Assistants
 
Sound Design & Post Production
Sound Recordist
Sound Assistant
Boom Operator
Composer
Foley Recordist
Foley Artist
Bilan Robleh
Daniel Rabayov
Jordan Montgomery
Firdowsa Mohamed
Laura Jane Turner
Andrew Spencer
Monica Jane Saade
Michelle Reeves
Michelle Reeves
Lily Chapman
Daniel Rabayov
Bilan Robleh
Laura Jane Turner
Aaron Sciacca
Daniel Rabayov
Jordan Avery
Aaron Sciacca
Andrew Spencer
Michael Urwin
Tristan Meredith
Rikki Bunder
Heidi Yla-Ajos
Andrew Spencer
Andrew Spencer
Katrina Smith
Darryl Slee
Tristan Meredith
Jarrah Saunders
Stephan Long
Evan Howell
Stephan Long
Bradley Bridgens
Jarrah Saunders
Joel Davies
Editor
Assistant Editor
Colourist
Production Designer
1st AD
2nd AD
1st AC
2nd AC
Gaffers
 
Key Grip
Continuity
 
 
 
Runner
 
BTS Photography
Graphic Designer
Production Mentors
 
 
Driving Coordinator
Catering Coordinators
 
Catering Assistants
 
Sound Design & Post Production
 
Sound Recordist & Boom Operator
Assistant Sound Recordist
Composer
Foley Recordist
Foley Artist
Bilan Robleh
Daniel Rabayov
Jordan Montgomery
Firdowsa Mohamed
Laura Jane Turner
Andrew Spencer
Monica Jane Saade
Michelle Reeves
Michelle Reeves
Lily Chapman
Daniel Rabayov
Bilan Robleh
Laura Jane Turner
Aaron Sciacca
Daniel Rabayov
Jordan Avery
Aaron Sciacca
Andrew Spencer
Michael Urwin
Tristan Meredith
Rikki Bunder
Heidi Yla-Ajos
Andrew Spencer
Andrew Spencer
Alana Spencer
Katrina Smith
Darryl Slee
Tristan Meredith
Jarrah Saunders
Stephan Long
Evan Howell
Bradley Bridgens
Jarrah Saunders
Joel Davies

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