Little Beauty

When a country football team loses its sponsor, the homophobic team captain enters a drag pageant to raise the money.

WRITER/DIRECTOR: Mick Lowenstein
PRODUCER: Mick Lowenstein & Tracey Cosgrove
DURATION: 8mins 17secs
YEAR: 2018

After winning the country football grand final, Jade the team captain, finds out that the club’s major sponsor has pulled out. The team manager, Russell, tries to convince Jade to enter the “You Little Beauty” Pageant to help raise funds. In an op shop, Jade and his mates run into Matthew, a young gay man and tease him. Matthew stands up for himself, inflaming Jade’s aggression. Matthew compares Jade’s violence to his father, which forces Jade to reflect on his actions. Jade reluctantly takes part in the pageant but the event is upstaged by Matthew appearing in stunning drag. The player’s taunting becomes violent. Jade finds the courage to stand up for the person he’d previously abused and points out Matthew’s courage to the rest of the town.


Nerve 2018 Industry screening - Hobart, January 2019
Flickerfest 2019 - Cygnet, May 2019

Jade - Connor Carthy
Matthew - Joshua Scott
Russell - Matthew Stolp
Bender - Jared Goldsmith


WRITER/DIRECTOR: Mick Lowenstein
PRODUCER: Mick Lowenstein & Tracey Cosgrove 
Script Editor - Ranald Allen
Director of Photography - Aaron Luke Wilson
Production Manager - Cathy Allen
Assistant Director - Cathy Allen
Sound Recordist - Frederic Moll
Boom Operator - Tom Roberts
Continuity - Victoria Woodfall
Camera Assistant/B camera operator - Atak Ngor
Gaffer - Richard Williams
Gaffer - Ralph Williams
Best Boy - Brad Harris
Production Designer - Nicole Winspear
Art Assistant - Eleanor Stancombe
Costume Designer - Nicole Winspear
Make-up Artist -Matthew Stolp
Make-up Artist - Jane Howard
Specialised make-up - Andrew Michael
Stills Photographers - Ken McColl and Brad Harris
Unit Manager - Ruby Grant
Unit Assistant - Tom Roberts
Catering - Tracey Cosgrove and Ruby Grant
Production Assistants - Oliver Potter and Felicity Wilkinson
Casting Director - Cathy Allen
Graphic Design and VFX - Aaron Luke Wilson
Editor - Justin “Pyrate” Smith
Sound Editor and Colour grade– Mike Gissing, Digital City Studios