Sapper Smith

2018, 15 minutes

Based on a true story, Dorothy Lawrence undergoes a dangerous transformation into a British male soldier to report from the front lines of WW1.

At the outbreak of WWI, a young British journalist named DOROTHY LAWRENCE, yearns to experience the war firsthand as a reporter in the trenches. Dorothy travels to France as a freelance reporter where she meets two soldiers, TOM and BILL. She makes a daunting request to them -- to help her reach the front lines by transforming her into a male soldier. Moved by her passion to serve, but aware of the risks at hand, they teach her how to look, walk, and talk like a man, and drill and march like a soldier. Soon, 'Sapper Denis Smith' is born, but Dorothy's biggest test is yet to come. She leaves for the trenches and encounters a familiar face who may jeopardize her true identity. Will she make it past the army camp guards or will her true identity be discovered?


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Alex Magill
Alex Magill
Spark
Spark
Wan Yang
Wan Yang
Editor (Avid)
Editor
Martha Luigujoe
Martha Luigujoe
Sound Recordist
Boom operator
James Marlowe
Sergeant Matthews
Bianka Vago
Bianka Vago
Camera Trainee
Focus Puller
Grace Melhuish
Dorothy Lawrence
Tomas Ferreira
Tomas Ferreira
Director of Photography
Director of Photography