Inclusive short film addressing sexting for young adults with intellectual disability premieres on Friday 24 May


Peaches and Cream, a ground-breaking new short film created by people with disability premieres this Friday 24 May with the message that everyone, including those with disability, has the right to access information about sexting and online safety.

Liz Forsyth, CEO of Northcott said the film came about in response to a need to provide more accessible resources. The film aims to assist young adults with intellectual disability in making informed decisions regarding online communication, particularly in adhering to state laws regarding the sharing of explicit images or messages.

Peaches and Cream features diverse talents including actors living with disability to authentically explore consent, intimacy and online communication through the story of a young couple with intellectual disability navigating a long-distance relationship.

Jointly made by award-winning inclusive film production organisation Bus Stop Films and leading disability service provider Northcott, Peaches and Cream highlights that people with disability have a right to express their sexuality.

Northcott Sexuality and Relationship Counsellor Patrick Hukins says, “Adults with disability have a right to engage in sexting. However, there is a need for support to encourage people with intellectual disability to make informed decisions and to understand the possible implications of sharing explicit content online.”

Written by acclaimed screenwriter Emily Dash, directed by filmmaker Chideebube Uba and produced by film industry dynamo Dianna La Grassa, the content for Peaches and Cream was developed by young adults with disability as part of the Bus Stop Films Accessible Film Studies Program.

Peaches and Cream was funded by grants from the Profield Foundation and the auDA Foundation.

Peaches and Cream premieres at Northcott North Parramatta at 12.00pm on 24 May 2024.

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