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MumLife is the YouTube Short of the Week

With filmmakers flocking to Cannes this week, we’re excited to announce that MumLife – which had its world premiere at La Cinef in 2022 – is now streaming online as YouTube’s Short of the Week.

A 2021 Master of Arts Screen capstone project, MumLife is a 15-minute pop musical about post-natal anxiety, written by Gerard Dewhurst based on a story by director Ruby Challenger and producer Claudia Shepherd. The trio collaborated with Sophia Christopher, who composed all the original numbers that have captivated festival audiences here and around the world. Now you can watch the film online:

MumLife has been picked as YouTube’s Short of the Week. With an audience of millions, Short of the Week showcases over 2,000 short films from more than 50 countries across every genre.

“For as long as I can remember, in my filmmaking journey, I’ve dreamed of getting a short film into Short of the Week. It is a platform that for many years, has proudly discovered and presented creative, thoughtful films, bringing awareness to emerging filmmakers from across the globe. What an honour it is to be selected!” –  Ruby Challenger, MumLife.

Congratulations to the crew and cast of MumLife, watch on YouTube Short of the Week here.


Story by: Ruby Challenger (Master of Arts Screen: Directing, 2021) and Claudia Shepherd (Master of Arts Screen: Producing, 2021)
Director: Ruby Challenger
Producer: Claudia Shepherd
Co-producer: Anwyn Watkins
Writer: Gerard Dewhurst (Master of Arts Screen: Screenwriting, 2021)
Original songs, lyrics and score: Sophia Christopher (Master of Arts Screen: Music, 2021)
Cinematographer: Benjamin Bellette (Master of Arts Screen: Cinematography, 2021)
Production designer: Emily Jansz (Master of Arts Screen: Production Design, 2021)
Choreographer: Sally Dashwood
Editor: Brendan Cain
Costume designer: Johanna Glassborow
Sound designer: John Hresc
Dialogue editor: Andrew Dean (Master of Arts Screen: Sound, 2021)


Sarah: Choe Bayliss
Derek: Joe Donovan
Peter: Allan Zhu