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The Draft

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Mary Productions ltd

  • Mary Productions ltd

    Mary Productions ltd


In a future world under strict population control, a strong, independent, fertile Kate is drafted to have a baby. Unlike her best friend Jessica, Kate doesn’t want to be a mother and suffers. Her personal choice is taken away at each step and when she wants to gift her opportunity away to Jessica, she cannot because her fertility is a commodity and the presumed fairness of a lottery is society’s way of maintaining equality and exerting control. While the two best friends are ripped apart, unable to follow their dreams, they succeed in awakening the audience and reveal the faults in the system.

THE DRAFT is meant to evoke a debate around the lacking freedom of choice women still face today. A woman should have complete control over her body but we can be scorned for not doing what others - and society - consider to be our duty, our purpose as women. This film is about what can happen when our right to be childfree by choice is taken from us. Equality demands that we as women and men respect each other’s individuality and choices, whether that’s becoming a mother or not.


Type of film
Running Time
8 min 1 sec
Raphaela Wagner
Anke Sabrina Beermann
Executive Producer
Ramon Colomina
Roberta Bononi
Kim Taylor
Director of Photography
Samira Oberberg
Benjamin Christ
Sascha Blank
Principal Cast
Anke Sabrina Beermann, Leah Charles King, Eve Cong, Emilie Largier
Dresses Designed and Provided by
Sounita Rachel Chummun-Miashan
Associate Producer
Angelita Aquino, Juan Colomina, Kim Taylor
Production Manager
Laura Gregory
Creative Consultant
Hasko Sadrina
1st AD
Jane Davis
Script Supervisor
Lefteris Parasyris

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Last updated 16th March 2023

Production Company

Mary Productions Ltd
14 School Lane
RG10 8AA
+44 (0)7706852606