50-50 follows Nellie Cameron, a real life prostitute famous on the streets of Sydney in the 1920’s and 30’s. Nellie enjoys the perks of her world, the drugs, the money, the fame, but in her game she can’t afford to love.

Starring: Jess McNamee, Oliver Ackland and Les Chantery
Writer & Director: Megan Riakos
Producer: Annmaree J Bell & AFTRS
Cinematographer: Michael Steel
Production Designer: Lauren Richards
Costume Designer: Kitty Taube
Editor: Anil Griffin
Sound Design: Peter Climpson
Composer: Aaron Kenny

Short Film
Length: 14min 48sec
Format: 16mm film
Year: 2011



  • World of Women Film Festival, London 2013
  • Shorts Film Festival, Adelaide 2012
  • I-Shorts Film Festival, Prague 2012
  • Women of the World (WOW) Film Festival, Sydney 2012
  • Women of the World Tour
    – Parramatta 2013
    – Townsville 2012
    – Kempsey 2012


  • Winner – Best short film, WOW online film festival 2012