In a dystopian United States, a woman who does not give birth to a healthy living baby is immediately sentenced to execution.

Labor + Justice is an award winning short film from writer/ director Sarah Joy Byington. This dark and surreal, genre-bending drama contrasts a calamitous political system against women cruelly stripped of any reproductive rights and body autonomy. Featuring stunning black & white cinematography and powerful, gripping performances, Labor and Justice delivers a thought-provoking exploration of women’s rights, intersecting with themes of race, class, and religion.

WINNER Audience Award – ATX Short Film Showcase 2024
WINNER Best Expressionist Film – Arthouse Film Festival 2024

Doctor Marc Pouhé
Woman 1 Anissa Kinsey
Woman 2 Samantha Ireland
Judge Robert Ashker Kraft
Judge Micah Sudduth
Judge John Valley
Judge Scot Friedman
Judge Daniel Norton
Judge Joan Deschamps
Judge Justin Heller
Nurse Judy Lee
Nurse Gohe Tekeste
Nurse Melody Clark
Nurse Jenny De La Fuente
Guard Dane Parker
Guard Ricardo López Montilla

Writter/ Director: Sarah Joy Byington
Producer: Samantha Ireland
Producer: Kelsey Pribilski
Casting Director: Ashley Guaragna
Director of Photography: Taylor Camarot
Editor: Sam Butler
First Assistant Director: Kat Broyles
1st AC: Dylan Byrne
Set Designer: Joscelyne Ponder
Set Construction: Lucky Giraffe
Costume Designer: Haydee Zelideth
Production Designer: Phillip Rios
Props Assistant: Calvin Carlsen
Milliner: Audrey Pallmeyer
Wig Builders: Wigboys
Gaffer: Mike Spicer
Key Grip: Tinus Seaux
Sound Mixer/ Boom Op: Timo Nelson
Sound Mixer/ Boom Op: Evan Sherer
SFX Makeup Artist: Anneliese Sullivan
Hair & Makeup: Mia Wilson
Costumer: Annie Bradford
Food Stylist: Mary Helen McNally
PA: Rachel Gibson
BTS Photographer: Keylee Sudduth

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