Just Ask For It (short)

Macy and Dave learn of a pay discrepancy between them at their company. Macy is forced to decide whether or not to confront the injustice, potentially at her partner’s expense. As Macy’s confident exterior is shattered, Dave struggles to see the bias until he starts questioning his own road to success.

A short film that highlights the way we perceive salary to be the main indicator for our own self-worth. It asks us to question how we will ever close the gender pay gap when so much of our merit-based system is subjective.

Written and Directed by Jacquie Drager
Produced by Lea Dettli, Liliana Mascate, and Jacquie Drager
Starring Harriet Green and Will Nash
Cinematography by Laura Bellingham



  • Acquired by Air Canada for their Inflight Entertainment System on all flights in Spring through Fall 2020
  • Premiered at the 25th Austin Film Festival (October 2018)
  • Acquired by the University of Lethbridge for a “Gender in Music Production’ class to provoke discussion over the limits of self-determination in a male-dominated industry
  • Screened as part of 16 days 16 Films. In partnership with Modern Films, UK Says No More hosts a charity event for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an International campaign to challenge gender violence. (December 2018)

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