Based on real accounts, a model takes matters into her own hands
to expose a serial predator in the photography world.

Winner of the Genera grant, Portrait is a tense drama short film, starring up and coming Actress Sorcha Groundsell (BBC's Clique, Netflix's The Innocents).

It tells the story of Rhetta, an industrious model who sets up a shoot with a predatory photographer, notorious for his coercion tactics and aggressive behaviour. However, little does he realise that Rhetta has orchestrated this meeting as a sting to expose his inappropriate behaviour on an online video livestream.

 

The film is built on research from interviews with 21 models about their experiences overcoming sexual abuse in the photography world, including real stories.

As of 2020, Portrait is currently touring its festival circuit.

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Amani Zardoe
as Tara

 

Isabelle Bonfrer
as Anya

 

Will Nash
as Dixon

 

Nina Yndis
as Nessa

 

Director:

Keir Siewert

Producer:

Alix Austin

Executive Producer:

Christian Parton 

Writers:

Keir Siewert & Anonymous

2nd Assistant Camera:

Arianna Cavalensi

Sound Recordist:

Ellen Versluijs
Michael Chubb

Sound Re-recording Mixer:

Natasha Haycocks

Editor:

Kurt Schneider

Composer:

Thibault Chavanis

Intimacy Co-ordinator:

Alix Austin

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