Girl Model

V'12

Girl Model

Ashley Sabin, David Redmon
USA, 2011
Documentaries, 78min, OmeU

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Girl Model

Ashley Sabin, David Redmon
USA, 2011
Documentaries, 78min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Ashley Sabin
David Redmon
Sound: 
Tom Hammond
Camera: 
Ashley Sabin
David Redmon
Editor: 
Ashley Sabin
David Redmon
Alan Canant
Darius Marder
Composer: 
Matthew Dougherty
Eric Taxier

Production: 
Carnivalesque Films
World Sales: 
Dogwoof Global
Format: 
HDCam
Color

This fantastically depressing film ought to be shown in school assemblies, or wherever impressionable pre-teens gather to discuss their dreams of media stardom. An unadorned examination of the lower reaches of the global modelling industry, GIRL MODEL kicks off with the cattle-call misery of a scouting session in the snowbound wastes of Siberia. Thirteen-year-old Nadya Vall is plucked from the ranks and packed off to Japan where, she is assured, fame and cash await. In reality, all poor Nadya gets is gruesomely judgmental art directors, little work and less money. The miserable experiences, observed with bleak detachment, are intercut oddly with confessions of a model-turned-scout. (Andrew Pulver)
In the presence of Ashley Sabin and David Redmon.