All Films • 02-Mar-2021
A young photographer explores his sexuality after a surprising romantic advance. “Self Portrait,” directed by by Gus Aronson, is a sensual experimental film which spotlights and inverts the concept of the photographer’s gaze. During a portrait session, a photographer and model experience a lustful spark, though the photographer seems unsure of this sudden development. They spend some time together at a bar, then to a dance club, and on to a motel. Aronson leans into the minimal and vague and finds a nice balance of the artful, provocative and contemplative. -KA. Directed by: Gus Aronson. Starring: Henry Shankweiler and Jake Stiel. Shot and Edited by: Gus Aronson. Produced by: Gus Aronson and Ginger Port. Assistant Director: Ginger Port. Gaffer: Alex Lopez. Music by: Maeve Schallert. Sound Design and Foley Recording: Theo Webb. Location Sound by: Maeve Schallert, Aurora Amidon, and Holden Hlinomaz. Production Assistant: Aurora Amidon.
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