Making a documentary about someone you know can sometimes result in a lot of "inside jokes" or lack of editing discipline that leave the audience, well, leaving the theatre.*
Looking at the trailer of the debut film from Ole Schell, I'm thinking I want to stay until the end. She spend years following her friend and fellow model Sara Ziff as she rose from the "new face" to top runway and print star. I love what they say about 14 year olds that are 5'10". It's important to remember that models aren't like the majority of women, and they wouldn't be good at their jobs if they were.
PICTURE ME has its world premiere is at the Gen Art Film Festival in New York April 6.
Picture Me from COACD on Vimeo.
*the only time I ever left the theatre before the end of the film was when I went to see ZIDANE: A 21st CENTURY PORTAIT. It felt like I had been sitting in that theatre for a century, and I play soccer! As cosmic punishement I lost my cell phone in the theatre. Now whenever I see a film, I'm in my seat to read the name of the subtitle artist.