Portrait

A film about a Victorian photographer taking a portrait of a mother and child, interrogating and elaborating on exposure time and the creator of the image. Society’s fascination with photography has endured since its birth to the modern day, with our consumptive photo-centric society, and the selfie. The medium’s ability to capture a moment that has already passed once the shutter has been depressed; presents an oxymoronic image: both indexical and uncanny in nature, being both an accurate representation of a subject, whilst not actually being the subject. Portrait explores ideas of representation, performance, portraiture, and the photograph itself.

  • Harriet Wallace
    Director
  • Flo Wallace
    Director
  • Cezanne Arnold-Smith
    Key Cast
  • Monet Doggett
    Key Cast
  • Flo Wallace
    Director of Photography
  • Harriet Wallace
    Art Department
  • Harriet Wallace
    Sound
  • Flo Wallace
    Editor
  • Joel Kerr
    Assitant Camera
  • Joel Kerr
    Lighting
  • Laura Parsons
    Make Up Artist
  • Katarina Adderley
    Hair
  • Chiemi Shimada
    Consultant Editor
  • Joel Kerr
    Casting
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Reflexive
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    700 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director - Harriet Wallace, Flo Wallace
Director Statement

We are both graduating with a first in Filmmaking from Kingston University.