Experiencing Interruptions?

Exposed

A young aspiring actress grows increasingly uncomfortable with a photographer's requests during a first-time headshot session.

  • Mig Windows
    Director
    I Never Can, Not A Bench
  • Mig Windows
    Writer
    I Never Can, Not A Bench
  • Daniel Rester
    Producer
    I Know, When The Boys Walk In
  • Angelica Owens
    Producer
    I Know, When The Boys Walk In
  • Helen-Thea Marcus
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Reeves
    Key Cast
    The Truth About Daisies
  • Robyn Fichter
    Key Cast
    The Truth About Daisies, Obscura
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Southern Oregon University Student Film Festival
    Ashland, Oregon
    United States
    May 31, 2016
    World Premiere
    Jimmy Dix Award for Best Cast (Nominated)
Director Biography - Mig Windows

Writer/Director Mig Windows has been involved in the indie film scene in Southern Oregon for several years as a writer, director, and actor. Her debut short film "Not A Bench" was the Grand Jury Prize Winner at the Klamath Independent Film Festival in 2015, and the Audience Choice Award Winner at the Southern Oregon Student Film Festival in 2016. She also is the writer, director, and star of the "I Never" trilogy, a series of short films based on the works of 19th century horror legend and folklorist of Japanese culture Lafcadio Hearn. Other recent credits include writing, production coordinating, and starring in the music video of "Down” by Saint Sebastian and writing and directing the web series "How To Marry A Vampire," currently in development.

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Director Statement

This short film depicts a situation that is commonplace in the acting and modeling industries. In a business in which women are constantly pressured to appear “beautiful,” and to feel ashamed of ourselves if we don't meet a certain standard, it becomes easy for those who would take advantage of our insecurities to manipulate us past the point of comfort. At 8 minutes, this is just a small glimpse into the terrifying world of how easy it can be to go from feeling empowered and confident to playing into the hands of a manipulator.

Remember that not everyone is as lucky as the girl in this video. When meeting up with a photographer for the first time, always do some background research, bring a friend with you if it makes you more comfortable, and remember that it is YOUR body being photographed and the person who has the right to share it is YOU, no matter what the man with the fancy camera says.