Chick Pics

After seeing her best friend's nudes, Harper decides to take her own to spice up her long-distance relationship with her marine biologist boyfriend. Her bestie, Addison, plans an ocean-themed nude polaroid photoshoot to help her achieve her goals, but she struggles to find confidence in taking the pictures until they change plans and do something she feels is sexy. Through the experience, she finds empowerment in her sexuality and excitement about the process even though the nudes never seem to make it to her boyfriend.

  • Tori Kotsen
    Unsafe, New Year's Eve, Feelings Sting
  • Tori Kotsen
    Unsafe, Feelings Sting, Will to Live
  • Josh Toro
  • Bianca Castronovo
    Key Cast
  • Zoë Sher
    Key Cast
    Mix Matched, Magnum P.I.
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Rom-Com, Romance
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 9 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Southern California
Director Biography - Tori Kotsen

A Jersey girl through and through, Tori Kotsen is a producer, director, writer, and actress with vast experience in the industry. She is currently an MFA Candidate in USC's Peter Stark Producing for Film and TV program. She previously worked at United Talent Agency and has held roles in casting, state film offices, and at production companies. She currently works in Comedy Development at CBS while simultaneously running her own production company, Santorini Studios.

Previous directing credits include the award winning film, Unsafe, as well as the 2021 short, Feelings Sting, and the upcoming short, New Year's Eve. She recently received a large grant for a film she is producing that will shoot this Fall. She strives to tell women driven narratives through a comedic lens.

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Director Statement

Chick Pics is proof of concept for a larger feature focusing on sexuality and technology in the modern world of dating through the female perspective. The film is in the style of Love Actually or Valentine's Day in which each story intertwines.