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Porcelain Doll

Lisa arrives at her vacation rental apartment to find that it's been double-booked. It all seems to be an honest mistake until she's forced to fight with the other guests for what's rightfully hers.

  • Cecilia Seaward
    Director
  • Miriam Pinedo
    Writer
  • Serife Potuk
    Producer
  • Miriam Pinedo
    Producer
  • Cecilia Seaward
    Producer
  • Tanya Dougherty
    Key Cast
    "Rebecca"
  • Rob McFadyen
    Key Cast
    "Roger"
  • Miriam Pinedo
    Key Cast
    "Lisa"
  • Tunic Productions
    Production Company
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Horror
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 24, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No

  • United States
Director Biography - Cecilia Seaward

Cecilia Seaward is a NY-based filmmaker, choreographer, comedienne, and actor. She directed two short experimental films, Recollect (2016) and Sacred Geometry (2018) which were screened at festivals including: Video Art Miden, Ibrida Festival in Italy, the Kinitras Choreography Lab in Greece, and the Crossroads Festival at SFMOMA. Cecilia also directed the short thriller Porcelain Doll (2019) which won Best Thriller at the International Short Film Awards in 2021 as well as a Bronze Selection at the World London Film Festival. Porcelain Doll was selected for festivals including the Red Movie Awards, Best Director Award Festival, 4D Film fest, among others. In 2020, Cecilia morphed into Quarantine Betty, an instagram "star" who she then profiled in the 2021 mockumentary Betty Coxworth: Untucked (2021). Cecilia’s performance in Betty Coxworth: Untucked was awarded with an Honorable Mention for Female Performance from the London Web Fest in 2021 and the film was deemed a finalist at Beyond The Curve Film Festival, Paris International Short Festival, and Only the Best Film Awards.

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Director Statement

As artists we have a responsibility to create new work, to start new conversations, to challenge our own perception as well as the perception of others.