Experiencing Interruptions?

Private View

Two British artists: the lesbian portrait painter Sadie Lee and the non-binary writer Libro Levi Bridgeman happen to have been born on the same day. They meet to collaborate on a portrait of Libro and discuss their lives from the 1980s onwards. Now, after 3 years, Sadie is ready to uncover the painting. This short documentary follows Sadie and Libro's friendship and the collaboration's surprising reveal. The portrait is a first for art, important for queer politics and sensational to see. Showing a queerer side of queer we've never seen before.

  • Sarah Myland
  • Jan Dunn
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  • James Collie
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    19,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival
    November 13, 2022
    World Premiere
    Offical Selection
  • BFI Flare
    United Kingdom
    March 19, 2023
    UK Premiere
    Offical Selection
  • Socially Relevant Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    March 19, 2023
    US Premiere
    Offical Selection
  • Geelong Pride Film Festival
    April 28, 2023
    Offical Selection
  • Sunderland Shorts Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    May 8, 2023
    Offical Selection
  • Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival
    United Kingdom
    June 22, 2023
    Winner Best Short Documentary
  • Queer Vision Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    July 4, 2023
    Offical Selection
  • GAZE International LGBT Film Festival
    August 6, 2023
    Irish Premiere
    Offical Selection
  • Women Over Fifty Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    September 23, 2023
    Crystallised Audience Choice Award 2023 - Runner Up
  • Folkestone Documentary Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 21, 2023
    Offical Selection
  • QDoc Film Festival
    United States
    November 5, 2023
    Offical Selection
  • Hebden Bridge Film Festival
    Hebden Bridge
    United Kingdom
    March 17, 2024
    Winner Best Short Documentary
  • Cardiff International Lesbian Film & Arts Festival
    United Kingdom
    May 18, 2024
    Offical Selection
Distribution Information
  • Violet Pictures
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Sarah Myland

Sarah has worked in television for 25 years and this is her first foray into the world of Short Films since leaving film school many years ago. Sarah trained as a Cinematographer achieving a BA in Film Video and Animation and an MA in Film Production (Lighting Camera). Sarah spent many years as one of the few female Lighting Cameramen in TV until a chance to move across the floor into production as a Series Director arose in 2010. The recent collaboration with close friend Sadie Lee also rekindled a relationship with Libro Levi Bridgeman, first formed at film school in a short lesbian film that Sarah worked on called “The Last Time".

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Director Statement

I jumped at the opportunity to do something different and make a film that told an important story at a pertinent time in the history of Queer Politics.