Sofie is a drawing student struggling to come to terms with her sexuality when she meets Norah, a nude art model in her figure drawing class and becomes infatuated with her.

  • Giana Vigliotti
  • Giana Vigliotti
  • Connor Mutnansky
  • Rosemary Walker
    Key Cast
  • Hillary Takacs
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Kent State University
Director Biography - Giana Vigliotti

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Giana Vigliotti is a young filmmaker and graduate of Kent State University's Digital Media Production program. Multi-talented, Giana has involved herself in several narrative short film productions in roles ranging from writing and directing, to video editing, to production design.

Giana finished her degree in 2023 with the completion of her senior capstone short film and directorial debut, Pygmalion.

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Director Statement

I didn't write Pygmalion with the intention of it being an autobiographical work. Pygmalion is a film about self-discovery, passion, rejection, and resilience. The story came to me after taking an introductory drawing class to rekindle my relationship with traditional art. I took this course during a time in my life that was full of turmoil and ultimately completely transformative. When I read my completed script for the first time, I realized how much of myself I could see in Sofie - a young, queer woman trying to embrace herself in the only way she knows how: through art.

Pygmalion is an incredibly personal story and I grateful to have had the support to invest so much heart in my directorial debut.