Skin is about the exploration of the human body regarding society and it’s idea of perfection. After asking people about their body insecurities, a list of words that held strong values about the way they see themselves was created. In this alternative film, the representation of people’s body and their thoughts was associated with other objects to show the build up and confusion that can happen in someone's mind.

  • Monica Prendergast
    Key Cast
  • Michael McNeil
    Key Cast
  • Gabrielle Sorel
  • Dylan Alsop
  • Nicole Farr
    Production Designer
  • Nicole Farr
    Assistant Director
  • Dylan Alsop
    Sound Design
  • Xu Tan
    Light Technician
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 27, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    260 USD
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    Black & White
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Director Biography - Gabrielle Sorel

Gabrielle Sorel is a young Canadian filmmaker from Montreal, Quebec. She found her passion for motion pictures in high school when she wrote and directed her first film Karen (2014). After following different cinema courses in the Video and Cinema department at Dawson College, she directed several other films which led her to accept York University's offer in their School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (Film Production) Program. Gabrielle is currently working on multiple documentaries as well as fiction films.

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Director Statement

Suffering from body dysmorphia since my teenage years, I tried to demonstrate the mind, process and struggle of someone with an eating disorder and the challenge they might face. My goal was to show bodies in non-sexual ways and I wanted to make sure that having an eating disorder wasn't glamorized in any way. To create this piece, I reached out to my close friends who have different eating disorders, like anorexia or binge eating, and created images from the words they gave me. To be respectful of their privacy, no credits were given to my friends currently suffering from these illnesses.