Girl Model

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Girl Model is a lyrical exploration of a world defined by glass surfaces and camera lenses, reflecting back differing versions of reality to the young women caught in their scope. As we enter further into this world, it more and more resembles a hall of mirrors, where appearances can’t be trusted, perception become distorted, and there is no clear way out.




Girl Model is co-directed by Ashley Sabin and David Redmon.


Ashley Sabin looking straight ahead and smiling. She is wearing a patterned shirt and scarf. Black and white portrait, with out of focus background.David Redmond looking straight ahead. He wears dark-rimmed glasses and a flat cap. Black and white portrait, with out of focus background.Ashley Sabin and David Redmon have produced, directed, edited and photographed: Mardi Gras: Made in China (2005), Kamp Katrina (2007), Intimidad (2008), Invisible Girlfriend (2009), Downeast (2012), Kingdom of Animal (2012), and Night Labor (2013). Their recent short documentary, Choreography (2014), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Sabin holds a BA from Pratt Institute and is currently obtaining an MFA on a Fulbright scholarship. Daniel holds a PhD from the University at Albany, State University of New York and is a former Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University.




Girl Model premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and went on to screen at festivals such as IDFA, Rome, CPH:Dox, SXSW and Viennale, and was broadcast on POV, BBC, Arte, YLE, and DR (to name a few).  The film also helped launch a petition in partnership with the Model Alliance, which garnered nearly 1,250 signatures and was highlighted on CBS news, Fashionista Blog; it also pushed the UK Vogue to pair with the union Equity Partners in England for model’s rights. As a result of the partnership and efforts, the New York State Senate and Assembly unanimously passed legislation in 2013 to finally afford child models the protections they deserve as workers in the State of New York.