Editor / Associate Producer / Additional Camera
Director: Joanna Rudnick
“ ‘On Beauty’ is, quite simply, a masterful example of how cinema can serve as a humanizing force in the world. We need films like this. We can’t afford to lose them.”
More coverage of On Beauty: the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Newsweek, People, Upworthy, CBS Radio News, Mashable, Bustle, L'Etage, Afropunk, You Beauty, Indiewire, The Today Show, Yahoo! Style, The Huffington Post, Flickr, Popsugar, The Daily Mail (UK), Parents Magazine, and the film was given a 5-star review at Blogcritics.
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS:
Audience Choice Award- Best Short Film
Chicago International Film Festival
Jury Award- Best Documentary Short Film
Cleveland International Film Festival
Audience Award- Best Short
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Jury Award- Best Documentary Short
Geneva Film Festival
ON BEAUTY follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world when he grew frustrated with having to work within the restrictive parameters of the industry’s standard of beauty. At the center of the film are two of Rick’s photo subjects: Sarah and Jayne. Sarah left public school for home school in eighth grade because she was bullied so harshly for the Sturge-Weber birthmark on her face. Jayne lives in Eastern Africa where people with albinism are highly discriminated against and are sometimes even killed for their body parts. Rick’s photos challenge both mainstream media’s narrow scope of beauty and the dehumanizing black-bar convention of medical textbooks. ON BEAUTY is part of his movement.