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Girl Model


Despite a lack of obvious similarities between Siberia and Tokyo, a thriving model industry connects these distant regions. "Girl Model" follows two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a thirteen year-old plucked from the Siberian countryside and dropped into the center of Tokyo with promises of a profitable career. After Ashley’s initial discovery of Nadya, the two rarely meet again, but their stories are inextricably bound.


Director(s): A. Sabin, David Redmon

Producer(s): David Redmon, A. Sabin, Marcy Garriott, Robert Garriott

Screenwriter(s): David Redmon, A. Sabin

Cinematographer: David Redmon, A. Sabin

Editor(s): David Redmon, A. Sabin, Second Editors: Darius Marder, Alan Canant

Sound Designer: Tom Hammond

Music: Matthew Dougherty, Eric Taxier

Director Bio


David Redmon and Ashley Sabin’s interest is in nonfiction documentary storytelling. They have produced, directed, edited, and photographed five films: "Mardi Gras: Made in China" (2005), "Kamp Katrina" (2007), "Intimidad" (2008), and "Invisible Girlfriend" (2009) and most recently "Girl Model" (2011).


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