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Bodycheck 2015
Girl Model David Redmon, Ashley Sabin

A mass casting in Siberia. 13-year-old Nadya has made it, she’s going to be a model, departing for a new world. A rare insight into a business, beyond model casting shows.

Girl Model

Documentary Film
78 minutes

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

David Redmon, Ashley Sabin, Carnivalesque Films
David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
Matthew Dougherty, Eric Taxier
David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
There’s a lot of nothing in Siberia. It’s as vast as the hopes of many families for their young daughters’ careers. Lured by promises of salvation they flock to the mass castings of international model agencies. This is where we meet the former model Ashley, who has lived through all the ups and downs of the industry and now works as a scout who recruits girls. Among them is 13-year-old Nadya, whom we follow into a world where nothing is worth more than youth, innocence, and a certain beauty ideal.

Kim Busch