Synopsis: When running for office, there are so many hurdles to a successful campaign. Are they the right policies? Can we make a real change? And of course if you are a woman, how much did that dress cost?! Our political candidate sits for her first campaign photoshoot. Shown wholly through the photographers’ lens, we see our protagonist struggle to cope with the scrutiny placed on her appearance. Bombarded with a barrage of conflicting advice from her ‘support’ team, we see a confident and capable political figure buckle under the unattainable double standard placed on her.
About the Filmmakers: Nicole Rixon is a freelance producer/director, specialising in online content with a social cause at the heart. Her clients have spanned from global fashion brands to national newspapers and singer songwriters. She previously worked as a video director for Stylist Magazine, a feminist publication based in London. There she was able to hone her directorial style, making a successful string of content.
Ryan Goodman has worked in a variety of production roles before starting to direct in 2014 with music videos for various independent and signed artists. This has developed into a career making commercial work mainly for Superdry and THG. Portrayed is Nicole and Ryan’s writing and directorial debut for narrative drama.