For Mia, beauty is everything. A trophy, a promise, a ball and chain, a wish upon a star. A life sentence.

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Cast

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Mia
Ximena Prieto ...
Mia's Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monroe Alvarez ...
Girl with the Glam Hat
Grant Berman ...
Teen Partygoer
Bj Bingham ...
Model Guy
Sasha Bottitta ...
Teen Partygoer
Clayton Brown ...
Teen Partygoer
Walker Bunting ...
Boy with the Porcelain Face
Alli Cripe ...
Hungry Girl
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Teen Partygoer
Dulcinea ...
Model Girl
Alexis Ellis ...
Teen Partygoer
Dylan Griner ...
Party Guy
Alejandra Guilmant ...
Catwalk Girl
Alexis Han-Holdren ...
Model Girl
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For Mia, beauty is everything. A trophy, a promise, a ball and chain, a wish upon a star. A life sentence.

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This story was inspired by the daughter of the director Rodrigo Prieto, Ximena Prieto, who had suffered from an eating disorder throughout her teens. See more »

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Strong and important
19 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Wow.

A powerful and moving depiction of the young female psyche confused and fractured by mental illness. When I first stumbled upon this short film I re-watched it probably four times, I was so mesmerized and pummelled by the emotional impact what I had seen - it put into images what cannot be said in words, which I think is ultimately the most powerful tool of filmmaking. The mix of alluring and destructive is eerie, as the mix of imagery gets more and more chaotic and out of hand until reaching a breaking point. It felt like such an honest and ultimately heartbreaking depiction of the loneliness that is mental illness, often misunderstood and harshly judged.


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