A Banana Republic short film, sponsored by Vanity Fair, Film Independent, and NBC/Universal. A French New Wave-inspired transformation of a beautiful ingénue as she travels behind the scenes of a film set.
In a modern, tragic twist of the Greek myth Pygmalion, a destitute elderly artist, alone in her studio, is surrounded by surreal memories of past paintings/lovers who come to life to inspire her final masterpiece: her own death.
Eugene Lee Yang
A beautiful French ingenue plays a game of seduction with a man in a lavish Parisian apartment and is inevitably subdued by his chauvinist charms. Suddenly off screen the director yells 'cut!' and the scene is revealed to be on a professional film set, and as Katherine, the young actress, travels through her behind the scenes world, layers of the naive character she portrayed are elegantly - and literally -stripped away as she interacts with a diverse array of cast and crew. As she confidently steps in front of a second camera for a photo shoot, she is revealed to be a wholly transformed woman: thoroughly modern and in control, yet still undeniably sexy.Written by