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The Model Short Film (Full Length) – 1994 Adaptation Drama

The Model

Short Film (Full Length) – 1994 Adaptation Drama

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This short explores subtle tensions in a relationship between an artist and his model. To the young beauty who has arrived to model nude, the aging painter (played by the director Jonathan Brough’s father) initially appears decent and respectful. But when she demands to see the painting before he is ready, and he refuses, his intentions are questioned. Based on a short story by American Bernard Malamud, this understated two-hander was invited to play at Cannes, in a special 1994 season of Kiwi shorts. It was Hawera-raised Brough’s second (self-funded) short.

Key Cast & Crew

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Jonathan Brough

Director, Editor, Writer

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John Brough

As: Mr Clarke

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Susannah Devereux

As: Ms Cuper

I have every right to see it.
– The Model (Susannah Devereux) - talking about the painting

Produced by

Jonathan Brough

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The Sales Agent for this title is NZ Film.


Music composed by Andrew Thomas