Girl Model


United States 2012, 78 mins
Director: Ashley Sabin, David Redmon

GIRL MODEL takes you on an intimate guide through the multi-billion-dollar world of professional modelling. David Redmon and Ashley Sabin's eye-opening documentary follows the journey of a 13-year-old Siberian model named Nadya and her American agent Ashley Arbaugh, who handpicked her from the Russian countryside for a life of flash bulbs and catwalks in the Japanese industry.

Featuring candid interviews with scouts, agency reps and young models with big dreams plucked from obscurity and often poverty, this compelling film sheds light on the ugly side of an industry that celebrates beauty but has a corrosive effect on the girls it lures with the promise of fortune.