Joanne is a model, a teacher, a fighter, a chameleon. But when her private semi-nude photos went public, this woman of many talents came to be simply known as 'the topless teacher'. Together with her former student, artist Simon Fujiwara, she seeks to reclaim her image through social media and branding tactics. Shifting between advertisement and portraiture, this meta-narrative on identity manages to infuse playfulness in its layered commentary on who you are and how you're seen. 

The other films shown within Tiger Competition for Short Films 5

Filmmaker
Premiere
International premiere
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
12’
Language
English
Producer
Susanna Chisholm
Production Company
Film and Video Umbrella
Sales
Simon Fujiwara
Cinematography
Jamie Quantrill
Editor
Simon Fujiwara
Sound Design
Rob Szeliga
Music
Adam Laschinger, Patrick Singer