DCI 4K Color Stereo Sound 2017 USA
with Natalia Carbullido
written & produced by Alvin Case & Natalia Carbullido
12 scenes, 7 days 2 screens,
+ AJA's CION 4K camera
A cinematic hybrid film, fusing a fiction shell over a documentary heart. A poetic meditation on the making of art and the art of performance, The Nude centers on a brief glimpse inside the private life of a professional figure art model as she accepts a challenge to work with a photographer, something she had sworn not to do. Featuring a vivid performance by Natalia Carbullido in her first acting role, the story is based on her own unique and seasoned perspective as an experienced figure art model. Centered on expressions of power in the female form and the model's gaze back to the artist, this is not film about a model in repose. Natalia is a model in total control of her body and movement. Much like a trained dancer she uses her training in Aikido and her keen eye for classical form to guide her movements. Produced under very tight budget and time constraints, The Nude is oriented in the opposite direction from the plot-centric 'filmed theater' that dominates most independent films, and fully embraces a method from cinema's early days: the directed documentary drama.