The NUde model
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 4:15pm
A peaceful morning of art-making turns into a highly inappropriate roundtable discussion of epic proportions as three male artists let their mouths run amuck in front of their unsuspecting female model. Actress and creator, Charlotte Bydwell, is featured in all the roles — shifting from the overly demure young model to each of the wildly offensive men, and back again.
Meet the filmmakers
WRITER - Charlotte Bydwell
DIRECTOR - Charlotte Bydwell
PRODUCER - Charlotte Bydwell, Ron W. Black, Gregory Accetta, F. Daniel Penrod IV and Kristen Troyansky
CINEMATOGRAPHER - Brendan H. Banks
EDITOR - Zana Bochar
PRODUCTION DESIGNER - Anna Driftmier
Originally from Montreal, Charlotte moved to New York City to study dance at the Juilliard School. Upon graduating, she performed with Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Keigwin + Co., appearing at Jacob’s Pillow, American Dance Festival, La Jolla Playhouse and The Joyce Theater, among others. She also represented the USA and Canada as a danceWEBber at Vienna’s Impulstanz Festival, the world’s largest contemporary dance festival.
Charlotte went on to pursue acting, receiving her MFA from the Old Globe/USD Graduate Theatre Program. She has performed at many leading theaters across the USA (including the Old Globe, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Flea Theatre) and worked with acclaimed directors such as Richard Nelson, Scott Ellis, David Hyde Pierce and Barry Edelstein. Some favorite theatre credits include: the emcee in Company XIV’s burlesque extravaganza 'PARIS!' and Vanda in David Ives’ 'Venus in Fur' at the Virginia Stage Company. On camera, Charlotte has appeared in numerous award-winning short films and starred in the indie feature film, “Life of Significant Soil”. Television credits include roles on ‘Elementary’ (opposite Lucy Liu) and ‘The Good Fight’ (opposite Delroy Lindo).
She began developing solo material in 2011 and premiered her debut one-woman show, ‘Woman of Leisure and Panic’, as part of the 8th Annual soloNOVA Festival (New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production), It was remounted for performances at the New York International Fringe Festival, Anita’s Way (an outdoor venue in Times Square) and the 2016 First Person Arts Festival in Philadelphia. It was also been translated into Spanish and performed across Mexico. Charlotte’s other creative works have been shown at Judson Church, 9th Space (P.S. 122), the Center for Performance Research, Chez Bushwick, the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (Lincoln Center) and the Meredith Wilson Black Box. Her first foray into one-woman filmmaking, ‘The Nude Model’, is in the final stages of post-production and will be premiere later this year.
More info: www.charlottebydwell.com
Gregory Accetta (Producer)
Gregory Accetta was born and raised on the south shore of Long Island, but now calls New York City his home. He attended NYU’s Gallatin’s School of Individualized Study. His films have screened at Brooklyn Film Festival andFrameline Film festival, among others. His past commercial clients include CBS, Nike, ESPN, The New York Post, Mastered, Cipher Health and Hadley Media. Greg is currently working on a feature-length documentary that chronicles the ten-year span of a wrestler’s professional career. More info: www.waterfront-films.com
F. Daniel Penrod IV (Line Producer)
Daniel has worked on a number of prominent television series, most recently as the Line Producer for the first season of ‘Two Sentence Horror Stories’ on the CW. Other credits include; ‘Marvelous Mrs Maisel', ‘House of Cards’, ‘The Morning Show’ for Apple Studios, ‘Ballers’ and ‘Insecure’.
Brendan H. Banks (Cinematographer)
Telling stories through moving images has always been Brendan’s passion. Like many people in this industry, he began by picking up his parents' old VHS camera and trying to make something. He later stole his uncle's miniDV camera as his first introduction to digital, while simultaneously learning how to shoot analog film on his mom's Canon AE-1. It became clear to him that he might end up spending a lot time looking through a lens.
Over the past few years, Brendan has shot pieces for Verizon, AT&T, United Airlines, Publix, Chase Sapphire, Captain Morgan, Goose Island, Dos Equis, GMC, Nestle, Fusion, Swedish Fish, L’Oreal, and many more. He also recently wrapped principle photography on his first narrative feature ‘Scare Me’.
Anna Driftmier (Production Designer)
Anna Driftmier is a scenographer and production designer whose work extends across the USA and Europe. She actively collaborates with a wide range of artists to produce visually powerful, genre-breaking new and revived pieces of work.
Production designcredits include: ‘The Nude Model’, ‘Wake Up!’, ‘November’, ‘Nation Down’.
Theater design credits include: ‘Golden Boy’ (Gelsey Kirkland Art Center); ‘What Does It Feel Like to Grow Up’ (Planta Baja); ‘Dolphins and Sharks’ (Finborough Theatre); ‘Terezin' (Playwrights Horizons); ‘Paper Hearts’ (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); ‘Trident Moon’ (Finborough Theatre); ‘Radioman’ (Old Red Lion Theatre); ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ (Above the Arts); ‘Valkyrie’ (Waterloo Vaults); ‘The Legacy’ (Hope Theatre); ‘Uncommon Women and Others’ (Rooke Theatre).
Her work in opera design includes: ‘A Village Romeo and Juliet’ (New Sussex Opera); ‘Dust Child’ (English Touring Opera); ‘The Dowager's Oyster’(Grimeborn); ‘Seven Velvet Suites’ (BasicSpace); ‘East O' the Sun West O' the Moon’ (Tête à Tête), ‘Transfigured Night’ (Guildhall School of Music & Drama).
As an assistant she has worked with the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Signature Theatre, Punchdrunk, Bristol Old Vic, Trafalgar Studios 2, Southwark Playhouse, and Theatre503. She holds an MA in Performance Design and Practice from Central Saint Martins and a Technical Theatre Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She received a BA in Classics and Theatre from Mount Holyoke College. While there she was awarded the Margaret Davis Stitt Prize for Excellence in Theatre.
Zana Bochar (Editor)
Zana Bochar graduated from Florida State University's Film School in 2007. She has worked on many feature films such as ‘Girls Trip’, ‘Noah’ and ‘Top Five’, and as the lead assistant editor on all three seasons of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'. A born and raised New Yorker, she happily lives in Astoria with her husband and dog.