Naked

Paulette and Terry are totally in love until they strip down for a group of life drawing students.

As the class instructor moves the couple through progressively stranger poses, they find out that getting naked for the class is easy.

“Exposing themselves” to each other is a whole lot harder.

Creative team

Writer: Adam Grant Warren
Director: Juan Riedinger
Producer: Wade Fennig

Director’s statement

Juan Riedinger says:

“I directed Naked for the Vancouver Film School’s writing department. It was done through the Portfolio Shorts program which allows student writers from VFS to see their words come to life.

Writing students go through the production process with a professional director and crew, as their entire film is shot in 3.5 hours using limited locations. I’ve done a number of these now, and I enjoy the process thoroughly. It’s like boot camp for a filmmaker. Having only 3.5 hours to shoot a film forces everyone to be on top of their game, and it’s quite surprising what you can put out in very little time.

For Naked, I had the pleasure of being paired with a talented writer named Adam Warren. Aside from his talent as a writer, Adam was a pleasure to work with and is now employed by the school’s writing department.”

About Juan Riedinger

Juan Riedinger

A graduate of the University of Calgary’s theatre program, Juan began his career as an actor, appearing in numerous film and television productions including Jennifer’s BodyThe Day the Earth Stood Still,FringeSanctuarySmallville and Supernatural.

Wanting to explore the other side of the camera, Juan has recently ventured into the world of directing, having completed ten short films in two years. His directorial debut – a project called Shark Out of Water – landed him nominations for British Columbia ’s Leo Awards in four categories, including Best Short Drama and Best Direction in a Short Drama.

Juan hopes to use the knowledge he garnered through making short films to direct a feature-length project in the near future.

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