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A Family Portrait

A family struggle to mask underlying resentments in this darkly funny animation from Joseph Pierce.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 2009 5 mins Not rated

Director: Joseph Pierce


A professional photographer captures five minutes in the life of a squabbling family while trying to get the perfect portrait. Animator Joseph Pierce uses a rotoscoping technique that allows him to lay fluid animation over the performances of his actors. The result is a vivid and convincing study of strained family ties. With Robert Bathhurst (Downton Abbey).