Shorts in Competition: Documentary

New York Premiere

Australia | 26 MINUTES | English |


Skin examines the relationship between artist Ex de Medici, equally renowned for her vivid paintings and her groundbreaking tattooing, and Geoff Ostling, an overweight 65-year-old whose body has been etched with a tapestry of flowers by Ex's needles and ink. Now entirely tattooed, Geoff is forced to confront his mortality as he and Ex undertake to have Geoff's skin preserved and exhibited after he dies.

Note: This film will screen as part of the Shorts: Time Will Tell program.


Directed by Rhys Graham and Rhys Graham

Rhys Graham wrote and directed Love This Time, recipient of a special mention at the 2006 Berlinale, Firestorm, and Charm. Rhys' feature documentary Words from the City was nominated for five AFI Awards. He is in the final stages of development on the feature Galore and is in production on his second feature documentary, Murundak.
Ryhs Graham
Andy Canny
Rhys Graham
Michael McMahon, Tony Ayres
Primary Cast
Geoff Ostling, Ex de Medici
Director of Photography
Katie Milwright


Executive Producer
Print Source
Michael McMahon
Big and Little Films Pty Ltd.
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