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A Family Portrait

International Film Festivals


Secrets and jealousy bubble to the surface

UK Film Council, Film London and Channel 4 present a Fifty Nine Productions film.

A family portrait session goes horribly wrong as secrets and jealousy bubble to the surface under the photographer’s watchful gaze.

A Family Portrait was written and directed by associate artist of Fifty Nine Productions, Joseph Pierce, and develops the live action rotoscope technique employed on the award-winning short, Stand Up.

Selected for over 30 international festivals, and winner of 8 awards, A Family Portrait was also long-listed for a 2011 Academy Award.

Opened 2010

International Film Festivals

Grand Prix

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film ‘10



Cartoon d’Or 2010

Telerama Prix de la Presse

Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival ‘10


Debut Prize

Hiroshima International Animation Festival ’10


Best of British Animation

Encounters Short Film Festival ’10

Prix Audi Labo

Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival ‘10


Best British Film

London Animation Festival


Director and Writer
Joseph Pierce

Mark Grimmer and Aneil Karia for 59 Productions

Liam Iandoli

Robbie Morrison

Dominic Fitzgerald

Sound Recordist
Mike Palmer

Hair and Makeup
Libby Lee

Foley Artist
Nils Kirchhoff

Online Editor
Andy Hague

James Nightingale

Robert Bathurst
Jack Laskey
Sarah McVicar
Danica Moore
Mitch Turner

Produced by
59 Productions
Film Four