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.


Grand Prix

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film ‘10

Telerama Prix de la Presse

Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival ‘10

Prix Audi Labo

Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival ‘10


Cartoon d’Or 2010.

Debut Prize

Hiroshima International Animation Festival ’10

Best British Film

London Animation Festival

Best of British Animation

Encounters Short Film Festival ’10


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