Client: BC & Yukon Studio of The National Film Board of Canada

Dir. Christina Willings
Arri Amira / Arri Mini / Red Dragon / 23 min. / 2018

Beauty explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their own sense of what it means to be fully human. Whether it’s dealing with bullies, explaining themselves to their parents, or navigating the uncharted waters of relationships, Bex, Lili, Fox, Tru and Milo talk about their experiences and struggle to live in authenticity.

c. 2018

Official Selection - Highlights: 

TIFF Kids 2018, Toronto, Canada 

Festival History: 

Festival REGARD, Montreal, Canada

"Amy is quite brilliant,” says Willings. “We’re using metaphoric and poetic visuals to explore and dissect ideas of gender and beauty, and Amy moves easily between fiction and documentary. I love the work of Wes Anderson, how he plays with artifice and style, and we’re employing some of those strategies here – using stylized camerawork and art-directed set-ups as well as verité footage."
- NFB Blog, Christina Willings (2016-07-12)