“Has Oprah seen this?”
This is one of the most common questions Director Steve Gatlin recieves at Q&A sessions following screenings of Beauty 24. Find out why!

Synopsis – On September 1, 2005, photographer Steve Gatlin embarked on a challenge to travel the country for 24 days, each day visiting a new state to take just one photograph until he filled a single roll of film. To complicate matters each photograph was taken at night, outdoors, using time-lapse settings, and the models were all in the nude.

From model no-shows, to Hurricane Katrina devastating three of the cities he was scheduled to visit, the crew encountered numerous obstacles to overcome in order to keep the challenge alive.

Follow Gatlin on his epic journey and witness first hand the models’ candid interviews after each shoot as they examine his interpretation of beauty, and also how issues of self-esteem, confidence and more are defined in American culture today.

Featuring an incredible, 24-song soundtrack as diverse as the models Gatlin photographed and the terrain he covered, Beauty 24 is a cross-country adventure like you’ve never seen and will undoubtedly agree is  “an evolution in beauty and deconstruction of stereotypes.”

Running Time: 85 minutes

Screening History:

2009 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival “Official Selection”

2009 American Artist Film Festival “Official Selection”

2008 Mammoth Film Festival “Official Selection”

2008 Tacoma Film Festival “Official Selection”

2008 Naperville Film Festival “Official Selection”

2008 Temecula Valley Film Festival “Official Selection”

2008 Sunset Film Festival “Official Selection”

2008 CineVegas Film Festival “Special Screening”

2008 Cinerama Film Festival “Official Selection”

2008 Festivus Film Festival “Best Documentary”

2007 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival “Official Selection”

2007 WT Os International Film Festival in Norway “Official Selection”

2007 International Sweet Onion Film Festival “Official Selection”

2007 Kern Projections Film Festival, “Official Selection”

2007 San Francisco Frozen Film Festival “Official Selection”

2007 Aarhus Festival of Independent Arts “Official Selection”

2007 Longbaugh Film Festival “Official Selection”

2007 Trail Dance Film Festival “Best Cinematography”

2006 Tiburon International Film Festival “Special Screening”

The Beauty Project (Short Film)

With the darkness of night serving as his studio, an enigmatic photographer uses everyday places and the human form to create his version of beauty in the world around him. For the past few years Steve Gatlin has been shooting photographs of nude people in public places at night. The photographs encompass what he calls The Beauty Project, an exploration of light, motion and the human form.

The hauntingly beautiful images that manifest from his work explain why he has an increasing lineup of volunteers, from everyday people to professional models.

Now, for the first time you can have a glimpse of what it’s like to work with the artist and hear from a few of the women who have modeled for him. Director Cory Pampalone has followed Gatlin on several shoots in an attempt to explore and explain what more and more people are seeing as, “an evolution in beauty and deconstruction of stereotypes.”

Screening History:

2006 Tirana International Film Festival (Albania) “Official Selection”

2006  New York Short Short Film Festival, “Best Documentary”

2006  Metro Shorts – Detroit Film Competition/Festival “Official Selection”

2006 Tiburon Film Festival “Official Selection”

2005 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival “Official Selection”

2005 Zeitgeist International Film Festival “Official Selection”

2005 Forest Film Festival “Best Documentary”