Why should I watch… Camgirl

Ahead of this weekend’s festival, we caught up with a handful of filmmakers due to have their latest work shown on the big screen to ask them why the heck we should watch their films.

Next up, a student in her twenties duels with her alter ego as a “cam model”, where men pay to watch her have sex. Camgirl director Corry Raymond answers our round of quick fire questions about the film…

Describe Camgirl in 3 words:

Isolation, Sexuality, Selfie

Why should we watch Camgirl?

I think the core question is “have you ever wondered what it feels like to be a Camgirl?” Can you imagine turning on your webcam and being asked to strip naked? I think curiosity is a large part of storytelling both for the filmmaker and the audience watching; the power of film is that we can ask questions in fiction and our curiosity can be quenched, without for instance the actually becoming a camgirl. In this film you get into the headspace of a young woman experiencing a crisis of identity and if this is something that tickles your curiosity, watch this film.

Complete the sentence “watch Camgirl if you enjoyed…”

Eyes Wide Shut, Under the Skin or Carrie.

What one tool of your trade is something you can’t live without?

My MacBook. I would wager money that was a common answer among creatives, it’s a revolutionary piece of technology we take for granted and is the absolute tool for creativity. I was watching the film Steve Jobs the other day and it is clear his vision of a tool which was only limited by the imagination of the user was realised. It also features as a prop in Camgirl!

You can catch Camgirl in the OPEN COMMS category screening on Saturday 2 June from 4:30-5:30pm. Tickets are available by clicking here.
The team behind Camgirl actually met at a previous Plymouth Film Festival, which spurred them on to collaborate and produce this fantastic short film! Yet another reason to stick around for a craft beer over the weekend…

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