CREATING A MONSTER
Film - Program 10 Filmfest 2017

CREATING A MONSTER

Directed by Gena Lida Riess

Info

Director: Gena Lida Riess
Section: Program 10
Country: Australia
Year: 2016
Language: English
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Misha Kavka, David Witko, Sandra Rato, Clare Verrall
18+

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Logline

CREATING A MONSTER

By reviewing past archival footage from well-known reality shows and talking to past contestants, this documentary short explores the way in which reality television is constructed and consumed. This leads to a bigger ethical question about the psychological impact on the contestants: Is the fault placed on reality television producers or the audience who consumes their product?



  • Duration: 20 Min.

  • Film School: VCA, Victorian College of the Arts

Meet the director

CREATING A MONSTER

Gena Lida Riess

Gena Lida Riess is a Melbourne based filmmaker who has recently completed her Master of Film and Television. She works as a freelance videographer and editor, mostly for not-for-profit organizations and charities. Her interests mainly lie with documentaries focusing on social issues and their psychological aspects.

Credits

Director of Photography: Elle Marsh
Film Editor: Gena Lida Riess
Composer: Maxwell Lida Riess
Sound: Eliza Cox, Madeleine Martiniello, Neill S. Bell
Producer: CJ Welsh