Filmmaker Highlights Social Media & How It's Affecting Our Perspective of How We Look
Atlanta filmmaker Jasmine Alexander recently released a short film titled Body Image that depicts the unrealistic expectations of appearance fostered by today’s social media. The storyline follows a young woman seeking surgery to alter her body to appear similar to that of social media models and influencers. With Dalton Pope as Director of Photography, the film stars Jayla Reshon and Alexander herself. Body Image provides the audience with a deeper message that will long outlast its 2:12 minutes.
The short film Body Image has found great success in multiple film festivals; winning Best Women’s Film from the Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival, Best Actress from the Global Monthly Online Film Competition, and a nomination for Best Short Film from London Shorts and others.
Alexander began her filmmaking journey during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I found myself waiting for studios to open up, praying to see casting calls when it dawned on me: why wait for opportunities when I can create them,” said Alexander. Since her emergence as an Atlanta filmmaker, she has created six short films; submitting three shorts to film festivals, including Body Image, and she plans to continue creating content that will leave its viewers wanting more.
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