THE MISSING PAINTING
DIRECTED BY MARIO MANAS
produced by Michaela Malina

T​he Missing Painting is a multi-genre short film, which incorporates social realism and fantasy as well as animation.
The story begins in an expensive London art gallery where the gallery owner, Anna, prepares for an up-coming art exhibition. She is still searching for the last painting to complete the collection. Her daughter Amelia, who is a little artist herself, accompanies her. However, at some point, Amelia disappears from the gallery setting Anna on an unexpected journey. Although it might sound like a classic mother & daughter story, it actually carries much more. The film draws attention to social inequality, focusing mainly on the discrimination of homeless people.
With this project we will offer help to those who need it…
​As part of our story takes place in an art gallery, we will have all the artwork specifically painted for this film by students of the Royal College of Arts. There will be five key paintings, which will be moved into an auction after the shoot. All the money raised from the auction will be donated to the CRISIS charity, which helps homeless people to integrate themselves back into normal life.
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