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SKIN (United States)
DIRECTOR: Leo Behrens
PRODUCER: Ilayda Cetinkaya
DOP: Leo Behrens
“Skin” is a poetic exploration of identity and self-discovery, using visual symbolism to depict a woman’s transformation into a man. With the help of her inner manifestation, the ice man, she sheds her old skin and embraces her true identity.
“Skin” won the Gold Medal in the alternative/experimental category at the 2023 Student Academy Awards.
Leo Behrens is an award-winning Norwegian trans cinematographer & director, based in Los Angeles. In 2023, Leo earned his cinematography degree from the American Film Institute Conservatory. Shortly after his graduation, he was selected for The ASC Vision Mentorship Program 23-24. He began his career as a camera operator and director, after graduating from Westerdals Film & TV in 2010. In just a few years, he advanced to the role of cinematographer, making notable contributions to a wide range of projects in Norway, spanning documentaries, music videos, short films, TV series, and reality TV shows.