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Vote for On Beauty at the BMA

November 19, 2015

Voting is underway for this year’s Best of the Midwest Awards. Joanna Rudnick’s newest documentary is in contention for for best short film and editor Liz Kaar got a nomination best editing. Audience members can cast their votes through Nov. 23, 2015 and the winners will be announced on Dec. 1. This comes after the film screened at the Midwest Independent Film Festival’s opening night on June 2 along with other short films by other local female filmmakers. In a review of the event on, Matt Fagerholm called the film “a masterful example of how cinema can serve as ... Read more


Education initiatives move forward in fall

October 12, 2015

The “On Beauty” team is excited to announce many new education initiatives that come after a successful event-filled summer. Joanna Rudnick’s newest documentary challenges us to rethink the way we see differences within ourselves and others, and we are excited to bring the film and movement to young people around the country. Our distribution partner, Women Make Movies, is helping us create the educational DVDs that schools and other institutions may purchase to show the film in classes and other educational settings. This exciting partnership will help bring the film to students around the country and will be a perfect ... Read more


Your story: Film Lab

October 6, 2015

Type: Video About: The Film Lab is a not for profit that has been dedicated to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic diversity in media since 1998 and accomplishes its mission through education, outreach/support and production. Read more at This post is in collaboration with the Asian American Film Lab’s 72-Hour Shootout. The shootout is a challenge that gives teams of filmmakers three days to create a 5-minute film based on the theme of the year. The theme for 2015 was “Two Faces” and was inspired by the Asian American Film Lab’s goal to increase diversity in ... Read more


Full fall screening schedule

September 3, 2015

“On Beauty” is using the momentum from the busy, successful summer as a springboard into an equally exciting fall that is already packed with screenings around the country. Joanna Rudnick’s latest award-winning documentary short is the featured film on opening night for the ReelAbilities: Chicago festival at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 at Studio Xfinity. After the screening of “On Beauty,” NOAH Executive Director Mike McGowan and Chromosome 18 Registry Director of Individual Fundraising Kelly Collins will be part of a short panel discussion about redefining how we treat and see differences in ourselves and others. The opening night event ... Read more

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Summer ends with wave of positive worldwide press coverage

September 2, 2015

As “On Beauty” traveled from Los Angeles to New York and cities in between, press around the world praised the film, people and movement. A recent broadcast featured Rick Guidotti and Margaret Breed in a segment on CBS Evening News. One of the first reviews came from Matt Fagerholm at who called the film “a masterful example of how cinema can serve as a humanizing force in the world.” The Weekly Flicker featured Rick and his photos in a blog post about how he transitioned from photographing high fashion models to founding Positive Exposure. It was a dream come ... Read more

Your Story: Sarah Sansoni

Your story: Sarah Sansoni

August 17, 2015

Author: Sarah Sansoni Country: US Type: Essay Bio: I am an actress, improvisor and voice over artist currently living in Denver, CO and getting ready to move to L.A. Ahh! I love self expression and creativity in all forms, writing, singing, dancing, acting and even painting and yoga. My favorite thing about art and self expression is that it can be used to uplift and inspire. One of the things I specialize in is comedy, I have a true love and appreciation for it and am always writing comedy and studying it. It has helped me find the light in ... Read more

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More news coverage ahead of NYC theatrical opening

August 1, 2015

This week Joanna Rudnick’s award-winning film finished its theatrical premiere in LA and opened in NY theaters, and has been accompanied by a surge of interest, proving that the time has come for Rick Guidotti’s movement encouraging society to see the beauty in difference. At 1 p.m. this Sunday at Cinema Village in New York, Rick and Joanna will attend a special screening. Get tickets. Then on Tuesday, Aug.4 at 6:30 p.m. the film travels to D.C. where Kartemquin Films, the U.S. Department of State Office of the Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, and the American Film Showcase present ... Read more

Your Story: Victoria Falcone

Your story: Victoria Falcone

July 24, 2015

Author: Victoria Falcone Country: US Type: Other Bio: My name is Victoria Falcone and I am a 24 year old living with Marfan Syndrome. I was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome at the age of 16. My aorta is enlarged and I have had 1 lung collapse as the major complications I have with Marfan Syndrome. I graduated from The College of New Jersey in May 2013 with a Communication Studies degree. I worked for a reality tv show in New Jersey after graduation and then worked for Nick Cannon and his production company for a year and a half. I ... Read more

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On Beauty garnering worldwide attention ahead of theatrical opening

July 17, 2015

One week ahead of the film opening in theaters in Los Angeles, “On Beauty” is getting positive exposure around the world. Joanna Rudnick’s award-winning documentary follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who has now devoted his life to shooting stunning images of children with visible genetic differences such as albinism and facial birthmarks. The film opens with daily showings from July 24 at the Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles, and from July 31 at the Cinema Village in New York. Rick Guidotti, Joanna Rudnick, and also Jayne and Sarah, the girls that also star in the film, will attend special screenings. ... Read more

Your story: Jenny Howe

Your Story: Jenny Howe

July 9, 2015

Author: Jenny Howe Country: USA Type: Essay Bio: Most importantly, I’m a mother to two pretty incredible kids; Abby (13) and Deak (9). Professionally, I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology and have worked for 15 years with children who are at risk within either the juvenile justice system or school districts. I love to spend time with the people I love, listen to music and watch football. The best part of life is being inside my home with those who hold my heart. “He is Deak” When Deak was born, I wasn’t allowed to see him for ... Read more