15 mins, short, UK & France

Written by Nils Gustenhofen and Directed by Kelly Holmes

A Victorian period drama about death portrait photography


Margaret must convince her daughter Louise to take responsibility for the family after the death of her father, whilst the family endures the ritual of a family portrait

FAMILY PORTRAIT stars Allison McKenzie (Shetland), Douglas Russell (Outlander) and Kate McLaughlin (In Plain Sight) and was shot at the historic Pollok House in Glasgow, Scotland.



FAMILY PORTRAIT was an international co-production between the UK and France, produced by David Brown of Cup of Gold Films (UK) and Charles Paviot of Arts Premieres (France)


Funded through Screen Academy Scotland, The Rafford Scholarship and international collaboration with Arts Premieres through Paris Courts Devant Film Festival, FAMILY PORTRAIT was purchased by France 3 Television and was broadcast three times on national French television


Kelly was able to work with some fabulous Scottish, English and France collaborators including:

Director of Photography

Edited by

Production Design
Costume Design by

MakeUp Design by

Sound Design by

Sound Mix by

Music Composition by

VFX by


Alan McLaughlin

Ben Mills

Lindi Wright
Gwendolyn Basala

Madeleine Drewell

Ali Murray

Lionel Guenon

Eric Pilavian



FAMILY PORTRAIT has played in over 50 international film festivals winning 12 international film awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Editor, Best Visual Design and Best Actress. Kelly was also nominated for Best Female Director at the London Short Film Festival

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