The Portrait

The Portrait

                                The Portrait
| 41 min

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for artist Phil Richards, who’s been commissioned to create Canada’s official portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her Diamond Jubilee. Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Hubert Davis follows Richards over months of painstaking preparations, as he works to capture Her Majesty’s likeness and spirit on canvas.

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  • writer
    Hubert Davis
  • director
    Hubert Davis
  • producer
    Lea Marin
  • director of photography
    Jonathon Cliff
  • editor
    Dave De Carlo
  • original music score
    David Fleury
  • sound recordist
    Sanjay Mehta
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • visual researcher
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • art director
    Andrew Berry
  • sound editor
    Mark Dejczak
  • re-recording mixer
    Rudy Michael

  • maxmay

    the 1980 footage showing Phil Richards' 1980 work was filmed by Derek May, a fine painter himself, in heaven since 1992. Derek was such an anti-monarchist (and anti-lawyer by the way) that is ironic that his footage goes along EXCLUSIVE images of the Queen of Canada ! LOL ! I am sure nonetheless that Derek is way happy for excellent Phil Richards. (I LOVE the bit where Phil Richards get a free space in exchange of maintenance work ! I love the bit with the royal letter ....and the paint on it. it's so débonnaire. Bravo !

    maxmay, 1 Jan 2013
  • kruscito

    @Bdkawalter -- you can download, rent, or buy the DVD right now!

    kruscito, 25 Oct 2012
  • Bdkawalter

    When will this film be available?

    Bdkawalter, 15 Oct 2012