Alum Marjorie Conrad's 'Chemical Cut' Inspired by her Modeling Experiences

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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THE PARK RECORD (PARK CITY, UTAH) -- Filmmaker Marjorie Conrad graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in filmmaking, and her thesis film, Limehouse, capped the 51st SFSU Film Finals and brought her to the attention of the Sundance Institute.

She was a finalist in the 11th season of the reality TV show, America’s Next Top Model, hosted by Tyra Banks. So, it would seem logical that she would eventually make a film about modeling, which is what she did with her comedy/drama Chemical Cut, which will premiere at Slamdance on January 23.

“I would say that everything in the film is inspired by true events although the modeling gigs are altered,” Conrad tells The Park Record. “The reason for that is because some of the things I did in real life didn’t translate well on film.”