The Portrait Feature Film - Setting The Story In Motion

The story of THE PORTRAIT feature film began in the summer of 2011, high up in the stunning Southern California mountains, where the poetic beauty of the landscape nourished creativity, as the first pages of the screenplay where composed in our fine art studio.

Nikolai Gogol's mystical, emotionally stirring and iconic 19th century work of fiction "The Portrait", with its expressive characters and creative plot, inspired us as fine artists to transform the story into a motion picture.

"The Portrait" raises important questions about the role of visual art and fine artists in society, and the ever important themes of professional integrity and loyalty to one's true life calling.

THE PORTRAIT motion picture joins an international team of filmmakers in the creation of a unique, visually rich storytelling experience, originating a new genre in film, "Surrealistically Mystical Tragisatire".

Anastasia Elena Baranoff & Elena Vladimir Baranoff
Screenwriters/Producers/Directors/Fine Artists