Exclusive Portraits of Dianna Agron, Cuba Gooding Jr, Director X & More Celebs from Our 2017 TIFF Portrait Studio

What happens when 6 TIFF Rising Stars get into a tub, Beau Bridges throws up a peace sign, and more. In collaboration with NKPR IT House.

By: Noah Lehava
Photography: Jake Rosenberg

There’s nothing better than throwing off an entire parade of actors, directors, and rising talent with a sparkling white claw-foot tub right smack in the middle of a portrait studio. Or encouraging them to “make like jungle,” and play with the fanning leaves of a palm. Or, if they’re extra adventurous, drape themselves across Persian and cowhide rugs on the floor. If you know us, you know we can get just about anyone comfortable enough to do any of the aforementioned, and more. Our secret sauce: good energy, good music, and a Figuier Diptyque candle to set the mood—you know, it’s all about the ambiance—and...a Polaroid camera.

Our four-day shooting schedule brought through everyone from Dianna Agron (there may have been a Spice Girls sing-along mid-shoot), Director X (who gave us some good ol sage advice and talked “Hotline Bling”—full feature coming soon), Alexander Fehling (remember that crazy scene in Inglourious Basterds? yeah, that’s him), Alex Hassell (who’s starring in George Clooney’s Suburbicon alongside Matt Damon and Julianne Moore), Beau Bridges, Cuba Gooding Jr., legendary director Paul Haggis, and so many more.

Click through below to see everything that went down. 

Director X

Director; “Hotline Bling,” “Work”

Director X

Director; “Hotline Bling,” “Work”

Alexander Felhing, Actor

Alexander Fehling, Actor

Natasha Koifman, Owner of NKPR

Drew and Jonathan Scott, TV Personalities, Property Brothers.

Natasha Koifman, Owner of NKPR

Drew and Jonathan Scott, TV Personalities, Property Brothers.

Dianna Agron

Actor, Novitiate

Dianna Agron

Actor, Novitiate

Dianna Agron

Actor, Novitiate

Dianna Agron

Actor, Novitiate

Sarah Driver

Director, Broken Flowers, Stranger Than Paradise

Sarah Driver

Director, Broken Flowers, Stranger Than Paradise

Tara Spencer Nairn, Actor

Tara Spencer Nairn, Actor

Richard Short

Actor, Mary Kills People

Richard Short

Actor, Mary Kills People

TIFF Rising Stars

Vinnie Bennett

Ellen Wong

Actor, Glow

Charlotte Vega & Bill Milner, The Lodgers

Charlotte Vega & Bill Milner, The Lodgers

Bill Milner, The Lodgers

Charlotte Vega, The Lodgers

Bill Milner, The Lodgers

Charlotte Vega, The Lodgers

Simon Baker, Director & Actor

Alex Hassell

Actor, Suburbicon

Alex Hassell

Actor, Suburbicon

Lucy Niles, Josée Caron from Partner

Zuri Hall, E! Host

Zuri Hall, E! Host

Hong Chau

Actor, Downsizing

Shohreh Aghdashloo, Actor

Shohreh Aghdashloo, Actor

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Sarah Rafferty

Actor, Suits

Sarah Rafferty

Actor, Suits

Sarah Rafferty

Actor, Suits

Paul Haggis, Director

Beau Bridges

The Sheepdogs

Rebecca Dayan

Actor, Novitiate

Ron Perlman, Actor/Director

Ron Perlman, Actor/Director

Kaya Wilkins, Actor

Kaya Wilkins, Actor

Kaya Wilkins, Actor

Jason Isaacs, Actor

Jason Isaacs, Actor

Jason Isaacs, Actor

Jason Isaacs and Lennie James

Eili Harboe, Actor

Eili Harboe, Actor

Eili Harboe, Actor

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