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PROGRAMME ASVOFF – 6E EDITION – 11-12-13 OCTOBRE 2013
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ASVOFF PROGRAM – 6TH EDITION – OCTOBER 11-12-13, 2013

ASVOFF 6 GRAND PRIX 
HOLI HOLY - A MANISH ARORA FILM 
by Bharat Sikka 

BEST ART DIRECTION 
BFC LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN FW13 
by Matt Lambert 

BEST ACTING
SHE SAID, SHE SAID 
by Stuart Blumberg 

BEST STYLING
BFC LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN FW13 
by Matt Lambert 

BEST SOUND
Bishi Bhattacharya in
HOLI HOLY - A MANISH ARORA FILM 
by Bharat Sikka 

BEST ADVERTISING
WE & CLAES IVERSEN 
by Lernert & Sander 

BEST EMERGING TALENT
Bharat Sikka for directing
HOLI HOLY - A MANISH ARORA FILM 
Awarded by Nowness

BEAUTY PRIZE
Make Up Artist Vicky Steckel 
in SISTER ACT
By Ellen Von Unwerth
Awarded by Make Up For Ever

BEST DOCUMENTARY 
ZILLIONS 
by Malcolm Venville for NOWNESS
Awarded by Blakiston Gallery

ASVOFF 6 IN COMPETITION FILMS

ME - STORY OF A PERFORMANCE by JOPSU RAMU

“ME - STORY OF A PERFORMANCE” BY JOPSU RAMU

DIRECTOR: JOPSU RAMU / PRODUCTION COMPANY: DIRECTOR’S GUILD HELSINKI & MUSUTA LTD. / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FINLAND / DURATION: 5’00" / WRITERS: JOPSU RAMU & TIMO RAMU / PRODUCER: JUHA-MATTI NIEMINEN & TIMO RAMU / MUSIC: JUKKA BACKLUND / CAST: JOHANNA NUUTINEN / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MARK STUBBS / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JOPSU RAMU / STYLIST: MINTTU VESALA / HAIR & MAKEUP: JAANA KUITTINEN & KAIRIT NIELANDER

FILM SYNOPSIS: “Me” is a story of performance. We follow the performance from different perspectives: how it is perceived by the dancer, the audience and how it can be seen from an objective point of view as a mere code. Through these, the interpretation of a different world - The Performance - is created and we are all sucked into being a part of it.
’Me’ - English: me, Finnish: we, Japanese: eye

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Jopsu Ramu is a director and founder of MUSUTA, a creative studio based in Helsinki and Tokyo. She has won the prestigous Gold Lion at Cannes at the age of 28. Currently she directs commercials and personal work, animation and films.


A HIGHLAND FRIENDSHIP by BRUCE WEBER

“A HIGHLAND FRIENDSHIP” BY BRUCE WEBER

DIRECTOR: BRUCE WEBER / PRODUCTION COMPANY: LITTLE BEAR INC. / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION 5’18“/ PUBLICATION: ITALIAN VOGUE / MUSIC:”RAINBOW RIVER" WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY VASHTI BUNYAN / CAST: STELLA TENANT WITH DAUGHTERS JASMINE AND IRIS LASNET, LORD COLIN AND LADY ISABELLA CAWDOR AND THEIR DAUGHTER BEATRICE CAWDOR / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JOSEPH DIGIOVANNA / STYLIST: JOE MCKENNA / HAIR: PAUL HANLON / MAKE UP: SALLY BRANKA

FILM SYNOPSIS: Home is where the heart is in this beautiful tale of two girlfriends, Stella Tenant and Lady Isabella Cawdor, who with their daughters and pups in town, loll the day away on the poetic Scottish Highlands at the Cawdor’s picturesque estate.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Bruce Weber has earned acclaim for his filmmaking, including Broken Noses (1987), a documentary about boxer and Olympic hopeful Andy Minsker; Let’s Get Lost (1989), a documentary on jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary; and Chop Suey Club (2001), a feature on wrestler Peter Johnson that is equally about the filmmaker’s own career and inspirations. He has garnered the following other awards: Clio Award for Recognition in Apparel (1986); the International Documentary Association Award for both Broken Noses (1986) and Let’s Get Lost (1987); an ICP Infinitiy Award for Applied Photography (1993); the 1st Annual Alfred Eisenstadt Award for portrait photography from Life Magazine (1998); and the Getty Images Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center of Photography (2005) and (2008) Art Director’s Club “Hall of Fame” honoree.


BESOS EN ZANZIBAR by BRUCE WEBER

“BESOS EN ZANZIBAR” BY BRUCE WEBER

DIRECTOR: BRUCE WEBER / PRODUCTION COMPANY: LITTLE BEAR INC. / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION 3’26“/ PUBLICATION: CR FASHION BOOK / MUSIC:”KISSES IN ZANZIBAR" / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JOSEPH DIGIOVANNA / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: DIMITRI LEVAS / STYLIST: MICHAELA DOSAMANTES / HAIR: AKKII / MAKE UP: AARON DE MEY

FILM SYNOPSIS: A behind-the-scenes look at Weber’s CR Fashion Book Issue 2 “Miami House Party” shoot with Big Ang, Lil Buck, Irina Shayk, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kiara Kabukuru, and Carrie the dancing dog.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Bruce Weber has earned acclaim for his filmmaking, including Broken Noses (1987), a documentary about boxer and Olympic hopeful Andy Minsker; Let’s Get Lost (1989), a documentary on jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary; and Chop Suey Club (2001), a feature on wrestler Peter Johnson that is equally about the filmmaker’s own career and inspirations. He has garnered the following other awards: Clio Award for Recognition in Apparel (1986); the International Documentary Association Award for both Broken Noses (1986) and Let’s Get Lost (1987); an ICP Infinitiy Award for Applied Photography (1993); the 1st Annual Alfred Eisenstadt Award for portrait photography from Life Magazine (1998); and the Getty Images Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center of Photography (2005) and (2008) Art Director’s Club “Hall of Fame” honoree.


HUSH LIL BABY DON’T YOU CRY BY BRUCE WEBER

“HUSH LIL BABY DON’T YOU CRY” BY BRUCE WEBER

DIRECTOR: BRUCE WEBER / PRODUCTION COMPANY: LITTLE BEAR INC. / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / PUBLICATION: CR FASHION BOOK / DURATION: 2’37“/ MUSIC:”VOIS SUR TON CHEMIN" / CAST: KATE UPTON / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JOSEPH DIGIOVANNA / ART DIRECTOR: TOM CRISWELL / STYLIST: ANNA BRILLEMBOURG / HAIR: DIDIER MALIGE / MAKEUP: REGINE THORRE

FILM SYNOPSIS: A story about second chances and active imaginations. Think: baby goats and chicks, unicorns and puppy dogs! Oh, and Kate Upton.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Bruce Weber has earned acclaim for his filmmaking, including Broken Noses (1987), a documentary about boxer and Olympic hopeful Andy Minsker; Let’s Get Lost (1989), a documentary on jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary; and Chop Suey Club (2001), a feature on wrestler Peter Johnson that is equally about the filmmaker’s own career and inspirations. He has garnered the following other awards: Clio Award for Recognition in Apparel (1986); the International Documentary Association Award for both Broken Noses (1986) and Let’s Get Lost (1987); an ICP Infinitiy Award for Applied Photography (1993); the 1st Annual Alfred Eisenstadt Award for portrait photography from Life Magazine (1998); and the Getty Images Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center of Photography (2005) and (2008) Art Director’s Club “Hall of Fame” honoree.


LOV-A-RAMA - OPENING CEREMONY by BRUCE WEBER

“LOV-A-RAMA - OPENING CEREMONY” BY BRUCE WEBER

DIRECTOR: BRUCE WEBER / PRODUCTION COMPANY: LITTLE BEAR INC / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 2’48“/ MUSIC:”CHILI DOGS" / CAST: ROSE LEWIS AND GEORGEO FRAZER / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JOSEPH DIGIOVANNA / ART DIRECTOR: DIMITRI LEVAS / STYLIST: ANNA BRILLEMBOURG / HAIR: GERALD DECOCK / MAKEUP: ERIN BRATTAIN

FILM SYNOPSIS: For the first issue of OC Annual Magazine, Bruce Weber dreamt up a romance that goes a little something like this: “This is the tale of a young man from St. Louis named Georgeo Frazer. He is a great basketball player who secretly wants to be a dancer. Rose Lewis is a dancer from New York City. She secretly wants to be a veterinarian. Once Georgeo met Rose, their desire was everything. Their world became a ’Lov-A-Rama.”

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Bruce Weber has earned acclaim for his filmmaking, including Broken Noses (1987), a documentary about boxer and Olympic hopeful Andy Minsker; Let’s Get Lost (1989), a documentary on jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary; and Chop Suey Club (2001), a feature on wrestler Peter Johnson that is equally about the filmmaker’s own career and inspirations. He has garnered the following other awards: Clio Award for Recognition in Apparel (1986); the International Documentary Association Award for both Broken Noses (1986) and Let’s Get Lost (1987); an ICP Infinitiy Award for Applied Photography (1993); the 1st Annual Alfred Eisenstadt Award for portrait photography from Life Magazine (1998); and the Getty Images Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center of Photography (2005) and (2008) Art Director’s Club “Hall of Fame” honoree.


RITE OF SPRING by KATHY ROSE

“RITE OF SPRING” BY KATHY ROSE

DIRECTOR: KATHY ROSE / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 1’55" / MUSIC: IGOR STRAVINSKY / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: KATHY ROSE / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: KATHY ROSE

FILM SYNOPSIS: Video created for collage by artists throughout the world in salute to “Rite of Springs” for the Festival International Videodanse de Bourgogne.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Kathy Rose’s work has evolved from her unique, pioneering performance work combining dance with film to her current surreal performance video spectacles, installations, and video pieces, with influence from symbolist art and the Japanese Noh.


48 HOURS by YI ZHOU AND WING SHYA

“48 HOURS” BY YI ZHOU AND WING SHYA

DIRECTOR: YI ZHOU AND WING SHYA / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MOON PRISM DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT ARTS LTD AND SHYALALA WORKSHOP / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CHINA / DURATION: 1’21" / MUSIC: ANSONI / CAST: YI ZHOU AND LEO XU / HAIR & MAKEUP: EVELYN HO

FILM SYNOPSIS: 48 Hours in Hong Kong is a performance movie shot by Wing Shya featuring Yi Zhou. An impossible love story between Yi Zhou and a male character is the theme of the short film with a trademark signature style of Wing Shya in the richness of texture and colors. While Yi Zhou and her studio have made all the drawings and special effects in a signature of her videos.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Yi Zhou is an acclaimed Chinese multimedia artist, who’s diverse work has been shown at the Shanghai Biennale, Venice Biennale, and Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. She has collaborated with brands including Person and Hogan, as well as french jewellery house, Gripoix. She is also Tudou.com’s art-director and the art and fashion advisory member at sina.com, and has spoken at TEDx Paris and Beijing.
Wing Shya is a Hong Kong-based photographer who works in fashion, film and art. Bprm om 1964, he started his creer as a graphic designer after studying at the Emily Carr institute of Art and Design in Canada. Upon his return to Hong Kong, Shya set up Shya-la-la Workshop. Shya regularly contributes to numerous international fashion and art magazines, including I-D, Visionaire and Tank, and has also been the exclusive photographer and graphic designer for Won Kar Wai’s films including “Happy Together”, “In the Mood for Love”, “Eros” and “2046”. Shya is also a recognised director and has directed several music videos, commercials and the film “Hot Summer Days”.


AEONIA by ACHILLEAS GATSOPOULOS

“AEONIA” BY ACHILLEAS GATSOPOULOS

DIRECTOR: ACHILLEAS GATSOPOULOS / PRODUCTION COMPANY: HYPNAGOGIA FILMS /
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: GERMANY / DURATION: 7’00" / MUSIC: 210STUDIOS, BERLIN / CAST: WLADA SCHUELER, ANDERS GRABERG, JOANNA TUCZYNSKA, MATTHEW PEACH / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ACHILLEAS GATSOPOULOS / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: ACHILLEAS GATSOPOULOS / STYLIST: LAUREN VICTORIA CRAIG / HAIR: SONIA BALADO FIGUEROA / MAKE-UP: NURIA DE LARIO

FILM SYNOPSIS: A love story that transcends time and space. The relationship of an archetypal man and woman depicted in the past, present and the future. The trials and tribulations imposed on them: Materialism, Religion, Temptation. In the end, only Death unites them.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Coming from a Fine Arts background in Greece, Achilleas moved to England to study Animation and Film Design. He subsequently moved to London to work on various films, television productions and event visualizations. He has also directed and produced a few short films, music videos and video projects for various artists. Since 2009 he lives and works in Berlin.


AMBER VS. AMBER BY ELLEN VON UNWERTH

“AMBER VS. AMBER” BY ELLEN VON UNWERTH

DIRECTOR: ELLEN VON UNWERTH / PRODUCTION COMPANY: VIEWFINDERS / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION 1’58" / PUBLICATION: VSMAGAZINELIVE.COM / CAST: AMBER HEARD / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JOCHEM SANDERS / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JAKOB F.S. / STYLIST: VIBE DABELSTEEN / HAIR: DAVID VON CANNON / MAKE UP: FRANCELLE

FILM SYNOPSIS: Amber dangles into secretive fantasies encountering herself. A journey through childhood games, memories, sexual boundaries, imaginations and the discovery of her inner desires begins.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Ellen started her career as a model before changing careers in the late eighties.
She has been published in international high-fashion magazines such as Vogue, ID, VS Magazine, Interview, Egoiste, Glamour, GQ, Vanity, – just to name a few. She also shot advertising campaigns for Chanel, Dior, Thierry Mugler, H&M, Guess, Lavazza, Tommy Hilfiger, Joop , Zac Posen, Volkswagen, Alberta Ferreti, Miu Miu and Diesel etc. . She is also known for her outstanding celebrity portraits. Ellen von Unwerth has published several coffeetable books : Die Spieler ; Fräullein, Revenge, Omahyra and Boyd, Revenge, Couples, Wicked, Snaps.


ANNA E MARCEL by IVO BISIGNANO

ANNA E MARCEL BY IVO BISIGNANO

DIRECTOR: IVO BISIGNANO / PRODUCTION COMPANY: IVO BISIGNANO / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ITALY / DURATION 4’04" / MUSIC: LUCA CIAMMARUGHI / PANTOMIME WRITTEN BY ANGELO FLACCAVENTO / CAST: ANNA E MARCEL / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: IVO BISIGNANO / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: IVO BISIGNANO / 3D ARTIST: MICHELE LAMANNA

SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS: This cartoon is a story that is not a story: a string of feelings, perhaps; a succession of emotions and suggestions, most definitely the viewer is invited to fill the voids and the gaps between the still images and create a narrative in his head, knowing that the cycle is endless, because the end is the beginning and the beginning is the end.

SHORT DIRECTOR BIO: Ivo Bisignano born as an architect. Over the years, he worked as an illustrator and a multi-tasking fashion creative, using different media languages from drawing to animation. Among his latest art works there are the illustration serie for Prada Minimal Baroque, and the animation short film “exercise in sartorial depravation”, who won the special animation prize on ASVOFF IV edition in Paris at Centre Pompidou.


SPARKLERS by CARTER PEABODY

“SPARKLERS’” BY CARTER PEABODY

DIRECTOR: CARTER PEABODY / PRODUCTION COMPANY: PEABODY & CO / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 0’48" / CAST: MARLON TEXEIRA, ALEJANDRA ALONSO / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: DAGMAR WEAVER-MADSEN / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: TOM JARROLD

FILM SYNOPSIS; We took the models at the end of a long shoot day for the still campaign and gave them sparklers to run around on the beach. The resulting film was magical due to the location, the models, the energy and the light.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Carter Peabody is a fashion film director based in New York. He has been directing videos for luxury brands through his production company Peabody & Co. for over then years. His clients include Cartier, Jimmy Choo, Smythson and Swarovski.


AUTOEROTIC by CAN EVGIN

“AUTOEROTIC” BY CAN EVGIN

DIRECTOR: CAN EVGIN / PRODUCTION COMPANY: CAN EVGIN STUDIO / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 2’ 27" / MUSIC: DIALOGUE D’AMOUREUX BY PANDORA’S JUKEBOX / CAST: SONOYA MIZUNO / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: TOMMY THONKE / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: SARA SENSOY / STYLIST: CHLOE KERMAN / HAIR: TEIJI UTSUMI / MAKE-UP: CELIA BURTON

FILM SYNOPSIS: In “Autoerotic”, a beautiful, restricted and ’groomed’ woman dances ecstatically in an elegant weave with a serpant. Everyday, for a brief moment, this beautiful woman permits herself, whether by her own consciousness or by the nature of her being, to indulge in the sensuality of life, and embrace a moment of awakening by shedding herself from reality into an autoerotic fantasy.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Can (pronounced “Jon”) is a fashion photographer and film director living in London. He has worked on films for Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Nowness, Purple and AnOther Magazine with a selection of his films being recently screened at Centre Pompidou Paris, and at a special tribute screening at Circuito Off Venice International Short Film Festival. He also works as a photographer for the likes of Vogue, Dazed and Confused, Bon, Dansk, Wonderland, Lula and Metal.


B. LIGHT POST MORTEM by FRANK GLENISSON

“B. LIGHT POST MORTEM” BY FRANK GLENISSON

DIRECTOR: FRANCK GLENISSON / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / DURATION: 1’00" / MUSIC: FRANCK GLENISSON / CAST: CHARLOTTE BENTZ / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: FRANCK GLENISSON / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: FRANCK GLENISSON / STYLIST: FRANCK GLENISSON / MAKE-UP: CHARLOTTE BENTZ

FILM SYNOPSIS: After 7 years of erotic show for the most majestic and controversial cabaret of Paris, today Charlotte Bentz gives up the stage. In the depths of Nevada, “B.LIGHT POST MORTEM” directs the death of the erotic icon to better resurrect Miss Bentz.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Long before being awarded by French Photographic Heritage, Franck Glenisson was spotted by legendary Isabella Blow to photograph English aristocracy for Tatler UK. In 2010, Peter Beard selects Glenisson for “Wall For”, his fashion editorial in which Franck unveils the disability of model, Mario Galla. In 2012, Glenisson directed his first erotic project, “Hadès”, which was launched by MAD New York and ASVOFF5 at Centre George Pompidou, Paris.


BFC LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN FW13 by MATT LAMBERT

“BFC LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN FW13” BY MATT LAMBERT

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DIRECTOR: MATT LAMBERT / PRODUCTION COMPANY: WHITE LODGE / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 3’44" / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: STEPHEN WHELAN / PRODUCER: EMMA COPELAND / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MARC GOMEZ DEL MORAL / STYLIST: HARRY LAMBERT / HAIR & MAKEUP: ALEXANDER SOLTERMANN

FILM SYNOPSIS: To coincide with the launch of London Collections: Men, Matt Lambert was commissioned by the British Fashion Council to direct the official LC:M film, exclusively premiered on Dazed Digital. Lambert offers an intimate unscripted portrait of three young british men and their personal relationships with style, featuring pieces by Agi & Sam, Burberry, Hardy, Amies, Jonathan Saunders, Martine Rose, Richard James, Sibling, Topman and YMC.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Matt Lambert is a photographer and filmmaker who’s key focus on notions of identity is manifested through intimate youth culture portraits exploring and amplifying fashion’s relationship to contemporary society. Drawing on the techniques and language of both documentary and artistic filmmaking, Matt frequently blends moving image and stills to create a distinctive hybrid visual style.


BLACK TO THE FUTURE by DAVIDE BEDONI

“BLACK TO THE FUTURE” BY DAVIDE BEDONI

DIRECTOR: DAVIDE BEDONI / PRODUCTION COMPANY: COLLATERAL FILMS / BRAND: FURLA / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ITALY / DURATION: 3’13" / MUSIC: GUIDO SMIDER / CAST: STORM (TIGER), GRETA MORETTI / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CARLO MIGGIANO / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: DAVIDE BEDONI / STYLIST: ILARIA BOSCHETTI / HAIR & MAKEUP: BARBARA BERTUZZI

FILM SYNOPSIS: The video is the director’s cut of a three video installations for Fondazione Furla for the FW 2013 collection of the brand. A film noir, just like in the new FW 2013 collection; absolute black, the icon of a future that’s already here. And then, the frosty elements of a cold, ultra-sophisticated winter: snow, ice, water, together with a subtle note of femininity and elegance which ripples through the images. Each scene is the unreservedly artistic elaboration of a theme in the collection: a wild, elegant Siberian tiger. Drops of water spray off its coat, white spotted with black; they freeze, and they solidify, the twirls of an ice-skater. Her dance, her bright, white skirt and a flower that echoes its shape.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Davide Bedoni is a young talent in the international contemporary art scene. Italian and cosmopolitan, eclectic and offbeat. From Peru and Milan to New York and Japan. He works for many fashion brands as film director as well as art director, he’s always pushing his boundaries mixing any genre and techniques to produce original and emotional fashion films, from documentaries about trends all around the world, to top fashion campaigns, stop motion animations and video-art installations.


CHRISTIAN JOY: CONFESS! by IOULEX

“CHRISTIAN JOY: CONFESS!” BY IOULEX

DIRECTOR: IOULEX / PRODUCTION COMPANY: IOULEX / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION 1’57" / DESIGNER: CHRISTIAN JOY / CAST: ELIZABETH AMMERMAN / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: IOULEX / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: IOULEX & CHRISTIAN JOY

FILM SYNOPSIS: Photography duo Ioulex presents “Christian Joy: Confess!”, a 2 minute silent film in collaboration with costume designer Christian Joy. Starring Elizabeth Ammerman as a roller-skating deformed nun in homage to Vanessa Redgrave’s portrayal of Sister Jeanne in Ken Russell’s “The Devils”.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Photography duo Ioulex is Julia Koteliansky and Alexander Kerr, originally from Moscow and Boston. They met at Parsons School of Design in Paris. Their editorial work and videos have appeared in the New York Times T magazine, The New Yorker, Big, Nowness, Dossier Journal, Die Zeit and other international publications. Ioulex’s work was exhibited at AVA gallery in New York, Colette in Paris, Diesel Gallery in Tokyo, De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam. Their fashion film “A Mon Seul Désir” in collaboration with design studio Mogollon, was awarded a Make up Forever Beauty Prize at ASVOFF 5.


LA FÉE ÉLECTRICITÉ BY MARCUS TOMLINSON FEAT. RENAULT ZOE

“LA FÉE ÉLECTRICITÉ FEATURING RENAULT ZOE” BY MARCUS TOMLINSON

DIRECTOR’S NAME: MARCUS TOMLINSON / PRODUCTION COMPANY: ARTDICTED / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / DURATION: 2’33’’ / STYLIST : ELIN BJURSELL / MODEL : LAUREN VISSER @ IMG / HAIR STYLIST : ANAIS SEBAGH @ ARTLIST / MAKE UP : CYRIL NESMON @ BACKSTAGEAGENCY / EDITOR : ED COOK / POST-PRODUCTION : ONIONS PRODUCTIONS / MUSIC : THE UNIVERSE

SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS: When the electricity fairy meets technology and give birth to ZOE…

SHORT DIRECTOR BIO: Marcus Tomlinson is a photographer and fine art film director based in London. Tomlinson’s work is produced in equal measure for commercial brands and clients as well as for museums and art galleries. His collaborations in fashion included Christian Lacroix, Hussein Chalayan or Issey Miyake.


CIRCUIT by STYLIANOS PANGALOS

“CIRCUIT” BY STYLIANOS PANGALOS

DIRECTOR: STYLIANOS PANGALOS / PRODUCTION COMPANY: ATELIER FRANCK DURAND / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / DURATION:1’35" / BRAND: DE FURSAC / MUSIC: TYMPANISTAN / CAST: CLEMENT CHABERNAUD / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CHARLES WILHELEM / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: ATELIER FRANCK DURAND / STYLIST: DIANE BOULENGER / HAIR & MAKEUP: DAMIEN BOISSINOT

FILM SYNOPSIS: Summoning the ghost of Steve McQueen in Le Mans and the imagery of John Frankenheimer’s Grand Prix, this short video ties together, over a few circuit laps, the notions of speed, iconic design and timeless masculine elegance.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Born in Greece, Stylianos Pangalos lives and works in Paris, where he came seventeen years ago to study philosophy at La Sorbonne and cinema at the French national film school, la Fémis. He already directed five short films, two television documentaries, one commissioned project for the Greek National Opera, several fashion, editorial or commercial videos, and has recently written the scenario of the full-length feature “Maria” for the Russian director Nikolay Khomeriki (still in production).


CODE: DRESS by ALE CORSINI

“CODE: DRESS” BY ALE CORSINI

DIRECTOR: ALE CORSINI / PRODUCTION COMPANY: ALE CORSINI & VALENTINO GRISCIOLI / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: GERMANY / DURATION 2’42" / BRAND: ANTONIYA IVANOVA / MUSIC: ALESSANDRO PASTORE / CAST: ENKEN VOLKENS, SINA SUHR, SUSANNE TUSZYNSKI / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: VALENTINO GRISCIOLI / STYLIST: INTERVENTION FASHION / HAIR & MAKEUP: SINA SUHR

FILM SYNOPSIS: The bizzarre, east-Berlin, retro-style reverie of an eccentric and unlikely fashion designer.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Ale Corsini is an emerging, Italian, Berlin-based filmmaker and director, producing
for the fashion, advertising and NGO industries. His eclectic academic and professional background is reflected in his aesthetic experimentation, pursuing a hybrid approach to audiovisual genres as well as a deconstruction of traditional narrative and cinematic conventions.


COLOR THERAPY by ALEX NOBLE AND JOOST VANDEBRUG

“COLOR THERAPY” BY JOOST VANDEBRUG AND ALEX NOBLE

DIRECTOR: JOOST VANDEBRUG / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 1’32“/ PRODUCTION COMPANY: ALEX NOBLE STUDIO / BRAND: ALEX NOBLE / MUSIC:”NAUTILUS" BY ANNA MEREDITH / CAST: MC GAFF E / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JOOST VANDEBRUG / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: ALEX NOBLE / STYLIST: ALEX NOBLE / HAIR: ROXANNE ATTARD / MAKE-UP: LUCY BRIDGE

FILM SYNOPSIS: Color Therapy has been produced as part of a collection of works that form Alex Nobles ‘Creatures from the Kaleidoscope’ exhibition. A transcendental journey through life, color, conciousness and beyond. The film and works are a psychadelic, sci-fi discussion on notions of existence, spiriutality and its imagery in a branded objectified culture. The film focuses on the power and energy of color and patterns, surrealism and psychedelia.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Director and photographer Joost Vandebrug’s narrative work portrays spirited realism that engages on both social and emotional planes. After studying fine art and design at Gerrit Rietveld University in Amsterdam, Vandebrug worked with Erwin Olaf, where he developed and solidified his passion for visual storytelling. Vandebrug’s editorials clients include L’Uomo Vogue, Wonderland, Kid’s Wear, Dazed & Confused and Vogue Italia. His intimate and transformative work has enhanced campaigns for Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Iris Van Herpen, and Kris Van Assche. He has participated in the Rotterdam, Berlin, San Francisco and Paris film festivals. His book, “Lost Boys”, published in 2012, follows a group of adolescents who inhabit abandoned tunnels in Bucharest. Currently Vandebrug is working on a feature length documentary which follows the lives of the same group of kids. Recently, he was commissioned by the Pet Shop Boys to direct their new music video ‘Vocal’.


COUP DE GRACE by JUSTIN WU

“COUP DE GRACE” BY JUSTIN WU

DIRECTOR: JUSTIN WU / PRODUCTION COMPANY: LIEURAC PRODUCTIONS / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / DURATION: 3’10" / MUSIC: ORIGINAL COMPOSITION BY ATREY / CAST: MATTHIEU CHARNEAU, TARA JEAN, MICHAEL MARENCO & FREDERIC QUIRING / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: KEVIN FOONG / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JUSTIN WU / STYLIST: SIMON GENSOWSKI / HAIR: MICHAEL MARENCO / MAKE-UP: MOHAMMED BOUARIB BEN

FILM SYNOPSIS: A young successful man in Paris recounts an unusual encounter to his barber.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Film director and fashion photographer Justin Wu, was born and raised in Toronto and is now currently based in Paris. Originally destined for a career in science, he pursued the arts and started as an exhibited fine-art photographer. Now he is focusing on writing and directing narrative shorts with the aspiration of a feature in the near future.


DEAR by YOICHI MIYAMURA (RAWSHOW)

“DEAR” BY YOICHI MIYAMURA (RAWSHOW)

DIRECTOR: YOICHI MIYAMURA (RAWSHOW) / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: JAPAN / PRODUCTION COMPANY: RAWSHOW / DURATION: 2’15" / MUSIC: BICYCLE WALTS - GOODBYE KUMIKO / CAST: YOSHIDA MATSUKO / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: RAWSHOW / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: RAWSHOW / STYLIST: MOJO (PARALE) / HAIR & MAKEUP: KAZUKO YAMAMOTO

FILM SYNOPSIS: An expression of love can be possible even when you don’t even know their name.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: RAWSHOW is an independent fashion film studio in TOKYO, who’s trying to make fashion film be more popular in Japan. Yoichi Miyamura was born in 1985 in Tokyo. In 2005, the web design office “Antonymous Inc” was established and Yoichi worked on digital campaigns as a web director and visual designer for clients such as Levi’s, Suzuki motor and Toshiba. Since 2006, Yoichi became a member of SUZUKIKE, involving a collaboration with PUMa to create football-made furniture “Reccors”, as well as collaborations with other brands. In 2013, RAWSHOW was established in Tokyo, a specialist fashion film studio.


DEAR HOUSE, MAY I PET, TICKLE, RUB, SWEEP, PICK, WASH, SCRUB, SCRATCH AND STROKE YOU...? by THALIA DE JONG & MARIJKE ANNEMA

“DEAR HOUSE, MAY I PET, TICKLE, RUB, SWEEP, PICK, WASH, SCRUB, SCRATCH AND STROKE YOU...?” BY THALIA DE JONG & MARIJKE ANNEMA

DIRECTORS: THALIA DE JONG & MARIJKE ANNEMA / PRODUCTION COMPANY: SLOWLAB / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: THE NETHERLANDS / DURATION 3’17“/ MUSIC:”SHE IS ASLEEP" BY JOHN CAGE, PERFORMED BY JAY CLAYTON AND JOSHUA PIERCE / CAST: TESSEL BRUEHL, HERMAN OONK, JONAS LUTZ / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: THALIA DE JONG / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: MARIJKE ANNEMA / STYLIST: MARIJKE ANNEMA / HAIR & MAKEUP: MARIJKE ANNEMA

FILM SYNOPSIS: When we clean our house, we get to know it intimately. We pet the ceiling, wash the floor and tickle nooks and corners. Designer Marijke Annema made cleaning tools that play with this almost erotic act. Softly lit and sumptuously shot by Thalia de Jong, this film depicts cleaning, not as routine drudgery, but as a lyrical ballet, a sensual pas de deux between cleaner and house.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Marijke Annema (1986) is a storyteller in things, as she designs not only a product, but also the use and rituals embedded in it. Thalia de Jong (1986) is a filmmaker that loves design and depicting it in all of its sweet and smart ways. Both Marijke and Thalia studied at Design Academy Eindhoven and work from their studios in Rotterdam.


DUEL IN THE DESERT by STEPHEN DIRKES

“DUEL IN THE DESERT” BY STEPHEN DIRKES

DIRECTOR’S NAME: STEPHEN DIRKES / PRODUCTION COMPANY: OBSCURE OBJECT FILMS / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 2’21" / MUSIC: STEPHEN DIRKES / CAST: ERIS DE LA CRUZ, TAL SHPANTZER, SERGE MILSTEIN, STEPHEN DIRKES / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: STEPHEN DIRKES / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: STEPHEN DIRKES

FILM SYNOPSIS: Set in western New Mexico in the late 19th century, a “Day of the Dead” ball is held at the stately Villa Meredith-Ailman. Many souls attend the festivities and old flames are fanned and new fires are started as guests pair off for private liaisons. Secrets are revealed and conflicts arise that can only end with a Duel in the Desert.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Currently residing in New York City, Stephen Dirkes founded and directs Obscure Object Films production company and works as a filmmaker and composer. A devotee of cinema craft and historical avant garde cinema, he’s been drawn to explore stop motion and time lapse animation, stills animation and finding new and interesting ways to incorporate those techniques into the latest in digital film making. As a filmmaker, the rhythm and structure of Dirkes’ picture editing is very closely allied to structures in music; a connection that greatly influences his work.


EASTERN PROMISES by MARIE SCHULLER

“EASTERN PROMISES” BY MARIE SCHULLER

DIRECTOR: MARIE SCHULLER / PRODUCTION COMPANY: SHOWSTUDIO / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 1’29" / MUSIC; MARIE SCHULLER / CAST: DANICA MAGPANTAY @FORD MODELS, VIVIEN ONG @CAL-CARRIES MODELS, ZHOU MO @BASIC MODELS, CHEN YU @DIVA MODELS, YU SANG, DIANA P @BASIC MODELS / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MARIE SCHULLER / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: MARIE SCHULLER / STYLIST: MARIE SCHULLER & SUE WEN-QUEK / HAIR: OBA RYU, KIZUKI+LIM, HIGASHIDE KAZUKI, PACT+LIM, NISHIMURA KOICHI, NICOLE / MAKEUP: ROS CHAN, THE ARM COLLECTIVE

FILM SYNOPSIS: To affirm SHOWstudio’s commitment to exploring new fashion frontiers, filmmaker Marie Schuller eschewed Paris and headed to Singapore for Couture Week 2012. Filmed within a Blumenfeld-esque set of shadows and fabrics, this film features exclusively Asian models, and brings together couture form areas such as Bangkok, China, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Japan and France.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Marie Schuller is a London based fashion filmmaker and head of fashion film at
SHOWstudio. She studied filmmaking at the National Film and Television School and completed her MA
in Photography at the University of the Arts London. Together with SHOWstudio’s director Nick Knight, Schuller works on film season concepts and controls film content that gets published on SHOWstudio.com. Her directing work has been screened internationally from the Kunsthalle in Vienna to the Centre Pompidou in Paris and awarded multiple times, amongst others with the prize for ’Best Director of Fashion’ at ASVOFF Barcelona 2012.


ENCOUNTERS #1- LA RENCONTRE, #2 - SI PROCHE, SI LOIN, #3 - PREMIERE SEPARATION by STYLIANOS PANGALOS

"ENCOUNTERS BY STYLIANOS PANGALOS

DIRECTOR: STYLIANOS PANGALOS / PRODUCTION COMPANY: ATELIER FRANCK DURAND / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / DURATION: ENCOUNTERS #1: 1’00“ENCOUNTERS #2: 0’53” ENCOUNTERS #3: 1’13" / MUSIC: TYMPANISTAN / CAST: AIDA BECHEANU, ANTONIN DURAND / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CARLOTTA MANAIGO / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: ATELIER FRANCK DURAND / STYLIST: DIANE BOULENGER / HAIR & MAKEUP: TERRY SAXON

FILM SYNOPSIS: Over the course of one day in Paris, this fotonovela divides into three distinct parts of the different steps of a first encounter. It tries to capture, through its micro-events, its beautiful accidents and its meaningful ellipses; how a sentimental collision, from the first sight to the first goodbye, softly disrupt and renews our certitudes.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Born in Greece, Stylianos Pangalos lives and works in Paris, where he came seventeen years ago to study philosophy at La Sorbonne and cinema at the French national film school, La Fémis. He has directed five short films, two television documentaries, one commissioned project for the Greek National Opera, several fashion, editorial or commercial videos, and has recently written the scenario of the full-length feature “Maria” for the Russian director Nikolay Khomeriki (still in production).


EVANESCENCE by FREDERIC SOFIAYANA

“EVANESCENCE” BY FREDERIC SOFIAYANA

DIRECTOR: FREDERIC SOFIAYANA / PRODUCTION COMPANY: COPRODUCTION WITH AL DENTE FILMS AND EVOSTRUCT / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / DURATION: 4’49" / DESIGNER: BETONY VERNON / MUSIC: FLORIAN GRATTON - FLOX PRODUCTION / CAST: BETONY VERNON, PAULINE MOULETTE, OTTAVIA, LOTTA A., MICHEL BIEL / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SYLVESTRE DEDISE / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: FREDERIC SOFIAYANA / STYLIST: BETONY VERNON / HAIR: MARC ORSATELLI / MAKEUP: TANIA GANDRE

FILM SYNOPSIS: Evanescence is a short film to celebrate the launch of “The Boudoir Bible”. After reading this, one thing is clear, Betony Vernon has mastererd the secrets of our body and mind in concealing our core energy source. The Queen, to whom we all surrender, maintains pleasure for the good of all people. During the ceremony, she is ignited and comes alive, transmits her knoweldge and then vanishes. Given this power and knowledge, only one explanation becomes legitimate; Betony Vernon and Venus have a complicit relationship. Here, Betony gives us the key to the Gates of Paradise.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Born in Paris in 1972, Frederic has been the Creative Director as part of Evostruct for more than 10 years, with clients including Kenzo and Thierry Mugler Perfume. Frederic now works as a director for music videos, fashion films and short films.


FAMILY by ALEXA KAROLINSKI

“FAMILY” BY ALEXA KAROLINSKI

DIRECTOR: ALEXA KAROLINSKI / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 2’30" / DESIGNER: ECKAHUS LATTA / MUSIC: SLUG A / CAST: CARINA CASTAGNA, SIOBHAN COHEN, EMILY GOODRICH, TUCKER MCMANN, GENESEE NELSON, WALTER PEARCE, OTTO PIERCE, LUCIA SANCHEZ, JUSTINE SHIPMAN / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CALEB HELLER / STYLIST: ECKHAUS LATTA / HAIR: BRITTANY MROCZEK / MAKE-UP: MARIA PERALTA

FILM SYNOPSIS: A group of children were cast to represent the most vulnerable and receptive demographic. Set in a benign domestic space, the children form a group of siblings interacting out of boredom. They are without external simulta aside from a looping video of plants. The harsh juxtaposition of “nature” with their fabricated surroundings further feeds their boredom, fixing them in an inescapable trance of disengagement.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Not limiting herself to traditional documentary storytelling, Alexa is constantly being inspired by a fashion, art, and design. Alexa’s passion projects go hand and hand with her commercial work. Born in Berlin and dividing her time between New York and Los Angeles, Alexa was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2012 by Filmmaker Magazine. “Family” will be her third film that screened at ASVOFF.


G(O)OD+(D)EVIL by CHRIS TURNER

“G(O)OD+(D)EVIL” BY CHRIS TURNER

DIRECTOR: CHRIS TURNER / PRODUCTION COMPANY: FAVOURITE COLOUR: BLACK, HUNGRY MAN / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 4’39" / MUSIC: SCANNER (ROBIN RIMBAUD) / CAST: CELESTE WONG / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JASON BERMAN / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: CHRIS TURNER / STYLIST: DAVID HAWKINS / HAIR: ALEX JAMES FAIRBAIRN / MAKEUP: LUCY FLOWER

FILM SYNOPSIS: A story of the duality of human identity.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Chris Turner started out as Art Editor at Time Out magazine, directing cover shoots with artists such as Marilyn Manson and Bjork, before moving on to London based design company Spin where he led print and televisual brand campaigns. He now works as a commercial and film director through his own company Favourite Colour: Black and worldwide production company Hungry Man. He also regularly works as a freelance art director for United Visual Artists, working on live visuals for Jay-z and Massive Attack. His most recent short film projects include G(O)OD+(D)EVIL and HALLOWED, made for Twenty6 Magazine and the English National Ballet.


HIJAB by BEHNOUD KHASHE AND GIULIO ROSSINI

“HIJAB” BY BEHNOUD KHASHE AND GIULIO ROSSINI

DIRECTOR: BEHNOUD KHASHE AND GIULIO ROSSINI / PRODUCTION COMPANY: DUB PRODUCTION / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ITALY / DURATION: 3’23" / MUSIC: RICCARDO SCHIPPA / CAST: YANA KOSTYLEVA, ECE SAHIN, ELISABETTA SAPIA, FRANCESCO SILEO, FRANCESCO ANTONIO TOLA, PAOLO SANTANGELO, BEHNOUD KHASHE / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: GUILIO ROSSINI / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: BEHNOUD KHASHE / STYLIST: BEHNOUD KHASHE / HAIR & MAKEUP: BEHNOUD KHASHE

FILM SYNOPSIS: The film presents Muslim women who could not show their bodies and hair after the Iranian revolution of 1979. The revolutionary wave deceived the public through lies (on news papers) and Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, who came to Tehran from Paris in 1979, forced Iranian women to cover themselves; realising the most extreme and radical side of Islamic religion. According to his interpretation of Islam, the woman is reduced to a mere object, and her independence and emancipation is canceled whilst men rule all. The scenes of the film interweve the stories of three characters, where the main protagonist is a man wearing a burqa covering his body. Placing the individual in a condition usually experienced by women, the artist breaks and overturns the rule to stop the absurd violence towards women.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Behnoud Khashe was born in Tehran in 1986, and is an Iranian fashion designer. His products are mainly composed of paintings, photographs, accessories and textiles. His research focuses on breaking the taboo, and social and political denunciation of the rules established in Islam. It covers uncomfortable topics like sex, homosexuality and religion, which generate conflicting public opinion.
Giulio Rossini is an Italian filmmaker, photographer, and graphic designer, who focuses on emotion, elegance, simplicity, and a strong sense of composition as the key aspects in his work. His interest is directed to know more on how human beings grow relationships with others and with the environment.


HOUSE OF FLORA A/W2013 by MARIE SCHULLER

“HOUSE OF FLORA A/W2013” - BY MARIE SCHULLER

DIRECTOR: MARIE SCHULLER / PRODUCTION COMPANY: SHOWSTUDIO / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 2’10" / BRAND: HOUSE OF FLORA / CAST: SYMARA @RMG, SOPHIE ROSE WILLIAMS, EMMA HOLMES @D1, SAMI SURMA-HEINE @D1, AIMEE HURST @D1, KAZUNORI NISHIBIRO @D1, CALEB @D1, HASSAN REESE, BUKKY WILLIAMS / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: NEUS OLLE / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: MARLON RUEBERG / STYLIST: ALEXANDRA MOON-AGE / HAIR: SOICHI INAGAKI @BALCONYJUMP / MAKEUP: JUILA WILSON

FILM SYNOPSIS: House of Flora launch their Autumn/Winter 2013 collection in a dramatic fashion film. ’House of Flora A/W 2013’ features a rumbling backdrop of a storm, which sets the scene for an epic post-apocalyptic vision with models running in slow motion decked in hats and jewelery by the avant-garde headwear design label.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Marie Schuller is a London based fashion filmmaker and head of fashion film at SHOWstudio. She studied filmmaking at the National Film and Television School and completed her MA
in Photography at the University of the Arts London. Together with SHOWstudio’s director Nick Knight, Schuller works on film season concepts and controls film content that gets published on SHOWstudio.com. Her directing work has been screened internationally from the Kunsthalle in Vienna to the Centre Pompidou in Paris and awarded multiple times, amongst others with the prize for ’Best Director of Fashion’ at ASVOFF Barcelona 2012.


HOW TO FIX A BAD TATTOO by RAMI HACHACHE

“HOW TO FIX A BAD TATTOO” BY RAMI HACHACHE

DIRECTOR’S NAME: RAMI HACHACHE / PRODUCTION COMPANY: PRETTY BIRD / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 1’33" / MUSIC: JOHN MASSARI / CAST: PIERRE HACHACHE, WAYMON LEE, TE-ERIKA PATTERSON / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: MARK SAROSI / STYLIST: TASHA ALEXIS / HAIR & MAKEUP: CANDICE BIRNS

FILM SYNOPSIS: Converse launched the campaign: “Shoes are boring. Wear sneakers”. Shoes are for job interviews, formal parties, grueling training runs. Sneakers are different. They’re creative, spontaneous, adventurous. We wanted to show our audience that there’s a Sneaker way to see the world.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Rami Hachache writes, directs and edits comedy sketches and music videos. His videos have garnered millions of online hits and have been featured on MTV, Adweek, Adage and Funny or Die. Rami has had the privilege of working with clients, such as Converse, Old Navy, Arby’s, and Sony Pictures Television.


UCCELINA, L’OISEAU LYRE by LOUP GARCIN

“UCCELINA, L’OISEAU LYRE” BY LOUP GARCIN

DIRECTOR: LOUP GARCIN / PRODUCTION COMPANY: EDOARDO CARVER / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / DURATION: 5’47" / CAST: ALEXANDRA AGUILERA, STEFAN JOVICIC, GEDEON ZINGARO, TONY JUMPER / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: EDOARDO CARVER / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SOFIAN BELGARBY / 1ST ASST. TO DIRECTOR: MARIE GABRIELLE FABRE / SCENARIO & SCREEN PLAY: EDOARDO CARVER & LOUP GARCIN / STYLIST: GABRIEL LAHANQUE / MAKE-UP: ALEXANDRA AGUILERA / HAIR: BENJAMIN BORRINI & YANN CLEMENT / EDITOR: OLIVIER VINET WITH THE HELP OF STUDIO ZEDSET / MUSIC: ROMAIN-LOUIS LEROUX / SOUND DESIGN: ELEONORE BAK

FILM SYNOPSIS: An illustration of the decision-making process

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Nobody from nowhere, Loup Garcin is only following his dreams surrounded by a team of apostles.


MONSTER LOVE by SOKO

“MONSTER LOVE” BY SOKO

DIRECTOR: SOKO / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 6’15“/ MUSIC: SOKO -”MONSTER LOVE" / CAST: SOKO, MORGAN KRANTZ, HANNAH FRAZER / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SOKO / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: SOKO

FILM SYNOPSIS: When a street-stranded mermaid fends off a kitsch beast in “Monster Love”, directed by Soko, she falls for the luckless protagonist. “We hadn’t shed the heaviness of our past. I imagined that after relationships, we all turn into some sort of monster, and only if we stop being monstrous will we ever be able to be real lovers again”, said Soko.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Born in Bordeaux, Soko is an actress, singer and songwriter. “I’ll Kill Her” was her first hit single in 2007, and in 2011 she wrote a song and featured in the animated short film “Mourir Auprès De Toi”, which was co-written and directed by Spike Jonze. Her début album entitled “I Thought I Was An Alien” was released in February 2012.


IMMORTAL by CONOR GORMAN

“IMMORTAL” A SORAPOL FILM DIRECTED BY CONOR GORMAN

DIRECTOR: CONOR GORMAN / PRODUCTION COMPANY: FRACTIOUS PRODUCTIONS WITH SORAPOL / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ENGLAND / DURATION: 5’34" / BRAND: SORAPOL / MUSIC: JON DAOU / CAST: AIDEN SHAW, WEI-CHIUNG LIN & BB KAYE / NARRATION: STEPHEN FRY / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: GEORGE ALLEN / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: DANIEL LISMORE / STYLIST: DAVID MOTTA / HAIR: BARRY GRIFFITH / MAKE-UP: NATALIA SOUZA

FILM SYNOPSIS: A fashion film inspired by the events of Sheherazade, 1001 Nights. A journey of a woman’s liberation from tradition.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Conor Gorman is a filmmaker based in London, UK. He has worked for various production houses in fashion film and advertising. He has a background in assisting the development of promo videos for brands and photographers in high-fashion, such as Mario Testino’s Look Films and Ram Shergill.


TINTAGEL by ANDREAS WALDSCHUETZ & ADIA TRISCHLER

“TINTAGEL” BY ANDREAS WALDSCHUETZ & ADIA TRISCHLER

DIRECTOR: ANDREAS WALDSCHUETZ & ADIA TRISCHLER / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: AUSTRIA / DURATION: 3’05" / MUSIC: AIDA TRISCHLER & STEFAN TRISCHLER / CAST: KWAK JI YOUNG @WILHELMINA MODELS / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: VOLKMAR GEIBLINGER / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: ADIA TRISCHLER / STYLIST: ADIA TRISCHLER / HAIR: PATRICK GLATTHAAR / MAKEUP: STEFANIE LAMM

FILM SYNOPSIS: Tintagel trips through the mythological landscapes of Arthurian Legend and Science Ficrion lore. A memoir without a history, here is a moment compassed by alchemic positions, originative design, and immortal space creating a contemporary folk tale that belongs to no particular time or thought.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Adia Trischler and Andreas Waldschuetz are a Vienne-based creative direction and directing co-operation. While working together with a team of over 5 years, they produce both editorial and video work structured by storytelling and elements of fantasy.


STEPS AWAY by VINCENT VAN DE WIJNGAARD

“STEPS AWAY” BY VINCENT VAN DE WIJNGAARD

DIRECTOR’S NAME: VINCENT VAN DE WIJNGAARD / PRODUCTION COMPANY: PSYHO / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / DURATION: 06’ / CAST: HAIDER ACKERMANN, SASKIA DE BRAUW / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JERRY STAFFORD / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: VINCENT VAN DE WIJNGAARD / EDITOR: BENJAMNI RICART / SOUND PRODUCTION: SCHMOOZE

SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS:
A journey to the city of Medellin with the Colombian designer Haider Ackermann and the Dutch photographer and artist Vincent van de Wijngarrd. An exploration of identity.

SHORT DIRECTOR BIO: Vincent van de Wijngaard studied music and graphic-design before turning to photography at Royal Academy Of Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands.. His feature length documentary ’There is No Blue without Yellow and Orange’, about the places where the painter Van Gogh has worked and lived, premiered in the National Art Center in Tokyo. He photographed editorials for: Vogue Hommes International, CR Fashion Book, Muse Magazine, Interview, and GQ-Style. Vincent van de Wijngaard is represented by Art+Commerce.


MURDER, HE WROTE by GIULIA TABONI

“MURDER, HE WROTE” BY GIULIA TABONI

DIRECTOR: GIULIA TABONI / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MF FASHION / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ITALY / DURATION: 1’24" / CAST: ALEXANDRE CUNHA @ L’UOMO ELITE MILANO, ARRAN SLY @ D’MEN, BENJAMIN EIDEM @ L’UOMO ELITE MILANO, DAVID AGBODJI @ I LOVE, HAO YUN XIANG @ FASHION, JANIS ANCENS @ L’UOMO ELITE MILANO, JESTER WHITE @ BEATRICE, OTTO PIERCE @ INDEPENDENT MEN, RICARDO FIGUEIREDO @ INDEPENDENT MEN, RYAN BARRETT @ I LOVE, SIMON VAN MEERVENNE @ VNY, SIMONE NOBILI @ INDEPENDENT MEN, TON HEUKELS @ L’UOMO ELITE MILANO, YANNICK ABRATH @ D’MEN / NARRATION: STEPHEN FRY / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: STEFANO RONCATO / STYLIST: STEFANO RONCATO / HAIR: ETIENNE GUGLIELMO @ FACETOFACE USING MAC COSMETICS, LAURA RINALDI @ HMBATTAGLIA USING LAURA GELLER MAKE UP / MAKE-UP: ETIENNE GUGLIELMO @ FACETOFACE USING MAC COSMETICS, LAURA RINALDI @ HMBATTAGLIA USING LAURA GELLER MAKE UP

FILM SYNOPSIS: Who framed the best top male models? “Murder, he wrote”. A short fashion thriller, a detective story with cult brands. Where everyone is under suspicion. Follow our modern-day Sherlock Holmes. And stay tuned till the very, very end... The end?

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Born and grown with a camera in her hands, Giulia Taboni loves all kind of images. From the north of Italy she moved to Milan years ago to study at Ied, to developed her passions for pictures and for videoclips. She is a member of the ADR factor, the creative project by Anna Dello Russo.


DEAR DIANE. by HAANS NICHOLAS MOTT ET KAI SAUL

“DEAR DIANE.” BY HAANS NICHOLAS MOTT

DIRECTOR: HAANS NICHOLAS MOTT / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 2’58" / DESIGNER: HAANS NICHOLAS MOTT / CAST: BRETT GUITAR HOFER / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: KAI SAUL

FILM SYNOPSIS: A Private Label Conversation with Brett Guitar Hofer, Talent Scout!

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Haans Nicholas Mott is a builder of disparate things.


SHIRLEY MACLAINE by HAANS NICHOLAS MOTT ET KAI SAUL

“SHIRLEY MACLAINE” BY HAANS NICHOLAS MOTT

DIRECTOR: HAANS NICHOLAS MOTT / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 2’36" / DESIGNER: HAANS NICHOLAS MOTT / CAST: BRETT GUITAR HOFER / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: KAI SAUL

FILM SYNOPSIS: A Private Label Conversation with Brett Guitar Hofer, Talent Scout!

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Haans Nicholas Mott is a builder of disparate things.


IMAGINARIUM by MASSIMO FERRARI AND PIETRO CICCOTTI

“IMAGINARIUM” BY MASSIMO FERRARI AND PIETRO CICCOTTI

DIRECTOR: MASSIMO FERRARI AND PIETRO CICCOTTI / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MAGA PRODUCTION / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ITALY / DURATION: 2’23" / BRAND: TOI ET MOI / MUSIC: FRANCESCO RUGGIERO / CAST: VALERIA GHIGNONE / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MAURIZIO DI LORETI / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: GAIA CAPURSO / STYLIST: MARA DE LONGIS / HAIR: AGOSTINO SABATO / MAKEUP: NICOLETTA PINNA

FILM SYNOPSIS: The journey of a woman within her own imagination, an intimate and evocative path which winds through multiple personalities in an ’other’ place, where moments of falling and of rebirth symbolically follow one another until the discovery of a new self. At the end she wears a jewel, she looks herself in the mirror and, finally, she recognizes herself.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Employed from 2003 for Cinecittà Entertainment, Ferrari and Ciccotti have directed many documentaries on the great characters of Italian Cinema, which have attended in several international Festivals. In 2010, they founded MaGa Production. In 2011, they directed a docufilm (Mention d’Honneur FICTS 2011; INFRONT Sports action AWARD 2011), and in 2012, they directed “The Women Workers’ War”, which won First Prize Documentary feature at Workers Unite Film Festival New York 2013.


IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE by MARIE KRISTIANSEN

“IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE” BY MARIE KRISTIANSEN

DIRECTOR: MARIE KRISTIANSEN / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: NORWAY / DURATION: 1’17’’ / BRAND: FAM IRVOLL / MUSIC: “LA VITTIMA DECIMA”, PIERO PICCIONI / CAST: MARTE GERMAIN, PEIL KOEFOED, HERMAN HAMMER, OLE MARIUS JOERGENSEN / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MARIE KRISTIANSEN / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: MARIE KRISTIANSEN / STYLIST: FAM IRVOLL / HAIR: INGRID MONGE / MAKEUP: CARINA LUND

FILM SYNOPSIS: A young female dancer meant to seduce a group of men, ends up hitting them instead.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Marie Kristiansen graduated from Central St Martins fine arts course in 2007. Since then she has had several art exhibitions, directed commercials, fashion films and photographed a number of fashion editorials. Her playful take on female sexuality is recognizable throughout her work. In 2011 she directed her feature film debut “Exteriors”, set in Los Angeles.


LIVE NUDE DANCING by DANIEL TRESE

“LIVE NUDE DANCING” BY DANIEL TRESE

DIRECTOR: DANIEL TRESE / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 4’52’’ / MUSIC: “GREEDY BOY” BY ALEX BLACK / CAST: HUNTER HAMILTON, TARA BROOK, MARLON PELAYO / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: DANIEL TRESE / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: DANIEL TRESE AND RYAN HEFFINGTON / STYLIST: MINDY LE BROCK / HAIR: YUYA TAKAHASHI / MAKEUP: WILL LEMON

FILM SYNOPSIS: In “Live Nude Dancing”, the leading character becomes consumed by newfound fame. He starts off arrogant, cocky and confident, seemingly knowing that he has the seductive qualities to become a star. He works his moves, stellar presence and dresses to impress – serenading his audience. As he takes on his public persona, we enter on-and-off dual realities narrated through extraordinary use of animation. One follows his intrinsic experiences and submission to fame, and the other his determination to maintain his status. Success quickly turns into greed, taking over his famished personality and clouded ego.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Daniel Trese is a Los Angeles based photographer and filmmaker whose work is strongly rooted in independent publishing and has been featured in group exhibitions across the United Sates and Internationally in London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Sao Paolo. A short list of clients include American Apparel, Bvlgari, CRUSHfanzine, LACMA, Mercedes-Benz, MOCA, The New York Times, Nowness, Paris/La, Pin-Up, The Plant Journal and The Travel Almanac.


LUCKY by BIANCA PILET

“LUCKY” BY BIANCA PILET

DIRECTOR: BIANCA PILET / CHRISTEL PALACE & JONY VAN HEES / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: THE NETHERLANDS / DURATION: 1’20“/ MUSIC:”WORD UP" BY WILLIS / CAST: STANLEY JONKHEER / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JASPER WOLF / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: BIANCA PILET / STYLIST: NICOLIEN DE JONG / HAIR & MAKEUP: BRIGITTE PLEIJZIER

FILM SYNOPSIS: A car falls from the sky, and Stanley rides his motorbike standing up and smoking a cigarette.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Bianca Pilet was born in The Netherlands in1968. After graduating from the Art Academy with a degree in Photography in 1994, she has contributed to numerous magazines including I-D, Rolling Stone, High Fashion, Rendez-Vous, B-Magazine, Code, as well as exhibitions. Bianca lauched her first book at Colette in 2008, “Lucinda Timmerman” by Bianca Pilet. She started directing in 2008, “I am an Actress”, which is her first personal film project. “Lucky” is her second personal film.


MAKE YOUR MAKER by LUCY MCRAE

“MAKE YOUR MAKER” BY LUCY MCRAE

DIRECTOR: LUCY MCRAE FOR NOWENESS / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: AMSTERDAM / DURATION: 3’03" / ART COMMISSION BY MISS CHU AUSTRALIA / MUSIC: JAMES O’CONNEL, ENGINEERED BY MARTIN LEITNER / CAST: ROLIEN ZONNEVELD / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTIAN PAULUSSEN / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: LUCY MCRAE / STYLIST: BEATRIZ DE RIJKE

FILM SYNOPSIS: Lucy continues to provoke the biological edge of the body taking on the domain of genetic manipulation and human cloning, delivering a world where clones are edible; their sensory effects absorbed through the body. We see a lone woman fastidiously prepare and distill human body parts, fusing gender and blending ego like a chef constitutes food. A glossy, dripping basement houses her inventions as she operates an assembly line of kitchen appliances big enough to steam a body. Duplicates are cut with facial cutters, dissected according to her mathematical matrix, sealed and packaged for consumption.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Lucy McRae is an Australian artist exploring the relationship between the body, technology and the grey areas of synthetic and organic materials. Set on challenging the limits of the body, McRae manipulates the body’s natural structure to invent novel anatomical forms and adornments that are imbued with a haunting visceral realism that has become her creative insignia. Perhaps partly because of the intriguing ambiguity of her job description or the unconventional duality of her artistic study of technology Lucy is listed as one of the fifty people shaping the future.


MICHAEL SHANNON, NYC, 2012 by BRYAN ADAMS

“MICHAEL SHANNON, NYC, 2012” BY BRYAN ADAMS

DIRECTOR: BRYAN ADAMS / PRODUCTION COMPANY: BRYAN ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 2’11’’ / PUBLICATION: ZOO MAGAZINE / CAST: MICHAEL SHANNON / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: BRYAN ADAMS / EDITOR: ROBBIE NEWBY / STYLIST: LOTTA ASPENBERG / HAIR: FERNANDO TORRENT / MAKEUP: YUMI

FILM SYNOPSIS: Actor Michael Shannon describes his experience of surfing and his trepidation of being on the sea.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Photographer Bryan Adams makes short films whilst doing photo shoots. He’s drawn to characters and likes mangos.


MINE. by VINCENT GAGLIOSTRO & STEWART SHINING

“MINE.” BY VINCENT GAGLIOSTRO & STEWART SHINING

DIRECTOR: SHINING/GAGLIOSTRO COLLABORATION / PRODUCTION COMPANY: STEWART SHINING STUDIO / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 3’25" / BRAND: MADE IN BRAZIL / MUSIC: MAHLER’S SYMPHONY N.2 MOVEMENT 1 / CAST: ANDRE BONA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JUSTIN MARQUIS / STYLIST: CHRISTIAN STROBLE / HAIR & MAKEUP: SCOTT MCMAHAN

FILM SYNOPSIS: “The beauty of a moral act depends upon the beauty of its Expression. This is the task of images.” — Jean Genet

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Stewart Shining is best known for his fashion and beauty photographs of major celebrities and models. Shining lives and works in New York City where he runs a studio and serves on the Board of Directors of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and ACRIA.
Vincent William Gagliostro is a filmmaker, artist and activist. He began his work in film as the art director for Prince videos, including “Kiss”, “Diamonds and Pearls” and “Cream”. His installation and short film works have been shown internationally. His political graphics join the collections of the Guggenheim, Victor & Albert, Whitney, Metropolitan Museum, NY Public Library archives. He has also written and will direct his debut feature film “After Louie” in 2014.


MURMURE GRIS by SAYOKO PARIS

“MURMURE GRIS” BY SAYOKO PARIS

DIRECTOR: SAYOKO PARIS / PRODUCTION COMPANY: DOSAGE N.2 / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / DURATION: 4’34" / MUSIC: DOSAGE, FONDANT A LA LUNE / CAST: DIANE PERNET, STEPHANE S., GUNTER, SAYOKO / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SAYOKO PARIS / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: SAYOKO PARIS / HAIR & MAKEUP: NOBORU TOMIZAWA

FILM SYNOPSIS: Inspired by “Tekkon Kinkreet” by Taiyo Matsumoto, which is the story of Kulo (black) and Shiro (white). The story follows Kulo, who has a double personality of man and woman, and is surrounded by untouchable Nezumi (grey) and fictitious Momo (pink). Each one is posessed by their own illusion/delusion. The mind extends the murmur that is crossing over, missing out, chasing another...in the territory of Kulo.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Sayoko is a Japanese artist, composer, author and performer. After being classically trained in ballet in Japan from the age of 5, she continued to study contemporary dance in New York and Paris for 10 more years. Her work as DOSAGE started in NYC in 1998, releasing the 1st album on Tzadik Records, produced by John Zorn. Sayoko produced two other albums, “Sur_Electronique” and “Fondant a la Lune” in Paris, where she continues to dose the beauty of edge in her multifaced universe.


NAOMI AIME by ARMEL HOSTIOU & BABX

“NAOMI AIME” BY ARMEL HOSTIOU

DIRECTOR: ARMEL HOSTIOU / PRODUCTION COMPANY: BOCALUPO FILMS / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / DURATION: 3’58" / BRAND: STEPHANIE COUDERT / MUSIC: BABX / CAST: DOROTHY MUNYANEZA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: FREDERIC MAINCON / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JASMINA SIJERCIC / STYLIST: STEPHANIE COUDERT / HAIR: ALICE BOUCHETARD / MAKEUP: DAVID BABIN

FILM SYNOPSIS: Naomi loves pomegrenates.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Armel Hostiou studied at La Fémis cinema school in Paris and graduated in 2003. He then directed several short films & music videos for french and american bands (Babx, Fantazio, Poni Hoax, Limousine, DM Stith, Foma) as well as many experimental films and video installations. “Rivesx”, his first feature film, produced by Bocalupo Films, was premiered at the Cannes film festival in 2011.


NEW PULP by SATY+PRATHA

“NEW PULP” BY SATY+PRATHA

DIRECTOR: SATY+PRATHA / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CANADA / DURATION: 1’51" / MUSIC: KOREAN TWERK BY S. G NATSU / CAST: DOMINIC SAMOISETTE & RYAN MARTEL @FOLIO, TRISTEN ALBERT @MONTAGE / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SATY NAMVAR / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: PRATHA SAMYRAJAH / STYLIST: LU PHILIPPE GUILMETTE / HAIR: LOUIS HECHTER @FOLIO / MAKE-UP: MAINA MILITZA @FOLIO / MANICURIST: MELISSA FORREST @PIM / HAIR ASSISTANT: PATRICK G. NADEAU / PROP ARTIST: KRISTEN LIM-TUNG

FILM SYNOPSIS: Pop everything! A moving version of Roy Lichtenstein’s Pop Art paintings as viewed through today’s pop culture lens: lyrics from favorite pop songs for the comic-like dialogue tell the story of rapid romances. And all set to a K-pop soundtrack, of course!

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Saty+Pratha are an image-making team best known for character-driven images and fashion films. The duo met in school and went on to work in ads before making the move to London three years ago, they now work on both sides of the Atlantic.


NO MORE WORRY, NO MORE BLUE by KATHY ROSE

“NO MORE WORRY, NO MORE BLUE” BY KATHY ROSE

DIRECTOR: KATHY ROSE / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 3’38’’ / MUSIC: GREG BOYER / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: KATHY ROSE / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: KATHY ROSE

FILM SYNOPSIS: A music video by Kathy Rose that is a visual interpretation of this poetic ballade by Greg Boyer, featuring beautiful water scenes, paper flying, and mysterious figures in a surreal fantasy.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Kathy Rose’s work has evolved from her unique, pioneering perforrmance work combining dance with film to her current surreal performance video spectacles, installations and video pieces, with influences from symbolist art and the japanese Noh theater (www.krose.com).


NOTES ON ANTI-ELECTRA by ERIC WEIDT

“NOTES ON ANTI-ELECTRA” BY ERIC WEIDT

DIRECTOR: ERIC WEIDT / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA, FRANCE / DURATION: 3’17" / PUBLICATION: MIXTE MAGAZINE / MUSIC: ERIC WEIDT / CAST: PAULINA HEILER @VIVA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ERIC WEIDT / STYLIST: JESSICA GORDON / HAIR: ENY WHITEHEAD / MAKEUP: JEAN-LUC AMARIN

FILM SYNOPSIS: Anti-Electra was a movie made for Mixte magazine – this film starts with how that movie came about, and follows several concious and unconcious threads...

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Eric Weidt was born in Monterey, California, and received his BA in Theater Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He won the Best Soundtrack award for his film ’Praise Break’, and Director’s Cut for ’Pop Magazine’ at the 2011 ASVOFF Festival in Paris. His photographic and film work for Pop, Mixtemagazine.fr, l’Officiel, Imaginefashion, Plastique, and the Wild can be seen at www.ericweidt.com


NOTHING MORE THAN WHISPERS by NICOLA GARZETTI

“NOTHING MORE THAN WHISPERS” BY NICOLA GARZETTI

DIRECTOR: NICOLA GARZETTI / PRODUCTION COMPANY: PLUS PRODUCTION / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ITALY / DURATION: 7’32" / BRAND: TOM REBL / MUSIC: MARCO TOMASINI, BRUNO TOMASINI, DANIELE COLOSSI FOR MAHLER SYMPHONY N.5 / CAST: SASHA MARINI / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: GERARDO MARINARI / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: STEFANO BIDINI / STYLIST: IVAN RASIC / HAIR & MAKEUP: ANA RODRIGUEZ

FILM SYNOPSIS: A soul travelling inside a cemetery, questioning about life and death.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Nicola Garzetti was born in 1986 in a small town near Milan. He studied advertisement design at high school and he specialized in photography at IED Institute in Milan. Nicola started working as a photographer first in the music field and then in fashion and advertising and works now as video maker and fashion photographer.


PORTRAIT OF A MAN by AUDREY MASCINA

“PORTRAIT OF A MAN” BY AUDREY MASCINA

DIRECTOR: AUDREY MASCINA / PRODUCTION COMPANY: AUDREY MASCINA, IVAN RUBIO & ONIRIM / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / DURATION: 2’03" / MUSIC: TRICKY, PARENTHESIS - FALSE IDOLS - K7 RECORDS / CAST: SERGIO DIAZ / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: XAVIER DOLLEANS / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: AUDREY MASCINA & IVAN RUBIO / STYLIST: AUDREY MASCINA / MAKE-UP: CHARLOTTE LECUMBERRI ASTRUC

FILM SYNOPSIS: Portrait of a man is a short theory of evolution from Animality to Dandyism. A story on how a Man tames his manly movements, wardrobe and vice versa. The film stars Sergio Diaz, dancer from Angelin Prejlocaj Company.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Audrey Mascina is an Art Director and a Musician. She has been developing crossover projects between art, fashion, design and music for the last 10 years ranging from books, magazines, exhibitions, music videos. This film is her first work as a director.


PURE BREEDS: THE CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL by GRAYDON SHEPPARD

“PURE BREEDS: THE CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL” BY GRAYDON SHEPPARD

DIRECTOR: GRAYDON SHEPPARD / PRODUCTION COMPANY: THE DIRECTORS BUREAU / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 1’45“/ MUSIC:”DEEP CREEP" BY BOBBY BIRDMAN, WRITTEN BY ROB KEISWETTER / CAST: GRAYDON SHEPPARD WITH VOICE OF JOHN ROBERTS / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRIS MUIR / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: KYLE HUMPHREY

FILM SYNOPSIS: From writer and filmmaker Graydon Sheppard comes the surreal new series, “Pure Breeds”, celebrating the most refined of pedigree pets. Commissioned exclusively for NOWNESS, we get better acquainted with the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, well known for its silky coat, loyalty and affectionate demeanor.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Graydon has directed commercials for clients such as Nokia, United Way, Desjardins General Insurance, Dixie Outlet Mall and Mac’s Convenience Stores, for which he won both a Bessie and a D&AD Award. He also directed a campaign for Scream TV, which won him a Gold Media Lion at Cannes in 2007. He most recently completed a short video “Roman X Jason” and a new video series, “Pure Breeds” , for NOWNESS.


REFLECTION by SASHA RAINBOW

“REFLECTION” BY SASHA RAINBOW

DIRECTOR: SASHA RAINBOW / PRODUCTION COMPANY: SARAH TOGNAZZI FOR NICE & POLITE / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 2’40“/ MUSIC:”MURDER BALLAD" BY WILLY MOON / CAST: AIDA & IEVE ANIULYTE / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: BEN FORDESMAN / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: GEORGIA SOMARY / STYLIST: OZZY SHAH / HAIR: OSKAR PERA MORENO / MAKEUP: LUCY WEARING

FILM SYNOPSIS: There is always more than meets the eye; your reflection may not be what it seems…

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Sasha Rainbow moved into working with film in 2009, after working consecutively as a stylist, art director and a photographer. She currently works within fashion and music; with a focus on
the creative direction from styling through to art direction and of course the overall branding and conceptualizing. Sasha is also currently writing several short films which she will be directing this year.


SACRED UNIVERSE by JAENEEN LUND & BARDI JOHANNSSON

“SACRED UNIVERSE” BY JAENEEN LUND & BARDI JOHANNSSON

DIRECTOR: JEANEEN LUND & BARDI JOHANNSSON / PRODUCTION COMPANY: BANG EHF & JEANEEN LUND / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ICELAND / DURATION: 3’41" / MUSIC: BARDI JOHANNSSON / CAST: PETRA KUBATOVA & NICHOLAS FISHLEIGH / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JEANEEN LUND / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JEANEEN LUND & BARDI JOHANNSSON / STYLIST: ALEX AIKIU & VANESSA NTAMACK / HAIR & MAKEUP: PETRA KUBATOVA

FILM SYNOPSIS: In a sacred universe, two persons find love and passion in their unique way.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: This film is made by two cult geeks, who recently started collaborating on audio & visual experiments: Jeaneen Lund, a fashion, music and fine art photographer, who has moved more into video work. Bardi Johannsson, a composer who also achieved a few short film writing credits, and is mostly known for his film music work and for his band, Bang Gang.


SALONI A/W2013 by MARIE SCHULLER

“SALONI A/W2013” BY MARIE SCHULLER

DIRECTOR: MARIE SCHULLER / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 2’33" / BRAND: SALONI / CAST: NATALIA K @ D1. ALEX B. KAZUNORI NISHIBIRO @ D1, BREN GOSLING, PIERROT PEACOCK, ADAM GOODISON, ADAM RICHARDON, YOSHIO SUYAMA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: NEUS OLLE / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: MARIE SCHULLER / STYLIST: SUE WEN-QUEK / HAIR: SOFIA SJOO / MAKEUP: JULIA WILSON

FILM SYNOPSIS: London designer Saloni presents her A/W2013 collection with a fashion film, casting a surreal look at a nightclub. Two women are performing for a group of men, but rather then being objectified by
the male gaze, these women are the players in charge, creating an absurd dance for their passive and
indifferent audience. The relationship between the two women becomes therefore more important
then the relationship between the performers and their audience, changing the dynamics and
twisting the plot.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Marie Schuller is a London based fashion filmmaker and head of fashion film at
SHOWstudio. She studied filmmaking at the National Film and Television School and completed her MA
in Photography at the University of the Arts London. Together with SHOWstudio’s director Nick Knight, Schuller works on film season concepts and controls film content that gets published on SHOWstudio.com. Her directing work has been screened internationally from the Kunsthalle in Vienna to the Centre Pompidou in Paris and awarded multiple times, amongst others with the prize for ’Best Director of Fashion’ at ASVOFF Barcelona 2012.


SHANZHAI BIENNIAL N°2 by SHANZHAI BIENNIAL W. MARTIN AHLGREN

“SHANZHAI BIENNIAL N°2” BY SHANZHAI BIENNIAL W. MARTIN AHLGREN

DIRECTOR: SHANZHAI BIENNIAL W. MARTIN AHLGREN / PRODUCTION COMPANY: SHANZHAI BIENNIAL / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 4’15“/ MUSIC:”NOTHING COMPARES 2 U" BY PRINCE, PERFORMED BY HELEN FENG / CAST: WU TING TING / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MARTIN AHLGREN / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: BABAK RADBOY AND CYRIL DUVAL / STYLIST: AVENA GALLAGHER / HAIR: LUKE BAKER / MAKEUP: ROBERT GREENE

FILM SYNOPSIS: The second installment of Shanzhai Biennial is a video installation debuted at MoMA PS1 May 2013 on a 20x10 LED curtain. Featuring a Chinese model lip-syncing to a surreal Mandarin-language version of Sinead O’Conner’s version of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”, wearing a floor length, sequined gown in the likeness of a bottle of Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Martin Ahlgren was raised in Sweden, and would have pursued science if not for watching Christopher Lambert’s movie “Highlander” when he was 14 years old. Founded in 2013 in Beijing, Shanzhai Biennial is both and neither a fake life-style brand or a fake art collective celebrating the Chinese Shanzhai, phenomenon of ironic and politically charged counterfeiting.


SHE SAID, SHE SAID by STUART BLUMBERG

“SHE SAID, SHE SAID” BY STUART BLUMBERG

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DIRECTOR: STUART BLUMBERG / PRODUCTION COMPANY: CO FILMS / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 6’58" / BRAND: CO / MUSIC: JOSEPH TRAPANESE / CAST: MARISA TOMEI, ELODIE BOUCHEZ, DAVID WAIN & AUBREY PLAZA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTOPHER WINDSOR JOHNSON / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JUSTIN KERN / STYLIST: STEPHANIE DANAN / HAIR: PAUL RIZZO / MAKEUP: LIZA ZARETSKY

FILM SYNOPSIS: A lesbian couple on the brink of divorce attempts to divide their possessions through mediation.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Stuart Blumberg is the Oscar-nominated writer behind the 2010 film, “The Kids Are All Right”. His first feature as a director, entitled “Thanks for Sharing”, is due in August 2013 and stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo.


SISTER ACT by ELLEN VON UNWERTH

“SISTER ACT” BY ELLEN VON UNWERTH

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DIRECTOR: ELLEN VON UNWERTH / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 1’38" / PUBLICATION: VS MAGAZINE / CAST: IRINA SHAYK & ANNA V. @ WOMAN MANAGEMENT / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ELLEN VON UNWERTH / CAMERA & EDITING: ALEXANDER SEILER / STYLIST: ELISABETH SULCER / HAIR: MARTIN CHRISTOPHER HARPER / MAKEUP: VICKY STECKEL

SYNOPSIS: It’s sassy, cheeky and somehow still seriously sexy; that’s what has always set Ellen apart from so many other fashion photographers. And her films do exactly the same thing – but with the bonus of a naughty little narrative as well. What stands out for this particular film of hers is the party pace she has set for the rhythm of the editing and perfectly chaotic camerawork, not to mention the infectious soundtrack. It’s unmistakably Ellen. Fresh and fun – two things we definitely need more of in fashion, whether they are characteristic of a fashion film or qualities we embrace in fashion behind the scenes.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Ellen started as a model before changing careers in the eighties. She has been published in international high-fashion magazines including Vogue. I-D, VS magazine, Interview, Egoiste, Glamour and GQ. She also shot advertising campaigns for Chanel, Dior, Thierry Mugler, H&M, Guess, Lavazza, Tommy Hilfiger, Joop, Zac Posen, Miu Miu and Diesel. She is also known for her outstanding celebrity portraits. Ellen von Unwerth has also published “Die Spieler”, “Fraullein”, “Revenge”, “Omahyra and Boyd”, “Couples”, “Wicked” and “Snaps”.


SPIDERS’ MAN by DAVID CRISANTI

“SPIDERS’ MAN” BY DAVID CRISANTI

DIRECTOR: DAVID CRISANTI / PRODUCTION COMPANY: RYUKEN STUDIO / DURATION: 3’25’’ / DESIGNER: MARIO SALVUCCI / MUSIC: RICCARDO BIANCONI AND GIOVANNA GIULIANI / CAST: MARIO SALVUCCI, “BLACK WIDOW” AND “WHISTLE”, THE DOG / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVID CRISANTI / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: MARIO SALVUCCI / STYLIST: FRANCESCA DE MAI / HAIR & MAKEUP: GIOVANNA GIULIANI

FILM SYNOPSIS: Mario Salvucci is making a new spider brooch in his laboratory where also he lives together with his dog, Whistle. When finally the jewel is ready to go, he takes a moment to meditate on the creation he just did. While he’s taking a look at the spider, he closes his eyes and the spider start to move...

DIRECTOR BIO: David Crisanti, born in 1980 in Foligno, is a freelance artist, 3D Modeller and Animator. He produces advertising and graphic design, collaborating with several well-known artists from Italy and Ireland. Degree in Art Production and Science of Humanistic Education, S.T.P.A. in Terni, 2006; Higher National Diploma of Animation of Ireland, B.C.F.E. in Dublin on 2012.


THE GREAT NORTHERN by TARRYN GILL

“THE GREAT NORTHERN” BY TARRYN GILL

DIRECTOR: TARRYN GILL / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: AUSTRALIA / DURATION: 5’58" / MUSIC: TOM HOGAN / CAST: LYDIA ANNE MCCARTHY / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: TARRYN GILL / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: TARRYN GILL / STYLIST: TARRYN GILL

FILM SYNOPSIS: “The Great Northern” is a video artwork shot on location during a residency at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada in March 2012. The work responds to local stories of haunting and the uncanny and forms a part of Gill’s current research into psychology and history. It also sites pop culture references such as Kubrick’s “The Shining” and Lynch’s “Twin Peaks.”

DIRECTOR BIO: Tarryn Gill (1981, Australia) is an established visual artist who works across disciplines - photography, film, live performance, theatre and design. Individually and through her collaborations with Pilar Mata Dupont and Hold Your Horses, she has presented work at an international level. Tarryn spent 2012 and 2013 undertaking artist residencies and developing new work in Perth, Banff, Tokyo, London and Berlin.


RED HANDCUFFS by ELLEN VON UNWERTH

“RED HANDCUFFS” BY ELLEN VON UNWERTH

DIRECTOR: ELLEN VON UNWERTH / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 2’08" / PUBLICATION: VS MAGAZINE / CAST: CAROLA REMER, LOLA ALBRIGHT, GABRIELA MEJIA, JAO YOO, PAOLO ROLDAN / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ELLEN VON UNWERTH / STYLIST: VIBE DABELSTEIN / CAMERA: HECTOR PEREZ / EDITOR: ALEX MORENO / HAIR: DENNIS GOTS @JEDROOT / MAKEUP: DEVRA KINERY @ART DEPARTMENT

FILM SYNOPSIS: A race of gaining and loosing the power in the game of fashion. Our female protagonist looses control and is abducted into a dirty business, but the table is about to turn. A fashionable revenge begins embracing the mystery of gender power, sex and money.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Ellen started as a model before changing careers in the eighties. She has been published in international high-fashion magazines including Vogue. I-D, VS magazine, Interview, Egoiste, Glamour and GQ. She also shot advertising campaigns for Chanel, Dior, Thierry Mugler, H&M, Guess, Lavazza, Tommy Hilfiger, Joop, Zac Posen, Miu Miu and Diesel. She is also known for her outstanding celebrity portraits. Ellen von Unwerth has also published “Die Spieler”, “Fraullein”, “Revenge”, “Omahyra and Boyd”, “Couples”, “Wicked” and “Snaps”.


THE VELVETTES by ANGEL ROSE & JOSH QUINTON

“THE VELVETTES” BY ANGEL ROSE & JOSH QUINTON

DIRECTOR: ANGEL ROSE & JOSH QUINTON / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 3’10“/ MUSIC:”WORLD OF ETERNAL DAMNATION" BY ANGEL ROSE / CAST: LILY DEAN, CHANI RA LAYZELL AND SIMONE GRAY-RITSON AS THE VELVETTES / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: NIKOLAI GALITZINE / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: ANGEL ROSE / STYLIST: JOSH QUINTON / HAIR & MAKEUP: ANDY BRADIN

FILM SYNOPSIS: Undead girl gang, The Velvettes, play in a world of groovy misery.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Angel Rose is a performing artist experimenting within the medium of music video. Her works incorporate lyrical musings, original music and her distinctive style of high-gothic trash. She and Josh Quinton have been collaborating together since 2010.


WE & CLAES IVERSEN by LERNERT & SANDER

“WE & CLAES IVERSEN” BY LERNERT & SANDER

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DIRECTORS: LERNERT & SANDER / PRODUCTION COMPANY: WRONG.TV / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: BELGIUM AND THE NETHERLANDS / DURATION: 1’ 26" / BRAND: CLAES IVERSON FOR WE / MUSIC: DIEDERIK IDENBURG / CAST: CLAES IVERSEN / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: RAM VAN MEEL / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: LERNERT & SANDER / STYLIST: LERNERT & SANDER / HAIR: STEFAN RALBOVSKY / MAKE UP: STEFAN RALBOVSKY

FILM SYNOPSIS: When Vogue and Dutch fashion label WE asked Lernert & Sander to conceive and shoot a teaser for WE’s exclusive collaboration with designer Claes Iversen, the duo created a deceptively simple yet highly conceptual film, starring the eyes, hands and lips of Iversen himself.
Focusing on the very first moment of creating a collection - the threading of a needle - they take the term “teaser” literally, leaving the viewer eager to see what Iversen’s thread will weave.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug are two highly talented Dutch artists based in Amsterdam. They create high-concept films and installations with simple but stunning working for clients or on their own video art. Lernert & Sander push simplicity to its most aesthetically powerful limits.


WORLD ROUND WEB by LERNERT & SANDER

“WORLD ROUND WEB” BY LERNERT & SANDER

DIRECTOR: LERNERT & SANDER / PRODUCTION COMPANY: WHITE LODGE / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 1’19" / BRAND: VIKTOR&ROLF / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: STEPHEN WHELAN / PRODUCER: TIERNAN HANBY / POST PRODUCTION: AMBASSADORS / MUSIC: DIEDERIK IDENBERG

FILM SYNOPSIS: Lernert & Sander venture behind the scenes of the HTML corporation in this short to mark the launch of the new Viktor&Rolf site.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Lernert Engelberts (1977) and Sander Plug (1969) are two highly talented dutch artists based in Amsterdam. They create high-concept art films and installations with simple but stunning art direction, all driven by their subtly dry, cheeky sense of humour. They push simplicity to its most aesthetically powerful limits and have been nominated for a number of prizes.


ZARA MEN FW 2012\2013 BY DAVID SIMS

“ZARA MEN FW 2012\2013” BY DAVID SIMS

DIRECTOR: DAVID SIMS / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 1’03" / BRAND: ZARA / CAST: SEAN O’PRY, JON KORTAJARENA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: EDU GRAU / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: DAVID JAMES ASSOCIATES / STYLIST: BEAT BOLLIGER / HAIR: DIDIER MALIGE / MAKEUP: DIANE KENDAL

FILM SYNOPSIS: Set in Los Angeles, David Sims directed the 2012/2013 Zara Men campaign.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: David Sims began working as a photographer in 1989 after number of years assisting. His first editorial stories appeared in The Face and I-D and his defiantly casual ’grunge’ style soon became recognized. It was at this time that he shot what was to become a very influential campaign of his career for Yohji Yamamoto. This lead to the signing of a one year exclusive contract with Harper’s Bazar (USA) in 1993 and the commissioning of his first campaign for Calvin Klein.
In 1994 he was awarded Young Fashion Photographer of the Year by the Festival de la Mode and opened a one man show at Zwemmers Gallery in London. A year later he was awarded Photographer of the year (Festival de la Mode) and he has since gone on to contribute to a number of exhibitions including the “Exhibition of Contemporary Photography” at the V&A, “Isolated Heroes” with Raf Simons at Emily Tsingou Gallery and “Roses” at Visionaire. His pictures also appear in the permanent collections at the Tate Modern and the V&A.
David’ advertising include Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Benetton, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chloe, Chrisitan Dior, Dunhill, Givenchy, H&M, Jil Sander, Prada, Printemps, Uniqlo J+, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent.
His works continues to appear in magazines such as French Vogue, US Vogue, V Magazine, V Man, W Magazine, Love Magazine, Another Magazine, Arena Homme plus and Self Service.


ZARA TRF FW 2012\2013 by DAVID SIMS

“ZARA TRF FW 2012\2013” BY DAVID SIMS

DIRECTOR: DAVID SIMS / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 1’02" / BRAND: ZARA / CAST: CARA DELEVIGNE / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: EDU GRAU / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: DAVID JAMES ASSOCIATES / STYLIST: BEAT BOLLIGER / HAIR: GUIDO PALAU / MAKEUP: DIANE KENDAL

FILM SYNOPSIS: Set in Los Angeles, Cara Delevigne stars in Zara’s Fall Winter 2012/2013 campaign.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: David Sims began working as a photographer in 1989 after number of years assisting. His first editorial stories appeared in The Face and I-D and his defiantly casual ’grunge’ style soon became recognized. It was at this time that he shot what was to become a very influential campaign of his career for Yohji Yamamoto. This lead to the signing of a one year exclusive contract with Harper’s Bazar (USA) in 1993 and the commissioning of his first campaign for Calvin Klein.
In 1994 he was awarded Young Fashion Photographer of the Year by the Festival de la Mode and opened a one man show at Zwemmers Gallery in London. A year later he was awarded Photographer of the year (Festival de la Mode) and he has since gone on to contribute to a number of exhibitions including the “Exhibition of Contemporary Photography” at the V&A, “Isolated Heroes” with Raf Simons at Emily Tsingou Gallery and “Roses” at Visionaire. His pictures also appear in the permanent collections at the Tate Modern and the V&A.
David’ advertising include Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Benetton, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chloe, Chrisitan Dior, Dunhill, Givenchy, H&M, Jil Sander, Prada, Printemps, Uniqlo J+, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent.
His works continues to appear in magazines such as French Vogue, US Vogue, V Magazine, V Man, W Magazine, Love Magazine, Another Magazine, Arena Homme plus and Self Service.


MITZI by BUTCHY DAVY

“MITZI” BY BUTCHY DAVY

DIRECTOR: BUTCHY DAVY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 1’51" / BRAND: TERRY DE HAVILLAND / MUSIC: BETTY DAVIS / CAST: AIMEE FOY, MAXIMILLIAN HETHERINGTON, TERRY DE HAVILLAND / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: BUTCHY DAVY / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JESS MORRIS / STYLIST: LUCINDA SHANKLIN / HAIR: JOEY CHOI / MAKE-UP: JOEY CHOI

FILM SYNOPSIS: Mitzi is the girl that everyone wants to be, she is the muse, the party girl who dresses with effortless chic.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Butchy Davy was born in 1982, a graduate in film production. Coming from a musical background and singer/song writer for the band The Confederate Dead. He also works as an art director, scriptwriter and occaisonally actor. A life changing moment happened when in 2009 his heart stopped for over 2 minutes and was rescuitated back to life. This moment has influenced his work since.


JENNI KAYNE/HOLIDAY by JESSICA HUNDLEY AND MAURICE HARRIS

“JENNI KAYNE/HOLIDAY” BY JESSICA HUNDLEY AND MAURICE HARRIS

DIRECTOR: JESSICA HUNDLEY & MAURICE HARRIS / PRODUCTION COMPANY: JANNI KAYNE / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 2’34" / DESIGNER: JANNI KAYNE / MUSIC: ROBBIE WILLIAMS / CAST: AUSTIN WESTBAY, HUNTER HAMILTON & MAURICE HARRIS / CHOREOGRAPHY: MAURICE HARRIS / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVID MC FARLAND / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: MAURICE HARRIS / STYLIST: MAURICE HARRIS

FILM SYNOPSIS: An imaginative cross between Swan Lake, Drag performance and Kabuki theatre, this fashion film/dance video was made in collaboration with designer Jenni Kayne and choreographer Maurice Harris.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Jessica Hundley is a writer and filmmaker. She has directed fashion films and music videos, and written for everyone, from Rolling Stone to Vogue. She has also served as an editor for publication such as The Fader, Angeleno, Dazed&Confused and many more. She has published several books, most recently working on a book of Dennis Hopper’s photography for Taschen.


KAPLINSKI by BENJAMIN SEROUSSI

“KAPLINSKI” BY BENJAMIN SEROUSSI

DIRECTOR’S NAME: BENJAMIN SEROUSSI / PRODUCTION COMPANY: URSUS / PRODUCER: ERIC BUISSON / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / DURATION: 3’20" / MUSIC: TEMPER TRAP / CAST: MARIE MEYER, CAROLINE DE MAIGRET, BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MARTIN DE CHABANEIX / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / ARCHITECT : DAVID TAJCHMAN / STYLIST: TIPHAINE MENON / HAIR: OLIVIER DE VRIENDT / MAKE-UP: LIZ MICHAEL

FILM SYNOPSIS:
I wanted to combine completely different designs that are necessary to each other. Human design and Architecture sturctures. An example I had threw the making of this film was a giant rocket all round and pointy being attached to a rocket metalic launcher. Very different designs but both need each other to make
sense until they separate.

DIRECTOR’S BIO:
Seroussi’s work is about exploring new formats and processes. He often creates his own filming tools and has a passion for both current and obsolete technologies. One of the things that makes his work unique is that he uses creative manual techniques during shooting rather than adding effects in post-production; this gives his work a timeless analog feel that distinguishes it from the current media climate. A firm believer in the magic of collaboration, he established solid relationships with leading designers, art directors, cinematographers, choreographers, and musicians. With complex choreography, innovative editing, and manual filter techniques, Seroussi’s music video for Keren Ann and his experimental film “Divine Proportions” (presented by nowness.com) are perfect examples of his ability to harness the creativity of his collaborators while bringing his own creative vision to the forefront.


A LINK THROUGH TIME by MIKE FIGGIS

“A LINK THROUGH TIME” BY MIKE FIGGIS

DIRECTOR: MIKE FIGGIS / PRODUCTION COMPANY: ROYAL LINE PRODUCTION / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 4’49" / BRAND: GIEVES & HAWKES / CREATIVE DIRECTOR: JASON BASMAJIAN / STYLING: PAUL MATHER / MUSIC: ROSEY CHAN / CAST: HARVEY NEWTON-HAYDON, EDDIE WREY, SARA LEWERTH / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MIKE FIGGIS / CREATIVE DIRECTOR: JASON BASMAJIAN / PRODUCER: NIGEL THORPE / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: SIMON BAKER / HAIR & MAKEUP: LEE MACHIN / STYLIST: PAUL MATHER

FILM SYNOPSIS: The short film is set in the rugged Yorkshire countryside grounds of Harewood House, and focuses on key pieces from the AW13 collection from Gieves & Hawkes.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Mike Figgis – directed some films, taken some photos, played a bit of trumpet (Oscar-nominated for Leaving Las Vegas)


HOLI HOLY - A MANISH ARORA FILM by BHARAT SIKKA

“HOLI HOLY - A FILM BY MANISH ARORA” BY BHARAT SIKKA

DIRECTOR: BHARAT SIKKA / CONCEPT: MANISH ARORA / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: INDIA / DURATION: 5’00" / DESIGNER: MANISH ARORA / MUSIC: BISHI BATTACHARYA / CAST: BISHI BHATTACHARYA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: TASSADUQ HUSSAIN / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: MANISH ARORA AND BHARAT SIKKA / STYLIST: MANISH ARORA

FILM SYNOPSIS: As the scene opens, we’re enveloped instantly by something that’s lonely and has been left to wither away and decay. Forlorn and alone, we see Bishi’s back turned to the camera as she walks down an inner lane of a village inviting dusk. She joins a congregation of young and old widows in a prayer room, all dressed in white saris and at different points of degeneration. They look dusty like old objects. There is a transition and an explosion of color with a celebration in the streets of a small village where there’s confusion as well as excitement among its dwellers in the novelty of the few 50 widows that reluctantly and joyously (secretly) mingle around and amongst the village people. With smiles that they’ve finally broken into, covered in Holi color and Manish Arora’s vivid clothes. We now understand that the forgotten women are part of the community again. But only for a short while. Bishi is then captured and sits in a small boat in a lake, rowed by a single small man, half her size. He cannot fathom why she sings an inaudible melody. She is dark, strong, and her eyes along with her voice are like two in a band show after a long journey.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Bharat Sikka grew up in India and worked there as a photographer before studying at the Parsons School of Design, NYC, where he earned a BFA in Photography. Establishing a fine art approach to the field of photography, Bharat documents contemporary visions of India. His portfolio consists of environmental portraits of Indian men, urban landscapes in India, and a personal project on his family. Since his first exhibition, “Indian Men”, at The Artist’s Space in NYC, his work has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions, including one at the National Museum of India (2008). Bharat has also contributed to publications such as The New Yorker, LD, Time, W Magazine, Vogue, Vogue Homme, International, and Details. Bharat now lives and works between Europe and India.


ASVOFF 6 OUT OF COMPETITION FILMS

THE NATURALIST by CONNOR HURLEY

“THE NATURALIST” BY CONNOR HURLEY

DIRECTOR: CONNOR HURLEY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 3’21" / MUSIC: ELANA EHRENBERG / CAST: WALKER HARE, STEPHEN SHEFFER, ALENA CHINAULT / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL CROMMETT / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: CONNOR HURLEY / STYLIST: CARLOTTA ROSATI, ANA PERDITA / HAIR: ANA PERDITA / MAKE-UP: JOSHUA EDOUARD, ANA PERDITA

FILM SYNOPSIS: A gay man lives in a future where genetic engineering may give him the chance to be with a beautiful woman from his past in this short film that critiques the “born this way” argument, and turns the notion of sexuality as ‘choice’ on its head.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: A recent graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Connor Hurley is beginning his career as a writer, director, and editor in the New York indipendent film scene. He is making the festival rounds with his thesis film, “The Naturalist”, as well as his first feature film, “Skook”. He also has original feature-length screenplays in development. His other work, including music videos and short documentaries can be viewed at connorhurley.com.


DARKSIDE by NUR CASADEVALL & DOMINGO ANDRÉS RAMOS

“DARKSIDE” BY NUR CASADEVALL & DOMINGO ANDRÉS RAMOS

DIRECTORS: NUR CASADEVALL & DOMINGO ANDRÉS RAMOS / PRODUCTION COMPANY: STUDENTS OF ESCAC / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: SPAIN / DURATION 5’24“/ MUSIC: THE SUICIDE OF WESTERN CULTURE -”HEY, GUYS I KNOW THE NAME OF THE CULPRITS" / CAST: ESTHER MURPHY, MONTSE CAPEL, MANUEL CEDER, MONICA VYNYAS / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: NUR CASADEVALL & DOMINGO ANDRÉS RAMO / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: NUR CASADEVALL & DOMINGO ANDRÉS RAMO / HAIR & MAKEUP: ALEXANDRE IZQUIERDO

FILM SYNOPSIS: Esther, slowly developing from her state of childhood, begins to become an adsult, whilst discovering her feminity in a world away from family and innocence.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: A co-direction between two friends who are studying cinema in Barcelona (ESCAC), who love fashion and movies, and wanted to do something that stays away from cinematographic narratives and find a way to do something rather sensory and aesthetic.


LOUNGE SUIT by KIRI MALARSKI

“LOUNGE SUIT” BY KIRI MALARSKI

DIRECTOR: KIRI MALARSKI / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: AUSTRALIA / DURATION 4’11" / BRAND: KIRI MALARSKI / CAST: KIRI MALARSKI, JACK RICHARDSON, ELE LOVEGROVE, MOLLY SCARLETT, ADELE VARCOE, GWENNIE JONES, KARIMA SULAIMAN / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: KIRI MALARSKI ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: KIRI MALARSKI / STYLIST: KIRI MALARSKI

FILM SYNOPSIS: Pam’s lif is like a box of chocolates, you never-no, wait. Wrong movie. Pam works in a call centre and enjoys going to the pub. Little does she know, but her life is about to become very colourful! This films explores the ways in which fashion constricts out lives, and how we can overcome this daily struggle in this touching little film.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Kiri Malarski is in her third year of studies in Fashion Design at Melbourne’s RMIT. Her life is filled with lots of colour and laugher and she believes fashion can be light-hearted and fun, and one should always be able to laugh with it, and at it!


QUARTETT by CHRISTINA KRUSE

“QUARTETT” BY CHRISTINA KRUSE

DIRECTOR: CHRISTINA KRUSE / PRODUCTION COMPANY: CK6B INC / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 10’18" / BRAND: LIASION DE PARFUM / TEXT: GUY LESSER / MUSIC: BRIAN CRAIN / CAST: VOICES BY CHRISTINA KRUSE & GUY LESSER / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTINA KRUSE / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: CHRISTINA KRUSE

FILM SYNOPSIS: When perfumer Nana de Bary turned to Christina Kruse to launch four new fragrances, the idea gradually emerged to celebrate love’s least decisive moments, before, during, and after the affair, with a video quartett using voices, thoughts and written words of what may or may not be a couple, neither obviously happy nor unhappy, struggling with their sense of one another.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Christina Kruse has been a respected professional in both the fine arts and fashion worlds for more than a decade. Her collaboration with Guy Lesser, “Attache Moi”, was a selection at the 4th ASVOFF festival. Kruse lives and works in New York.


CAVERN by ZARA ZERNY

“CAVERN” BY ZARA ZERNY

DIRECTOR: ZARA ZERNY / PRODUCTION COMPANY: SF FILM PRODUCTION / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: DENMARK / DURATION: 9’26" / DESIGNER: ANNE DE GRIJFF / MUSIC: MURAMIC / CAST: ERIKA CEDERQVIST AND STEEN HENRIKSEN / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MADS KØNGERSKOV / STYLIST: ANNE DE GRIJFF / MAKEUP: METTE IRMELIN MUNCH / PRODUCER: LISE ORHEIM STENDER / SCRIPT: ZARA ZERNY / EDITOR: BIEL ANDRÈS / SOUND: JON LUNDBY / PRODUCTION DESIGNER: ROBERT ALEX PETERSEN

FILM SYNOPSIS: Cavern us about a woman and her longing for love. Her apartment shields her from reality and contributes to her illusion of control. She imagines the life on the other side of the locked door. Finally reality reveals itself and she is left in a moment of understanding.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Zara Zerny, a Copenhagen based director, graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Cavern is Zerny’s first fiction film, based on narration through visual emotions. The film shows her interest in fashion in a narrative context. Her previous work includes documentary and installation film. Her films have previously been shown at ASVOFF, International Film Festival Rotterdam, among others and online at eg. vogue.it


ITALY, TEXAS by AOIFE MCARDLE

“ITALY, TEXAS” BY AOIFE MCARDLE

DIRECTOR: AOIFE MCARDLE / PRODUCTION COMPANY: COLONEL BLIMP / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 8’58" / BRAND: 55DSL ITALY / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: TAMSIN GLASSON / VICE-PRODUCER; POSY DIXON / MUSIC: ANDY HUMPHRIES @750MPH / CAST: BRENDEN REZA & GILLIAN VANDERSLICE / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: STEVE ANNIS / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: ANDREA ROSSO / STYLIST: ALEXIS JOHNSON

FILM SYNOPSIS: “Italy, Texas” is a film that examines our relationship with the wild souls with whom we share our lives. The story traces twenty-four electric hours in Italy, a different Italy. An Italy found in the heart of Texas, USA, named by the son of a man who, on his deathbed, dreamed of spending his last days in his motherland.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Aoife McArdle is a prolific director processing a photographic eye and a literary mind, known for her ability to capture beautiful and rhythmic portraits of life. With a background in literature and a longstanding passion for documentary, Aoife applies an intimate realist aesthetic to detailed narratives and literary themes, lending her work a cinematic quality whilst maintaining a sense of spontaneity.


BEYOND THE FERVENT HEAT by AOIFE MCARDLE

“BEYOND THE FERVENT HEAT” BY AOIFE MCARDLE

DIRECTOR: AOIFE MCARDLE / PRODUCTION COMPANY: CO-PRODUCTION AT WHITE LODGE, COLONEL BLIMP, GOOD COMPANY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 8’35" / BRAND: T.LIPOP, COMMISSIONED BY RIVER ISLAND / EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: STEPHEN WHELAN & TAMSIN GLASSON; BRIAN WELSH & JONATHAN LIA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: STEVE ANNIS / MUSIC SUPERVISION: MAJOR TOM

FILM SYNOPSIS: Inspired by the tactile and naturalistic qualities of Tom Lipop’s collection, McArdle contrasts the designer’s AW13 Design Forum collection against the aftermath of an apocalypse in a short film commissioned by River Island.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Aoife McArdle is a prolific director processing a photographic eye and a literary mind, known for her ability to capture beautiful and rhythmic portraits of life. With a background in literature and a longstanding passion for documentary, Aoife applies an intimate realist aesthetic to detailed narratives and literary themes, lending her work a cinematic quality whilst maintaining a sense of spontaneity.


SHAKKI by JULIEN LANDAIS

“SHAKKI” BY JULIEN LANDAIS

DIRECTOR: JULIEN LANDAIS / PRODUCTION COMPANY: FLAGSHIP - DAPHNE GUINESS / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE / DURATION: 20’02“/ MUSIC: REVOLTE”WHERE SAFETY ENDS“, WAGNER”SEIGFRIED“, TCHAIKOVSKY”SLAVONIC MARCH“, RIMSKY KORSAKOV”SHEHERAZADE" - ARRANGEMENTS BY REVOLTE, STRINGS: ERIC SLABIAK / CAST: DAPHNE GUINNESS, ANDREA FERREOL, LAURA EASTWOOD, JULIEN LANDAIS, EMILY CAILLON, DRAGAN NIKOLIC, CLEMENTINE LANDAIS, CHRISTOPHE DE CHOISY, GERHARD FREIDL, WITH SARAH BIASINI / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: FABIAN ROSLER / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JULIEN LANDAIS & CLEMENTINE LANDIS / STYLIST: CLEMENTINE LANDAIS / HAIR: LAURENT PHILIPPON / MAKEUP: MEGUMI ITANO, MARIELLE LOUBERT

FILM SYNOPSIS: Who hasn’t dreamt of being someone else? Martin has the power to enter other people’s bodies and dominate their souls thanks to Judith, with whom he made a Faustian deal. Judith abandoned him. He will persist tirelessly to conquer her again under different shapes.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Julien Landais is a french director and actor graduated from New York’s Tisch School of the Arts. He directed short films and music videos largely influenced by fashion and photography, with a particular attention to architecture,frame and music,being himself a pianist. He is currently working in New York on his first feature film.


ASVOFF 6 DOCUMENTARIES

ZILLIONS by MALCOLM VENVILLE

“ZILLIONS” BY MALCOLM VENVILLE

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DIRECTOR: MALCOLM VENVILLE / PRODUCTION COMPANY: NOWNESS, BLACK LABEL / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 3’00" / SOUND ENGINEERS: JOE MOUNT, AARON REYNOLDS / VOICE ACTORS: SARAH JAYNE BUTLER, TIM PLESTER / PHOTOGRAPHY: OZ THAKKAR, MAX SILVER / EDITOR: SUZY DAVIS / PRODUCER: OZ THAKKAR, DOUGAL MEESE, REBECCA GUINNESS / TITLES: MARCO BEVILAQUA

FILM SYNOPSIS: Navigating the alpine VIP frenzy, filmmaker Malcolm Venville journeyed to St. Moritz to interview fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld at the opening of his new exhibition. But Venville came straight up against the unrealistic expectations of Lagerfeld’s media and creative schedule. Hence he delivered just one potent question, appealing to Lagerfeld’s savoir faire.

DIRECTOR’S BIO: Malcolm Venville is a photographer and director of commercials, feature films and music videos. His work has been awarded with Lions at Cannes, Clio Awards, ANDY Awards, a Grandy, the AICP’s Award of Overall Excellence and Emmy nominations. Venville has directed two feature films, “44 Inch Chest” with Ray Winstone and “Henry’s Crime” with Keanu Reeves. He has published three works of photography: “Lucha Loco”, “Layers” and “Dressed to Kill”.


ASVOFF 6 FASHION FILMS FROM CHINA

YES! by CHEN ZHOU

“YES!” BY CHEN ZHOU

DIRECTOR’S NAME: CHEN ZHOU / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MODERN WEEKLY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CHINA / DURATION: 07’38’’ / MUSIC: FAN WENRUI / CAST: TANG XIAOTIAN, WANG RUI / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CHAI RAN / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: CHEN ZHOU / STYLIST: CUI DAN / HAIR: WANG JIA / MAKE-UP: WANG JIA

SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS: Metallic, geometric, futuristic... These elements were used by Chinese artist Chen Zhou in the fashion film “Yes!”. Through two similar-looking men’s meaningless repetitive behavior, the artist re-interprets the works of cutting-edge designer Xander Zhou from an interesting perspective.

SHORT DIRECTOR BIO: Born in Chongqing, Chen Zhou graduated with a master degree in Traditional Chinese Art from the Sichuan Fine Arts Academy in 2003. As a highly socially engaged artist, he tries to formulate a language to express China’s new reality. He often deals with the modern city he lives in, while thinking about his childhood in the countryside.


002, TILDA SWINTON by CHRISTOPHER DOYLE

“TILDA SWINTON” BY CHRISTOPHER DOYLE

DIRECTOR’S NAME: CHRISTOPHER DOYLE / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MODERN WEEKLY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CHINA / DURATION: 04’11’’ / MUSIC: TÉLÉPOPMUSIK “BREATHE” / CAST: TILDA SWINTON / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: KUBBIE TSOI / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JERRY STAFFORD / STYLIST: JERRY STAFFORD / HAIR: TRISTAN WAIKONG / MAKE-UP: YOOYO KEONG MING

SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS: Tilda Swinton, the goddess extrordinaire, descended in Shanghai on the day of the Solstice. In this film by Christopher Doyle, colors, textures and physiques merge into landscape. Swinton transforms her body into striking brushes and shapes against the backdrop of Pudong’s skyscrapers and the dark alleys behind.

SHORT DIRECTOR BIO: Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle often works on Chinese language films. He is an award winner of Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival. He has also won the AFI Award for cinematography, the Golden Horse awards (four times), and Hong Kong Film Award (six times).


THE DREAM by YI ZHOU

“THE DREAM” BY YI ZHOU

DIRECTOR’S NAME: YI ZHOU / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MODERN WEEKLY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CHINA / DURATION: 01’41’’ / MUSIC: ANDY BALDWIN & RICHARD STOLZ / CAST: ZHOU YI & NICOLA FORMICHETTI / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: YI ZHOU / STYLIST: NICOLA FORMICHETTI

SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS: New York. Late at night. Party cleared. China town after business hour. Artist Zhou Yi and stylist and designer Nicola Formichetti wandered on the streets, exchanging the balderdash, confusion, violence, lust and oriental fable of creation.

SHORT DIRECTOR BIO: Yi Zhou is a Chinese artist who has lived in Rome from the age of ten and studied between London and Paris with degrees in Political Science and Economics. Her work has been shown at Shanghai Biennale, Venice Biennale, Sundance Film Festival & Cannes Film Festival.


THE BEAST by LU YANG

“THE BEAST” BY LU YANG

DIRECTOR’S NAME: LU YANG / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MODERN WEEKLY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CHINA / DURATION: 06’29’’ / MUSIC: DU YUN “ZOLLE”, “BY...OF, LETHEAN”, “KRAKEN” / CAST: LI ZHEN / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: LU YANG / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: LU YANG / STYLIST: AUDREY HU / HAIR: XIN MIAO / MAKE-UP: XIN MIAO

SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS: Created by new media artist Lu Yang, this innovative film pay tributes to the cult Japanese animation Neon Genesis Evangelion. It fuses the symbols of traditional Chinese medicine with computer 3D effects, transforming between body, appearance, inner body and scientic creation to reach a bold proposal of cyber eastern aesthetics.

SHORT DIRECTOR BIO: Lu Yang was born in 1984 in Shanghai, China. In 2007 Yang was awarded a Bachelor of Arts New Media Art department, China Academy of Art and in 2010 Yang completed his Master of Arts New Media Art department, China Academy of Art. Yang has exhibited widely throughout Asia. Her work raises questions about human engagement with the natural world.


SUBLIMINAL ALCHEMY by ADAM DUGAS

“SUBLIMINAL ALCHEMY” BY ADAM DUGAS

DIRECTOR’S NAME: ADAM DUGAS / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MODERN WEEKLY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CHINA / DURATION: 03’38’’ / MUSIC: FICHERSPOONER “NATURAL DISASTER" / CAST: CASEY SPOONER/ ASGER CARLSEN / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: CYRIL DUVIL / STYLIST: DEKPHINE DANHIER / HAIR: HIAKRU HIRANO / MAKE-UP: ALLIE SMITH

SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS: Directed and edited by Adam Dugas, explores the creative minds responsible for Modern Weekly’s cover story featuring Casey Spooner as photographed by Asger Carlsen. In personal interviews, Carlsen speaks about his aesthetic philosophy and technique while Spooner reveals the inspirations for the shoot’s visual direction and shares news about a new Fischerspooner album.

SHORT DIRECTOR BIO: ADAM DUGAS is a performing artist, writer and director based in New York City. His musical theatrical shows include Dueling Harps and Unholy Night. With Casey Spooner, he wrote, photographed and directed the independent feature film DUST, which will release later in 2013. adamdugas.com lookitnow.tv


FAN BINGBING by SEAN & SENG

“FAN BINGBING” BY SEAN & SENG

DIRECTOR’S NAME: SEAN & SENG / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MODERN WEEKLY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UNITED KINGDOM / DURATION: 01’39’’ / MUSIC: SHIGERU UMEBAYASHI “YUMEJIS’S THEME” / CAST: FAN BINGBING / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JEREMY VALENSDER / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: TIM LIM / STYLIST: TIM LIM / HAIR: BU KEWEN / MAKE-UP: BU KEWEN

SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS: Beautiful and intelligent, Fan Bingbing is China’s most shining star on the red carpets. She starred in this fashion film directed by Sean & Seng. Situated in a maginificant hotel in Cannes, the directors brought out the emotional side of this supreme diva., with a tilt tribute to their favourite chinese film: In the Mood for Love. (by Wong Kar-Wei)

SHORT DIRECTOR BIO: Sean and Seng have been working together as a photographic team since meeting at the London College of Fashion. Scoring their first commission for Vivienne Westwood while still studying, Sean and Seng have gone on to work for magazines such as i-D, Qvest, Russian Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed and Confused and Numero.


BEIJING LOVE by JOHN-PAUL PIETRUS

“BEIJING LOVE” BY JOHN-PAUL PIETRUS

DIRECTOR’S NAME: JOHN-PAUL PIETRUS / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MODERN WEEKLY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CHINA / DURATION: 04’45’’ / MUSIC: DIRTY FRENCH PSYCHEDELICS “LOOKING FOR YOU” / CAST: LING TAN / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN-PAUL PIETRUS / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: SHAWAY YEH / TIM LIM / STYLIST: TIM LIM / HAIR: CHEN TAO / MAKE-UP: DONG DONG

SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS: Song Huaikuei, widely considered as the fashion icon of modern China, contributes to the sino-western communication with her extraordinary ellegant charm. Ling, the first world-famous Chinese supermodel in the new century, set foot on Madame Song’s footprint, backtracking the enlightenment of contemporary Chinese fashion.

SHORT DIRECTOR BIO: John-Paul Pietrus is a London-based photographer who produces highly ’lacquered’ classical yet modern fashion imagery. He has worked fro leading publications worldwide and received recognition and awards in associatin with Creative Review, American Photo, and LIFE Magazine.


LILY MCMENAMY : DIAMOND GENERATION by FREDERIK HEYMAN

“LILY MCMENAMY : DIAMOND GENERATION” BY FREDERIK HEYMAN

DIRECTOR’S NAME: FREDERIK HEYMAN / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MODERN WEEKLY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CHINA / DURATION: 01’45" / MUSIC: TIM LEBACQ / CAST: LILY MCMENAMY / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: TIM LEBACQ / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: FREDERIK HEYMAN\ TIM LEBACQ / STYLIST: LOTTA VOLKOVA / HAIR: TERRY SAXON / MAKE-UP: CAROLE COLOMBANI

SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS: Lily McMenamy, aged 19, daughter of American supermodel Kristen McMenamy and Tunisian club owner Hubert Boukobza, stepdaughter of British photographer Miles Aldridge, may not meet the aesthetic standards of the fashion industry. However, she became famous overnight in the internet era, with the unique dissolute lifestyle of “Diamond Generation”.

SHORT DIRECTOR BIO: Frederik Heyman, 1984, Belgium, has both a masters degree in photography aswell as in graphic and illustration design. He creates new worlds that look impossible, but he doesn’t hide the way it’s done. His pictures are like little fairy tales.