Best Film ASVOFF 2010
LUST LUST by Martins Grauds
Special Jury prize
LIGHTS by Yoann Lemoine with Shaun Ross
Best Artistic Director
Alex Prager for the film DESPAIR (NOWNESS)
Best Male Actor
Aigars Stirna in the film LUST LUST (by Martins Grauds)
Best Female Actress
Lauren McAvoy in the film CHORE DAMARIS (by Justin Anderson)
CHAPTER 14 The Dream of the Disembodied Birds by Andrea Splisgar
Samsung Prize for Young Talent - Awarded 2000 €
BLACKLIGHT by Suzie Q + Leo Siboni
The Shu Uemura Beauty Prize
HOW YOU LOOK AT IT by Poppy de villeneuve (NOWNESS)
Le Book Prize - Awarded a 1 year online portfolio on Lebook.com
AnOther Magazine – NOCTURNA by Daniel Askill
These days I feel the importance of “home”. The “home” means not only a place, but also peaceful surrounding and warm feeling around us. It exists as many as their ways of life. This image presents the process to be there.
2’46 / 2010 / JAPAN / CAST: Christiano/ ANIMATION DIRECTOR: Akinori Okada /ANIMATION PHOTOGRAPHER: Jyunpei Kagawa
DIRECTOR BIO OHTA MASATAKA is a fashion designer who established his label in 2007. In the same year he was a finalist in the fesitval d’Hyeres. Prior to that he established his label “soak” in 1999.
A film director is suffering from looking for a hidden treasure : «the ideal woman». This Man is searching for balance: between reality and idealism, the sensual and the intellectual, the sense of touch and the sense of sight. He can- not etablish a link between the woman of film and the ones he meets off screen in real life. He should say where one began the other has ended.
4’34’’ / 2010 / FRANCE/HONG KONG / CAST: Shawn Yue, Cara G/ DP:Jean Caude Thibaut/Raymond am /MUSIC: Bei Bei & Shawn Lee / STYLIST: Jean Paul Gaultieer, Veronique Nichanian/MAKEUP: Jenny Tziong (Shawn Youe), gricha (Cara G) / HAIR: Ben Yeung (Shawn Yue) / Gricha (Cara G)
DIRECTOR BIO Thibaut explores and defines his particular fascination with women, but also his wider response to people, places, history and situations. His style combines chic seduction with sexual shock-tactics and embraces the glamour and twists seen in his portraits of the beautiful, the talented and the notorious.
A motion study by Frode & Marcus for TestMag
1:05 & 1:06 / 2010 / SWEDEN / CAST: Christiano/ DP: Marcus Palmqvist & Frode Fjerdingstad /MUSIC: Lykke Li & Roll The Dice / AD: Frode Fjerdingstad & Marcus Palmqvist/STYLIST: Sahara Widoff & Naomi Itkes/MAKEUP: Oliver Andersson
DIRECTOR BIO Frode & Marcus capture raw, sometimes slick, sometimes grainy or distorted images, and they apply a sprawling edit. Frequently overlaid with electronic soundtracks, further agitating the nerves. It all adds up to an internal commen- tary that hails the unseen, existential, fear of the everyday: a sick but face- painted society.
Mdvanii dolls from the classic period of 1989-1993 wear classic haute couture looks, in a doll’s house designed by Jacques Grange (for YSL). Posed as if in a series of classic fashion shootings, this video is a homage to Mr. Yves Saint Laurent who influenced Billyboy* as a child to make fashion and dolls. In this video Billyboy* & Lala compose a languid impressionistic view of Fashion. Mu- sic Written, composed and sung by Lala.
4’23 / 2010 / SWITZERLAND
DIRECTOR BIO Artists BillyBoy* & Lala have been loving each other and creating art together for 28 years and the couple will be married this year in Switzerland.
Click and drag, or rather click and toss, became the keywords for the Blue Bell spring/summer collection 2010. We wanted to take the way of showcasing a collection one step further so we put the visitor in control of the model. He can be pushed, shoved and dragged around – you can even rip his clothes off. Intui- tive, playful and unexpected.
0:34 / 2010 / SWEDEN / PROD: Kokokaka / MUSIC: Markus Hasseblom/Koko- kaka / DP: Axel Lindahl / CAST: Tony Ward
DIRECTOR BIO Have used Arabia, Africa, Europe and the USA as decor for their staged work, which captures a unique, raw and eccentric yet elegant world full of atmo- sphere that is caught in a participating and almost documentary style.
Borrowing elements from over 60 films, Chapter 14 performs a tribute to all imagery and sound in film history that has left signs in one’s memory, inspired one’s own artistic language and fueled one’s own imagination. Jean-Luc Godard said: It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to!’
5’/ 2010 / GERMANY / PRODUCTION CO: Der Mondane Tiger / CAST: Andrea Splisgar Mads Dinesen / VIDEO PRODUCTION: Mario Morleo/centralVISION / STAGE TECHNIQUE: hans. h. / SET PHOTOGRAPHY: Marc Rader
DIRECTOR BIO Andrea Splisgar is a performer, narrative artist, photographer, filmmaker, writer and storyteller. Her work consists in a combination of the Medias and arts. The tales, figures and creatures developed by her are often embossed from the traditions of fantastic film and surrealistic literature. Andrea Splisgar lives and works mainly in Berlin.
A girl gets up in the morning and does her household chores in her underwear.
2’44 / UK / 2010 / PRODUCER: Dougal Meese, Luke Tilbury/DP: Alessandro Scherillo/COSTUME DESIGNER: Rebecca Rich/CAST: Lauren Mcavoy/MUSIC: Pete Diggens
DIRECTOR BIO Justin Anderson is an independent filmmaker, working in art, fashion and commercials.
Katherine Bowden, a wealthy business woman with a strong desire to stay on top, learns that her greedy financial adviser and lover Egg has conspired against her. Her world imploded, Katherine seeks revenge on the man she once trusted and loved.
9’38” / 2010 / AUSTRAILIA / CAST: Tania Gacic as Katherine Bowden & Matthew Charleston as Egg / MAKE-UP: Natasha Severino / HAIR:Lores Giglio/ STYLIST: Jolyon Mason for Romance Was Born/ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Chris Tomkins/ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Danny Ruhlmann
DIRECTOR BIO Kris Moyes graduated in 2000 with a Degree in Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts, Sydney. From 2006 he became popular for his internationally acclaimed music videos for Sia, Beck, The Presets, Hercules and Love Affair and The Softlightes. In 2007 he became represented by Revolver in Australia and Les Telecreateurs in Paris. Now Kris spends his time oscillating between interna- tional art exhibitions and commercials.
A bored teenage girl walks around her small town during festivities.
4’19” / 2009/ SWEDEN / PROD: Carl Kristoffersson/ DP: Axel Lindahl /Adamsky /CAST:Rakel Lindgren/MUSIC: The Deportees
DIRECTOR BIO Erik Liss works as a director of commercials, music-videos and drama in Stock- holm, Sweden.
The erased face, the non-identity, the individual struggle for being someone. The fear, fear of the sun, only at night it will resurge from the shadows, in fact he is almost afraid of himself.
1’ 33 / 2010 / SPAIN / DP/Editor: Antonina Obrador/ AD: Jotaeme/ STYLIST: Ana De Gregorio/ HAIR/MAKE-UP: Estrella Elorduy/MUSIC: Escape Philosophy/ CAST: Yuri Pleskun
DIRECTOR BIO Fashion photographer and spots director in fashion and advertising for the past 30 years. His passion for fashion photography and direction carried him to a new creative project in the emerging style of fashion film. In 2009 he has created FER- RATER STUDIO together with Jotaeme, fashion photographer Art and Artistic Di- rector since 1995 and Antonina Obrador a young film director from ESCAC School who colaborates in fashion films and audiovisual projects in FERRATER STUDIO since February 2009 .
A young woman walks through the city, alone, while the voice of an older gentleman recites the norms of how to be a lady. This juxtaposition implies her background and higher education, as well as her alienation from society. She knows the proper etiquette for each occasion. But her lack of friendships and happiness, demonstrate the emptiness of such aspirations.
2’39” / 2010 / UK / CAST: Lolita Lova at FM Agency / STYLIST:Jane Howard
Robi Rodriguez’s work portrays the mix of beauty and fantasy within real life settings, where the beautiful landscape or human relationships hold at the same time a darker side. The images are intended to be intense – always showing a decisive moment – with the aim to show hope for the future. A “reality” is staged on his work, based on what the people portrayed would do in real life. Influences from pieces of writing, films and documentary work merge to create a sense that what’s happening in front of us is real. The photos are driven by the theme of each project, which is present in every image. Rodriguez’s work has been featured in publications, such as Art Review, Another Magazine, Fantastic Man and Vogue Hommes Japan. He has taken part at HYERES Festival of Fashion and Photography and Photolondon and has an upcoming exhibition at Saatchi Gallery.
In the near future, a production company orders a fashion shoot to a young photographer. The creative ambition of the young man won’t let him become a piece of the industry for too long.
3’20” / 2010 / POLAND / PRODUCER: Haukur M. Hrafnsson /CAST: Katarzyna Chmiel Katarzyna Pawlak Dagmara Banaczek Zuzanna KosińskaGrzywnowicz- WńgielKatarzyna Koba, Justyna Kowalska Katarzyna Koba, Justyna Kowalska/ MAKE-UP & HAIR: Alex Box @ D+V Management
DIRECTOR BIO Born in Paris in 1987, Ludwik Pruszkowski started film studies at the university La Sorbonne where he has developed artistic installations, documentaries and shorts. In 2008, he left France and get into the Director of Photography De- partement of the Polish National Filmschool (PWSFTviT). Their, his first works on film negative are developed under the name of Wizerunek
Turvey takes inspiration from the mythical Dr Frankenstein who took parts from different bodies to make a new being. Here, a macabre sequence of events sees fashion follow suit, leading to a surreal and transformational climax.
2’10”/ 2008 / UK / PROD: Strange Beast, Jo Phipps / CAST: Krystal South / Anna Stephenson/ STYLIST: Laura Clayton/ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Will Bex/ EDIT: Bradley Josiah
DIRECTOR BIO Alex Turvey is a director, designer and illustrator with an eclectic oeuvre of projects ranging from fashion films, music promos & commercials to illustrated charity cereal boxes. Having grown up by the sea in Cornwall, he now lives by the river in London where he started his career at Precursor, then co-founded the Norway-UK partnership Elefant Art and now runs his own eponymous studio.
The film features pieces from Hussein Chalayan’s Spring 2009 collection in a dark vignette, portraying a suspenseful moment of obscured anxiety. The highly stylized film, featuring Ali Michaels as the main character, delves into the idea of an internal paranoid state, calling into question throughout the film just who is really experiencing the panic. Who should be feared ? Is it the two women sitting just outside the bathroom door? Are they the catalysts for the increasing tension? Or are they terrified of the isolated woman who has confined herself to the bathroom?
3’21” / 2009 / USA / PROD: FLY 16X9 and Nomenus Quarterly / MUSIC: Casey Smith / CAST:Ali Michaels, Daria Strokous, Olga Miliouk / DP: Andreas von Scheele, Stephen Blaise / STYLIST: Benjamin Sturgill @ Wall Group / HAIR: Wesley O’Meara @ /Wall Group / MAKE-UP: Yuka Kimura @ Community NY.
DIRECTOR BIO Isaia’s editorial work for W, Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Tank, Whitewall, Exit, and The Last Magazine reveals a unique voice in fashion photography. Jamie Isaia’s films have been featured in the ICA’s Birds Eye View Festival and at MOMA, as well as The New York Times T Magazine, FLY 16x9 and Nomenus Quarterly. She is currently teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
“My World” is an exploration of identity, of time and sublimation as seen through the eyes of a photographer. It is through a series of non-linear images that we understand the hidden fear of the photographer with connection to his real life and that of his work which reduces the possibilities of living authentic moments. At the end the photographer becomes the only connection between the past and what he remembers of a life he never lived.
3:48 / 2010 / SWEDEN/ PROD: Axel Lindahl /Adamsky / MUSIC : Erik Österberg / CAST: Vicky /Stockholmsgruppen, Dino /Kid of Tomorrow, Elias /Nisch Man- agement / ART DIRECTION:Jonas Frank /Frank Art Direction / STYLIST: Tekla Knaust/ HAIR:Sofia Ringberger / MAKE-UP:Sofia Lewandrowski
DIRECTOR BIO Stephen Blaise is a New York artist and the co-founder and editor in chief of FLY 16 x 9, a multi media publication on the internet.
The idea was to make a video based entirely on Lou, something obsessive and haunting. Rather to be imagery than a narrative story. the idea was to suggest a pure universe, graphic, classic and dark inspired by the paintings of Egon Schiele, through syncopees images.
2:50 / 2009 / FRANCE / PROD: FLY 16x9 Catherine Camille Cushman / STYLIST: Jason Farrer/DP: Peter Trilling/MUSIC: Casey Smith
DIRECTOR BIO French photographer Karim Sadli was born in Paris and grew up in a rich mul- ticultural environment where his passion for photography was encouraged very early on. After studying litterature and philosophy at the Sorbonne, he moved to London and graduated from Central Saint Martins. He soon became known for his strong sens of composition, pure and modern images, and his use of light. “Lou” is his first experience as a film director.
In a world of big cars, big money, big parties, a man is in love with a brand / icon.
1’53” / 2010 / FRANCE+ITALY / MUSIC: Elektritz / CAST:Federico Delle Piane / AD: Pietro Vecchi / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Alex Giomo /STYLIST: Matilde Castellini
DIRECTOR BIO Matilde Castellini is a freelance stylist and Alex Giomo is a photographer and filmmaker. They work together for L’Uomo Vogue and other magazines and brands.
A portrayal of a man gripped by exhilaration and hopelessness in Atlantic City?! The intention was just to create a visual and humorous look at this man be- ing and feeling lost. I like to think of him being lost in the disparity between his exaggerated idea of himself and the sad reality. Then again, that’s only what I project on to it. There is not much more to it than a man walking around in a city.
2’01” /2009 / USA / PROD: Partizan / Eskils Junker Film / MUSIC: The Durutti Column - Otis /CAST:James Kendi
DIRECTOR BIO Daniel Eskils is a Swedish director who’s visual wit, original ideas, charming aesthetic and quirky work is quickly earning him a reputation as one to watch. So far, he has made acclaimed music videos for Those Dancing Days, Boys Noize and Temper Trap. His 2006 video for Knight Music’s Green River Killer is credited for kick starting the phenomenal, ongoing ‘sleeveface’ internet trend. His work saw him listed as one of the winners of 2008’s ADC Young Guns 6.
Short film for the launch of Spring and Summer 2010 Vanessa’s Bruno clothes col- lection, starring French actress Lou Doillon and singer and songwriter Gonzales.
3’26” / 2009 / FRANCE
DIRECTOR BIO Stéphanie Di Giusto studies at the Arts Décoratifs and at Penninghen School in Paris. She performes in photography, direction, graphics and artistic direc- tion. Her references are Francesca Woodman, Kiki Smith, Harry Callahan and Dolorès Marat. She works with French fashion designer Vanessa Bruno by making video installations and being in charge of her visual communication for few years now. She creates credits for French cultural channel “France 5” and realizes film advertising for Orange and INPES.
A legally blind man‘s journey in search of his eyesight.
4’22” / 2009 / FRANCE / PRODUCTION COMPANY: Frode & Marcus/ MUSIC: Roll The Dice/ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Marcus Palmqvist & Frode Fjerd- ingstad/ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Frode Fjerdingstad & Marcus Palmqvist
DIRECTOR BIO Frode & Marcus capture raw, sometimes slick, sometimes grainy or distorted images. electronic soundtracks, further agitating the nerves, are frequently overlaid. It all adds up to an internal commentary that hails the unseen, exis- tential, fear of the everyday: a sick but face-painted society.
“Enter”, she said, and there was light. No one had knocked.
1:00 / 2010 / GERMANY / PROD: Der Mondäne Tiger / MUSIC : Lord Litter / CAST: Andrea Splisgar / AD: Andrea Splisgar / TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: hans h.
DIRECTOR BIO Andrea Splisgar is at once a performer, a narrative artist, a photographer, a filmmaker, a writer and a storyteller. She inhabits these roles interchangeably or switches personas in order to play different characters, fictions and rituals. Her work usually consists in a combination of these Medias and arts. The tales, figures and creatures developed by her are often embossed from the traditions of fantastic film and surrealistic literature. Since 2000, Andrea Splisgar has been living and working in Berlin.
“Spectre” means both “ghostly apparition” and “decomposition of light.” So for their third collaboration, Antoine & Rene were inspired Man Ray’s 1929 film “Le Mystere du Chateau du De” set in the iconic Villa Noailles in Hyeres, France. They chose to confront the different eras of the villa’s history: before being a launchpad for fashion, photography and design talent, and after its heyday as a holiday spot for Matisse and the likes, the villa lay abandoned for many years, haunted by the ghosts of the avant garde...
1:30 / 2010 / FRANCE
DIRECTOR BIO Antoine Asseraf is a Paris based artistic director and film-maker who works in advertising and fashion, formerly as a part of Diane Pernet’s A Shaded View team. Rene Habermacher is a Swiss-born Greek-at-heart fashion photogra- pher famous for the “iconographic” style he developed.
Audrey Marnay and Virgile Bramly, a sophisticated urban couple, glides through a maze of mirrors and shadows until they find themselves in a true seduction. 1:11 / 2009 / FRANCE / PROD: Ash Boussalem / MUSIC :George & Guy Bacter / STYLIST: Romain Vallos/MAKEUP: Liz Michael/HAIR: Audrey Lambert DIRECTOR BIO Benjamin is a young filmmaker involved in the production of fashion films and music videos; he lives and works in Paris. He started studying film in Paris in 1997 and enrolled on the residency in Paris, he then directed and produced films for SHOWstudio. Benjamin is now putting together his own shooting and creative studio in Paris.
The film celebrates the sun. Set in a vast field of golden reeds, a sensual Amazon like high priestess performs a primal dance to appease the mercurial sun goddess. The pieces featured in the film are made by Fred Butler and Rosy Nicholas for Fred Butler’ S/S 2010 collection, styled by Kim Howells.
1:35 / 2010 / UK
DIRECTOR BIO Elisha Smith-Leverock is filmmaker and photographer working in music and fashion. Having lived in Italy, America and suburban Germany, Elisha settled in Berlin where she studied photography and spent some years exploring and documenting the city’s nightlife, music and art scene. Elisha now lives and works in London. She has work for clients such as Another, Dazed and Confused, Bon Magazine and 032.c. maker, documentarian, humanitarian.
ZAN DARA is an exploration of memory and experience seen through the mind and eye of a star in her twilight years. Loosely drawing inspiration from the Greek Myth about vanity, Narcissus, the film examines memories of beauty, joy and pain associated with a life in front of the camera. ZAN DARA unfolds through multiple perspectives of its star, 1952 Miss Stockholm and former 1950’s top Vogue model and actress, Gita Hall.
1:41 / 2010 / USA / PROD: Naoko Tokage / MUSIC: “Fight Song” By We Are The World / CAST: Gita Hall Martina Vassileva, Adelaide Gault, Rosabella Sullivan Webb / DP: Ernesto Lomeli / STYLIST: Laura Duncan and Marodi
DIRECTOR BIO A member of the American Neo Avant Garde film style, Griffin’s work embodies an abstract and vibrant beauty with an intriguing synergy of the old and new. His images are heavily influenced by history and memory and are both baroque and minimalist in tone and style at the same time. Starting his career at 23 directing in Japan, Griffin is one of the new crop of pioneering directors of the highly visually expressive and imaginative evolving genre of the fashion film.
5 A.M. (tears below the freezing point). Light pours in...
1:05 / SWEDEN / 2010
DIRECTOR BIO A filmmaker at heart, and a very curious person at large . Igor walks through life collecting ideas and moments in his pockets just like shiny pebbles on the beach. Whether designing his own props from scratch in an industrial machine park, sleeping in cars in Western Sahara to make an epic desert film on a shoe- string budget or acting as his own cinematographer - he always goes all the way in order to get the results he is after.
Auguries of Innocence is a poem by William Blake, recited by model Yuri Pleskun. Blake`s poem contains a series of paradoxes which speak of in- nocence juxtaposed with evil & corruption. The young man`s stare & voice penetrate, moving in & out of the darkness. An augury is a sign or omen.
1:21 / CANADIAN / 2010
DIRECTOR BIO Jason Last is a New York based filmmaker & artist whose work bridges the worlds of art, fashion, & film. For Last, fashion film is broader than something simply being linked to the fashion industry. It is the use of fashion imagery, clothing, models, pop culture, etc, that can take on a cinematic form.. He is very open to the blurring of lines between the labels & genres that exist in fashion, film, & art.
This film takes it’s structure from a short love poem by Harold Pinter written in 1974 about Lady Antonia Fraser his then lover and subsequent wife. She is and was the ‘Light of his Life’. In making this film I was trying evoke some of the feeling of the mid-seventies YSL, a beautiful girl with a rich dark skin wearing a dress that seems to emit light, a dress being hit by cracks of sunlight. Roksan- da Ilincic is designer I greatly admire; her work is very sculptural, feminine and has a real filmic quality.
1:00 / UK / 2010
DIRECTOR BIO Justin Anderson is a filmmaker working in art, fashion and commercials. Hav- ing studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and then Rijksakademie in Amster- dam, he went on to produce Video Art showing in galleries and Museums in Europe. He lives and works in London.
A butterfly inferno: A beautiful girls eye flickers open - in her iris we see the singe of a cigarette instead of a pupil, a glowing ember, as a rain of burning butterflies tumbles down around her.
1:00 / UK / 2010
DIRECTOR BIO Malcolm Pate is an image-maker based in London, where he works in both photography and film.
The initial idea behind the short film “SARKA 23 JULY 1677” was to present the Summer Collection SS2010 of clothes and Jewlery by Filep Motwary and Maria Mastori, through a visual experience. The starting point was the drama sur- rounding the works and their love for cinema.
3:36 / GREECE / 2010
DIRECTOR BIO Filep Motwary is part of the brand Mastori Motward Studio. In addition to his work as a designer, he is behind “Un NouVeau ideal”. He also contributes to POP Magazine. Nicolas Georgiou launched Dapper Dan Magazine in 2010 and is a stylist and consultant for various fashion Brands. Thanassis Krikis is a pho- tographer contributing to major publications such as Vogue Russia, L’officiel, Vogue Hellas, Elle and others.
Follow the flash. An angel of flesh. An angel of death. A mans last breath...
1:00 / SWEDEN / 2010
DIRECTOR BIO A Swedish Director/DoP constantly moving between the worlds of Commer- cials, Music videos, and Fashion films...well, whatever that challenges.
1:00 / JAPAN / 2010
DIRECTOR BIO Miho is a Los Angelos based Creative Director/Film Director. After working as a fashion designer, Miho moved to New York and started the fashion film produc- tion company, STUDIO D.O.G. INC.
Fast Blinding Moving Strobing Images
1:29 / UK / 2010
DIRECTOR BIO Pierre Debusschere is a visual artist working in the fields of photography & video. He has shot editorials for several leading magazines such as Vogue Homme Japan, Citizen K, AnOther MAN, as well as being a regular contributor to Dazed & Confused. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe includ- ing a presentation at Colette in Paris and several galleries in Europe. He is also online artistic director at Raf Simons.
Behind the curtain, an intriguing dark ritual is held by a beautiful witch.
1:00 / FRANCE / 2010
DIRECTOR BIO Based in Paris, Sofia & Mauro met in Buenos Aires (Argentina). Sofia was studying cinema while Mauro was playing music in a rock band. After moving to Paris they won the Picto prize for young fashion photographers in 2002 and held their first exhibition at “Le Palais de Tokyo” in Paris. Since then Sofia & Mauro’s imagery has been published in a number of international publications ( Numéro, The New York Times Magazine , The New Yorker , Interview Magazine , multiple editions of Vogue , etc...)
This movie has been inspired by the Paul Eluard poem,”La terre est bleue comme une orange” but also by all the designers clothes I loved last summer. By making nice comparisons between women and earth, this poem evokes a lot of things I wanted to talk about in this first movie: rapprochement between beauty and nature, reflection on colors, movement and lightness. Many words in this surrealist text evoke light, perhaps because blue and orange are fore- most colors of the sky and the sun.
1:30 / FRANCE / 2010
DIRECTOR BIO Born in 1971 in Paris, Sophie studied photography and film at the ENSLL art school. Then she moved to London and began to collaborate with english magazines like i-D, for which she still contributes regularly. Sophie now works between Paris and New York with magazines such as Italian Vogue, Chinese Vogue, Uomo Vogue. She also shot campaigns for John Galliano, Le bon Marché and Hermès.
Blacklight is a short fashion movie, that plays on the codes of fantastic A work on the visible and the invisible, playing with appearances and disap- pearances at the option of light .
2’02 / FRANCE / 2010
DIRECTORS BIO Suzie Q and Leo Siboni work together as photographer since 2006. they develop a personal work mixing photography, sculpture and scenography. In 2009 they directed their first film, PURSUIT, a short action/fashion film, using the revo- lutionary RED system which enables them to extract photos from film stills - a work both filmic and photographic.
OUTSET is born through the authors interest in exploring diverse aspects of comunication experimenting the forces which characterize each one of these. The authors want to create a unique project which embraces comunication through a photographic, artistic and cinematographic point of view. OUTSET is a brief visual and surreal journey which goes through dreams, nightmares and metamorphosis of the soul.
1:07 / ITALY / 2010
DIRECTOR BIO Van Mossevelde+N is formed by a couple both in life and in work: he (Van Moss- evelde) is flemish, she(+N) is italian. His passion for photografic reportage and her’s for the study of photographic history, art and communication brought the two to work together. Both children of architects together they cultivate their search of equilibrium to express it in their photographs.
Lights is a visual experimentation around the simple theme of darkness versus brightness, the appeal of self destruction versus hope, the black versus the white. Built on symbolic metaphors and aesthetic compositions, the film relates the emotional day of a young adolescent saddened by the death of a bird, and therefore facing his own death.
4:56 / 2010 / FRANCE
DIRECTOR BIO Yoann Lemoine is a 27 years old French filmmaker awarded at the prestigious Cannes Lions Festival for his commercials and music videos. He has already worked for the Vogue Homme Japan and directed music videos for several art- ists like Yelle, Moby, Mystery Jets.. His work deals with subjects like teenage, sexuality, nostalgia and beauty.
When pondering the idea of light, the great star Candy Darling came to mind which then brought me to Judy Garland which finally led me to John Kelly chan- neling Joni Mitchel in the sunset hours of the famous Wigstock festival in New York. The light shining from these three led me to place a “wish upon a star.”
1:00 / 2010 / USA /FRANCE
DIRECTOR BIO Vincent Gagliostro is in preproduction for his first feature film titled AFTER LOUIE, a “grand opera of a story” of gay men living in New York from 1968 to the present. He is also is preparing two installation projects to be shown in Paris and New York. For the past 25 years his particular way of seeing has pro- voked and challenged us all to see more
A poetic discombobulated continuum of stolen moments with Cassia. A crea- ture of the night she, Cassia, a being from another world wanting to belong. Feeling isolated with a miasmic presence. She flickers through a dreamlike landscape encountering others with whom she tries to belong.
3:43 / UK / 2010
DIRECTOR BIO Zaiba Jabbar is a self taught filmmaker living in London. Originally studying Graphic design at Central Saint Martin’s, Jabbar has worked in the music video industry since 2006. However, she made the move in 2008 into more fashion- orientated projects and has since worked with clients which include Aquascu- tum, Mulberry, Levis, Hint Magazine, Spring69, New look, David David, Herm- ione De Paula, William Richard Green, and Fashion 156.
He was offered and he accepted
5:00 / 2009 / LATVIA / PROD: Film Studio Tanka / CAST: Aigars Stirna, Antons Kokins, Leonids Skrjabins / DP: Uldis Jancis / STYLIST: Keta Gutmaner / HAIR/ MAKE-UP: Maija Gundare /MUSIC: Ivo Jusi, Ernests Ansons
DIRECTOR BIO Martin is a filmmaker and photographer based in Latvia. He has com- pleted over 60 commerical spots in Latvia and Lithuania
Mr & Mrs Myth is an exploration in sorts, an experimental production that fol- lows the movements of two extraordinary characters in an ordinary city. The film records the extreme presence of the manipulated body and its superphysi- cal capacities as they produce unexpected encounters within a known, striated urban and cultural terrain. Mr & Mrs Myth is part of the project ATOPIC BODIES [ONE] by ATOPOS Cultural Organization.
1:51 min. / 2010 / GREECE / DP: Vassilis Karidis/ CAST: John Vikian, Eliana Weirich/ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR-STYLIST: Nicholas Georgiou
DIRECTOR BIO Vassilis Karidis and Nicholas Georgiou are the editors of Dapper Dan magazine, a new biannual, independent men’s fashion and philosophy magazine, devised and published in Athens, Greece and circulated worldwide. Dapper Dan’s sec- ond issue will be out September 2010.
Little girl rips the heads off of her dolls and drinks their blood
1:34 / 2009 / USA / CAST: Amanita Casanova/MUSIC: Slayer ‘Reign in Blood’
DIRECTOR BIO Bijoux Altamirano directs music videos and shoots photographs. She just shot a fashion editorial published by Vice Magazine and is currently working a series of photographs of the rock band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black.y.
Unfinished documentation of a physical and psychological response to a subject.
1:35 /2010 / FRANCE/ USA / CAST: Guillermo Serafini
DIRECTOR BIO An artist and filmmaker. Currently preparing a new installation work for exhib- its in Paris and New York this fall, and will direct his first feature film, AFTER LOUIE in 2011. He is a featured artist in the “art issue” of TANK MAGAZINE in September 2010 as well as a featured video artist on TANK TV.
It’s a readaptation of Boccaccio’s Decameron: Nastagio deli Onesti.
6:00 / 2008/ FRANCE / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Claudio Zamarion/ MUSIC:Chester French / CAST: Charlotte Gainsbourg
DIRECTOR BIO YI Zhou has been working closely with a milieu of established creatives as an artist whose work is mainly based on film and 3d animation as media. Her recent work “The Big Feet” is a collaboration with Wendi Murdoch. Currently in Shanghai, she is showing “The Greatness”, a continuum of “The Ear” which features Pharrell Williams, at Contrasts Gallery. 46.
Despair depicts a woman in a state of enchantment who is compelled to enter a strange and powerful red door that alters her life forever. Focusing on the fe- male characters emotion of despair., Prager creates a sense of uneasiness and mystic. The film, like Prager’s still photographs are beautiful on the surface while having an underlying complexity to it.
4:00 / 2010 / US /MUSIC: Ali Helnweint / CAST: Bryce Dallas Howard / AD: Alex Prager/ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Matthew Libatique/ STYLIST:Callan Stokes
DIRECTOR BIO Alex Prager was born in Los Angeles in 1979 and raised by her grandmother in a small apartment in the suburb of Los Feliz. She split her time between Flori- da, California and Switzerland. Rather than going to art school she taught her- self lighting and photography through trial and error. London Times magazine said, “That she has buckets more vision than credentials matter not, it helps to retain the rawness and individuality of her eye. She is uncertain and dizzy – and very capable.”. The Los Angeles Times said “Her photographs reveal a keen eye for the shining and the bizarre, a bit Annie Leibovitz, a bit Diane Arbus.”
“Fossus” reflects on the fragility and strength of the human body, as seen through the contortions of a rhythmic gymnast. Against a curtain reminiscent of a stage set, and then in silhouette, looking out into a non-existant audience, the performer, wearing an oversized pre-columbian inspired mask, moves through her extreme poses to Aaron Hemphill’s abstracted noise music..
3: 53 / 2010 / USA / MUSIC:Aaron Hemphill / CAST:Emilie Livingstone / AD:Tif- fany Tuttler/ MAKE-UP: mask by PJ Risse/ STYLIST:Nina Miner
DIRECTOR BIO Born and raised in Hollywood, CA, Zen Sekizawa received her BFA in Photogra- phy from Art Center College of Design and has worked on numerous national and international advertising, music and editorial projects. Her clients include Reebok, Nokia, Cadiilac, Elle, Vogue Hommes Japan, Mute, MTV, Stop Smiling, Wired Magazine and musical groups such as No Age and Liars.
This is a film about a Chinese woman navigating New York City for the first time and her chance encounter on the subway. She imagines spending the day with a stranger across from her. Her thoughts drift, she imagines her fellow passen- ger teaching her to swim in a 1920s swimming pool. By the end of the film, she learns that the stranger has also been watching her.
3: 56 / 2010 / UK / MUSIC:MPM London / CAST:Liu Wen & Edoardo Ballerini / AD:Poppy de Villeneuve and Joanee Blades / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Poppy de Villeneuve /MAKE-UP: mask by PJ Risse/ STYLIST: Joanne Blades
DIRECTOR BIO Poppy de Villeneuve is a photographer and film director. She shoots regularly for the New York Times, The Telegraph (UK), and Vogue Magazine, and her most recent film project involved five short films set in Central Park for the New York Times. In 2010, several of her works were exhibited at Colette in Paris.
THE OBSESSION is a story about possession and weakness, love and despise. The main character loves the three men in her life, but at the same time she loves her wicked and dangerous vice: she sells her men’s bodies to night. You can buy a piece of them: price is pain, every inch of their skin is filled with van- ity and voyeurism. This woman’s lust for possession is mixed with the perverted everyday normal life of a dull love-routine where nothing ever change. A love story like any other.
4:13 / 2009 /ITALY/ CAST: Hannelore Knuts,Bruno Rodriguez, Andrea Amadei,Dominique Frieg Madani / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Giampaolo Sgura /ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:Giampaolo Sgura/Francesco Scognamiglio / EDITING and ASSISTING DIRECTOR: Francesco Parrella/ STYLIST:Paolo Turina
DIRECTOR BIO Giampaolo Sgura works as a Fashion Photographer after studying architecture he moved to fashion. He works for international magazines such as Vogue Paris, Vogue Nippon, GQ,Vogue Homme and shoots for brands including Dolce&gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Max Mara, Scognamiglio, Blumarine and Moschino.
ABOUT THE 2009 SELECTION
Fashion film, a genre which not too long ago was barely on the radar, is now booming. Whether technological, economic, social or artistic, the reasons for fashion’s rapid embrace of the film medium are too numerous to list. Since our last selection, the fashion film movement has kicked into high gear, fulfilling many predictions which even a year ago were still seen as wishful thinking.
Because there are so many more films under consideration this year, we had to think of a way of organizing them. And because many films defy categorization, we had to ask ourselves many questions. For example, what in today’s world separates a “viral” from an “advertisement?” Or, should one still use photography terminology such as “ads” vs “editorials” to classify these films? In the end, we came to the conclusion that fashion films can be separated mainly by the designer’s role in the filmmaking process. On the one hand, the designer/brand is, by commissioning a film, the instigator of the project – retaining therefore some control over his/her image. These films were grouped together as “Communication.” On the other hand, if the film is created by artists/directors/stylists who are expressing their vision of fashion/beauty without necessarily knowing the designer’s intentions or wanting to further them, we decided to call this group “Reflection.”
The ASVOFF 2009 screenings are therefore organized as follows :
- Fashion Film / Reflection - fashion films done independently from designers/brands.
- Fashion Film / Communication - fashion films done with designers/brands in order to communicate and extend their vision.
- Music Videos - Music videos in which fashion/style/beauty plays a prominent role.
Out of Competition - Fashion films shown out of competition.
Special Screenings - Documentaries, retrospectives, inspirational feature films...This selection is submitted to a jury of esteemed professionals from the worlds of the arts, cinema, fashion and media. The public also has an opportunity to cast its vote for a separate prize at each screening.
Based on Max Ernst’s work of the same title, “Of This, Men Shall Know Noth- ing!” picks up on the occult content of the surrealist painting and describes an intuitive journey to unify polar opposites. This ultimatly alchemist quest is illustrated by the unification of the the five platonic solids and their duals and culminates in the androgynous fusion of the male and female aspects of the main character. Looking at the surrealists’ relation between film and psy- choanalysis at the beginning of modernism, the film puts fashion back on the couch by shedding a light into the shadow of the unconscious, addressing no- tions of identity, gender-roles, and transformation.
5’38”/ 2010 / UK /CAST: Nissa Nishikawa, David Medalla, Chaman ChLomenech- Dill, Franky Farra Frond, Alexandra Groover, Maria Garcia, and Koto the dog / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Fritz Stolberg /ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:Fritz Stolberg/ MUSIC: Ebe Oke
DIRECTOR BIO Fritz Stolberg is an artist/filmmaker based in London. He studied philosophy in Frankfurt and film and fine arts in London. Parallel to his art practice he has produced and directed several music videos and fashion films.
A study of emotion in motion. Suspended in a sea of time and tears, a lone woman yearns for something once lost but never found. Vulnerability mirrors her every movement, a constant reflection in her dance through solitude and darkness. For, she asks, what is imagination but a cloud of deception?
3:55 / 2010 / HONGKONG / MUSIC : Peter kam / CAST: Yu Siao, August Zhang, Jun Kim / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Sean Kunjambu/DP: Gordon Leung / STYLIST: Sean Kunjambu / HAIR: Ray Chan / MAKE-UP: Karen Yiu
DIRECTOR BIO Wing Shya is a Hong Kong based photographer who works in fashion, film, and art. Born in 1964, Shya regularly contributes to international fashion and art magazines. He has also been the exclusive photographer and graphics design- er for Wong Kar Wai’s film. Aside from photography, shya is also a recognized director. His works involves music videos, commercials, and art videos.
Sex, tools and clothes in a passionate triangle-drama.
2’50” / 2010 / SWEDEN/ PROD: Axel Lindahl /Adamsky / MUSIC : Erik Österberg / CAST: Vicky /Stockholmsgruppen, Dino /Kid of Tomorrow, Elias /Nisch Man- agement / ART DIRECTION:Jonas Frank /Frank Art Direction / STYLIST: Tekla Knaust/ HAIR:Sofia Ringberger / MAKE-UP:Sofia Lewandrowski
DIRECTOR BIO Erik Liss works as a director of commercials, music-videos and drama in Stockholm. Axel Lindahl is a highly acclaimed DoP based in Stockholm. He is represented by Adamsky agency.
A nightmare-scape of an old woman telling her life story from inside a barn filled with skittish livestock and obviously, a duo of beard-faced men. Music by fever ray.
3’43” /2009 / SWEDEN
DIRECTOR BIO Swedish Director Johan Renck is a photographer, a painter, works in theatre, is a Swedish pop star and one of the best European directors in the industry creating well crafted videos and uniquely styled ads over the past 7 years.
A ‘motion-torial’, bringing to life power and style of a fashion shoot, symbolising the transitional time we’re in - the world in which the motion-torial takes place actually is a simulation - an architectural avatar of the real world; a metamor- phosis from analog to digital. The city transforms from photo-real representation to one where the pages of LOVE are actual constructs of the physical world.
0’55” /2010/ UK /MUSIC: “A/B Machines” by Sleigh Bells CLOTHES: PRADA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: James Lima / CREATIVE DIRECTOR & STYLING: Katie Grand /HAIR:Ashley Javier / MAKE-UP: Lucia Pica
DIRECTOR BIO Lima is immersed in exploration and technological possibilities of new media and evolving advertising industry. Clients include: James Cameron’s Avatar, Madon- na, Prada, True Blood, Spider-Man 4, Terminator, Pepsi, Nike and, Levis, so it’s no surprise that he has directed, designed, and created visual worlds for: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, and Joe Pytka. He is Director and Designer of Shiny New TV.
Faustine, a young woman, pure and beautiful turns away from God to satisfy her quest of excitement. Through an intense seduction with the Devil, she finally gives in to him : her soul against eternal beauty and a blazing life. From then on, her beauty is exceptional but black magic only brings her narcissistic mad- ness. The Devil will let the lunacy burn her, crushed down by her own vanity.
2010/ FRANCE / MUSIC: Bellville Boys/Cast: Xlvo Falk, Anais Bonnie Banane, Cdrikk Djon
DIRECTOR BIO Video, photo, drawings are my holy expressions. As a virgin I’ve nothing to say about my past.
A woman trapped in her own world. A psychosomatic expression of her fears and anxieties within a confined space. Bordering on the paranormal, she dramatically indulges in what appears to be a figment of her imagination.
2:42 /2010 / UK / CAST: Tenley / PRODUCER: Marlon Rueberg / DP: Menelaou & Tsioutsias / STYLIST: Nuno Antunes / MAKE-UP: Renata Mandic / HAIR: Anna Fruggiero / MUSIC: Micke Lindebergh
DIRECTOR BIO Konstantinos Menelaou is an art director/film-maker whose work is greatly influenced by fashion images, pop culture and horror cinema. He has collabo- rated with fashion designers such as Ilya Fleet, Charlie Le Mindu and Gemma Slack and has shown work internationally in galleries and experimental film festivals. George Tsioutsias is a designer/art director and co-founder of tearapart.tv. His multidisciplinary background allows him to work across a wide range of formats including commercials, music videos, virals, title sequences and branded content, for clients such as David LaChapelle, Coca Cola, Ted Baker and MTV.
Hedi who...? Is a mini documentary about Kris van Assche. We follow Kris around just a few days before the Dior Homme and KVA shows in Paris. He talks openly about the critics, how he felt when he started at Dior en how his friends told him not to take the job [as creative director at Dior Homme in the first place.
5:11 / 2009 / GERMANY / PROD: Manja Otten PM / MUSIC: \Dior Homme Show music
DIRECTOR BIO Joost Vandebrug studied VAV (film department) at the Amsterdam Academy of arts Gerrit Rietveld and trained with photographer and filmmaker Erwin Olaf. Joost is based in London and Amsterdam.
The piece entitled Wonderwood is an allegorical representation of non-verbal passion, the film expresses through visual rapture the beautiful exorbitance of this new Comme des Garcons Fragrance.
3:15 / 2010 / UK /DP: Quay Brothers/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Quay Brothers
DIRECTOR BIO Stephen and Timothy Quay are American identical twin brothers. They reside and work in the UK. They are the most reputable cinema directors for doing stop motion filmmaking. Most of their films feature dolls often partially disas- sembled, in a dark moody atmosphere. Their work shows a wide range of often esoteric influences.
‘The division between beauty and medical procedures has diminished in mod- ern times. Even young girls are turning to the promise of surgery, injectables and other maneuvers to contour and control physical destiny. This film is a deconstruction of what beauty is becoming.’
1:19 / 2008 / USA / CAST: Lisa Cant, Guinevere Van Seenus /STYLIST: Phyllis Posnick/ HAIR: Julien D’Ys/ MAKE-UP: Peter Phillips
DIRECTOR BIO Steven Klein is one of today’s most sought-after fashion photographers. His por- triture is a document of his encounter with the subject. “I do begin with an idea, a series of ideas that link together logically. But logic is often superseded by events beyond my control.” “It is not meant to reveal them, nor is it meant to subject them to an X-ray; it is a departure from that. I am more interested in the alchemi- cal reaction that occurs when elements are brought together in a space.”
:55 / 2010 /JAPAN
DIRECTOR BIO Australian filmmaker and artist Daniel Askill lives and works between Sydney and New York and has been described as “a technical clinician with a design- er’s eye fro form and a composer’s affection for minimalism” . As a director he has created film, video installations, music videos and commercials. His back- ground has also lead him to release his first album as a composer/producer at 19 while also designing record sleeves and multi media projects.
1:14 / 2010 / UK/FR/USA
DIRECTOR BIO Cyril is a photograher and filmmaker, who divides his time between London, Paris and New York. His sexy unique experimental style has recently been aired in spots for Air France, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Hewlett Packard.
4’15” / 2010 / UK/FRANCE/ PROD:Premiere Heure / DAZED AND CONFUSED / MUSIC : Erik Österberg / CAST: Tilda Swinton/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Jack Webb / CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jerry Stafford/ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Chris- topher Simmonds/STYLIST: Katy England/ HAIR:Sam McKnight / MAKE-UP: Lisa Houghton
DIRECTOR BIO A British fashion photographer and film director. He has done advertising cam- paigns for Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, among others. In 2001 he directed ‘Here to Where’ about a filmmaker wanting to make a film about a man stranded in an airport, it was nominated for the Michael Powell award at the Edinboorgh Film Festival. Luchford is represented by Art Partner.
we are the ones of yesterday and those of today we’re stealing memories for days to come floating in a time without dimension
1’35”/ 2010 / ITALY /PROD: Koan Film/MUSIC:Steve Piccolo, DP: Stefano Galuzzi /STYLIST: Tanya Jones/ HAIR: Franco Argento/MAKEUP: Arianna Cattarin
DIRECTOR BIO Born in Milan, Italy ,in the seventies. Stefano is a self tought photographer and director. His style gets inspiration from life and movies.He has worked for sev- eral international magazines and clients. Currently lives in Paris.
A series of short videos celebrating the arrival of the Butt Beach Towels at American Apparel. The actual models depicted in the Butt Beach Towels come back for double and triple play!
1’30 / 2010 / USA/ CAST: Juan José Quiceno, Arpad Miklos, Ernie Lijol, Devin Elijah and Michael Bullock/DP & AD: Marcelo Krasilcic/PRODUCER: Michael Bullock
DIRECTOR BIO Marcelo Krasilcic is a Brazilian American artist celebrated for his sexy krazy chic style. His work has graced the pages and walls of the most influential magazines, fashion companies and galleries of our times.
A dance performance that combines ballet, jazz and modern dance, expressing a woman’s complex emotions and sensuality. The film was created for an event that Rain Li did for a leading China magazine publishing company ‘Modern Media’.
4:34 / 2009 / CHINA / UK / PROD: Velvet Rain/ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Rain Li /Christopher Doyle/ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Rain Li / STYLIST: Emma Zhang/ HAIR /MAKE-UP: David Song
DIRECTOR BIO Rain Li was born and raised in China. By age twenty-six, she had shot 12 fea- tures, twenty-five short films, numerous popular commercials, music videos and also interesting art and fashion projects. She was voted one of the ‘10 Best Cinematographers’ of The Year’ by Variety in 2007 and received the ‘Best Cin- ematography’ award from the Boston Film Critic in 2009. Hollywood Reporter has featured her to be one of the most talented cinematographers in the next generation. Her production company is called Velvet Rain.
This film documents Sarah Culbreth’s Fall 2010 collection, which is the result of watching Twin Peaks and reading old issues of National Geographic all sum- mer. “Are you also wistful?” illustrates how children daydream when they are bored in church.
2:30 / 2010 / USA
DIRECTOR BIO Sarah Culbreth is an Apparel Design undergraduate student at Florida State University. She lives in a mansion covered in vines, where she daydreams and sews all day long. Chris Cameron completed the BFA program for graphic design at Florida State University. Both Sarah and Chris live and work out of Tallahassee, Florida.
A tribute to the amazing Hedi Slimane and a nod to his great influence on rock and roll style, fashion, photography, and culture. This is a rock video with play- doh characters wearing looks from the awesome Dior Homme Spring 2006 collection.
2:30 / 2009 / USA
DIRECTOR BIO “Youngest Indie” was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. An artist working as a fashion designer, she felt frustrated with the lack of creative projects in her life outside of her job. So, she decided to create Youngest Indie, a project of film, playdoh, music, fashion, style, and photography.
DIRECTOR: Erwin Olaf
We see a tablaux Vivant of an African American Family. Moeder, baby & son, as you can also see in the photo series Erwin made DUSK. We hear New York in the background, baby cries, boy plays with football.
4:00 / 2009 / NETHERLANDS / PROD: Erwin Olaf BV / CAST: Ovo & Donell / DP: Steve Walker / AD: Floris Vos / STYLIST: Maartje Wevers / HAIR & make-up: Annemiek Bohnen
DIRECTOR BIO Born in Hilversum in the Netherlands in 1959, Erwin Olaf has lived in Amsterdam since the early 1980s, where he currently works from his studio in a former church hall. Mixing photo-journalism with studio photography, Olaf emerged on the international scene in 1988 when his high-impact Chessmen series was awarded first prize in the Young European Photographer competition, followed by an exhibition at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany. Since then, in each successive photographic series, Olaf has continued to explore issues of gender, sensuality, humour, despair and grace.
DIRECTOR: Steven Klein
**WINNER** Jury Prize
‘FICTION NOIR the film by Steven Klein starts immediately with the aftermath of a disaster. A young beautiful couple bloodied in what may have been a car accident,or something worse, perhaps a supernatural mishap. The film continues at that point its descent into a series of nocturnal emissions of the mysterious unconscious. The Law and Logic of Society is represented in the form of a cop, and this figure is undermined and mocked by the Femme Fatale of the piece. She is the dark void, the mystery of existence, seductive and yet feared. Masculine order and will is negated by her in FICTION NOIR. Indeed even her tenderness is equated with violence; a blood sacrifice of a young boy, seemingly underage: thelamb to slaughter. There are no happy endings in FICTION NOIR nor resolutions. One senses the men are forever trapped in the Web of the Feminine. In its own way, it is the parable ofLilith. One translation of the name Lilith is “female night being demon”. Filmmaker Steven Kelin lends a modern interpretation to the femme fatale of yesterday’s film noir thus creating a new fiction for us to dream by.
Starring Lara Stone.
01:41 / 2008/ USA / PROD: West Kill Studio / CAST: Lara Stone
DIRECTOR: Bianca Pilet
Nanda smokes a cigarette.
1:17 / 2008 / NETHERLANDS / PROD: Christel Palace / CAST: Nanda / DP: Wouter Westendorp / EDIT AND SOUND: The Ambassadors / AD: Bianca Pilet
DIRECTOR BIO Born The Netherlands, 1968. Graduated from the Art Academy with a degree in Photography in 1994. Has since contributed to numerous magazines (i-D, Rolling Stone, High Fashion, Rendez-Vous, B-Magazine,Code) and exhibitions. Lauched first book: Lucinda Timmerman especially printed for the occasion of Colette exhibition in 2008. Pilet started directing in 2008, ‘I am an actress’ is her first personal film project.
DIRECTOR: Benjamin Seroussi
Men / Black hills / Sand.
2:41 / 2009 / FRANCE / PROD: Broncafilms / MUSIC : George Bacter / CAST: Angy & Co / DP: Martin De Chabaneix / CLOTHES: Martin Margiela + American Apparel / AD: Amaury Van Ryswick / STYLIST: Paula Rita Saady
DIRECTOR BIO Benjamin Seroussi is a young filmmaker involved in the production of fashion films and music videos who lives and works in Paris. He started studying film in Paris in 1997 and enrolled on the international film program at the UCLA film school two years later. In 2001, Seroussi turned to directing music videos . He became interested in exploring the possibilities of fashion film and took up resi- dency in Paris , then he directed and produced films for SHOWstudio. Benjamin is now putting together his own shooting and creative studio in Paris.
DIRECTOR: Arno Bouchard + David Gil
The Man goes to the encounter of the Woman in a mysterious place where creatures live. While making love to one of them, he becomes her by changing gender. He opens himself to creation and the possibility of motherhood. He will be judged not for who he is, but for what he wants to become : God.
On her side, the women, as she is impregnated, becomes two. She becomes a mother. She becomes mortal. As she gets pregnant, she reduces her freedom. Yet she refuses to keep this child to keep on being free.
3:00 / 2009 / FRANCE / PROD: Arno Bouchard & HKDB / Script : David Gil & Arno Bouchard / MUSIC: John Zorn / CAST: Aurore Tome, Fatima N’Doye / DP: Dan Salzmann / AD: Vincent Gagliostro / STYLIST: Mélanie Clémençon / HAIR: Gilles Degivry / MAKE-UP: Marion Mazo & Frédérique Van Espen.
DIRECTOR: Erik Liss
Beauty and food in decadent ballet
1:15 / 2009 / SWEDEN / PROD: Erik Liss Film + Happytear AB / MUSIC: Liebe- straum no3 by Franz Liszt (All rights reserved) / CAST: Emilia S (MIKAS), Lisa K, Denise K, Jonna E, Fanny V and Alexander (ELITE MODELS) / DP: Axel Lin- dahl (ADAMSKY) / EDITOR: Martin Stoltz / STYLIST: Matilda Bång (EYES) / HAIR: Sofia Ringberger (AGENT BAUER) / MAKE-UP: Sophia Eriksen (AGENT BAUER)
DIRECTOR BIO: Director Erik Liss work with commercials and music-videos. He ́s 29 years old and lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been shooting videos and shortfilms since teenage. He became faschinated with fashion in his early twenties. Currently he is represent- ed by Happytear in Stockholm (www.happytear.com)
DIRECTOR: Camille Vivier & Sanghon Kim
The metamorphosis and inner movements of a girl clown showing a dreamy and fetishist eye on an outfit.
1:22 / 1:04 / 2009 / FRANCE / MUSIC: Devo (remixed) / CAST: Morgan Edwards @ Elite / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Simon Bernheim & Camille Vivier / AR- TISTIC DIRECTOR: Camille Vivier & Sanghon Kim / HAIR: Seb Bascles @ Artlist / MAKE-UP: Meg Zlatoff @ Callisté
DIRECTOR BIO: Camille Vivier is a photographer who works and lives in Paris. She works both in the fashion and art field. Her practice of film began in 2001 (Show studio, Gallery Kamel Mennour, music videos, festival de Hyères...)
Sanghon Kim is a graphic designer, illustartor and artist, he works and lives in Paris. He did several record covers for bands like Air and works for indie labels like Institube. Sanghon also works in the art field (art catalogues for the CAPC of Bordeaux, Tate Saint Ives, Stuart Shave Modern art, London...) He did several group shows showing collages and paintings (“Opéra rock-Jean Luc Blanc”, CAPC, “Sphinxx”, Modern art gallery, “B sides” Hunday gallery, Seoul).
DIRECTOR: Malcolm Pate
A young boy is pushed to his physical limits when he is subjected to a digital version of the “zener card test” in an attempt to explore his psychic abilities.
1:08 / 2008 / UK / CAST: Ben Marcus / MAKE-UP & HAIR: Alex Box @ D+V Man- agement
DIRECTOR BIO: Malcolm Pate is an image-maker; creating both still and moving images with a painterly aesthetic and a true sense of narrative. Pate’s work has a dreamlike feel influenced by surreal, psychedelic elements, which are equally unsettling and beautiful.
Born in Canada and currently based in London, he began to work alongside designers, musicians and other artists while studying for his degree in Fine Art at the University of the Arts, London.
DIRECTOR: Vincent Gagliostro
In the mid – 90’s my two friends Scott and Tim and I decided that I should document their first venture into drag for the coming WIGSTOCK. Feeling rather nostalgic at the moment, for those times, I un-earthed the footage and made this little documentary.
2:23 / 2009/ USA / PROD: G. FILMS/ CAST: Scott & Tim
DIRECTOR BIO: Vincent Gagliostro has in the last two decades created a defining style of com- munication seen around the globe that has proved powerfully effective. With his “in your face”, (New York Magazine) graphics he made as a founding member of ACT UP and as a member of the political art collective GRAN FURY to his ephemerally disciplined paintings, a preoccupation with and a preference for good design that underlines all of Gagliostro’s work, he has landed in the collec- tions of MOMA, NY, Metropolitan Museum, NY, Whitney Museum, NY, to name a few. He currently devotes most of his time to filmmaking, and is preparing a major installation of a new work in both Paris and New York, as well as complet- ing the script for his directorial debut of a feature film, titled, AFTER LOUIE.
DIRECTOR: Georgie Greville
**WINNER** SAMSUNG PRIZE
MUSIC: Geremy Jasper & Chris Ruggiero
A remake of the seminal punk song “I Wanna Be Your Dog” by Iggy Pop and The Stooges involving a subverted take on the casting process, cre- ated with diegetic sound.
2:00 / 2007 / USA / PROD: HOUSE PRODUCTION & CASTING / EDITO- RIAL: NATHAN BYRNE, POST MILLENNIUM / DP: JOE ARCIDIACONO / AD: GEORGIE GREVILLE / STYLIST: SALLY PENN / HAIR: ANDRE GUNN / MAKE-UP: STEVIE HUYNH
DIRECTOR BIO: Georgie started out as a copywriter for MTV On-Air Promos in 2001. She pitched her way in to directing international image campaigns and has been writing and directing short form films ever since. She has been awarded multiple Broadcast Design Awards for her work with MTV, was the winner of the Tokion King Of Doc contest in 2007 and was an AICP honorable mention for her viral film “Now I Wanna Be Your Dog”. In 2008 Georgie joined creative forces with Legs Media, a directing collective based in NYC and LA.
DIRECTOR: Fumiko Imano
The music Rubbish or Treasure was written and made in year 2000, and wanted to make a music video for it one day. At first, I planned to make a story which follows the lyrics. However while researching music videos from youtube, I found there is another type of video which is just dancing with the song ignoring the meaning of the song. So I decided to dance from the beginning to the end.
This is a totally home made film, nobody has seen it when I was filming or edit- ing. Its much more like doing a stupid dance for youtube viewers. My film also can be somebody’s “rubbish or treasure” I can imagine. And I am happy with it.
3:46 / 2009 / JAPAN / MUSIC : Fumiko Imano
DIRECTOR BIO: Born in 1974. Spent exciting childhood in Rio de Janeiro. Studied Fine Art in Central Saint Martins Art& Desingn School, and Fashion Styling & Photogra- phy in London College of Fashion. In 2002, she was nominated and exhibited at Hyeres Festival as young photographer. “Rubbish or Treasure” is her third film made for herself. She is dreaming to have a proper video camera and final cut pro.
DIRECTOR: SUZIE Q + LEO SIBONI
A ballroom, a banquet table, 2 women, 2 guns, 1 shoot.
2:50 / 2009 / FRANCE / PROD: SUZIE Q + LEO SIBONI / MUSIC: Audio Art / CAST: Irina Zender @ IMG + Catheline Van Bugen @ Marylin / DP: Pierre Jouvion / STYLIST: Ines Fendri / HAIR: Bruno Silvani / MAKE-UP: Gilles Degivry
DIRECTOR BIO: Suzie Q et Léo SIBONI sont nés en France en 1985, après l’obtention d’un Deug de cinéma pour Léo et des études d’art graphique pour Suzie. Ils intègrent l’école des Gobelins où ils se rencontrent en 2004. Ils en sortent diplômés en 2006. Suzie intègre ensuite l’école nationale des Beaux Arts de Paris. Paral- lèlement à leur travail d’assistant, ils montent leur studio où ils développent chacun un travail personnel mêlant photographie, sculpture et mise en scène. En septembre 2008, leur première série “Screen Play” est diffusée dans le magazine Double. Leur univers étant fortement influencé par le cinéma et l’art contempo- rain. Ils réalisent leur premier film en 2009 « P U R S U I T », court métrage de mode et d’action. Ils utilisent une caméra spécifique leur permettant d’extraire directement des images du film. Un travail a la fois filmique et photographique.
DIRECTOR: Christophe Chemin + Katharina Kelwinghaus + Alexandre Roccoli
5:00 / 2008 / GERMANY / PROD: Hors les murs production + Alexandre Roccoli / CAST: Maria Hassabi, Christophe Chemin, Alexandre Roccoli /
DESIGNER: Bernard Wilhelm
DIRECTOR BIO: Né en 1974 Alexandre Roccoli est directeur artistique chorégraphe , et journaliste. Il vit entre Berlin , Paris et New York city. Ses productions se contextualisent a la limites des champs de la perfor- mance, de la mode et des arts visuels.
DIRECTOR: Alvaro de la Herran
Under the stifling light of Marrakech, a man is harassed by his conscience.
The film was shot in two days, during a GQ photo session. The director wrote the story just after scouting. It was filmed with a 16 mm camera and a crew with two people (director/camera and D.O.P, no lighting, no budget, just a camera and our passion).
4:30 / 2008 / SPAIN + MAROCCO / PROD: IPODERMIX STUDIO / CAST: DAVID KAMMENOS / FASHION DIRECTOR / STYLIST: SARA PADILLA / MUSIC: EFTERKLANG / DP: ELISA MORENO / HAIR & MAKE-UP: MIGUEL ANGEL ÁLVAREZ / FASHION COORDINATOR: ADRIANA HER- REROS / FASHION ASSISTANT: ROBERTA GUZZARDI / LOCAL PRODUC- TION: FRED FANTUN
DIRECTOR BIO: Alvaro de la Herrán is a Spanish independent filmmaker. He wrote, directed and produced a few short films, and founded his own studio in 2007 to try develop new contents for brands and new media. Bernilale Talent Campus 2003 selected him, and the L.A. American Cin- ematheque screened his short “Business” in 2004 to represent of Span- ish new cinema. His films have been screened in more than 100 festivals around the world. This is his first fashion film. Actually he is developing a feature film and recently he has been shooting in Almeria (Spain) a second fashion film in collaboration with GQ Spain.
Refraction is a fashion short film which showcases how a girl who reconciles her lovelorn and lonely emotions interacting with her clothes. The eventual change in wardrobe as well as gender identity represents her freedom from the former imaginary world to the reality.
5:00 / 2008 / HONG KONG + UK / MUSIC: Temps Temps / CAST: Risa Tai / DP: Rafal Rokoczy / AD: Ri / Hair + Make-Up: Salimah Haji
DIRECTOR BIO: Originally from Hong Kong, Ri is a fashion journalist-turned-artist. In 2008, she studied fashion at the University of Westminster where she explored the syner- gy of fashion and moving images. At school, she designed her own clothes and were incorporated into two fashion films, Refraction and The Fourth Course. The latter was showcased earlier this year at the European Independent Film Festival in Paris and East End Film Festival in London. She is now working for the London designed brand Boudicca.
DIRECTOR: Noam Griegst
“Shadow” takes place in New York’s China town. A women finds herself on a ferry, destination Manhattan, she doesn’t remem- ber how or when she got there. She holds a note, a pick up address in China town. The minute she picks up her package she feels scared and unsafe. A man is following here everybody seems to want something from her. She knows what she has to do; it is time to hand the bag over to him. Her story is over and his story begins.
4:00 / 2008 / USA / PROD: FLY 16x9.com / MUSIC: Exclusive Remix of Moan by Anders Trentemøller /CAST: Milagros @ Trump And Asaf @ Dna / DP : Ian Bloom / CLOTHES: Louis Vuitton / STYLIST:Graham Tabor / HAIR: Bronwen Robinson at Bumbel and Bumbel / MAKE-UP: Stevie Hyunh
DIRECTOR BIO: With a professional background from numerous fashion and artistic assign- ments in Paris, New York and Copenhagen Noam Griegst has a great passion for catching the magic in a person or a scene. Besides being a photographer and a film director Noam Griegst is a part of the collective MoonSponSaloon.
DIRECTOR: Amaury Agier-Aurel and Alexandre Roccoli
A reflection on fetishism.
1:11 / 2009 / FRANCE
DIRECTOR BIO: Amaury Agier-Aurel est né en 84, vit et travaille à Lyon depuis 2002. Il est chef opérateur dans le cinema ainsi que jeune réalisateur.
DIRECTOR: Andrea Splisgar
Inspired by time and space shifting Metaphors - the Tarot Card no. 12 (prob- ably the most significant card of the desk) and the throwing of pigments during Holi festival in India - the performance shows a transformation of darkness into light through the representation of a hanged woman in an edge and timeless space, swinging weightless and releasing gravity, in a storm of illuminating pigments.
In order to shift from past into new shapes, to gain knowledge and new visions, the simple experience of reversing once state of being - literally turning physi- cally and mentally upside down, to feel and see differently - and observe from new perspectives, is a dazzling moment of transitoriness-dreamlike yet crystal clear.
5:00 / 2009 / GERMANY / PROD: Der Mondäne Tiger + centralVISION + Mario Morleo / MUSIC : Lord Litter +My Name is Claude / CAST: Andrea Splisgar / COSTUMES: Andrea Splisgar, Mads Dinesen / AD: Andrea Splisgar / TECHNI- CAL ASSISTANCE: hans h. / HOLI ACTION: Mads Dinesen, Marc Räder
DIRECTOR BIO: Andrea Splisgar is at once a performer, a narrative artist, a photographer, a filmmaker, a writer and a storyteller. She inhabits these roles interchangeably or switches personas in order to play different characters, fictions and rituals. Her work usually consists in a combination of these Medias and arts. The tales, figures and creatures developed by her are often embossed from the traditions of fantastic film and surrealistic literature. In this case, the interlocking from sound, word and picture plays an exceptional role. Since 2000 Andrea Splisgar lives and works mainly in Berlin. In 2005 she created the label DER MONDÄNE TIGER, under which pseudonym she develops various art projects and artistic cooperation’s.
3:58 / 2009 / CHINA / UK / PROD: Velvet Rain/ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Rain Li /Christopher Doyle/ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Rain Li / STYLIST: Emma Zhang/ HAIR /MAKE-UP: David Song/ CAST: Fangyuan Chen
DIRECTOR BIO Rain Li was born and raised in China. By age twenty-six, she had shot 12 fea- tures, twenty-five short films, numerous popular commercials, music videos and also interesting art and fashion projects. She was voted one of the ‘10 Best Cinematographers’ of The Year’ by Variety in 2007 and received the ‘Best Cin- ematography’ award from the Boston Film Critic in 2009. Hollywood Reporter has featured her to be one of the most talented cinematographers in the next generation. Her production company is called Velvet Rain.
The Cleaners wear Prada is from a series called “Distractions”. When Nyman is on tour with his music he walks around with his photo/video camera and takes it out when ever something catches his attention. He never composes music for his low-fi films but tends to use pieces that he has composed for some- thing in the past. Cleaners wear Prada is a 9 minute film showing two clean- ers at work in Milan at the Prada store. One on the inside the other on the outside. It is not edited.
8:38 / 2009 / UK
DIRECTOR BIO As one of Britain’s most innovative and celebrated composers, Michael Ny- man’s work encompasses operas and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos. Far more than merely a composer, he’s also a performer, conductor, bandleader, pianist, author, musicologist and now a photographer and film-maker. Although he’s far too modest to allow the description ‘Renais- sance Man’, his restless creativity and multi-faceted art has made him one of the most fascinating and influential cultural icons of our times. Nyman first made his mark on the musical world in the late 1960s, when he invented the term ‘minimalism’ and, still in his mid-twenties, earned one of his earliest commissions, to write the libretto for Birtwistle’s 1969 opera Down By The Greenwood Side. His most notable scores number a dozen Peter Green- away films, including such classics as The Draughtsman’s Contract and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover; Neil Jordan’s The End Of The Affair; sev- eral Michael Winterbottom features including Wonderland and A Cock And Bull Story; the Hollywood blockbuster Gattaca - and, of course, his unforgettable music for Jane Campion’s 1993 film, The Piano, the soundtrack album of which has sold more than three million copies.
If You Had Been The Moon is a short film that portrays two young Hollywood hopefuls that meet during their 1930s screen test. As the story progresses, this Film Noir portrays the boys slowly becoming enamored with each other in poetic, Surrealistic dream sequences.
10:00 / 2009 / USA / PRODUCTION COMPANY: Vision On /DIRECTOR OF PHO- TOGRAPHY:Nicholas Metcalf / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Peter McGough / STYLIST: Peter McGough/ HAIR: Kenneth Salon, NYC/ MAKE-UP: Mike Potter
DIRECTOR BIO From 1980 through 1995, McDermott & McGough, partners in art and life, lived as Early 20th Century gentleman. Dressing, living, and working as artists and men about town, circa 1900 - 1928, they often wore top hats, detachable collars and lived in a East Village townhouse, which was lit only by candle light. McDermott & McGough are dedicated to living historicity; they once drove their 1913 Model-T Ford to Niagara Falls and back. “This was not play acting”, says McGough, rather “This was an experiment in time. We were trying to build a bubble environment and a fantasy we could live in.”McDermott & McGough are fascinated by “what lies beyond what we understand.” The artist’s dedicated philosophies to unraveling life’s mysteries have evolved since the 18th century. Their paintings, sculptures, photographs, and installations, all of which have two dates, one for the subject and one for the actual year completed, are attempts to understand time and—to the best of their ability—articulate intellectual and emotional history. Paraphrasing Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910), founder of Christian Science, McGough says, “Time is a mortal thought...” For the artists, all Time exist at the same year, hour, minute, and, just as works of art can be transportative, so too can inhabiting different centuries and their mandates. Re- ligion, medicine, advertising, fashion, and above all homoeric culture—a history often hidden—are special interests for the collaborative team who continue their artistic collaboration, with McDermott in Ireland in a 19th-century townhouse, and McGough in a 1930s moderne skyscraper in Manhattan.
The period piece chronicles the end of an affair in 1930s Manhattan, as a glamorous courtesan (Deyn) discovers that her aristocratic British lover, Walter (Roache), intends to marry a wealthy heiress in order to “stay afloat” in the depths of the Depression. At once vulnerable and despairing, the mistress is unraveled not by heartbreak, but by the terror of returning to a life burdened by destitution. As the story develops, Deyn’s past is linked to a subordinate social class, while Walter maintains an emotionally abusive, patrician sensibility.
12:00 / 2010 / USA / PROD: Bettina Prentice Communications & 24 DP/ Agyness Deyn and Linus Roache /DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Dominic Lahiff/ AR- TISTIC DIRECTOR: Peter McGough / STYLIST: Emma Zhang/HAIR: Giannandrea Marongiu/ MAKE-UP: Nick Barose
The protagonist travels through a series of dream states, experiencing the sense-worlds of objects she encounters.
10:00 / 2010 / USA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Steve Romano/ARTISTIC: Michael Sturgeon / CAST: Evelina Mambetova @ New York Models/ STYLIST: David Dumas/ HAIR: Eloise Cheung @ Artists by Next using Aveda/ MAKE-UP: Vincent Oquendo @ Artists by Next using Smashbox/ MUSIC: Casa Nova Studios
DIRECTOR BIO Zach Gold began his professional photography career soon after graduating with honors from Parsons 1995. He was one of the first artists in the world to suc- cessfully blend the subtle complexities both camera and computer to produce photorealistic digital art. Zach has collaborated top luxury brands and amazing personalities including David Bowie, David Beckham, Iman, and Steve Carrell.
The film follows a nameless female protagonist played by Tilda Swinton as she moves through the various Scottish landscapes to be found near her home- town of Nairn. She appears to be exploring the collage of moods and emotions evoked by places, alert to the textures of sound and silence, of ancient and modern.
7:43/ 2009 / UK / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Pringle of Scotland/ CAST: Tilda Swinton/ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Ryan McGinley/ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Neville Wakefield/ STYLIST: Clare Waight Keller / Jerry Stafford/ HAIR: Duffy at Premier Hair and Make-up/ MAKE-UP: Kay Montano at D and V Management/ MUSIC: Dogee Mountain (interlude) / WRITTEN/PERFORMED BY: Huun Huur Tu and Carmen Rizzo
DIRECTOR BIO Ryan McGinley was born in 1977, he lives and works in New York. He studied graphic design at Parsons School of Design in New York but nurtured an interest in photog- raphy early on and began taking images in 1998. At 24 Ryan McGinley became the youngest artist to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
A look at what revves up Italian fashion legend, Valentino Garavani’s creative engine. From his luxurious home in London, and his atelier in Rome, Valentino gives a moving account of his career and his search for beauty and those jetset clients that put him on fashion’s map.
50:00/ 2010 / CANADA / WRITTEN BY: Tim Blanks
DIRECTOR BIO Madeleine Czigler is a journalist and TV producer specializing in culture and fashion. She is Canadian but has lived in Paris for the past twenty years.
Two young and stylish women play hide and go seek, using London’s Hampstead Heath and the city as their stage. It is a mix of fantasy meets reality, using dream- like images and music to celebrate life and honoring the brand Louis Vuitton.
1:41/ 2010 / USA /FR
DIRECTOR BIO Zoe Cassavetes is an American filmmaker and photographer living in Paris. Her debut film, BROKEN ENGLISH, which she wrote and directed debuted in 2007. Her photo credits include New York Times magazine, Elle, Air France Madame, Madame Figaro, Italian Glamour, and Liberation. Cassavetes hails from a family of award-winning filmmakers and actors. She is currently preparing two films in which she wrote and will direct in 2010-2011.
Kenneth Anger’s film dealing with the fall/winter collection of the Varese-based house of Missoni, produced by filmmaker/Anger manager/Dangerous Minds pal Brian Butler and scored by French composer Koudiam.
2:32/ 2010 / USA
DIRECTOR BIO A prodigious talent whose skill and imagination create films of great visual im- pact. Anger is considered the most original, influential,and truly independent of all American film artists. Jonas Mekas described him, “one of the most complex personalities working in cinema. Whatever he does, be it cinema or life, he does it fully, to the bottom...Kenneth Anger, the True Cosmic Explorer.” He is the re- nowned author of the scandalous best-selling book Hollywood Babylon.
Shooting in London, brothers Daniel and Jordan created this 7min video to ac- company a beautiful, epic track from the very talented ‘These New Puritans.’ Battle Cat head piece by Jordan Askill.
7:25/ 2009 / UK / PRODUCTION COMPANY: Rokkit/Collider / CAST: These New Puritans - Band Members/ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Sam Brown/ STYL- IST: Jordan Askill/MUSIC: These New Puritans - We Want War
DIRECTOR BIO Australian filmmaker and artist Daniel Askill lives and works between Sydney and New York and has been described as “a technical clinician with a designer’s eye for form and a composer’s affection for minimalism” . As a director he has created film, video installations, music videos and commercials. His background has also led him to release his first album as a composer/producer at 19, while also designing record sleeves and multi media projects.
The film is set on a film studio complex that replicates the streets of Shanghai in the 1940s. The space depicts both the splendid and the decay of that time, where architecture was a fusion between Western Art Deco and the Chinese vernacular. The film opens on the interior of this surreal set, where there is a cafe, a night club and casino, filled with a hedonistic atmosphere of that era. A group of boys are sitting or leaning against the wall around the space in silence. Gradually they stand up, following one another, the boys slowly venture out of this haze and onto the main street. In one long take, the camera follows the boys. Walking along this empty street, randomly, the boys encounter Chi- nese male characters of the past. They walk on by as though walking through a metaphysical time line. Observing without engaging. At the end of the streets, the camera points upwards towards the sky and finally fixes on a scene across two buildings. The boys reappear in a line, holding umbrellas, walking on a thin bridge across the sky. One by one, they slowly walk off the screen, symbolizing their departure from the past, and entering the unknown of their future.
9:16/ 2010 / USA / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Zhou Shuhao/CAST:Geng Le Ji Lili, Jacob Coupe, Adrien Sahores , Zhao Lei, Gao Xiuli/ SCREENPLAY: Yang Fudong/ MUSIC: Huang Xun
DIRECTOR BIO Yang Fudong, was born in Beijing in 1971, and graduated from the department of oil painting at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. He now lives and works in Shanghai. He has participated in major international exhibitions and activities, including the 11th Kassel Documenta in 2002, and the Carnegie International, Pittsburgh in 2004. That year he was also nominated for the most important con- temporary art prize in the United States --- the Guggenheim Foundation’s Hugo Boss Contemporary Art Prize. Yang Fudong has exhibited in exhibitions curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Moore Space, Miami, both in 2003. He has also participated in the 1st Moscow Bien- nale of Contemporary Art in 2005; the Serpentine Gallery’s and Astrup Fearnley Museums ‘China Power Station Part One’ at Battersea Power Station, London followed by Part Two in Oslo; the 5th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Museum of Contemporary Art, Queensland, Australia in 2006; and the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 at the invitation of Robert Storr, the distin- guished art critic.
A short documentary-style film, a meditation on the universe of legendary tattoo artist Mark Mahoney.
8:01/ 2009 /USA
DIRECTOR BIO an Amsterdam-born photographer and filmmaker, living and working in New York and California. began his career in New York City assisting Andy Warhol. He is known for his intimate style filming people living on the edge.
StefanoPilate gave a carte blanche to Bruce Weber to make a film around his fall/winter menswear collection 2010-2011
7:35/ 2010 / USA
DIRECTOR BIO Celebrated American photographer and filmmaker.
Hiroki Nakamura travels the globe visiting different manufacturers in order to hear their stories, experience their materials first-hand, and better understand the true essence of their work. Though the origins of these artisans are differ- ent, their passion for craft remains same. Hints gradually take shape over time, leading finally in manufactured product. This documentary reveals how visvim collections are born.
20:00/ 2010 / JAPAN / PRODUCTION COMPANY: Cubism Inc.
DIRECTOR BIO Born in 1971 in Japan, Nakamura independently established CUBISM inc. in 2001 following a career in the sporting goods industry. As Cre- ative Director, he launched the footwear brand visvim, which over the years has evolved into a full lifestyle collection of apparel, accessories, and fragrances, with footwear remaining the essential element. This documentary is Hiroki Nakamura’s directorial debut.
This atypical couple, self-proclaimed as The Hermaphrodite Twins in Art, is symbolic of art today. In mixing the sexual signs, EVA & ADELE are commit- ted to going over the boundaries of gender. “We want to show that sex is not an issue as simple as the difference between black and white. Our appearance is abstract: we’re dressed like women and our heads are pretty masculine”. Their tangible work is no less surprising, mixing traditional media and materials (oil on canvas, pastel, watercolour, pencil on paper...) with their singular attitude and identity. Their self-portraits are the starting point of all their works, which the couple produce from visual archives of their appearances in the art world or in their daily lives, combined with a variety of drawings and patterns.
60:00/ 1998 /GERMANY
CANDY PRATTS/ MET BALL VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GIVENCHY ROSEY CHAN PLAYS PHILLIP GLASS IN BOUDICCA SHANISH STEP 42 BELOW
DIRECTOR BIO Mike Figgis is an Academy Award nominated film Director, Writer and Composer. He is best known for his films, Leaving Las Vegas and Time Code. His other works include The Loss of Sexual Innocence, Cold Creek Manor and Love Live Long. red-mullet.com
ASVOFF 2009 / COMMUNICATION
DIRECTOR: Kristine Kursisa DESIGNER: Mareunrol
Designer: Mareunrol Is it just a nightmare of one night? Stories, characters, feelings, surroundings, sounds from our nightmares can be so strong, that their reflection can follow us forever...
5:00 / 2009 / Latvia / PROD: Film Studio TANKA / CAST: Indrikis, Edgars, Dima, Ieva, Kristine, Agnese, Beate, Mara, Atis, Ivars, Anete / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOG- RAPHY: Valdis Celmins / CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rudolf Bekic / Designer: Mare Mastina, Rols Peterkops
DIRECTOR BIO: Kristine Kursisa - Born 1979 in Latvia, lives and works in Riga, Latvia. Art- ist. Fields of work: Video, film directing and multimedia installations. Have par- ticipated in many international exhibitions and have received numerous grants and awards for her works.who lives in London.
DIRECTOR: REID van RENESSE DESIGNER: Hood By Air
In the battle of Good vs. Evil, love will prevail.
1:46 / 2009 / USA / PROD: Thequickness.Com / MUSIC: “Devil’s Pie” / CAST: John & Colin (Request) / DP: Shlomo Godder / AD: Shayne Oliver / STYLIST: Nicholas Grasa / MANICURIST: Honey
DIRECTOR BIO: Reid Van Renesse (B. Oct. 30, 1972 Usa) Artist, Athlete, Photographer, Film- maker, Documentarian, Humanitarian.
DIRECTOR: Frederik Jacobi DESIGNER: Moonspoon Saloon
We Are The World are lost inside a Moonspoon Saloon universe filled with strange fruits and odd body parts.
2:55 /2009/ DENMARK / PROD: Bunker No 8 / MUSIC: “Fight Song” By We Are The World / CAST: Robbie Williamson, Megan Gold, Sir Ryan Heffington, Nina Mcneely / DP: Frederik Jacobi / AD: Sara Sachs & Tal R / STYLIST: Sara Sachs / HAIR: Soren Bach / MAKE-UP: Jan Stuhr
DIRECTOR BIO: Frederik Jacobi comes from a background in arctic exploration. He is currently writing a noir thriller set in Haiti and directing a documentary on infrastructure in Bombay.
DIRECTOR: Elisha Smith-Leverock DESIGNER: Fred Butler
03:48 / 2009 / UK / PROD: Martin Zahringer / MUSIC: Rio en Medio / CAST: Emily Warner, Carolyn Willis, Sophie Coster, Natalie Coleman, Jessica Buckby, Sophie Jones / DP: Franky Dow / AD: Fred Butler, Elisha Smith-Leverock, Kim Howells / STYLIST: Kim Howells / HAIR: Aimee Robinson for Tommy Guns / MAKE-UP: Yin Lee at Premier / CHOREOGRAPHER: Chloé Bergeret
DIRECTOR BIO: Elisha Smith-Leverock has lived in Italy, America and Germany. She studied photography in Berlin where she immersed herself in the cities music and art scene. She moved to London three years ago to take advantage of the opportu- nities and the abundance of inspiration in the English capital. She has directed music videos for Esser and Bombay Bicycle Club. Elisha has already shot for Dazed & Confused, Bon Magazine , 032.c
DIRECTOR: Chris Cunningham DESIGNER: Gucci
Model Abbey Lee is caressed by the scent of a single flower as she in turn sensuously conducts and manipulates it through an endless field of dusky pink flowers. Her movements become ever more hypnotic as the intensity increas- es, until the final rush overwhelms her complitely and her dress bursts into an intensely beauti- ful butterfly effect of fabric, light and petals.
The commercial features a reworking of the Donna Summer classic “I Feel Love”, with Cunningham travelling to Nashville to re-record the vocals with Donna Summer.
1 min / 2009 / ITALY / PROD: Filmmaster Srl + Rsa Films Ltd / Agency: REM / CAST: Abbey Lee / Creative Director: Riccardo Ruini REM / MUSIC : “I Feel Love” by Donna Summer — Produced and Arranged by Chris Cunningham / DP: Marcel Zyskind
Director: Waris Ahluwalia DESIGNER: HOUSE of WARIS
Journey with Waris into the old world as he explores his love of gold.
4:26 / 2009/ USA / PROD: HOUSE OF WARIS / CAST: Waris, hotel staff, mon- keys, and birds / DP: Waris Ahluwalia / Editor: Chiara Clemente
DIRECTOR BIO: Waris Ahluwalia makes objects of beauty for the HOUSE of WARIS, is an actor and an aspiring activist.
DIRECTOR: Sara Dunlop DESIGNER: Jonathan Kelsey
High is a dark and seductive tale that takes a menacing turn as one woman pursues her next fix. Stars Joana Preiss (Ma Mere, Dans Paris), features the brooding cinematography of Alex Barber and an original score by Jon Hopkins. (Lovely Bones with Brian Eno for Peter Jackson).
4:39/ 2009 / CAST: Joana Preiss + Anton Saunders / DP: Alex Barber / MUSIC: Jon Hopkins / AD: Sara Dunlop + Gregory de Roeck / STYLIST: JOHN EBDEN / HAIR+MAKE-UP: KAREN ALDER
Sara Dunlop studied Film at the University of Westminster. She has directed commercials for leading brands such as Sky, Toshiba and Coca-Cola. Her first short film, Big, won Best Short Film at the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival. She was named one of 25 Directors to Watch in 2008 by Creativity Magazine. www.rattlingstick.com
DIRECTOR: Janos Visnyovszky DESIGNER: Maria Mastori * Filep Motwary
Sophia is the Greek word for Wisdom and the personification of all divine femi- ninity. Sophia is the divine daughter who receives from her Pygmalion all the accumulated knowledge, which helps her to begin her own creative journey. Through this procedure, all laws of creation are renewed. The film captures the awakening and the dressing ritual of Sophia by the Pygmalion, in a framed dramaturgy between dream and reality. A symbolic interpretation of the initia- tion ceremony of Sophia entering womanhood.
02:59 / 2009 / Greece-Hungary / PROD: Janos Visnyovszky / MUSIC : Costas Argiriou, Othon Mataragas / CAST: Natalia Ramanava, Mara Desypri / Fashion Director: Nicholas Georgiou / All clothes and Jewelery: Filep Motwary Maria Mastori F/W 09 10 / Shoes: Stathis Samantas for Motwary Studio / Hair/Make- Up: Yiorgos Chatzioannides
DIRECTOR: Griffin DESIGNER: Rodarte Featuring Jenny Lewis, Kenneth Anger and Jonathan Rice.
Vox humana, from the latin meaning human voice, is a surreal visual and vis- ceral journey though a california inspired dreamscape. Staring Jenny Lewis and with a special cameo from legendary avant garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger, the film marks the first collaboration between designers Kate and Laura Mul- levy of Rodarte and director Griffin.
3:32 / 2008 / USA / PROD: Present Future Films / MUSIC: Italia Rodarte / CAST: Jenny Lewis , Kenneth Anger, Jonathan Rice / DP: Morgan Susser / AD: Griffin + Rodarte / COLORING: Sean Coleman / Hair + Make-Up: Tiffany Johnston
DIRECTOR BIO: Griffin is a director and producer, who has worked in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and points between for the past 10 years. Griffin is in the process of developing two features film project which he will direct and produce, one about Mexico City, and the second written by the creator and editor of dune magazine, Charlie Brown (Fumihiro Hayashi). Currently, Griffin is working as one of the curators and producers of the 42 x 42 onedreamrush film festival as well as directing his own short film for the festival.
DIRECTOR: Eric Nehr DESIGNER: Thomas Engel Hart
L.A. PUNX, a contemplation of mood and style by THOMAS ENGEL HART.
1:54 / 2009 / FRANCE / PROD: benjamin bastide et adrien blanchat / MUSIC: Arfield / CAST: Lyle Lodwick / HAIR: Nicolas Eldin At Artlist Paris / MAKE-UP Fusako Okuno At Artlist Paris
DIRECTOR BIO: French portrait photographer Eric Nehr lives and works in Paris. He divides his time between his art photography, exposed worldwide and in the French National collection, and his fashion work, shooting for The New York Times Magazine, Numero, Dazed and Confused, Another, Arena Homme Plus, Vision- naire, Vogue Italie, Vogue Japon and V Magazine.
Nehr’s work is marked by his sensitivity to color, texture and beauty. He says that he chooses his models for the curve of their neck, or the radi- ance of a complexion... and nothing else. It is this extremely sensitive minimalism that defines his photographs and films.
**WINNER** Public Prize
DIRECTOR: Mattias Montero DESIGNER: Rodebjer
Our hero is a man travelling through landscapes that we have in front of our eyes every day but don’t really see. He moves in the shadows and the empty spaces in this parallel world of his own. Mumbling, humming and screaming he wonders around, He walks on the empty dark streets as the only living soul alive...or is he...?
Duration TBA / 2009 / Sweden / PROD: ID4L Film AB / MUSIC: Martin Lundquist + Juha Mulari / DP: Marcus Ohlsson / STYLIST: Rebeca Palmer + Ellen af gei- jerstam / HAIR: Oliver Andersson / MAKE-UP: Andre Cueto Saavedra
DIRECTOR BIO: Mattias Montero has worked for over ten years as a director of photography in the international commercials and music video arena. After receiving numerous awards and working with almost every director worth mentioning Montero decided to move on and become a Director himself. His debut film “Good Night Stockholm” was spotted by Diane Pernet and since then Montero has been going as a director without stopping.
DIRECTOR: Ruth Hogben
**WINNER** Jury Prize
DESIGNER/BRAND: Gareth Pugh
5:00 / 2009 / UK / EDIT: Ruth Hogben / STYLING: Katie Shillingford / SET DE- SIGN: Simon Costin / MODEL: Natasa Vojnovic / HAIR: Martin Cullen / MAKE- UP: Alex Box / NAIL TECHNICIAN: Sophy Robson / SOUNDTRACK: Matthew Stone
DIRECTOR BIO: Ruth Hogben is a filmmaker based in London. She assisted Nick Knight be- tween 2005 - February 2009, both as his first photographic assistant and editor of his fashion film projects. Hogben has continued to collaborate with Knight on numerous films for SHOWstudio as well as creating films with creatives such as Gareth Pugh, KT Shillingford and Matthew Stone.
DIRECTOR: Matias & Mathias DESIGNER: Bjørg Jewelry
Captured at 2000 frames per second, the film is an experiment in perception. What does a moment hold? The way you see things and the sequence in which you experience them, is key to the conclusions you draw and the way you feel about a certain thing. In this film, logic is out of the equation and the images portray feelings, thoughts; more so than a concrete story. Three women and their jewellery, in a living room; anything can happen.
1 min. / 2009 / Norway / PROD: Matias & Mathias / MUSIC : Bengt Hanssen
DIRECTOR BIO Matias & Mathias are two twenty year olds from Oslo. Young as they may be, they already know what they want to do with their time and they are insepara- ble. They started out making skateboarding videos and home made short films, but have now pursued a career directing commercials in their native Norway; so they can finance their passion of writing scripts and working towards real- izing their fiction film ideas.
DIRECTOR: Justin Anderson DESIGNER: House of Flora
‘Letterhead’ about a girl who falls in love with a letterpress.
01:56 / 2009 / UK / PROD: PONYBOY / MUSIC: Pete Diggens / CAST: Scarlett @ Select / DP: Justin Anderson / STYLIST: Flora Mclean /HAIR: Ben Jones / MAKE-UP: Mikaela Honywell / LOCATION: WILL ALSOP ARCHITECTS
DIRECTOR BIO Justin Anderson- Studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art and went on to make video art at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Has shown videos in international galleries and museums- chewed gum live on TV during a perfor- mance on SALTO Dutch cable channel. Has collaborated with HOUSE OF FLORA on two projects; Dress No 1 and Dress No. 2.
DIRECTOR: Benjamin Seroussi BRAND: Galeries Lafayette
Dancers jumping in slow motion.
1:25 / 2008 / FRANCE / PROD: benjaminseroussi.com/ MUSIC : Goerges Bacter / CAST: Hajiba Fahmi, Pierre-Antoine Devillars, Cyriaque Villemaux, Nicolas Huchard, Adrien Dantou, Alma Palacios / DP: Axel Cosnefroy / CONCEPT CAST- ING AND CHOREGRAPHY: I COULD NEVER BE A DANCER / STYLIST: Romain Vallos / HAIR: Marco Bajinski / MAKE-UP: Beata Rosinski
DIRECTOR BIO: see NOIR STANDARD.
DIRECTOR: Max Vadukul DESIGNER: Coming Soon/Yohji Yamamoto
Following the three previous short films shot in London, Milan and Antwerp, the fourth chapter introduces Paris as seen through the choreographic vision of Hervé Koubi. “Le Chef Chic” opens the door of his poetic and eccentric restau- rant, where we meet his playing helpers,refined clients, and a food critic. The music was specially created by the Coming Soon band to highlight the happy swing to the story.This short color film was filmed in anamorphic aspect with the new Arriflex 21 camera.
3:34 / 2009 / FRANCE / PROD: Sinv SpA & The Press Sarl / MUSIC: Coming Soon band / CAST: Coming Soon team and Hervé Koubi Company / DP: Rain Li / STYLIST: Nicoletta Santoro / HAIR: Gilles Degivry / MAKE-UP: Inge Grognard
DIRECTOR BIO: The images of Max Vadukul, a self-taught British photographer, are recognized for their signature creativity and originality. Discovered by Yohji Yamamoto in 1984, while living in Paris, Max quickly gained praise as a brilliant image- maker. Upon moving to New York City, Max began collaborating with The New Yorker, this was only the second contract given to a photographer, second to Richard Avedon, in the magazine’s 100 year history. Max is, as well, currently working for Rolling Stone and on personal projects either through photography or film.
DIRECTOR: Born to Film DESIGNER: Le Coq Sportif
Classical dance practice at the Paris Opera.
1 min / 2008 / FRANCE / PROD: EL NINO + BORN TO FILM / MUSIC: Eclier “boxon say hello” / DP: Mathieu Danet
DIRECTOR BIO A group of barely legal tossers, gypsies of the night whom nobody knows, but who really piss-off a quite a few.
DIRECTOR: Laurence Boulting DESIGNER: Walter Raes
“It’s from consumer throw-outs that I make my designs.” The film shows the wit and originality of Belgian-born artist, Walter Raes. He has been creating his Wearble & Design Art entirely from the recycled and repurposed, the household and industrial cast-offs, retrieved from society’s discarded, often everyday objects. Walter’s genius for creating the unusual from the usual is extraordinary. The film shows Walter’s search for materials and their their transformation.
5:00 / 2009 / UK / PROD: Cooper & Taylor / MUSIC: Marco Antonio Guimeraes / STYLIST: Walter Raes / DP: Shira Pinson / AD: Laurence Boulting / HAIR: Patrice Benjamin / Make-up: Rozelle Parry
DIRECTOR BIO: Boulting’s apprenticeship in the film industry was working under directors including William Wyler, Stanley Kubrick, John Schlesinger, Lindsay Anderson and the Boulting Brothers.
Larry has worked as Assistant Director, Production Manager, Editor and Screenplay Writer on numerous projects, as well as making over 40 films as DIrector and Producer.
DIRECTOR: Chloë de Carvalho DESIGNER: Basso & Brooke
“Soma Holiday” is an experimental short film of Basso & Brooke’s backstage SS08 “Brave New World” collection.
1:52 / 2008 / UK / PROD: Rare Pictures / MUSIC: Rafael Mergulhão / DP: Tobia Sempi / STYLIST: Namalee Bolle / HAIR: Stéphane Lancien for L’Oreal Paris / MAKE-UP: James Kaliardos for L’Oreal Paris
DIRECTOR BIO: Chloë de Carvalho is a 28 year old Brazilian-Scottish filmmaker, who lives in London.
DIRECTOR: Floria Sigismondi BRAND: MAC Cosmetics
2009 / USA / PROD: Believe Media / CAST: Ania Zeyme, Bettine, Greg Romeo, Nathan Kim, Brian Hirano, Mike Munich, Sean Breathwaite / DP: Jo Willems / STYLIST: Marjan Malakpour / HAIR: Pamela Neal / MAKE-UP: Francis Hatha- way
DIRECTOR: Johan Renck
**WINNER** Jury Prize
A CHANGE IS GONNA COME!
1 min. / 2009 / UK / PROD: RSA FILMS
DIRECTOR BIO: Johan Renck is one of the most respected and sought-after directors of commercials and music videos today.
DIRECTOR: Manuel Miranda DESIGNER: Sergio Rossi
A very intense shoe love affair.
1:35 /2008 / USA / PROD: No Wheelies Inc. / MUSIC: Nayan @ Anayalator / CAST: Sergio Rossi Shoes / DP: Manuel Miranda / AD: Patricia Whaley
DIRECTOR: Pelican Video DESIGNER: C Neeon
The Berlin brand “c.neeon” is known for sampling and cutting up images and transforming them into abstract prints. Cutting up Justin Timberlake’s “like i love you” as well as a dance choreography performed on this track, seemed the perfect expression to represent their “aw05/06” collection. “Kess”, a teenage dance group from East Germany, did the dancing.
2:39 / 2005/ BELGIUM / PROD: Pelican Video / MUSIC: Michiel Helbig / CAST: jazz ballet “kess” / DP: Carolin Lerch
DIRECTOR BIO: Graduated from the Antwerp academy for fashion carolin lerch met michiel helbig coming from the architecture institute and they developed a common fascination for multi media and video clips.
DIRECTOR: Nicola Pellegrini and Franca Soncini DESIGNER: Metradamo
The daughter whispers questions, the mother gives answers that seem certain- ties. A few sentences, a delicate dialogue suspended in a place where mother and daughter meet and separate, the place where memories will join them together again.
2:38 / 2009 / ITALY / PROD: Soncini Communication Agency / MUSIC: “ Preludes and Fugues N°4 in e minor” by Shostakovich played by Keith Jarret / CAST: Margherita Maestro and Alexandra Sapataru / AD: Franca Soncini / EDITOR: Nicola Pellegrini / STYLIST: Ludovica Codecasa
DIRECTORS BIO: Nicola Pellegrini is a founding member of the ARC Group, a London based art group that has realized site-specific projects in England, Italy and Hungary. Their work includes installations, photographs, videos and performances.
Franca Soncini’s professional experience began in the Fiorucci press office. Re- cently, with her longtiime collaborator Giorgiana Ravizza, formed the “soncini communication agency”, dealing mainly with communication strategy and art direction while Giorgiana is in charge of the Press relationships.
DIRECTOR: Pierce Jackson DESIGNER: Kai Kuhne
Starring Roísín Murphy
Roísín Murphy wears Kai Kuhne clothes at the National Arts Club in New York City.
1:13 / 2009 / USA / PROD: Pierce Jackson, Inc / CAST: Róisín Murphy / DP: An- ders Urmacher / CREW: David Grigorian and Max Papadopoulos
DIRECTOR BIO: Pierce Jackson born, raised, and resides in New York City. Currently runs PA- PER Tv for PAPER Magazine and creates original creative content on a Com- mission basis.
DIRECTOR: Freudenthal + Verhagen DESIGNER: Painted By
The film shows the Painted By collection. This series of garments is the result of the collaboration of Dutch designers and Bulgarian craftspeople who have been working in sequence on each piece. Inspired by this concept, in the film, a young woman is being dressed, fed and entertained by many hands.
4:41 / 2008 / NETHERLANDS / CAST: Xiomara Alidaines
DIRECTOR BIO: Carmen Freudenthal and Elle Verhagen are a creative team based in Amsterdam. They both graduated from the Gerrrit Rietveld academy in1989 and since then have been involved in fashion imagery, working for I-D magazine, Dazed&Confused, Bernhard Willhelm and many others.
DIRECTOR: Mattias Montero DESIGNER: Rodebjer
DIRECTOR: Ali Mahdavi BRAND: Wonderbra
The action takes place on a scientific lab, teams of desperate scientists are searching for a solution for a crucial vital problem. The whole team is exhaust- ed, Dita is making complicated equations on the computer. At a certain point the DNA chain blows like two breasts, she has a revelation, she has discovered the gene of Wonderbra.
2:16 / 2008 / FRANCE / PROD: 27.12 Productions / MUSIC : Patrick Collins / CAST: Dita von Teese / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Stefano Canulli / STYLIST: Laurent Mercier / HAIR: Laurent Philippon / MAKE-UP: Gregory Arlt
DIRECTOR BIO: Ali Mahdavi was born in Teheran (Iran) in July 1974. Today he lives and works in Paris. He studied art at the Ecole Boulle, the Ecole Nationale des Arts Appli- qués Duperré, the Royal College of Art in London, the Ecole Nationale Supéri- eure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, and the San Francisco Art Institute. At one time he was a designer at Thierry Mugler, now he works as a fashion photographer.
Diesel New Voices is a program designed to bring together some of the most exciting new film-makers to create a series of documentary films on global micro-cultures : niche youth scenes or communities with a shared passion that shapes their identity. Diesel supported the production of three short films of 8-10 minutes of length. Another expression of the values of subversion, bravery and irreverence of Diesel and with the be Stupid philosophy.
08:19 / CHINA
This is a story about life and work of 4 young Chinese comic artists from the underground comic group CULT YOUTH in Beijing. We are going to combine the techniques of film and animation, making a dramatic presentation of the artists and their rebellious work.
08:20 / UK
A few years ago, 3 Australian skateboarders brought their skateboards to Kabal and began teaching local kids how to skate. Since then the project has grown considerably and has not only created Afghanistan’s first skateboard scene but also an environment where young people (boys and girls) can come together to do exercise, forge friendships that trascend social barriers and create identities that are more nuanced than those based solely on ethnicities and religion
08:09 / UK
“The boys from Punta Pesta” is story of positive rebellion, a story of commitment and the belief in what life has to offer. Despite the harshness of island life and the struggles still taking place around them, three surfers hav brought new ideas to their small island and forged ther own vibrant community there.
DIR: Martin de Thurah MUSIC: Fever Ray
A girl is singing near her swimming pool. Inside the water some strange events are unfolding...
3:56 /2009 / FRANCE / PROD: Wanda / DP: Kasper Tuxen / STYLIST: Jane Mar- shall Whittaker/ HAIR + MAKE-UP: Lasse
DIRECTOR BIO: Martin de Thurah was born April 29, 1974. This painter and graduate of the Danish Film Academy has directed videos for the likes of Royksopp, Carpark North and Kanye West that have gained international recognition for their visual innovation and credible poetic style. His “ikea” film marks his start in advertis- ing with a very modern vision.
DIR: Yoann Lemoine MUSIC: Yelle
The group is integrated into an installation of surrealist and graphic objects as Julie wears Jean-Paul Lespagnard’s psychedelic outfits.
3:42 / 2008/ FRANCE / PROD: Wanda / DP: Mathien Plainfossé/ CLOTHES: Jean- Paul Lespagnard/ HAIR: Aurélie Baradeau / MAKE-UP: MARIE-CHARLOTTE FAU
DIRECTOR BIO: Yoann Lemoine was born in 1983 and grew up in a captivating environment full of music and 90’s advertising. His father slipped a pencil into his hand when he was a kid and he never really dropped it. He started learning illustration and anima- tion at Emile Cohl School, Lyon, and screen-printing techniques at Swindon Col- lege, London. After college in 2004, he started illustrating in several magazines and children’s books, in France and the USA. At the same time, he joined Wanda Productions directors team to direct his first 3D-animated TV ads. He just won his first Silver Lion in Cannes for his Tiji ad “Le Ballon.”
DIRECTOR: Wendy Morgan MUSIC: Dragonette
A powerful pop song, which births a powerful video of Dragonette singer, Martina, coming across as a bizarre kind of pied piper crossed with Franken- stein. Children seem under a spell as they rage around the house, drumming on walls and following her around, as if it was a weird dress up party gone over the edge. The kid’s spell is broken when the video snaps into reality and we see camera crews and extras standing around. Suddenly in line with the Franken- stein story, a group of adults come running after Martina with bats and gar- dening tools. Ready to face death or worse, the video is broken again to view camera crews and onlookers as a car sweeps by the set, unraveling the magic once again.
2009/ USA / PROD: REVOLVER / DP: VINIT BORRISON
DIRECTOR BIO: Her parents emigrated from Chile to Canada in the 70’s. Wendy grew up in Alberta, Nicaragua, Vancouver and Toronto. She studied Art History at McGill University. Upon graduation she began to work on film sets, at first as a PA, and ultimately as a Director and Producer’s Assistant. At 25 she directed her first music video, and in the following years went on to win several Music Video Awards (the MTV of Canada) including Best Director for two years in a row.
DIRECTOR: Jason Cacioppo & Adam Dugas MUSIC: FISCHERSPOONER
“We Are Electric” is the first music video from Fischerspooner’s new album Entertainment. Directed by Jason Cacioppo and Adam Dugas, “Electric” was shot using the RED ONE camera on location in New York City at the historic Performing Garage.
4:27 / 2009 / USA / PROD: Subvoyant / CAST: Casey Spooner, Vanessa Walters, Stephanie Dixon / DP: Jason Cacioppo / CLOTHES: Wardrobe by Jil Sander, Ga- reth Pugh, and Romain Kremer. Neon hat by Nasir Mazhar and Lite Brite Neon / STYLIST: K8 Hardy / MAKE-UP: Tracy Alfajora
DIRECTOR BIO: Jason Cacioppo is a cinematographer, director, and editor. He is the founder and principal of Subvoyant, a full-service production and post-production facil- ity in New York.
Adam Dugas is an artist and performer based in New York City. He is the creator of Chaos & Candy, a non-traditional holiday extravaganza, and was a founding member of The Citizens Band.
DIRECTOR: Alex and Liane MUSIC: Tiga
3:50 / 2009 / GERMANY / PROD: Mutter & Vater / CAST: Janine Henkes, Roger Hopley / DP: Will Bex / SCULPTURES & LIVE COLLAGE: Rein Vollenga / AD: Alex and Liane / STYLIST: Angelika Goetz / HAIR: Christian F / MAKE-UP: Christian F
DIRECTOR BIO: We are two English people living in Berlin. We’ve known each other since we were 16 and are pretty much glued at the hip. Our background is in perfor- mance art which has taken us all over the world (Fondation Cartier Paris, Showroommama Rotterdam, Tate Modern London, Pica Portland, Sean Kelly Gallery NY, ICA London, Walker Centre for the Arts Minneapolis Arts Minneapolis. We like music and making pictures for music. That’s why we make music videos.
DIRECTOR: Jaron Albertin MUSIC: Roísín Murphy
3:46 / 2008 / UK / PROD: WANDA / CAST: Roísín Murphy
DIRECTOR BIO: Jaron Albertin was born in Vancouver where he received a graduate diploma in broadcasting and technology. He moved to Toronto in 2003, where he quickly became a top editor and effects artist for Canadian music videos. He has since started directing and has gained recognition for conceptual music videos made for Diesel and Adidas.
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