RIVER GIRL (6:03)
Created by Indira Cesarine
Featuring Julia Shvets
Styling by Kay Korsh
Hair by Deborah Brider
Makeup by Phyllis Cohen
Cinematography & Editing by Indira Cesarine
Fashion Assistants: Olivia Beresford & Lalique Martinez
Photo / Video assistants: Bran Symondson, Kristian Pirotta
Additional camera operators: Sam Heasman, Louise Roberts
Music by Moby
River Girl (6:03) created by Indira Cesarine, features Storm model Julia Shvets. The fashion / video art film presents the story of the river goddess Belisama, as her spirit embodies the riverbanks of Chiswick. The goddess is caught between two universes, that of the modern desolate world and a time long gone, when the river was a still a sacred place. Styling by Kay Korsh with makeup by Phyllis Cohen & hair by Deborah Brider. Cinematography and editing by Indira Cesarine with music by Moby. Watch the short or extended version.
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Touted as a “photographic child prodigy”, Indira Cesarine’s first solo exhibition was at the age of 16 at the Paul Mellon Arts Center. By the time she graduated high school she had exhibited 4 one-woman shows of her photographic work. While finishing a triple major in Art History, French Literature and Women’s Studies at Columbia University, she began shooting for a variety of top modeling agencies including Elite, Ford and Wilhelmina Models. Once she finished her degree, she went to London to pursue her interests in photography and journalism. Within 6 months of arriving in London, she was appointed Editor at Large of the British magazine “Don’t Tell It”, and began shooting editorials for many magazines in England, the US and Europe.
Over the years her work has sparked the interest of some of the world’s top creative directors, having been commissioned for British Vogue, GQ, Glamour, Marie Claire, Tatler, The Times, In Style, L’Officiel as well as many other international publications and advertising campaigns.
Her career as a director began with her first short film, “City of Love” being featured at Cannes Film Festival in 2007. Since then she has directed, produced and edited numerous short films while maintaining an active career as a photographer. In 2009 she produced and launched the multimedia publication XXXX MAGAZINE, showcasing original productions of fashion and video art films.
Recent exhibits include several of her video art films being featured in the “Facets of Figuration” Benefit Art Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 2011; The “Voyeur” Exhibit, Art Basel Miami, in collaboration with XXXX Magazine, Miami Art Museum Contemporaries, American Friends of the Louvre and Quintessentially, December 2010; “Motion Deconstructed” Exhibit with Quintessentiallly Art, New York, June 2010; “Soiree Au Louvre” Video Art Installation at the French Embassy, June 2010; “Carte Blanche” solo show at Visionairs Gallery, Paris, January 2010; “New York Fashion Shorts” at the Tribeca Grand, September 2009; “London Fashion Shorts” at Machine–A Gallery in February 2010; “The Distorted Beauty Show”, April 2010, and “Factory Project” exhibit in London, July 2011. Her documentary short film, “In Face of Disability” was featured at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival short Film Corner. Indira Cesarine and XXXX Magazine video productions can also be seen regularly at the “Big Screen Plaza” video art billboard in Chelsea, New York.
Indira and her work have been featured internationally on TV shows such as E! TV, Fashion TV, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, HBO’s Special “Ford Supermodel of the World”, MTV, ‘HIGH SOCIETY’ and “Make me a Supermodel” UK and US editions. H&M recently commissioned her to cover Spring /Summer 2012 trends for their H&M LIFE TV edition.
Kay Korsh is a London based fashion stylist and works on a freelance basis.
New Zealand born Deborah Brider began her career with hair at the age of fifteen, upon being accepted as a apprentice at Buoy Academy in Wellington. Deborah’s tutors quickly spotted her obvious potential and encouraged her to continue training overseas. She joined the multi award winning “Charlie Miller ” salon in Edinburgh an inspirational institution which taught Deborah technical skills which have been the basis of her success. As her confidence grew, Deborah’s vocation as a session hairstylist was realised and she never looked back.
Deborah moved to Paris and approached the legendary hairstylist Eugene Souleiman as an assistant. Before long Deborah became part of Eugene’s trusted team and spent the next three years assisting him on shows in London, Paris, Milan and New York. As word of her ability spread Deborah found herself in demand with other top international hairstylists and collaborated with the likes of Yannick Di’s working on creative editorial shoots as well as on disciplined and precise technical campaigns.
Since emerging as an individual talent Deborah works for magazines such as tatler, elle, amica italia and vogue nippon. Advertising clients include balmain, schwarzkopf, wella and L’oreal. Deborah’s professionalism and technical versatility means that she is in constant demand and enjoying inspiring clients around the globe.
Phyllis’ love of painting shows in everything from her subtly enhancing natural makeup to her photo-realist body painting. She started her career as an illustrator with extensive training in portraiture, colour theory, sculpture, and composition, all skills she finds invaluable for her work.
In her early twenties, Phyllis came to London, from Canada. The music scene in 1983, particularly the New Romantics, loved how she could combine illustration and makeup skills. Within a few years she was working with David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Tina Turner and Boy George to name a few. The editorial market also gave Phyllis free reign to create signature makeup stories for L’Officiel, Vogue, and Linea Italia.
In the 90s, Phyllis went back to study Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and received a 1st class honours for her MA work. During this time she began researching perceptual psychology to understand how the eye and brain looks at faces. When working with celebrities, Phyllis loves to use this knowledge, to design make-ups on paper that suit the theme of the shoot, but also make the face appear younger, more feminine, and bring out the best harmonies of colour and shape for each person. She also works in this way for cosmetic companies such as Clinique, the Body Shop and SK-II who have employed her for PR junkets and to design looks for seasonal campaigns.
Moby was born in New York City, but grew up in Connecticut, where he started making music when he was 9 years old. He started out playing classical guitar and studied music theory, and then went on to play with seminal Connecticut hardcore punk group ‘the Vatican commandoes’ when he was 14. He then played with post-punk band ‘awol’ while studying philosophy at the university of Connecticut and suny purchase. He started dj’ing while attending college, and was a fixture in the late 80?s New York house and hip-hop scenes, dj’ing at clubs such as mars, red zone, mk, and the palladium.
He released his first single, ‘go’ in 1991(listed as one of rolling stones best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. His own records have sold over 20,000,000 copies worldwide, and he’s also produced and remixed scores of other artists, including David Bowie, Metallica, The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, among others.
Moby has toured extensively, playing well over 3,000 concerts in his career. He has also had his music used in hundreds of different films, including ‘heat’, ‘any given sunday’, ‘tomorrow never dies’, and ‘the beach’, among others. Currently he’s touring in support of his most recent album, ‘wait for me’, as well as working closely with a variety of different charities, including the humane society and the institute for music and neurologic function.